When Andres Granados left Bradley University after three years because it wasn’t the right fit and it was too much of a struggle financially, he wasn’t ready to give up on college. That college at that time just didn’t work for him.
After returning from Peoria, the 21-year-old Bridgeview resident enrolled at Daley College in the fall of 2018 to study computer science and engineering. More comfortable and in a better learning environment for him, Andres, who grew up in Pilsen and graduated from Benito Juarez High School, is now succeeding at Daley. He is part of the USA Club, a group that assists undocumented students, and will run for president of the Engineering Club in the spring 2019 semester. Also, Andres is part of the Student Government Association and works part-time for Gear Up.
Andres has focused on taking advantage of all Daley has to offer; he regularly visits the library, Tutoring Center, and Transfer Center. To that end, Andres hopes to transfer to UIC after Daley and pursue a bachelor’s degree. His ultimate goal is a job in computer engineering, where he would work on hardware or software for a company like Amazon or Google.