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  • So, You Think You’re Ready for College?

    I had been preparing for college my whole life, but I still felt unprepared when I got there. The two most important members of my family, my mother and my grandmother, both have their associate degrees but, unfortunately, sharing their college experience with me didn’t prepare me for mine.

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  • Jumping Through the Hoops of Higher Education

    I’m Afrkah Cooper, a senior at Wayne State University (WSU) working as a communications intern with the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Detroit Drives Degrees initiative. In our work, we do a lot of research on student access to higher education, graduation rates and talent retention. Sometimes it’s hard to see people through these numbers. One of my goals as an intern is to help share stories of students, which we’ll do in a blog series called “Student Voices.” To get the conversation started, this blog shares a bit about me and my journey through higher education.

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