I took a gap of 1 year after high school to enter into the institution and get a course of my study interest. Quality has always been my first priority and I didn’t want to compromise for any less than I deserve. (I don’t know if this is to be pointed out.) I secured All India Rank of 10,044 out of 10 lakh students, in the All India Engineering Entrance Examination, one of the toughest engineering entrance exams in India. I was fortunate enough to get admission into one of the most reputed government colleges of India-National Institute of Technology, Surat.
At the age of fourteen, I was accepted into an Early College High School that has allowed me to take dual credit courses since my freshman year of high school. By the time I graduate high school, I will already have my college associate degree that I will have earned through my hard work and dedication. Even though I went through a lot at such a young age, it has shaped me in every possible way. I was exposed to a whole different language and culture, but I was able to succeed through my strong desire of success and dedication. I am thankful for every challenge that I had to go through because if it was not for them, I would not be the person I am
After a sixteen year hiatus, I became the first of six grandchildren to enroll in school. I have now chosen to go to college at this juncture in my life in order to have an impact on my career, start a tradition in my family, and to earn my bachelor’s degree in information technology. My first reason for going back to college was to have an impact on my career. I’m currently working a job where there is no room for advancement. Despite all of the hard work and dedication, I’ve been passed over for a promotion a few times.
When I read the description of the JMU Honors program and saw the three questions that described the desired candidate, I couldn 't help but think that this was the perfect program for me. Throughout high school, I have continually challenged myself by taking classes that required my constant attention and focus. Other than required classes, I have taken nothing but Honors and AP courses. During my junior year, I also worked an average of 25 hours/week. Between work and my difficult class load, I have learned many lessons about balance and time-management.
In the beginning of my freshman year of school, the Guard program was not strong but because I wanted to join, I started to build the program. This building process taught me that if you’re willing to work hard for something then you can succeed. The summer after my sophomore year I attended the Drum Major Academy. Looking back I can't believe how many lessons I learned. My first day of
This year I took on the challenge of enrolling in Wenatchee Valley College’s Running Start program. This is a program offered through Chelan High School which allows students to gain college credit in addition to meeting core high school requirements. Through the running start program I have been pushed outside my academic comfort zone resulting in a new level of self-reliance. Academically, I have always been a student who has been very driven and motivated. I am ranked second in my class according to GPA.
And then, I took my first biology course my freshman year of high school, and that changed my plans drastically. Throughout high school, I didn’t think about college, or where to go until my junior year. That being said, I saw my GPA and told myself it was time to get my act together. My sophomore year of high school is really when I decided I wanted to go into therapy and human services. I had my mind set on Wayne State until things got worse at home and I
First Journal Entry The countdown to graduation has officially begun! A senior means I only have a few more courses to take. Of these courses, the field experience course is the one I have looked forward to since I declared my major because it is the pedagogy of my social work education. Last year, when school ended there was this nervousness and stress that was starting to consume me because of the unknown, this unknown was because I had no idea of where I would be doing my field placement. However, after I received an email from Dr. Russell describing a field placement at Western State Hospital (WSH) I became really excited and felt the stress and nervousness slipping away, but only for a moment.
I immediately knew that forensics was what I wanted to do, but I still had so much to learn about the field of study. My sophomore year of high school in my civics class I realized that I also had a passion for law. This led to me meeting with my school’s career counselor and my civics teacher to try and figure which one I should choose. Kerri Loury, my guidance counselor, advised me to join Wayne County’s Teen Court program my junior year and after meeting with several people who worked in both law and forensics I discovered that I could do both. I quickly scrambled to find out how I could go about doing both and I talked with several people who work for Wayne County to plan out my career path.
When I graduate high school, I plan on having future goals that I plan on achieving. My first goal is to go to college and get a degree. I plan on attending Purdue NorthWest majoring in engineering and minoring in business. This is my number one future goal that I need to accomplish because to be able to have a nice life, I need to go to college to support my future family. My next future goal would be get a starting job to be able to support my future family.