Sophie Maxwell

Before I began classes at Southwestern Community College, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I dreaded the question, “What do you want to be?”  I usually responded with “I’m not sure yet." I was embarrassed.  So many of my high school friends had already decided upon careers, but I was still without a path.  

During my junior year of high school, I enrolled in SCC’s dual-enrollment program, and it was in a psychology class that I discovered my passion for psychology and teaching.  Because of this class, I found my career path: I want to be a research psychologist and a professor.

SCC further shaped my life through its unbelievably supportive professors and uplifting community. Professors were always willing to meet with me outside of class, and the friendships I formed at SCC are ones that will last long after graduation. And so, I am grateful that I was able to attend SCC during the last two years. This fall, I will be moving on to a four-year university, and, because of my experience at SCC, I know that I will be prepared for whatever life throws my way.