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Brooke McGhee | Interactive & Social Media Marketing & Entrepreneurship

I was a valedictorian at my high school and considered going to the University of Northern Iowa. I learned that SCC had a scholarship for valedictorians and salutatorian. At UNI, I wasn't going to receive a scholarship, and it sort of felt like all of my hard work would have been for nothing.

A lot of people think going to community college is boring, but I think it's the opposite. I think it's more fun because you get to meet a lot of people. There's a lot to do here, there are a lot of different clubs, and a lot of opportunities.

My advice for students is not to be afraid to try new things. Branch out and you'll discover new opportunities through the many classes SCC offers.
That's what I did by trying a new class. I found a passion and sat down with my professor and enrollment specialist to talk about it.

They helped me decide that I want to have my own graphic design and marketing business.

SCC wasn't my first choice, but it was the best choice.