Why I Want To Attend College

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Being an immigrant from Mexico to the United States has opened many doors for me. Having the ability to attend college is one of those opportunities that I have had the privilege to take. Tommy Hilfiger once said “The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it is possible to achieve a dream.” At this point in my life my dream that I wish to make reality is to attend and graduate from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. By attending Texas A&M I will be following a similar path in life like my dad. He pursued a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). However, due to lack of money my dad did not accomplish his dream. My dad came from a very poor background and now that we are financially stable, here in the United States, my dad wants me to accomplish my goal at Texas A&M without having to worry about money. Also by being part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) I am given more hope to…show more content…
A unique quality that I possess is that I have seen the construction of several homes and subdivisions from scratch by going to work with my dad, who is a contractor for MHI Partners and Builders. I have witness all the steps taken in the building of a new home, from the laying of the foundation to the very last step which is landscaping. All of this has created a growing passion for civil engineering with in me. This will be my second time that I apply to Texas A&M. I believe my SAT were the reason for my decline, but since then I have applied my since in college and worked hard to get good grades and that is why I have a 3.7 G.P.A. As a transfer student it is much harder to apply since the engineering field is very competitive, I hope I have provided enough information to be granted
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