Hello North Star blog readers. I am delighted to introduce you to Kyron Banks. Kyron is a current member of my Sirius program, which is a group consulting program designed to help first generation college graduates get into business school. Kyron has very graciously agreed to blog about his experience applying to school this year. I know that this will be incredibly useful and inspirational for many of you, and I greatly appreciate his candor and time as he tells us what it’s really like to apply to business school. I am also excited for you to get to know Kyron – he is truly impressive and very personable, and I can’t wait to see where he goes!
Hi, my name is Kyron Banks, 23 years old and more importantly, born and raised in New Jersey. My early childhood was spent with a lot of activities, family time and being told that I can do better than my young parents by graduating from college. My mother was 21 and my father was 17 when I was born and any dreams to pursue a college degree were placed on hold and passed onto me to become a first generation college student.
My mother never let me forget that her dream was to see me graduate from high school and then college. She never had the chance to see her baby boy graduate from either high school or college – she passed away from lung cancer at the tender age of 31, when I was 11 years old. Even before the wonderful and awkward stages of puberty, mentally I was already an adult and ready to accomplish not only my dreams, but my mother’s as well.
I graduated from high […]