That was my motivation, that made me graduate high school and enroll myself at College of Saint Elizabeth. I decided to attend college because I knew that, that would make my parents happy. I knew that furthering my education would mean a lot to them, not only because they didn’t get the chance to do so, but because that was the main reason to why they had moved to the U.S. Another reason to why I decided to go on this adventure to college, is because I have younger siblings who look up to me, I always tell them to focus, work hard, and to keep their eyes on the prize. They dream of a healthy future, it would be a slap for them if I
By getting accepted as a Coolidge I will have the mentoring experience that I have always wished for. I will also get to become an impregnable leader through the training program. This is important because to improve a community one has to be an exemplary leader first. Furthermore, I would love to become a greater leader because currently in my generation, regrettably, only one member has gone to college. My parents unfortunately did not even get a full elementary education because of this I see on a daily basis how a life without proper education is like.
At the age of fourteen, I was accepted into an Early College High School that has allowed me to take dual credit courses since my freshman year of high school. By the time I graduate high school, I will already have my college associate degree that I will have earned through my hard work and dedication. Even though I went through a lot at such a young age, it has shaped me in every possible way. I was exposed to a whole different language and culture, but I was able to succeed through my strong desire of success and dedication. I am thankful for every challenge that I had to go through because if it was not for them, I would not be the person I am
Once I got married, and had children, all that changed. I was then able to go to college, and get the financial help I needed. I do not take this for granted. I know I will be one of the lucky few who experience upward social mobility, once I graduate and start working. This means my children will live a much different life than I did.
One thing they did pound hard on me though is that I will stay in school and graduate with a degree of some sort. They believe education is key to a successful life, and I agree. After praying about it and talking it over more with my family/friends, I decided Athletic Training was not for me. The new question that arose was "what is for me then?" Growing up I always loved to be around other people and especially children.
Although I always dependent on myself in middle and high school on my academic, I still had my family with me in the same house or within my reach whenever I wanted to have someone close to me. Because of my decision to attend an university that is away from home, I can actually say what homesick actually feel like but also understand what it means to be responsible for oneself. As a student, there are times when stress kicks in hard but I know that I can only count myself to go through these inner challenges and motivate myself to success. Just like how Charlotte saw the potentials in women’s abilities, I believed that I can get through these next few years to received my undergraduate degree while gaining life knowledge and skills throughout the journey. Currently, I have one main job and that
So I took inspiration from all the help I was given and am now a mentor for a new grade 10. On top of meeting my mentor during lunch-time mentorship events, I make the effort to contact my mentee after school and have meaningful conversations with him. He may not have any specific struggles or questions about school, but the simple act of talking with him gives him the confidence that he can talk to me no matter the circumstance. Through this mentoring, I hope I have made my mentee’s transition easier but more importantly, I hope he follows in my steps by taking inspiration and becoming a new mentor next
Why College Education is Important to Me By Kayte Forrester I made it a goal for myself to be the first in my family to attend college. After a really bad day at work as a CNA, I finally just signed up and said I’m going to do better for myself. I want a career that has a steady future, something that is financially secure, but most important having a college degree is going to give me a big leap in self-esteem. Getting a college education is going to open a whole new world of opportunities for me. I’ve worked many jobs, from waitressing, cashier, and now nursing assisting.
We all look forward to the day of graduation and the day we turn our dreams to reality some find it easy and some find it difficult. I remember being in high school two years ago and thinking about what I wanted to do after graduation as to -- whether I should go straight to nursing school or start off at a community college to eventually transfer to a four year university. In life, lots of students come across transitioning from high school to college to become successful in life and to achieve their goals. Some people find it easy or difficult to transition from high school to college. The reason for this is people fail to realize that high school is way different than college.
Every individual needs a dream to live the life happily. To fulfill the condition of happiness; Education is one of the answer to embrace and advance that dream of the people. It is, therefore, the responsibility of government of the day to give space for study, parent to educate their own children and more importantly it is individual who have to tussle to educate oneself. Most students study at schools, or universities in their countries, yet every year hundreds of people continue to go, and pursue their studies outside their countries. Students who are eager to study abroad, because they feel that studying abroad is better than studying in local universities in their countries.
Both articles are giving tips to the students who want success in the college. however, it was different tips for students because in the article, "Taking Notes: 5 College Success Tips" it was about the student 's note taking and review and edit the note after the class. In the other article, " A Professor 's Pointers for Success in College: 21 Easy-to- Follow Tips", the author gave 21 tips such as turn in all assignments, stay on top of your work, etc. for students’ success in College. I found a tip "Don 't be anonymous" in the article, "A Professor 's Pointers for Success in College: 21 Easy-to- Follow Tips", that was the most accurate in my experience.
When I received my acceptance letter from the School of Social Work, I was excited and had prepared myself for this higher learner program. I did not know what to expect, but I was determined to finish this program. I had made a choice to prioritize my life, so that my studies would not be affected and it was an effective measurement for me. There were days that giving up seemed easier, but my will and determination would not allow me to quit. In fact, I had surprised myself by achieving and maintaining a 3.0 GPA and currently two classes away from a minor in Sociology.
For the first time in my life, I realized that learning could be about me and my interests, about who I was,” (Paul) a student said. I myself have made a connection with my major, which is art. It took me a few tries to figure out what type of career I can work in and enjoy. My first year in college we did an assignment that helped us determine what jobs fit our personality. I could see how many people really didn’t know what they wanted to do in high school, but after spending some time in college they find that path much easier.
Clayton – you deciding to go to college is the same reason I decided to go. I do well at the job I am at, but I am limited as to how far I can move up. Getting my degree will help me find something else in a different field and make more money. The short story “Everyday Use” reminds me of my mother because she did not go to school passed eighth grade. This did not keep her from going after what she wanted and it made her push me, and my two siblings to graduate high school.
My life has been a struggle at times, but my hard work, self-confidence, and eternal passion for my education and my community will outstandingly prepare me to be a successful member of this community at East Carolina University. I have had many different educational experiences that I feel have been beneficial for me. These things include Advance Placement and Honors classes, clubs, and volunteering for different organizations. I am a hardworking and challenging student, who likes to take Advance Placement and Honors classes and challenge herself. I have taken 3 AP classes previously, and currently enrolled in 2 for senior year of high school.