Aiman Azhan and his supervisor Stephanie Doyle graduated from Everett Community College on the same day in June 2017.
What did you study at EvCC?
I have completed my Associate Degree in Business DTA.
Why did you choose EvCC?
I chose to be in Everett Community College because I really think it’s a great place that could help me start my college experience – by having smaller classroom size, it encouraged more interaction between instructor and students, making the study process more effective and very beneficial especially for international students.
But what really got me in the first place was the location of the college – it’s not too close to the busyness of the city, not too countryside, just the perfect spot to be in.
Describe the best experience you had at EvCC.
The best experience I had at EvCC was working with the Business Applied Technology division for almost 2 years. I had so much fun working with them, plus, they’re like family to me.
I also enjoy making some new friends. I’ve always enjoy spending some time with them like going out for a movie or even just for a cup of coffee. Sometimes all you need is a break from your busy life, and the best way to do it is to do it with your friends. Meeting new people have given me a lot of great experiences that are definitely going to be beneficial to my future endeavors.
Who helped you succeed at EvCC? What did that person do to help you?
I would take this opportunity to send out my huge thanks to my BAT family: Ryan Davis, Stephanie Doyle, Leanne Shults, Leigh Christianson, and Rie Fountain, whom I’ve had the pleasure of working with and who have taught me so much. I’ve been with them for two years – it felt like I’m a child that they are raising up. They are basically my second family over here.
Also, huge thanks to all the instructors especially business instructors like Bill Reed, Michael Chaplin, Dongwa Hu, and Marie Connelly, who have consistently helped me throughout my studies here. And not too forget, the macho guy Visakan Ganeson, he’s been very helpful and supportive to me since the first day.
There’s no word to express how thankful I am. Without you guys, I am not what I am today.
What advice do you have for new EvCC students?
Don’t be afraid to reach out for help, there’s no such thing as stupid question. Everett Community College offers many helpful resources that would motivate you throughout your college life. Make some new friends, don’t be afraid to communicate even if English isn’t your first language, and always treat people the way you want to be treated. Believe me, college is way more fun than what you think.
What do you plan to do next?
My next plan is to transfer to W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University to complete my Bachelor’s degree in Finance. Very excited about the school, not very excited about the weather though.
Anything else you want to add.
Two years at Everett Community College have been a wonderful experience for me, and I definitely learned a lot from everyone. Attending EvCC was the best decision I’ve ever made so far.