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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Introducing...Oakton TRiO's Blogging Transfer Student - Yashin Phillips!

TRiO/Oakton Students!!! Check this out...
My name is Yashin Phillips. I’m enrolled here at Oakton Community College with efforts of achieving my Associate in Arts Liberal Arts Degree. I’m so excited to share my college experience with all of you here! I’m also Oakton’s Campus Correspondent for Student Health 101. This is an internship which requires for me to interview students all over campus. I receive insight on how they maintain a healthy mind and body. The interviews are published on the Student Health 101 Online Magazine every month, so please check them out.
My ultimate goal is to achieve a Bachelors Degree in Mass Media, to pursue my dream of having my Own Talk Show. I can see it now: “And the Emmy Goes to” (Drum Roll) YASHIN PHILLIPS! Now that Oprah ended her show, I may stand a chance! One of the most important lessons my father ever taught me was to be Observant. He said watch, and listen to other people. Observe their struggles, accomplishments, mishaps, and respect them, because in return it will help you become the person you want to be.     
I chose to attend Oakton Community College for several reasons. My primary reason is because I wanted to enroll at a four year institution as a transfer student. Yeah I said it! A transfer student! Contrary to what some think, there are many benefits with attending a Community College. For instance tuition is more affordable, classes correlate with just about anyone’s schedule, teachers are great, and most importantly you can interact with students who are in the same boat as you. Juggling a fulltime job and pursuing my degree can be overwhelming at times, but the only thing that has kept me on track is the TRiO Program. The TRiO Program has implemented values and skills in me to achieve my goals.
Over the duration of the Fall and Spring semesters, I will be taking the necessary steps to make my transfer process a success. I will be researching universities, filling out applications, and going on interviews. In this blog I hope you will be Observant, learn from my struggles, accomplishments, and mishaps to help you become the person/student you want to be. I will be giving you updates about TRiO programs and events, and my experiences with how the transfer process is going. Please don’t hesitate to give me suggestions on topics you would like to cover. We can all learn from each other, so please let me know what you’re up to as well!
Talk to you soon!


  1. Hey girl! I will be following you! I love your stuff!

  2. This is what I like to see...

    "Yashin - Raw and Uncut"

    Looking forward to reading about & learning from your experiences!