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Jessica Watkins, Benedict College- c/o 2013, Computer Information Science

Jessica  Watkins, Benedict College- c/o 2013, Computer Information Science

Name : Jessica Watkins

HBCU : Benedict College

Graduation Year : 2013

Major : Computer Information Science

1

Where are you from? Who introduced you to HBCUs?*

Benedict’s College Young Alumni Page

2

Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?*

I came from an HBCU family and desired a family atmosphere.

3

What is the story of your "experience" at Your HBCU given its heralded status as a stellar and prestigious institution?*

There isn’t one story, there is a collection of stories and experiences. Everything from the Gospel Choir competitions and the opportunities to work with Grammy winning gospel artist, to the internship opportunity at fortune 500 company which paved the way for my first job out of college.

4

"First time" experiences at your HBCU?*

N/A

5

Who are the professors that have impacted your life in and out of the classroom? How did they do that?*

There were so many…I would have to say Ms. Taylor. Although she has passed, I still smile when I think of her. She always demanded better of me and required that I live up to her expectations.

What is the story of your “experience” to date at Benedict College given its heralded status as a stellar and prestigious institution?

There isn’t one story, there is a collection of stories and experiences. Everything from the Gospel Choir competitions and the opportunities to work with Grammy winning gospel artist, to the internship opportunity at fortune 500 company which paved the way for my first job out of college.

6

What sports and/or extra curricular activities did you do in High School? And why?

Black History Club (1 year), Gospel Choir (1 year)

7

Best restaurants on/near campus? Best dishes?

College Corner. It was cheap! My favorite thing there was the cheese cake.

8

College crush?

Lee H. He knows now (over 10 years later). We have both moved on but still remain friends.

 

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