Delayed But Determined

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Delayed But Determined was originally published on uConnect Curated.

College is supposed to be, as they say, the best four years of your life. Students get the chance to create new friendships, memories, and experiences. Some cruise through with minimal effort, while others find it a bit of a struggle. But one thing’s for sure; no two college journeys are the same.

For most undergrads, the thing that rings true is the idea of building a four-year plan: four years to graduate and get on with life. Yet, college life is never that straightforward, especially for first-gens. In 2016, Nationwide reported that the average student now takes 5.2 academic years to earn a bachelor’s degree. But for our guest today on The First-Gen Lounge Podcast, Dr. Eady, her off-and-on journey lasted nine years. Listen below!

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