Edgar Casillas - Student
B.A., Business Administration (2009); M.A. Management Info Systems
Governors State University represents opportunity, empowerment and freedom to me in my life.
Six years ago, when I came to this country from Mexico, the idea of attaining an education was a remote dream. I would have never imagined that I was going to be able to go to college. There were just too many “obstacles” in my way.
When I first came to GSU, as a transfer student from Olive-Harvey College, those obstacles became opportunities for growth – not only academically and professionally, but personally. Soon after I walked through its doors, I realized that this university truly appreciates, promotes, and celebrates diversity, and that I was part of a global community with shared values.
While completing my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, I felt empowered and capable to do more than what I thought I was able to do. Every single class, every faculty member and every classmate taught me many lessons that I now treasure and I am certain that I will use one day or another. These learning experiences have allowed me to go from working in a fast food restaurant to enjoying and making a positive impact at the administrative level of my current job.
Since coming to this country, I have never felt more like at home – like in my beloved Mexico – than in the quiet and peaceful landscapes of Governors State. Here, I feel free. Free to be who I am and feel proud of it, free to ask “why not?” all the time, and free to express myself through the multiple curricular and extracurricular activities on campus.
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