I also know, that I will encounter many more. By answering the Big Ideas of Connections, it might be easier for first generation students to understand how to benefit from College a bit better. I understand that I am attending Utah State University to fulfill my dream of being the business industry. As an educated person I will be able to acquire the skills necessary continuously problem solve. Gura and his companions were in the similar situation.
Traditionally, right after high school many people opt to go to college to seek a higher education. We go over a long list of options that are available to us to continue our studies within a specific field. We want to make ourselves to be much more marketable after we complete our college coursework. However, these days there different types of trade schools that offer you a new perspective of getting the success you have always been dreaming about. This cost efficient option enables many people to choose a program that will prepare them to have a fulfilling job.
After I graduate from high school, I want to go to college and let my studies, grades, and interests guide me toward what I would like to do for the rest of my life. While going to trade school may give me hands on experience, better pay, and less schooling and or time to learn "the ropes" to get my job, I feel college is a good experience all people should have. While going to trade school may be time conserving, get faster better pay, college will teach me more, guide me, explain, and also elaborate on what I do know. College also keeps up on my studies as well as career-based curriculum where with trade school my fear is I will fall behind on my studies, but that can happen with either college and or trade school. When I go to college
For my senior project I chose to job shadow at Joy Global. When I was deciding who and what jobs to shadow I chose a few that interested me and that I thought I could see myself majoring in, at college. I wasn 't just doing these shadows to get them out of the way and tell myself, good I 'm glad I got those out of the way. Instead, I thought that it was a great idea to get a hands on experience of some jobs that I was interested in and get to know what it’s like to have a full-time job and see what the average work day consists of. The shadows I went on consisted of: Mary Norris, who is an Infrastructure Analyst, Jeff Snyder, a IT Engineer, and Cheyne Kunselman, an Engineering Systems Analyst.
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.
I’ve applied to several different colleges which all seem to be good places where I can achieve my personal goals. The colleges that you choose to apply to should correspond to your deep personal goals which would lead to a more fulfilling college experience. By going to college I hope to gain the skills that I need to lead a successful and productive life,to become well-educated in my path of studies ,to expand my knowledge of the world, to expand my comfort zone, and to become more proactive. Ultimately, college should be a time of internal exploration and be a life changing
In terms of understanding what money means to me, there are multiple facets of importance that I consider. Money presents countless opportunities for my personal development and future success. Money will be instrumental in funding my pursuits in college, finding a career in business, investing in savings accounts and other investment opportunities, and ultimately afford me the ability to not only better my life, but others around me as well. As my graduation looms, decisions concerning college are becoming increasingly important. I have committed to the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, and intend to pursue and an accounting major.
I believe I deserve this scholarship because as a hard working individual, I will commit myself to effectively take advantage of the opportunity that the scholarship will provide me. As a child, I knew my goals and ambitions that I desired to achieve after my high school career. I wanted to strive to become successful in life and be able to help my family financially. I had my mind set on what I wanted to become and what I wanted to succeed in. 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.
For this, I need to earn a doctorate degree. Besides, college will help me to meet new people, gain experience and skills to get a decent job. As a student, I expect my college to prepare me for all the obstacles that will come in the real world. A good education should not only be theoretical but also should be practical so that the students have a sense of what they are actually
It is a scary and exciting time attending college right after high school. Learned new subjects, skills, meeting new friends, it is a life accomplishment to graduate. Life as single working mother has brought me some financial challenges and I believe returning to college will be a good personal investment. Earning a college degree is a good decision for me to be financially stable, enhance employment opportunities, and set a good example for my son. Being financially stable is my dream.
For example, when people are called for a career position in a company; the person with the degree will get to discuss their salary. Because the person has proven their determination by obtaining a college degree they have earned credibility. Employers are willing to agree to pay a large sum for an individual that displays a positive reputation for a company. Holly Dalby supports this in her publication “How Does a College Degree Help Your Career?” when she says “Having a college degree helps to make you more appealing when you’re looking for a job and opens up opportunities that might otherwise be closed to you.” (Dalby). Reputation is offered to those that prove their perseverance by obtaining a college degree.