While this has taken a toll on my family, it only motivates me to be great, do better, and always put in my best effort. I want the sacrifices that my parents have made to be worth it. I can do my part by doing the best that I can in my school and in my community. Up to this point, I feel like I’ve been on the right path. I have a part time job at Hollister Co., I purchase my first car when I’m 16 years old, I’m about to be my high school N.J.R.O.T.C’s Commanding Officer, and I’ve been captain of my school’s Math Team and Academic Team.
I was told at a young age that education was the key to success and from that point on I made it my main priority not to be the average student among those that settle for less but to be a outstanding student that rises to every occasion to take advantage of my education. I do not that not let any setbacks or obstacles interfere with my education. I have maintain a 3.7 GPA despite of my after school job during my junior year. My mom told me during my tenth grade year that my junior year was going to either make me or break me. She explained I had to be really on top of my studies and I had no room for small mistakes.
By his senior year in high school, he decided to follow his dad 's footstep and major in business and hope he can become a president of a big company. However, there were many obstacles he needed to go through in order to reach his goal. First was having to go to college in the states for business. Secondly, being able to speak English since he will be studying at a university in the USA. Thirdly, being able to pass the SAT and TOEFL tests to get into a good university.
However, I have found a way to overcome those obstacles and graduate with my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. After graduating from college, my professional goal was to work my way to a management position where I could use my education to help the company reach its goals. As of December 2017, I was offered a position as a Finance Director at my community 's local housing authority. I have now set a goal to once again further my education to help me be successful in this new position. What has and will continue to motivate me to pursue this new degree is my family and my community.
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I hope to exceed my own expectations, along with those of my peers and mentors, by participating wholly throughout the rest of high school and while attending college. I also anticipate full participation of my time solely to my collegiate studies. I will put forth all of my time and effort to crafting my education into the
The United States is a land of opportunity. Immigrants, like my parents, have all dreamt of achieving their American Dream. For my Parents, part of that American Dream is for their children to graduate from a University. As the oldest child from our traditional Chinese family, I will be the first of my generation to attend college and fulfill my parents’ dreams. Although my parents set high standards, I wanted to excel beyond their expectations so that I could do well for myself and be a role model for my three younger siblings.
As I further my education, my concentration is focused on achieving my ultimate goal of earning my Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance followed by my Master of Science in Finance. With these degrees, I will begin my career at a corporate finance company in hopes of progressing my way up to an executive or a high-ranking position. Throughout my life I have faced various obstacles that allowed me to become the strong and diligent woman I am today. Some people might believe growing up in a low income family might have a negative impact towards the person
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Throughout the past four years of my high school career, I have always looked forward to college: the idea of freedom, growing up, and being able to make my own choices; all of these prospects have excited me until a few months ago. As I walked into the auditorium for a meeting about ordering graduation caps and gowns, I did not expect to come out with an entirely new perspective, characterized by fear for college and for surviving without the two people who have taken care of me my entire life. An empowering entrepreneur, Dr. Randall Hansen, CEO and Publisher of EmpoweringSites.com, wrote the article, How to Survive – and Excel in – Your College Years, which contained twenty-five tips to help upcoming college freshman not only survive but