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A year after graduating high school, Jarrett Wilson realized the lack of opportunity to move up in his welding job didn’t lineup with his long-term goals.
He started classes at St. Charles Community College in the spring of 2009. “I chose SCC because of the price,” said Jarrett. “I paid for my own college education, so that was a big deal to me.”
With the support of the SCC community, Jarrett was able to earn his Associate of Arts degree and transfer to the University of Missouri, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in finance.
“My experience at SCC was great,” he said. “My accounting instructors were awesome and the campus was so convenient and clean.”
Jarrett credits his smooth transition from SCC to MU to his SCC academic advisor. “When I transferred to Mizzou, I had already completed 70 hours, so academically, I was set up well for the transition.”
After having such a positive experience with his SCC academic advisor, Jarrett said he knew how important it would be to do the same at University of Missouri.
He was right. A recommendation letter from his new advisor helped Jarrett earn a position as a summer welcome leader where he was able to make friends and network.
“In the end, I graduated with not one credit less important than another in four and a half years – including a semester working an internship at Boeing,” said Jarrett. He took a full-time position as a procurement agent-buyer right after his graduation and now works in financial operations at Boeing.
“Moral of the story, I know I could not have done it without the help of my great academic advisors,” said Jarrett. “The plan worked and all the hard work is paying off.”
Last updated: April 4, 2017