I’m Carjie Scott. I started this blog because my college education saved my life, it widened my scope of vision, it prepared me for a career, it exposed me to diverse people, and it challenged me to do more for the community I represent.
The blog is just one of the many ways that I connect with others every day. It fills the gap between what I do professionally and who I am personally.
My college education changed my life, it widened my scope of vision, it prepared me for a career, it exposed me to diverse people, and it challenged me to do more for the community I represent.
This is very important to me because my mom, an African-American woman, and dad, a Filipino and Chinese man met in a GED class on the South side of Chicago. I’m the first in my family to earn a high school diploma and a college degree. My earliest memories of my mom were of her reading and writing with me. I vividly remember writing letters in books that we’d go to the store and pick out together so that she could teach me that skill. I know that if she were alive today, she would be proud of me.
Growing up without her was tough, but writing makes me feel like she is still alive. As a child, I remember writing about my daily activities, creating stories, and reading them to whoever would listen. Writing those stories and entering my goals into a journal, helped me to express myself, and escape whatever situation I happened to be involved in.
When we are born, we have no control over the parents we have, the amount of money we are born into, the neighborhood we live in, or the food we eat every day. I was able to beat the odds and create success for myself. Now, I am on a journey to help others create their own success story.
I was able to beat the odds and create success for myself. Now, I am on a journey to help others create their own success story.
What’s your story?
This blog is for people who are just like me – the first in their family to attend college, the students who want the most out of their college experience, those who want to serve the communities they represent, first generation Americans with immigrant parents, those who have dreams to do more than the generations before them, young people who want mentorship, who are longing for professional guidance, and are ready to make a difference in the world.
This blog is for the ones who made it! The people who were able to advance their careers, change the generations after them, impact and mentor others, and are seen as pillars in their community. I want to talk about their story. I want to grow their audience. I want to motivate others who want to follow their pathway.
How can we work together?
These are big goals but I know it can be done. Furthering my education helped me create my success story. What is your success story? What or who helped you achieve success? How have you helped others achieve success?
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