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A glimpse of college life | Fayetteville State University-Ariana Wilson

By Amanda Draper, National Content and Social Media Director at NextGenVest

Ariana Wilson is a senior at Fayetteville State University majoring in Communication in Language and culture.

Ariana Wilson is a senior at Fayetteville State University majoring in Communication in Language and culture.

Hobbies

I am a mother to twin boys, so my extracurricular activities consist of washing clothes, attending doctor appointments, and watching “Bubble Guppies”. But I cannot forget about watching “The Walking Dead,” which is something that I do for myself.

What I want high school students to know

I wish I was informed about all of  the different scholarships and opportunities available. I went to an early college where the focus was mainly math and science for future nurses and doctors. With that being said, I would tell high schoolers that they should ask questions and network, because you will only have information if someone is communicating it to you. Money Mentors can be helpful in this. Sign up here http://ngv.io/match. Being in college you learn the phrase “It’s who you know” and if you know the right person and they have the right information you can learn and save at the same time.

How my college is special

Rising above your general and average statistics as a 22 year old African-American woman with twin boys is what makes my college is special. Fayetteville State University has helped me along with many other students as far as reaching goals. My college is special because you learn more than what is in the books. You learn life skills that you will need to know in everyday encounters.

My plans for after I graduate

I hope when that I finish in the Spring, that I will be able to secure a decent job that will allow me to work in my field, and will allow me to  support me and my boys before walking across the stage to receive my diploma.

*Ariana's responses have been slightly edited for clarity

 
Amanda Draper is the National Content and Social Media at NextGenVest. Amanda lives and works in Washington, D.C.

Amanda Draper is the National Content and Social Media at NextGenVest. Amanda lives and works in Washington, D.C.

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