Business Administration major, Mya Mills, knows a good offer when she sees one. While the Deptford High School graduate envisioned starting her college career at a four-year institution, when she was presented with a unique opportunity at Rowan College of South Jersey (RCSJ) she knew better than to pass it up.
“I have the privilege of being part of the Gloucester County Intern Scholarship Program at RCSJ, where they pay my full tuition and fees,” explained Mills. “My internship at the Court House gives me the opportunity to learn hands-on at an early stage in my education – an opportunity most people don’t get in their freshman year of college.”
Mills credits her parents for instilling a desire to work hard and grasp every opportunity with both hands. In addition to her full-time studies, internship and her manager position at a sporting goods store, she is actively involved on RCSJ’s Gloucester campus and a member of student clubs, including Black Student Union, DECA and Alpha Beta Gamma.
“These clubs have helped my college experience by allowing me to constantly meet new people. They have made me a stronger speaker, leader, and have helped me to gain valuable time management skills.”
Mills, who plans to transfer to either Rowan University or Clark Atlanta University upon completion of her associate degree, has some valuable advice for students still deciding between RCSJ or a four-year institution.
“Keep an open mind. If you do not give things a chance you will miss out on tons of opportunities. When I finally stopped being stubborn and gave the idea of community college a chance, I was able to make great friends, be a part of wonderful programs, network with potential employers and maintain a close relationship with my family. RCSJ has all of the things you can ever imagine; you just have to take the initiative to find out about them.”
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Business Administration major
Gloucester County Intern Scholarship participant