Gabriel Flores




Kingsborough Community College ASAP '13


What is the ASAP student community like?

The ASAP student community is a very positive, energetic environment. All of us are looking to succeed and progress in a positive manner while making some friends in the process.


What, in your opinion, makes ASAP unique?

ASAP is unique because it is an illustrious program that provides us with multiple resources to succeed: counselors who remain in contact with you and tell you about dozens of scholarship and internship opportunities; dozens of tutors to show you the ropes on any specific course you may be struggling in; personal career development training to teach you proper interview skills, how to properly write resumes and cover letters, and how to properly search for jobs. There are a lot of other incentives this program offers.


What impact has ASAP had on your education?

ASAP has had a major impact on my life. Thanks to ASAP I passed Math 2 on my first try, I have free transportation to and from my school, I’ve saved a ton of money on textbooks, and I always have someone to talk to about my problems.


What is one of the most memorable moments you’ve had as an ASAP student?

One of the most memorable moments I’ve had as an ASAP student is becoming a Kaplan scholar. Thanks to some major assistance from my counselors Carey and Heidi, as well as my references, I was rewarded with the scholarship which offers $20,000 dollars a year towards my schooling.


Why did you join ASAP?

I joined ASAP because I was trying to get my associate’s degree faster than usual. I want to be a chef by 23 and joining ASAP has helped me do so.


What were your first impressions of ASAP, and have they changed over time?

My first impressions of ASAP was that the staff are very sincere and nice people who want to see driven students do well. The staff are very warm hearted and offer a lot of fun activities for us to do. My view of them is the same to this day.


What are your future plans?

I want to be a top chef who works at his own restaurant. I want to own a monopoly of restaurants and start my own charity to help less fortunate people who need help. I’d also like to write my own autobiography.



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