Kat Aquino

KaT Aquino, Artesia High School
Cohort 3 (2017-2018) 

Kat Aquino

High school:
Artesia High School

Tell us about yourself:
My hobbies are wrestling, doing makeup, video editing and working out. Favorite TV show is game of thrones.

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Determined, risk taker, and Confident

What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about achieving my goals and making my YouTube videos.

Did you know what you wanted to do after you graduated high school?
Yes, I did.

What advice would you give high school students thinking about joining this program?
Don't be afraid to ask questions! Your new and you will be a little lost at first!

Why did you sign-up for the Cerritos Complete Program?
I signed up because it helped me financially and I knew this program was going to help me transition smoothly from high school to college.

What do you think of your experience transitioning from high school to Cerritos College?
I believe it was a fairly easy transition with all the dates known ahead of time thanks to the staff and counselors sending out reminders and pushing us.

What was your first semester like?
My 1st semester was unbelievably amazing! I got wonderful teachers and help from the Success Center. 

What do you think of your college experience?
My college experience has been nothing but amazing. So much better than High school.

How has Cerritos Complete influenced your life?
Cerritos Complete has helped me meet with a counselor who helped guide me in my education plan.

What is your major/career goal?
I’m double majoring in Criminal Justice and business. My goal is to get into law enforcement.

What year are you in now? What is your anticipated graduation date? 
I'm in my 2nd semester (Spring 2019).  My graduation will my Spring 2020 to transfer.

What do you plan to do after your graduate and/or transfer?
I plan to transfer to Cal State LA or San Francisco State.

How do you define success?
Doing whatever makes you happy and benefits you in what you have accomplished.

What advice would you give college students starting this program?
Definitely would take it, because even though I got accepted to 5 universities, I choose college due to getting my one year free and now I am eligible for a 2nd year free!

-Kat Aquino