Malisa Durant

  • Undergraduate Major(s): Business Administration


Why did you decide to attend college?

Because I wanted to experience something different and further my education. 

How did you learn that you were a first generation college student?

I learned from Ferris. I had not heard of the term before. 

What support system or mentors do you have in college?

The Office of Multicultural Student Services has helped me a lot along with my family. 

What were your personal, family or community strengths that motivated you to attend college?

My family struggled a lot without a degree, also my high school pushed college to students. 

What has surprised you most about your college experience so far?

The diverse campus and the various programs. 

What do you hope that you can do with your bachelor’s degree?

Find a career I love to do but also make money. 

What advice do you have to a new first generation college student considering or pursuing a degree at Ferris?

Explore the programs, communicate with students and most importantly advisors.