MC Spotlight: Madison Fraser
Madison Fraser graduated in 2018 from the University of Louisville with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
Like many other Metropolitan College participants, Fraser wanted to avoid the financial burden of college debt. “I did not want to have to worry about the stress of paying student loans when I graduated. Also, getting paid to go to school did not sound like a bad gig either,” said Fraser. “I also wanted to make my dad proud. He’s been with UPS for over 20 years, and I wanted to show him that I can bleed brown as well.”
Currently, Fraser is a pre-litigation legal secretary at Hughes and Coleman in Louisville, KY. Prior to this, Frazer worked as a deputy clerk in the Domestic Violence Intake Center at the courthouse. In the spring of 2021, Frazer will pursue a master’s degree in counseling and personnel services with a focus in college students.
Frazer credits UPS and the Metropolitan College program for her career success and went on to say,” I will feel the aftermath of this program for the rest of my life. I am so proud to tell anyone that I worked so hard to be debt-free.”
Q: Please describe what impact participating in the Metropolitan College program has had on your education and career.
A: The Metro College program has done nothing short of molding me into the person I am today. I learned self discipline, time management, and adaptability can carry you very far.
Q: What advice do you have for current and prospective Metropolitan College students?
A: Some advice I have for current and prospective students is to keep going. You can’t stop when it gets tough, because it’s going to get tough—a lot. You have to focus on the light at the end of the tunnel. Make friends with your co-workers. They will quickly turn into your family. I’ve made life long friendships from this program, and there’s not a better feeling than having people accomplish exactly what you accomplished. Keep a positive attitude, it will take you far. Nothing worth fighting for will come easy.
Q: Is there anything else you want to share?
A: Don’t make work and school your everything! Get involved as much as you can. You make time for the things that you want, and you are capable of much more than you think.
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