For Alejandra Enriquez, completing her degree at Arizona State University is the result of hard work and dedication, though she says she was fortunate to have a support system around her to help her achieve her goal.
Enriquez credits her family as being an integral part of her support system. The youngest of seven children, she is fortunate to have her parents, siblings, nieces, nephews and aunt by her side.
“I am appreciative of everyone in my circle,” Enriquez said.
Enriquez previously attended a junior college in California, where she completed her associate degree in agriculture business. However, it wasn’t until she started working for Starbucks that she learned about ASU’s Starbucks College Achievement Plan. The program helps eligible Starbucks partners achieve 100% tuition coverage at ASU for more than 140 bachelor’s degrees.
After learning about the program and with assistance from her managers, Enriquez applied to transfer to ASU Online. She credits the university’s counselors with helping make the transfer process as seamless as possible.
“Your counselors are going to be your best friends when you transfer,” Enriquez said. “I know how it feels to be intimidated to go into something new, getting out of your comfort zone, but it’s okay. Everything is going to be fine.”