I was fortunate enough to get admission into one of the most reputed government colleges of India-National Institute of Technology, Surat. When I entered college, I realized that I was surrounded by students who were at-least as good as me. Competition was tough. It first dawned on me when I cleared first semester with a CGPA of 7.94. I started working hard, semester after semester, and that is evident in my gradually increasing CGPA, which was 8.28 by the end of completion year.
For example, when I was fifteen my family and I moved from our country, Iraq, to live a better live in the united states. Learning a new language was the biggest challenge that I have faced in my life. I have faced so many difficulties during my high school years regarding to the language. Studying, getting involved in some school activities, and communicating with people were the hardest things to me because of the language. Later, I remember that I started to improve my skills by practicing seven to eight hours a day.
Going through the APPIC process and defending my dissertation proposal, I have grown more than any other year attending UNCO. I sought assistance with my APPIC application and dissertation. I learned faculty are great resources for feedback and support during this process. I also polished my curriculum vita and learned the competitive nature of APPIC internships. Personally, I learned my stress limiting by writing my dissertation proposal and applying for APPIC internships within a three month time span.
The sight of all the equipment sent a rush of excitement through me like that moment when my first program finally ran its course. Today, I imagine spending hours in the lab (probably way past my bedtime) and seeing my name published in a research journal, perhaps alongside a Texas A&M University’s faculty member. I intend to also join the Aggie Club of Engineering where I can group with students in the same field and solve real world problems- which will give me tons of job world experience. With this experience, I hope to apply to many internships to give me the necessary prerequisites to launch my own successful software company. Unlike high school, I’m now hoping to enter a place where even if we’re still
It was a lot of work. When I say alot, I mean 10-12 hour shifts at work, being a full time student at my university, volunteering, and other extracurricular activities I was doing. I was pushing myself to the very brick because I was determined to see more of the world. Thankfully all my hard work paid off because on June 13, 2017, my bags were packed
CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES I have been treasurer of the Extended Opportunity Programs & Service club for two semesters and the Vice President of Alpha Gamma Sigma for one semester. Through my experience in elected offices I have learned skill that have advanced me academically. For instance, while selling newspapers to gather money for Valley Children's Hospital, I had to greet and talk to strangers without hesitation. Not being scared and shy of taking to individuals, has helped me ask intimidating professors questions of topics I did not quite understand. This alone, aided me tremendously as professor instruct at a very fast pace and I would not let myself fall behind, but proceed upward.
When I was a senior, I was running around with a To Do List a mile long. I was quite independent because of all of my extra-curriculars. I was barely home and I had to plan my life weeks in advanced. I had superhuman time management skills and organization because I needed to. My friends told me multiple times that they were surprised with the amount of work that I did.
For a year, what I worked on was developing deeper self-understanding, and self-compassion came with it. My weight reached an all-time high, but I had begun to acknowledge and accept the parts of me that were really hurting. We moved back to Bangalore in September 2015, and that move was the next step in my journey. I attended an EFT seminar in March 2016, taught by Dr. Rangana Rupavi Choudhuri, who skilfully and compassionately helped us uncover what our core issues were. I spent an entire week untangling all sorts of
I plan to continue working at Rizzo’s until I graduate college and receive new employment pertaining to my degree. I believe it is a wonderful place to work and they truly appreciate their dedicated customers. In the past two years that I have worked at Rizzo’s, I have been witness to many proactive changes made by management. Based on my
I have always thought that significant change is a long process. However, five months in college changed me more than ten years in elementary and high school ever did. Because everyday in the university, I live a routine, which requires me to be independent from my parents, responsible for my own needs, wise in making decisions, and careful in trusting people. I have truly seen myself grow within my first three semesters in the university and it manifests so much in my attitude and outlook in life today. University life makes me know myself better.