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Emma Kombet, International Relations Major

“AACC is the best way to start your college education.”

Emma Kombet came to AACC in 2004 and today she is looking at a bright future. AACC gave her the opportunity to grow and discover what she wanted to do in life.

“I would definitely recommend AACC,” said Emma. “Some people aren’t ready for a 4-year university and they make the mistake of going and then failing. AACC is the best way to start your college education. You can build on your strengths and overcome your weaknesses. It also helps you figure out what you want to do before you spend tons of money.”

Emma explored several majors before deciding on one. She knew that she loved to travel and liked politics, but didn’t really want to be a politician. She eventually chose to study international relations with a minor in French.

“I like that you can travel,” said Emma. “I have always liked helping people and I thought this would be the best way to help people on a larger scale. I think the best way to help people is to change policies and laws and not just in the United States, but all around the world.”

Emma is a student ambassador and a member of Phi Theta Kappa and the Center for the Study of Local Issues (CSLI) Student Club. Through CSLI, Emma has the opportunity to communicate with people about political issues.

“A lot of young adults nowadays aren’t really aware of what is going on outside their little world and we should keep up with it because what happens now will delegate what happens to us in the future,” explained Emma.

This fall Emma plans on completing her associate’s degree, while also earning credits at University of Maryland, University College. In the spring she hopes to transfer to UMBC to complete her bachelor’s degree in international relations. She wants to continue her studies at American University in Washington, DC and eventually work for the State Department. She said she would like to deal with equal opportunity, tax and health care issues.

Interested in learning more about Emma’s AACC experience? Send her an e-mail!