It’s getting to be graduation time, and America Ferrera is proud to be days away from graduating from the University of Southern California. She and other soon-to-be grads (and recent grads, and, hey, everyone striving to become more educated) have reason to be proud.
America excitedly Tweeted:
I'm walking in my college graduation in 3 days from @uscdornsife! It's finally happening! Took me 10 years, but it feels great.
— America Ferrera (@AmericaFerrera) May 14, 2013
People often think of college as taking two or four years, but as America shows, sometimes it takes a shorter or longer time than that, and that’s OK. And America was def quite busy while completing her studies — starring in shows like “Ugly Betty” and PBS’s girl-power series “Half the Sky.” Those are some extracurricular activities! In fact, it was while she was a student at USC that America had a talk with one of her professors about how she could use her celebrity to further social causes, like women’s rights (think “Half the Sky”) or encouraging people to vote. Go, professor!
If you’re in high school or college now and want to continue your education like America, have you checked out Get Schooled? It has all kinds of deets, info and resources for your school-based needs. Need Q’s answered on how to get into college? Done. Need help finding ways to pay for higher education? Done. Need One Direction to wake you up in the morning so you’re not late for class? Believe it or not, done. And if you need to wake up each morning to One Direction in order to get your diploma, I say go for it.