Renee Arenth




Queensborough Community College ASAP '14


What is the ASAP student community like?

In my experience here so far, everyone that I’ve met has been nothing but helpful. The staff here does everything they can to help you with any questions you may have and provides a lot of opportunities for you. There are many events that give you a chance to better your future and meet all kinds of people. I am fortunate to have met nothing but great people so far.


What, in your opinion, makes ASAP unique?

ASAP is unique because the people that you are surrounded with are like a family. There are people from ASAP in the classes you take so you are at least familiar with a few of your classmates and there is a better opportunity to make friends because you are surrounded by people in ASAP.


What impact has ASAP had on your education?

ASAP has provided me with a lot of different opportunities that have been nothing but helpful. Financially it helps a lot. The meetings with my advisor help with any questions I might have about the classes I’m taking, events happening around campus, and advice for the future. ASAP is only beneficial. I was worried about what my college experience would be like, but ASAP has helped me ease into it. I’ve had pretty good luck with professors, and I’m taking interesting classes such as Sociology. I have also made a lot of good friends here as well, so the social aspect of it is also very good.


What is one of the most memorable moments you’ve had as an ASAP student?

The introduction into ASAP during the three-day summer program was definitely the most memorable. It was more of a hands-on experience that was fun and comforting rather than just a lecture with tons of information. I spent those three days with the same people; we all got to know each other very well and with no judgments, just a very friendly atmosphere. It is a very supportive environment to be in, it lets you know that if you need help someone is going to be there to give you that help and you won’t be alone and afraid to try new things.


Why did you join ASAP?

I joined ASAP because I knew that it offered financial help to students, and reading more about it I discovered a lot of different events. There was also student counseling which I thought was very helpful.


What were your first impressions of ASAP, and have they changed over time?

My first impressions of ASAP were very positive. Being able to meet new people that I was going to spend the next two years with before I even started college was definitely a good icebreaker and relived tension and the nervous feelings I associated with college. My impressions of ASAP have not changed.  ASAP provides such a good support system and everything it offers is only there to help you get farther and improve yourself.


What are your future plans?

I know I want to graduate from here. I would then like to go to a four year college and continue my studies. I am not entirely sure what I want to do yet or what school I would like to transfer to, but I know I will find out soon enough.



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