Jessica Moast ’12
What have you been up to since graduation?
I currently am working full time at Union County College in its One Stop Center as a Student Services Associate while finishing my Master’s degree at Montclair State University in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education.
What is one of your greatest achievements since graduation from MCC?
Working at a community college and helping students achieve their goals!
What is your fondest memory of MCC?
My fondest memory of MCC was being in the Honors Program and working New Student Orientation. Being involved on campus gave me the passion for higher education and led me to pursue my current career.
What was your favorite place on campus and why?
The Honors Lounge was my favorite place. It was amazing to have a secluded area to do homework and hangout with fellow classmates to work on projects. I spent countless hours in there studying and working on papers.
Who was your favorite professor and why?
Dr. Trace Gerow and Dr. Mat Spano were my favorite professors. They both had such a passion for the subjects they taught and they were genuinely interested in my success. I would not have had the success I did without their assistance.
If you could offer a current MCC student advice, what would it be?
Get involved and find connections. It is so easy to just drive to school, go to class and then leave. Don’t! Find a job on campus or volunteer. Push yourself out of your comfort zone and find friends on campus. You can make the commuting experience really enjoyable if you stick around after class.
Why was going to MCC the right decision for you?
I was not ready to leave home or go to a four-year institution. MCC was the right decision for me because it allowed me to grow up at my own pace. I was able to discover what I liked and disliked and really focus on a career choice. I originally wanted to teach high school, but MCC showed me my true passion was higher education and working in a college. For that, I am thankful!