Jeff Williams


Jeff Williams
Major: Business/Programming and User Support
Hometown: Detroit, MI

In the future, Jeff Williams hopes to become a successful entrepreneur. As part of his plan to accomplish this, he signed up for classes at Bay College a few months ago.

Jeff graduated from River Rouge High School in River Rouge, MI in 2018. He opted to get a college education at Bay because of the school’s reputation for offering excellent business classes.

“I heard they had a good business program and one-on-one learning,” he said.

Jeff officially became a Bay student during the fall 2023 semester. Despite some rough patches along the way, he said his classes have been going “pretty good” for him on the whole.

“All of my classes have been online so far,” he said.

Even so, Jeff has been able to make connections with some of his instructors.

As a Bay student, Jeff has been double majoring in business and programming and user support. While he “just recently” became interested in the latter field, he felt it could help him work toward his dream of becoming a business owner.

“The only way I feel like I could be a successful entrepreneur is if I work in a field that I’m comfortable in, and computers are closest to that,” he said.

In addition to his studies, Jeff has found a job on campus. He is now working in the computer lab located in the Joseph Heirman University Center.

“Bay has really good resources for things like that,” he said.

Bay provides student employment opportunities through the Federal Work-Study Program. Students who are interested in applying for one of these positions (or who are wondering whether or not they are eligible to apply) can contact Bay’s Financial Aid office. Additionally, Bay offers access to off-campus job opportunities through College Central Network®.

According to Jeff, he hopes to graduate from Bay with an associate degree at some point in 2025. While he is still thinking about his next move after earning this degree, he has greatly enjoyed his time at Bay so far.

“I’m loving it,” he said.