Augustine Queener

College

University at Buffalo

Major

Business Administration/ Marketing

What did you get out of your time with Liberty Partnership?

I received a lot from Liberty Partnerships program. I received help in my classes when I was in high school, I received support from their administrative staff, a push from the advisors always to strive for success and to continue to work hard in anything I want to accomplish. My mother had never been to college so she was not familiar with the application process or anything of the nature. The liberty Partnerships program not only guided me through the application process to more than eight colleges and universities, but through the liberty partnerships program I took the SAT more than once and I also receive college prep before entering into a college setting . The Liberty partnerships program instilled into my for lack of words “the American Dream”. Live , liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The place that I come from and lots of kids that attend the program for that matter , aren’t really taught that we can be successful.

However though the Liberty Partnerships program, we’re taught that anything is possible, it just takes hard work perseverance and humble spirits. I loved coming to the after-school program, and the summer program. I also loved learning from people that looked like me and learning that we came from similar backgrounds. It was inspiring to me that although I had a rough up-bringing that my future didn’t have to reflect the same outcome . Through that positive environment I was able to channel all my energy to work toward my goal at that time, which was to get accepted to the college of my choice .

What are you up to now?

I recently graduated from the University at Buffalo majoring in Business administration concentrating in Marketing. After graduation, I moved to New York City to intern at Warner Bros Records in the Marketing/ Brand Partnerships department. At Warner Bros I played a key role in many projects and I also created many marketing materials for artist such as Meek Mill, Waka Flocka Flames, Wale, Stalley, Tegan & Sara etc. I plan to continue my career in the Marketing / Business development field while simultaneously giving back to my community.