lot of smart people have to work to pay for school these days.
SMC’s got the kind of programs that work with you.”
He was born
in a little-known province of Mexico called UCLA. “When I
say I’m Mexican,” explains William Cabrera with a laugh,
“I’m just referring to my heritage. But I do have a
lot of family in Mexico and I like to visit them there.”
His visits to Mexico will definitely increase when William—who
is transferring to Cal State Long Beach—launches his career.
to be involved in international business communications,”
says William. “Plants are locating across the border, and
I think that being bilingual, with a business degree, will keep
me working between the U.S. and Mexico. But it’s too bad
we’re getting all this anti-immigrant talk in the U.S. right
now,” he adds. “I just hope that all blows over before
has some strong feelings about recent repeals of affirmative action
as it applies to education. “There’s a lot of smart
people that just need a little break in this world to make it.
I think some of these decisions are going to be a real setback
for students who might have gone directly into the UC system.
But now, it looks like a lot of them won’t be going on to
college at all. I’m just glad that SMC is here because, for
a lot of people, community colleges are the only option they have
that “Ms. McDonald in the Counseling office really turned
around what I was doing here. She always took the time for me
and told me what I needed to do to transfer. If you don’t
get a good counselor,” he continues, “you’re just
running around with your head chopped off. Ask for some good advice
at SMC, and you’re going to save a lot of time and money.”