I want to attend college to further my education, be a role model to others and to better the life I live today. Furthering my education is important to me, I am always eager to learn something new and implement it within my daily activities. Being the first generation in my family to attend college is an enormous accomplishment to my family and myself. I will be able to show my family that anything is possible with hard work and determination, and I will be able to be that role model to my niece that I never had growing up until I got to High School. I want to be successful in life and let my happiness portray as a way of giving thanks to the ones who guided me along the way my last four years and give back to my community one day. My background
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.On any given day there will be a group of students working on their associates degrees that have been there long before I started to attend Wayne County Community College. They are a little older than I am, most being around the age of 23. They spend their time playing video games while I stand mind going to class. I consider this group to be friends but I am scared this is what my future will be like if I remain at this institution.
First-Generation Students to Academic Success Research shows that in the Washington post a reporter by the name of Linda Bank-Santali stated that over 4.5 Million First –Generation Students have enrolled in a post-secondary institution in the United States (Bank-Santali, 2015, para. ). Not all First –Generation College Students are all the same but many experience difficulty with four distinct domains 1) professional 2) financial 3) psychological 4) academic. First Generation Students have a lot on their plates and face many obstacles that keep them from succeeding in college. There are many Barriers that first generation students face such as Low-Income status, Lack of Motivation and Low-Self Esteem.
I plan to make new and develop long lasting relationships with my teammates and other students on campus. As a Spartan Dawg, I want to have a chance win a Heisman trophy and be able to help my team win a CFP National Championship game. Lastly, I would like to graduate with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Business. I know that a degree will give me the confidence and the edge to have the flexibility I need to make my own decisions.
Achieving a higher education is a dream of mine. I am not your traditional college student I am thirty-one, African American female and a mother of a six year old son. Coming from a family that has little means, the thought of attempting to go to college was farfetch, something that was merely impossible to achieve. I am the second person in my family to achieve a high school diploma and the first to attend college. Growing up in Oakland Ca in a neighborhood that others seen as impoverished I called home and treated it as such.
I want to show them that I worked through a lot of obstacles at such a young age and made it to my goal. I want to be a healthcare administrator and make a difference in a hospital. Treat associates as they should be treated and lead a hospital to be a more positive staffed environment. I want to be an inspiration to people that even if you start from the bottom, you have kids, or you just don’t feel like you have to time do to anything with your life, that you can. If I can do it, anyone can do it.
They seek to gain knowledge, to be exposed to ideas and philosophies that will enhance their lives. One of the main reasons to obtain a college education is the hope of using it to find a job that will enable them to live a comfortable life with a financially secured future. Some students go with the hope of meeting that one special person who will always care for them. Some students go to college so that they can move up in life.
Setting smaller goals is nice because they are like stepping stones to my bigger goals. The reason I am so motivated to go to college is because I have the opportunity to be the first in my family to attend college. Seeing my parents struggle with money because they can’t get a decent paying job is one of the reasons I desire to go to college. I know by going to college, and doing what I love, I will be able to enjoy what I’m doing while being able to have a improved life than I had experienced.
My goal with my college degree is to graduate with honors with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and eventually transition into law school within the state of Georgia. After law school, I plan to become a juvenile and immigration attorney in hopes of one day becoming a positive influence and defender for those without a voice. However, as a first generation college student, financially speaking attending college has not been easy. Surviving college would have been impossible without the support of my mother.
Overall, I wish to attend college to better all aspects of my life. I desire to maximize my potential and work ethic to become better. Being a first generation student will not be easy, for I have no one to tell me about experiences. I am very proud and honored to tell people that I am in college.
Why would anyone want to go to school for twenty to twenty-two years of his or her life just to graduate and have to go all over again? This is the question that many young people have asked themselves while going to college to become teachers whether it be for early childhood education, elementary education, high school education, or even college education. Many college students, or even high school students who go to college to determine what they want to do with their lives only look at one aspect of the career choice that they are looking at, and that aspect just so happens to be money. Even though teachers do not make the most amount of money, as say a doctor or an engineer, but they still make enough to make a good living off what they make.
My educational goals are to try and get as many A's as I can on my report cards, graduate in the top 5 or 7 in my class, gain many scholarships to make it easier to get into college, and when I get into college I hope to get either a Bachelor's or Master's degree. Education is very important to me. I strive for success and I absolutely wish to make my parents proud even if they say they are already proud of me. I want to make them so proud and happy than they could ever be. My parents never got to college, and my brother wants to go to college.
A college education is very important for me to obtain the career I want. College will provide me the knowledge and practice I need to be successful. Going to college will help me get accustomed to the pressure of the real world and will give me the opportunity to become independent. Graduating college is my number one goal in life. It would be an awarding payoff for all the hard work and dedication to my studies throughout high school.
When I graduate high school, I plan on having future goals that I plan on achieving. My first goal is to go to college and get a degree. I plan on attending Purdue NorthWest majoring in engineering and minoring in business. This is my number one future goal that I need to accomplish because to be able to have a nice life, I need to go to college to support my future family. My next future goal would be get a starting job to be able to support my future family.
During my years in high school I strive to be a very talented artist; only reason was because I was very good at art and wasn't good at anything else. I considered taking it up as a career even though back then in my middle school years I looked at as a hobby when I was bored or lonely, I didn't think my artistic ability was anything special because the people who dwelled in it, didn't make a lot of money, so I was made fun of by my brothers as the only sibling without any talent. So with graduation coming around I have to choose a career to pursue and stick with, so I can choose a college to go to, I chose to attend a college that specializes in the fine arts and I want it to be out of state because I wanted start my life without my family