The health care in America was able to provide me with a prosthetic limb to have as normal of a life as I could, given my condition. Also the opportunity for an American education has given me the chance to attend a college. Each of these opportunities had been granted to me when I never thought I would have a chance. My father, who never had the opportunity to attend college, always expressed to me, “Faizal, an education is the most essential gift your mother and I can provide you. We brought you to America so that you and your brother would have a chance to compete in the country of opportunities, have a better life, and make better of yourselves.
Starting in fifth grade, we are told that college is the ultimate path to success. Going to college would lead us to a good job, high earnings, and success in life. In middle and high school, the walls were plastered with posters and signs like “WHY GO TO COLLEGE?’ or “COLLEGE = SUCCESS” and many college memorabilia. Our counselors were the biggest crusaders for students heading to college: they often urged us to go to college, to take AP classes, and to take the SAT. Part of being able to critically think is having “flexibility or open-mindedness, which is an attitude marked with the willingness to consider new options, try things a new way, and reconsider old problems” (Verlinden, 2005, p. 22).
Now some decisions are much more difficult than others. The main decision that every high school graduate is faced with is do they go to college or not, and if they do go to college which one do they go to. In today’s society, it is imperative that individuals continue their education. With the exception of low level entry positions, like working at McDonalds, people will need some form of higher education. President Obama stated, “Education is not a luxury: it is an economic imperative that every hard working and responsible student should be able to afford” (Knowledge and Skills for the Jobs of the Future).
He also appeals to families by pushing for free nationwide college tuition, which would relieve some of the financial burden laid on parents and guardians. By making the bold claim that he can make “real change” with his policies, Sanders shows the citizens of the United States that he is the most suitable candidate for presidency.
My hope for a college experience is to leave the familiar environment of Illinois and explore a new social and geographic climate. I am looking for a strong academic and extracurricular focus in a university, and I believe I have found that mix at the University of Colorado at Boulder. I hope to see the value of my classes as they contribute to the whole of my degree, and to appreciate the lessons taught in every subject I study, required or not. I think that through the pursuit of academic success, I can find more than a degree, at CU Boulder. I would learn, not just material, but life skills - and prepare myself for the bright future ahead of me.
Furthermore, I would like to have internship in order to expand my experience and familiar with the work circumstance as early as possible. I believe that working on the diversity of projects is the best way to enhance the skill of coding; Secondly, English is most common language, approving me to work the place I want to, it is the reason why I participate the ESL program in Cal Poly Pomona. I studied for 3 quarter to learn English and accustom to the American culture, preparing for the graduate school as early as possible. There are some advantages studying in USA such as we have more opportunity can meet people around the world and lift worldview because people come from every world. Moreover, I am going to take classes to enhance my ability in computer science during the summer.
From a young age, I have known and understood the true importance of obtaining a college education and have strived to be the first in my family to attend college. Since then, PSJA ISD has helped me want to further my education after high school by integrating college curriculum into the classroom. The Ivy League Tour is yet another academic opportunity that I can benefit from. By being selected to participate in this Ivy League Tour, I would gain knowledge of the post high school opportunities that lay beyond the Rio Grande Valley, get a better understanding of the college environment, and garner more motivation to make my dream career a reality. Firstly, one of the biggest educational goals I hope to achieve from this tour would be to learn
Community colleges and the American dream The American dream, is dreamt by many, but achieved by few. The road to prosperity and success is tough, but with hard work and dedication, the dream is soon to become reality. In many cases, people plant their seed in a community college close to home; where they’re able to stay with their family, while keeping the American dream alive. Personally, I believe Community colleges benefit in many ways like; saving you money, offering more time to decide your future and it allows your voice to be heard. In the article, “Bridges or Barriers”, the writer tells the readers that “Community colleges have a critical role to play in providing access to the American dream.” Community colleges do have a critical role in achieving the American dream, but in order to achieve success you’re going to have to want it.
I want them to see that a higher education can boost your lifestyle. I want to continue my education in business management to get a leadership position.” Participant seven, David, said, “I would like to go back to college soon because I need to get higher pay for what I do as a mechanic. I need more computer skills”. Participant eight, Ross, explained, “if I had a chance to return to college, it would be in the field of aerodynamics. Returning to college is very important to me.” Participant nine,Mickey, said, “I didn’t have too many obstacles because of my family supported me when I needed them to care for my kids.
In America, there has seemed to be a teaching of how to achieve the “American Dream” or that is what everyone should all strive for. Often in schools, teachers attempt to lead students to college as if it was the only option in life to be “successful”. As people go through life asking their self if college was really worth it, they soon find the answer depending on how successful they were. After watching my sister, who is a freshman in college, I have come to the conclusion that college is not worth the stress, the strife, or the worry. One of the main underlying issues about attending college is the financial struggle that goes along with college.