College Changes Everything: Cari Bushinski

This video blog is the fifth of eight installments in a series that profiles college access professionals. During the selected interviews, participants explain how college proved to be a “game changer” in their lives. Interviews will appear on MCAN's blog every Tuesday, June 14 through August 2. 

Name
Cari Bushinski

Colleges Attended
Western Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University

Degrees Earned
Elementary Education (B.A) , Educational Administration and Leadership (M.A)

Current Job Title/Employer
Director of Instruction, Northwest Community Schools

Year of College Graduation
Western Michigan University 1990, Eastern Michigan University 2006

Who, if anyone, encouraged you most to attend college? 
My best friend's family

What surprised you most about college?
The multitude of choices

What was the biggest obstacle you had to overcome while attending college?
Homesickness 

Where do you think you'd be/what might you be doing if you hadn't attended college?
Waitressing

Feel free to expand on your video response to tell us more about how/why college was a “game changer” for you. 
College was a game changer for me in many ways.  I have grown tremendously intellectually, socially, emotionally, and creatively because of my collegiate experiences and opportunities that have resulted in having a college degree.

 

Posted: July 12, 2016

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