Matthew Clewett, Utah State University

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Major: Law & Constitutional Studies
Graduation Date: May 5, 2018
Not Counted Because: Transferred; Started Part-Time

In the subsequent years after my father’s passing, I fell into a deep depression that prevented me from completing my high school education. At that time, the anxiety I experienced in the classroom was too much for me to handle. I later earned my GED and enrolled at a community college in Reno, NV. After two years at this school, I decided to continue my education and transfer to a four-year institution in Utah to study law and the U.S. Constitution. On May 5th, I will be graduating with honors.

I have been fortunate enough to have already received a job as a government affairs specialist at the Salt Lake Board of Realtors in Salt Lake City, Utah. I received this position thanks in large part to my involvement in student government at both my community college and my four year institution, my internships in the Utah State Senate and the United States Congress, and my continued advocacy work and volunteerism. I plan on continuing my education and pursuing a JD in the next few years.

Having a college degree means that I will be afforded the opportunity to make a more sizable impact in the world. I will be able to use the things that I have learned during my time at school to give back and be a positive example to all those struggling through there own individual trials. A college degree also gives me a higher sense of self-worth. It bestows a sense of pride that can not be taken away. Education is the greatest resource. I am proud to be a college graduate.