Importance Of Career Goals In Life

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John Lennon once wrote, “When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down happy. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” Our lives are clearly shaped by what we make of them. My goal in life is to use the knowledge and values that my parents and teachers have instilled in me to achieve my “happy” life through a rewarding pharmacy career and valued friendships. In the fall of 2018, I will begin my journey towards my career goals by attending Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. When I received my acceptance letter in December announcing that I was chosen into Drake’s pharmacy program, I was ecstatic! This was so important to me because it meant that I had achieved my first goal of being accepted into my first choice college. The reason I am passionate about Drake is because it is a smaller school and the teachers are dedicated to their students, much like the teachers at Columbus High School. I also admire Drake because it is ranked as one of the top pharmacy schools in the country. The healthcare field has piqued my interest since middle school. My mother had worked in a pharmacy for several years and I was always fascinated with the tasks that she was required to do. The term “pharmacist” to me makes me think of someone who gives you the medicine to feel better. By instinct I am a nurturer, and I want to be the person who makes people’s lives better. The devastating loss of

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