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December 9, 2021

Transfer Questions: Sagelight with Molly Brown

Molly Brown, Transfer Advisor at North Seattle College, is in the "sagelight" this time, to answer questions about transfer.

What did your educational journey look like?

I am proudly part of the fifth generation of women in my family to attend college, and I know that it's an incredible privilege to have the support of family to pursue educational goals. I followed a very traditional path to college directly after high school, but changed careers twice after earning my undergraduate degree. My third career eventually led me to graduate school. I had no idea my current career existed when I first started working. 

Molly Brown

How does your community college’s partnership with the university make your transfer process more manageable (easier)?

I try to build relationships with all of the universities in (and even beyond) Washington so that I can easily help students connect with institutions and specific departments. This can help students prepare better for their transfer and finish their bachelor's degree easily.

What advice would you give a community college student thinking about their transfer options?

Explore early and keep an open mind. You may not have heard of the major you end up pursuing as education and career paths evolve continually. 

What advice would you give to someone thinking about going back to school?

Give it a go! Talk to people in the field you are considering if you are seeking a career change, or take a class to dip your toe back in the educational pond. It's very rewarding for me to see older students who struggled in college previously return to school and succeed—and so many do!

What is the best part of your job?

Hearing from students that they got into their dream university.

One thing about your role that students may not know about?

Advisors can help students if they have questions about completing their university applications, or can help you find someone at the university who can help. 

What helps you be successful in your career?

Listening to students and learning from their experiences. 

Tell us something about your role or department that people don't know.

We try to make as much information as possible available to students digitally. We may not have a super slick website, but there is lots of content there that can help in planning your transfer.

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