Student Spotlight - Alyssa Jackson

EvCC East County grad Alyssa Jackson with classmates Jamare Edwards and Lyndsey Ketz

What did you study at EvCC?
Business Administration

Why did you choose EvCC's East County Campus?
Location, location, location! I live in Snohomish so driving to Lake Tye for classes saved me time and gas. In addition to the convenient location, East County Campus offered all the classes I needed to complete the one year certificate as well as the Associate in Technical Arts degree in Business Administration. Once I started attending classes here, I discovered additional benefits such as free and easy parking, smaller class sizes, and a warm sense of community.

Who helped you succeed at EvCC? (faculty member, staff). What did that person do to help you?
My first year as a student here I was lucky enough to have a business teacher whose insight reached beyond the doors of the classroom- her name is Lynne Munoz. Her encouragement and guidance is what pushed me to continue my education beyond the one year certificate onto an Associate degree. While attending East County Campus for my second year, I worked for the college as the Student LIFE Coordinator at East County Campus which allowed me to be more involved with the main campus where I found guidance through my new advisor, Brittany Padgett.

What advice do you have for new EvCC students?
Become involved in school events- Student LIFE does an excellent job at creating events for a range of interests. They host concerts, poetry slams, movie nights, and contests which all encourage student involvement. Participating in many of these events was a fun way to expand my network of friends and classmates which ultimately helped me succeed at Everett Community College.

What do you plan to do next? (Job, transfer, etc.)
Starting in September, I will be attending Central Washington University online to pursue my Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Information Technology and Administrative Management (ITAM). I decided to again continue my education once I learned about the EvCC University Center which coordinates with colleges throughout the state, including Central Washington University. Completing my ATA in Business Administration at EvCC set me up for continued success for CWU’s online ITAM program. So even though I’ve graduated from EvCC, I will continue to be a part of this excellent college by way of their university center.

Describe the best experience you had at EvCC
Working for Student LIFE has given me many memorable experiences. The students and advisors work together in a fun dynamic way to plan events and promote inclusivity for our students. Student LIFE is inspiring with the great example they set for our college- overall, it was the best experience I had at EvCC!

What did you like best about your experience at the East County Campus?
I enjoyed having many of the same students in my classes from quarter to quarter, this added to the warm sense of community here at East County Campus and made group projects a lot easier!