He attributes having the support of a Success Coach to his return to ASU, as well as his recent scholarship award. “When I left ASU, I really missed the check-ins with my Success Coach. I had a problem with one of the professors and didn’t know who I should turn to.” Says Wilson. With his return to ASU and a new Success Coach, he felt an instant connection. “We clicked. I am able to share personal experiences and stories and work to resolve issues. We talk weekly, about everything, no topics are off limits.”
When Wilson received an email about the Asian American Student Scholarship he decided he would apply. Without ASU on-campus extracurriculars, Wilson thought creatively to answer the prompts, drawing from volunteer work, jobs and previous schools he attended. He flew to Arizona to hand-deliver his application submission and explore the Tempe and Downtown campus. Wilson made a point to meet his Success Coach for an in-person coaching session.