John Harkins, Business Administration

BLOG John HarkinsAs Treasurer of both the Environmental Club and  Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, John Harkins will already has a full resume when he graduates from Montgomery County Community College in May.

Coming from a private college prep high school, Harkins, of Erdenheim, planned on attending a four-year university, but his plans changed after he was offered a full scholarship through the College’s Honors Program. As part of the Honors Club, too, this business administration major has found the College to be welcoming and supportive.

“Since the College is a commuter school, it is sometimes difficult to meet people outside of class. The clubs make it very easy to meet people, and to learn of events happening on and off campus.”

A scholarship has made his achievements possible, since he has a full work load in addition to interning at the Montgomery County Commissioners’ Office.

“The scholarship I was offered has impacted my education greatly because, for the two years that I have been attending the College, I have not had to worry about debt. It has allowed me to enjoy my education and other activities on and off campus,” said Harkins.

After graduation, Harkins plans on continuing his financial focus as a dual major in marketing and finance. His ultimate goal is to work for a major advertising firm or own his own business.

But for now, Harkins focus is still focused on graduating from MCCC.

“I have no doubt that the College was the best choice for me.  Your experience is what you make of it and the College has an incredible number of resources and opportunities available to its students,” Harkins added.

~ by Whitney Etter

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