Sabrina Benoit wants to serve as an example of the power women can have in the business world by starting a business of her own, and she’s getting her start at Kellogg Community College.
Among the classes rounding out the schedule of the 20-year-old Union City High School grad this spring are courses in accounting, business and economics, courses she hopes will help her stand for the women told they couldn’t do it by providing her with the knowledge she needs to start her own interior design business.
When people need to decorate a house, or if there’s a party coming up and they need help with the layout, Benoit says she wants to be the person they call. The appeal stems from an integration of her artsier crafting side and a more formal interest in business.
“I’ve always had a talent for crafts and pairing different stuff together in a house, and I like organization and the paperwork and office work, and so I just combined them,” she says.
She’s been assisted on her journey in part by a KCC Foundation scholarship, which she was awarded this academic year after talking to her high school counselor about her career plans and working with her to find scholarships and a path that fit. That path led to KCC, and it’s been a positive one for Benoit so far.
“Growing up, I’ve had to learn how to cope with my anxiety and dyslexia and Kellogg Community College has given me that reassurance I needed,” she says. “Not only by showing me educationally it was possible but also financially.”
Today Benoit says even without the scholarship, she likely would have attended KCC.
“It was a smaller school but you could still get the same stuff done,” she says. “And it was affordable.”
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KCC Foundation Scholarships
The KCC Foundation’s 2017-18 scholarship applications are available now! The deadline to apply for Gold Key Scholarships for high school seniors is Feb. 15, while the deadlines for general KCC Foundation Scholarships, KCC Trustee Scholarships and the Harper, Hensley and Hites Transfer Scholarships are in March. For more information and scholarship applications, visit www.kellogg.edu/student-scholarships.
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