Eight years ago I walked into a Navy recruiter's office and said, " If I join today, when is the soonest I can go to boot camp?" I did not know what to expect. However I was sure of one thing, and that was that I wanted to join the United States Navy. As those eight years ensued, the Navy began to mold me physically and mentally. Some of the changes I underwent were positive, and others were rather uncouth.
I switched schools three times before finally settling into an alternative school. As a result of my hard work and life choices I have caught up to my junior year in little more than two months. My siblings are in stable, healthy environments and I no longer am under such a tremendous amount of stress. I’m on track and even ready to plan for college in the future. Hard work can lead to a multitude of benefits.
I was able to attend an international and American accredited high school. I eventually returned to the United States to finish my bachelor’s degree. During my life altering time in Nicaragua I learned three life lessons that up to this moment has assisted my professional career. Lesson 1: Adaptability Leaving all you know and entering a new school is not easy. As sophomore in a new school in a completely different country it was rough at first, but you learn to adapt.
As a returning student seeking a bachelor 's degree in my fifties, married for thirty-three years, I returned to college when our second born went to first grade, to become a registered nurse. As a typical nurse, I tend to put my needs second. Therefore, I am working toward completing my degree. As I read chapter one in Malcolm Gladwell 's book, the Outliers, I do not agree with Malcolm’s philosophy. While I was growing up; my childhood experiences were not about having choices to practice my talents, but the want and need to be part of a family business.
A few weeks ago I went to tour a few colleges in Eastern Washington. I was expecting to like maybe a few and I thought I would fall in love with one, but I did not. I dislike the locations and just didn’t feel welcomed or like I would ever be able to call any of them home. I can not imagine myself living anywhere else in the entire world than Bellingham. The luxury of being able to go to the beach one day, and Mt.
With clear determination, I declined my scholarship and rescinded my acceptances to several prestigious universities. Instead, I registered for a prep program and paid my tuition to attend Marion Military Institute. My personal experience this past year has contributed to my own character development and integrity. I am resilient to setbacks, possess a strong ability to adjust and cope with the unexpected challenges in life. I have stayed dedicated to my goal of attending the Naval Academy and becoming a Naval Officer.
“When I went to college, I eventually went back to using my real name. All was well until I graduated and started looking for a job. Even though I had graduated with honors from UC-Berkley, I couldn’t get a single interview. I was guilty of being humanities major, but I began to suspect that there was more to my problems. After three months of rejections, I added “Julie” to re-sume.
When I first applied for college at YVCC my goal was to get a certificate as a medical assistant. But after attending two-quarter I talk to my advisor and we decide to change my goal and instead of just receiving a certificate I decided to take a step further and go the whole way. Therefore, my goal is to achieve my associate of applied science as a medical assistant. I have always had obstacles in my life since I was in high school, but I have always found the way out. To be honest, I never thought I would be able to graduate from high school or even get accepted to college, but after so many years I am achieving everything that I thought of as impossible.
Coming from BCT to my unit was a big change. You go from standard military bearing to a laid back informal style. I arrive to my unit in July of 2008, from that point until January 2010 was spent training for a deployment. Now there is nothing that can prepare you for a deployment. You can go through all the briefings and all the trainings you want but nothing will prepare you for it.
I still had no idea which field I wanted to go into after my first year and the enormous work load left me feeling thoroughly distressed. I had already acquired a £14,000 in student loans at this point with no clear career prospects. I therefore decided to take a gap year travelling and doing voluntary work whilst I reviewed options; one option which appealed to me was an apprenticeship. My Apprenticeship Experience I found out about the Business Admin Apprenticeship I’m currently doing whilst attending an event
One of the proudest moments of my life came in 2012 when I received my Associate of Arts degree and graduated as the class valedictorian. I realize that for some people earning a two year degree may seem like no big deal, but the fact that I did it while incarcerated at San Quentin made it extraordinary for me. Before coming to prison, I had failed at my two previous attempts at junior college without earning a single unit. It would take getting locked up and separated from society,before I 'd start to buckle down. I was 33-years old when I completed my first Coastline College course in Geology and received an A.
I had a test coming up on The American Revolution, I studied three hours to earn my first 100% on a college test. halfway through the year, we were assigned a research paper in the class. I chose the unit I had the most difficulty with because I wanted to have a greater
When I graduated from high school college did not cross my mind. I wanted to join the Marine Corps and serve my country for as long as I could because both my grandfather and uncle we’re both in the Navy. But since complications happened I ended up in Massasoit. I chose Massasoit because it has one of the best transferring programs and has the major I wanted to get into which is Early Childhood Education. When I applied for Massasoit I did not know much about community college, I just thought that it’ll be similar to highschool which is not at all I what I learned.
I didn’t know about the Naval Academy until just a couple years ago, so I had my heart set on becoming a police officer. Becoming a police officer meant that I could protect and serve my community, but becoming a Naval Officer means that I can protect and serve the entire United States. If I become a student of the United States Naval Academy, I would be fully prepared to serve my country and then when my time has been served, whether it be five years or twenty years, I would
I have chosen Janet Bodnar’s article The College Debt Trap for this unit’s discussion assignment. This is the third quarter that I am taking college classes. After I completed the process of applying and enrolling for on-line classes it was now time to figure out how I was going to finance my education. I never knew what a FAFSA was or what it meant. It took weeks to understand the process of applying for financial aid and luckily I now understand how it works.