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MC Spotlight: Raylin Benningfield
“I would go to the end of time to promote UPS and the Metropolitan College program to any UofL or JCTC student,” says Raylin Benningfield, an English major and 2017 graduate of the University of Louisville. Benningfield desired to better her future and joined the Metropolitan College program to earn a college degree and graduate debt-free.
Since graduating in 2017, Benningfield has continued her career growth at UPS as an administrative assistant.
“I’ve gained a career and wonderful life with UPS that I plan to uphold for the remainder of my working career. I have been given opportunities to grow inside of the company and grow my network in an abundance in several aspects of my life.” Benningfield is forever grateful to UPS and the Metropolitan College program for helping to make her dreams of a better future become a reality.
Learn more about Raylin Benningfield’s Metropolitan College experience in this Q&A.
Q: What impact has the Metropolitan College program had on your education and career?
A: Metro College assisted me with tuition, books, and even better—they rewarded me with academic bonuses. Since graduating, I have had to opportunity to apply what money would have been driven towards student loans into building my first home and on a good amount of land at that! My education and career have flourished because of the assistance the Metro College program. I am an educated and driven young woman with nothing stopping me from continuing to grow and succeed.
Q: What advice do you have for current and prospective Metropolitan College students?
A: Do it! Do it for yourself and do it for your future, your life and mental status will thank you later. There are so many people working alongside you that are going through college and working nights with you, you aren’t alone and there are so many opportunities that UPS can offer you aside from the degree!
Q: Is there anything else you would like to share?
A: I have recommended the program to over 20 different new and current college students and am so happy to hear how successful and happy they are since making the decision to join the UPS team. Without the recommendation several of them would have not been able to bare the debt or continue on in their college desires I will never stop promoting this amazing program! It doesn’t matter how old, educated or how great your cards were dealt to you—anyone can make a life for themselves here at UPS especially through a wonderful program. There are so many people working alongside you that are going through college and working nights with you, you aren’t alone and there are so many opportunities that UPS can offer you aside from the degree!
Metropolitan College is looking for current and former Metropolitan College participants to spotlight! If you know of someone, please contact Renecia Griffie Davis, Student Development Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-852-2534.
“The Metropolitan College program one of the most challenging things I've ever done, but it was the best thing I could have ever done for myself professionally."
"I bought my own house at the age of 25 and I wouldn't have been able to achieve that goal if it wasn't for [Metro College]."