Community College Application Essay

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“Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.” Ronald Reagan once made this statement and its meaning resonates with me personally. When he made this statement he recognized conflict’s inevitability and the need to have the ability to resolve conflicts peacefully. This reality is what drives me to pursue my Master’s degree in Political Science with a concentration in United Nations and Global Policy Studies. With the rise of globalization it is becoming increasingly important for the US to have representatives who are able to successfully interact with individuals from other countries. My ultimate goal is to be able to utilize my knowledge of the workings of other cultures to promote an enhancement …show more content…

While attending community college I had to work two jobs to pay for school in addition to going to school full time, at some points working consecutive weeks without any days off. With my mom being laid off while I was in college and financial aid unavailable, I had to find a way to fund my education. This experience not only enhanced my time management skills but also gave me a greater appreciation for education. Time management is a key skill I have learned and have had to apply in my life due to the time commitments I have outside of academics. Currently I am a member of Air Force ROTC, both the Vice President and a participant on the University of Washington boxing team, and I work part-time while going to school full-time. The experience of successfully balancing multiple commitments will undoubtedly play a crucial role in my success as a graduate student and in the professional …show more content…

In the past I spent time in the US Air Force as an aircraft maintenance technician. This position allowed me to see not only various areas in the United States but also other countries. Time spent overseas immersed in other cultures has enhanced my world view. In addition, I have gained a great deal of leadership experience from the military. From serving as an Airman Leader to holding multiple leadership positions in the Air Force Reserve Officer’s Training Corps, I have ultimately gained a better understanding of what goes into leading and what truly makes a great leader. In the future I plan to join the Air Force as a Regional Affairs Strategist. As a Regional Affairs Strategist I would be using my knowledge of other nations in order to provide regional expertise and build effective relationships. After I retire from the Air Force I plan to join the United Nations as a Political Affairs Officer. My experience will be of great aid to the United Nations when I secure a position with the

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