Sean Kutch: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... it's a great place to start your educational journey

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Sean Kutch attended the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)-South campus to receive two Associate degrees and a certificate. His certificate is in Administrative Computer Specialist and his degrees are both in General Studies and Administrative Assistant. He graduated Summa Cumma Laude both in 2019 and 2020.
Sean Kutch: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... it's a great place to start your educational journey

How did you choose your major? What motivated you to choose that field/profession? 
I chose this major because I love computers and making a variety of Microsoft Office documents. My motivation to be in this field was my seeing my aunt working as an Administrator for a big company.

What did you enjoy about attending CCAC? Any memorable moment to share? 
I enjoyed every bit of it!! Classes were both educational and informative, along with a variety of clubs.

How involved were you at CCAC? Did you study abroad? Did you have internships or Co-Ops? Clinicals and/or practicums? Were you a part of any clubs, sports, or extracurriculars? 
I was very active at CCAC. I was the President of the GAP Bible club, and Vice President of Finance for Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Iota Eta chapter. I was also a Student Ambassador, a bio lab work-study, and worked at our campus bookstore. I was a member of both Able Company and Delta Alpha Phi honor society! I also did several projects with Administration such as the work-study Kronos PowerPoint project, where work-study students now have access to see their time cards and other pay information online.
Sean Kutch: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... it's a great place to start your educational journey

Did any of these experiences lead you into realizing your passions for work and career? 
Yes, especially when I worked on projects with Administration such as the Kronos work-study PowerPoint. I have gained a lot of skills and personality traits on what an Administrator does!

What (transferable) skills did you gain that you could take into a workplace? 
Being more of a motivator, leader, and peer mentor. Plus, being more of an active listener.

What are you hoping to do next? What would you like to do professionally? 
I want to be a great Administrative Assistant for a large company someday.

How do you manage stress (most especially during these uncertain times)? 
I love watching tv, talking with friends, and listening to music.

What do you want prospective college students to know—what advice do you have for them? 
Know your limit, do not take on too many classes you can handle. Also, use any on campus learning centers and tutors, which helped me. The most important thing is to have fun while you are learning.
Sean Kutch: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... it's a great place to start your educational journey

Who inspires you and why? Do you have any mentors or people of influence in your life? 
My parents always inspire me to do the best I can on anything! My friends and all of the staff who I encountered at South campus who really shaped me into who I am today.

Anything else you’d like for us to know? 
I used to be South campus's representative by being our college mascot.
Sean Kutch: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... it's a great place to start your educational journey


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Stasia Lopez is the Global Education Editor for Wandering Educators and is also a Director of Career Services at the Community College of Allegheny County. She graduated with her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Western Michigan University in 2013 and earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Robert Morris University. Stasia is passionate about international education, travel, college to career topics and loves working on a college campus. She’s lived in four different U.S. states (Florida, Michigan, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania) and also studied and lived abroad in Rome, Italy. Stasia lives in the Pittsburgh area with her husband, Fernando, precious daughter, Maya, and playful kitty-cat Zorro.

All photos courtesy and copyright Sean Kutch