Vitra Marahaj-Mohammed '09
BMCC ASAP '09
Rutgers University '12, B.S. in Accounting
Tax Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers
What were your early impressions of ASAP, and how did they change over time?
I was one of the first students picked for the program and I was not sure about it at first. After going to orientation I understood more about ASAP. It was so early in the program that every semester the administration rules evolved. I thought it was great that they were able to help students with tuition costs and also books. However, I wasn't one of the lucky ones to get tuition help, which students now receive. I think they program has grown a lot since I graduated, with stricter rules for getting into the program. I agree that it should be an elite program to get into.
What was the most rewarding thing about being an ASAP student?
The lifelong friendships I gained as a student and the free textbooks.
What, in your opinion, makes ASAP unique?
The assigned blocked classes each semester and the opportunity to experience college life with the same group of students each semester.
Looking back, how do you think that ASAP impacted your life?
ASAP helped me by guiding me to the right classes to obtain my degree. It also saved me money by providing me with textbooks.
What is one of the most memorable moments you had as an ASAP student?
The time I had to study with my classmates. Everyone was on the same schedule, so we were all able to help each other out with studying and homework.
What are your career goals and/or future plans?
I am in the process of getting my CPA license, and I am working for the company that I had my heart set on: PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers).