This summer, MarketWatch spoke to four college students as they prepared for a fall semester unlike any other. We recently checked back in to see how the pandemic has affected their studies and the way they’re thinking about their futures.
The fall semester has been busy for Luz Chavez. The 23-year-old is a senior at Trinity Washington University in Washington, D.C. and after a college journey that included a few years at a community college and now almost two years at Trinity, she’s eager to finish her schooling.
To make sure she fulfills her requirements to graduate in the spring, Chavez is taking seven classes totaling 20 credits this semester while living with her family outside the District of Columbia. “It’s been really stressful trying to juggle seven classes plus 30 hours of work every week,” said Chavez, who works as a fellow for United We Dream, an immigrant youth