During my senior year at federal way high school I was allowed to participate in the running start program at Highline Community College. Although I was only in the program for one quarter I continued attending Highline for another six quarters. Regretfully I also began to work and soon started to fail my classes. So I decided to work full time and put my education on hold for the time. After working a few different places and being laid off I soon decided it was time to look toward my future.
In the beginning of the semester I set out four objectives that I was on a quest to achieving and conquering by the end of this spring semester. I could have set simple objectives that I would have achieved within the first two weeks of being an intern, but I really wanted to push myself a bit harder. My whole reasoning behind accepting the internship at Heartland Living and Rehabilitation facility was to get clinical hours with the patients that come in for short and long-term care. I did not know that being an Intern at Heartland would challenge me in ways I would have never imagined.
Nursing is a hard profession; as well as, a very rewarding profession. Nursing is not only the skills you learn in school, such as, putting in an IV, pathophysiology or assessment of the patient, but it also requires empathy and compassion. This career is not for everyone. What persuaded me to become a nurse is when I was four years old I was diagnosed with Leukemia ALL, this changed my life for the next three years, while I was getting treatment for my cancer. I would be around nurses and doctors twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week during this time.
I re-took a chemistry course this summer that I originally had taken during my first semester of college. I wanted to re-take this course (along with several other courses I’ve taken this summer and this fall term) specifically to improve my GPA and to prove to myself that I could handle the course requirements during Plebe year at the Academy. During the first exam for this class, I was out of town with my family but my professor gave me permission to take the exam online. Before taking this exam my parents said that I should cheat on the exam and that if I didn’t I was naïve. They even tried to argue that most students, even at service academies, cheat on exams.
Up until my junior year of high school, I didn’t know what type of surgeon I wanted to be. I was assigned a junior project, where I researched schools, and most importantly my career plans. That’s when I decided that a reconstructive plastic surgeon is what I wanted to become. I am a perfectionist and I like to take my time so that I can take pride in my work.
Ever since I had a job, I’ve been putting half of my earnings from every paycheck towards my college savings; the other half goes towards making sure me and my brother have adequate food, clothing, and whatever else we need that my parents can’t
For me choosing my major it was very difficult, and it took some time to finally decide what I wanted it to be. Choosing a major took me about 2 years to decide one. It all started my senior year in high school, and I didn’t finally decide until I was already in my 2nd year of college. I had many different people influence my decision, but ultimately it was own decision and to this day I’m happy with my choice. The path that I took to choose my major started my
It took me a whole year in college to realize that firefighting was something I did not want to pursue. Desperately looking for a new major, I started to consider teaching, but purely for selfish reasons. However, somewhere during my second year of college, there was a significant spark that led me to want to pursue teaching for a different reason. In high school, sports were everything, maintaining a good GPA was crucial.
After a few years in the workforce, I realized that I must not spend any more of my youth on entry-level jobs that hold little to no meaning to me. Now is the time to advance myself and to explore endless possibilities with the right education. Therefore, I enrolled myself in Sinclair Community College. Every day, Sinclair astounds me with their commitment to prepare students for a bright future. Choosing a major is stressful but I must have a clear path to the finish line.
but I ended up with the same grades as the previous term. Thus, my mother decided that I will change my school the next year so for me to transfer I had to really work hard in the last term, term 3, so I can get accepted as an 11th grader. For the next two months that was left of the school year, I stayed up late to study and went to my teachers to seek help. I was eager to show everyone that I can pass this school year.
I know that this program will be a very useful help in being college ready when I start in the fall and not being sure in what I have to and don’t have to do. Describe a personal challenge or adversity you’ve experienced and how you were able to overcome that obstacle (provide specific steps that were necessary) A personal challenge that I have experienced had to do with my whole family. My parents and my brother came to the United States to search for a better lifestyle like a lot of immigrants do. Along the way my mom had me, my twin sister, and my little sister and they decided to become US residents.
After a pause of almost 25 years, I am returning to the college classroom and to say that there are mixed emotions would be an understatement. Sure, I’m excited to start but also a bit fearful if I’m being honest. I’ve worked for large and international companies during this time but getting back to college has always been a goal of mine. No time like the present I guess!
Throughout my high school career, I extended every effort to reach the point when I was ready to apply for college. I planned for over a year so that I could to move into my own apartment by my eighteenth birthday and ensure stability for myself. I committed myself to my school work, sometimes staying up past midnight to finish assignments. After school, I went to my job and put in everything I had left in order to support myself and provide for a better future. I’ve given every ounce of effort that I have trying to reach this point, and I know that I deserve to be admitted.
Once I learned what is required of me, I enjoy doing it without someone standing over me this makes me nervous. I enjoy multitasking in order to get things done in a timely matter. Confluence One of the risk I have taken was leaving publixs a company I was with for 17 years that was very scary leaving . Now my new job is collection which is a challenge now I 'm on the phone with customers instead of seeing them face to face when I was with publix
However, my parents worried that I may dismiss my education for money. After discussing the matter though, it was agreed I would keep my job to pay for college. Having a job though had a big impact on my life, it motivated me to pursue a career, and go to college. Similar to many people my age, I was uncertain with what I wanted to do, or study in college. My original plan was to take a gap year between high school, and college where I could work while saving money for school, yet think about a career path.