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Octavio's Story Success From Mentor and Internship

Octavio's Life Changed At COD

He came to the Coachella Valley in 1995 in search of a better life. He enrolled in English as a Second Language (ESL) summerclasses at College of the Desert (COD) and then took the assessment test and talked to a counselor about charting an academic path toward a degree in architecture

Like most students at the College, Octavio juggled the difficult and competing priorities of working full-time while also enrolled in classes. He attended COD on and off, working in local restaurants to support himself. 


Watch Octavio share his story and how his life changed at COD. And discover more on how you can change lives for the better with COD Foundation and COD's Student Success Initiatives.