Episode: 005: Starbucks College Achievement Plan: Markelle Cullom-Herbison, Starbucks Barista


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005: Starbucks College Achievement Plan: Markelle Cullom-Herbison, Starbucks Barista

On this episode, Starbucks’ Barista and Tempe, Arizona native, Markelle Cullom-Herbison shares what it is like to participate in the Starbucks College Achievement Plan. She works at Starbuck’s while receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology online from Arizona State University. Markelle talks about the challenges of working and going to school full-time; the challenge and burden Millennials face when dealing with the enormous cost and debt associated with college; and the huge financial and confidence boost she has gotten from Starbucks’ College Achievement Plan.

Topic:  Starbucks College Achievement Plan

Guest: Markelle Cullom-Herbison is an Assistant Manager at Starbucks

Organization: Starbucks

Website - http://www.starbucks.com

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Starbucks

Twitter - https://twitter.com/starbucksstore

Take Away Quotes:

“I know people that are Juniors in college that are 50 – 60 - $70,000 in debt from 2-3 years of school….that is crazy.”

“I would have been drowning in debt.”

“This partnership means so much more than a free education…..I truly believe we are changing the future and it is really cool to be a part of that.”

“I can’t imagine myself (working) any place other than Starbucks……”

Additional Resources:

Starbucks College Achievement Plan - http://www.starbucks.com/careers/college-plan

Arizona State University Online Degree Programs - http://asuonline.asu.edu



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