The past two years I have worked to come out of my comfort zone and try new things. This lead me to many clubs and extracurricular activities that I know enjoy. For example, I am an active member of the FPC band. I have met a lot of new people being in that club that helped inspire me to make a bigger impact in my community. As I begin volunteering more time outside of school I realized how much I enjoyed dedicating my time to help those around me. Motivating others to do the same then became my goal for my future.
Considering your lifetime goals, discuss how your current and future academic and extra-curricular activities might help you achieve your goals.
Throughout my high school career, I was forced into many situations where I was challenged to connect with my peers and serve as a role model for future students. Whether it be my involvement in the school marching band, or helping students in community tutoring sessions, I have always made it my goal to better the people around me through my own efforts. Throughout my high school career, I have put forth my best effort to connect with my peers, transform individuals, and make a difference in my community.
When I first graduated high school I thought I wanted to be a pilot to fly airplanes, so I signed up to attend classes at Kishwaukee College located in DeKalb. ECC helped me sing up for classes at an in district rate because Elgin could not offer the courses that I wanted to me. During the first semester I found out that I did not want to become a pilot anymore and that I would be happier if I changed and focused on computer science. The advisors helped me schedule classes back at ECC for computer science then next semester. During the last year and a half at ECC I have been able to start fulfilling my education goals by getting a good education and find out what I want to go to college for. The college has helped me in many ways not only with my education. One example of this is I have been able to work the whole time that I have been attending classes. This allowed me to save enough money that now when I transfer to NIU in January with my associates degree, I will be able to pay for it in full without taking out student loans. This was one of my fears be for going into college was that I was going to be in debt after. ECC has helped my accomplish at least two of my goals while I was here, get a good education and not have to take out a student loan. The college has also giving me the opportunity to meet some of my best friends and mentors while in attendants
Growing up in a big family can be a bit overwhelming at times. Living in a small town where everyone knows you according to your last name creates an image of who and what you’re expected to be like. We are often judged on our looks, what we wear, how we talk, who we are friends with and who we are related to. Being shy is described as being nervous in front of other people and being self-conscious. Self-confidence can be an important aspect in the lives of many people, yet so many of them struggle to find it.
Even if community colleges are getting more money, it is the student’s job to be committed and focus on their education. Students play an import role in raising the graduation rate because the numbers won’t go up no matter how much we are funded if the students aren’t committed. Everyone has a perspective on school, some students will try really hard while others just don’t care. In the Article “How to Escape the Community College Trap” by Hulbert we met with Daquan Mcgee. He was in prison for two years before going to community colleges. His past forces him to go to school full time, get a job and meet with an advisor every week and despite that he got a degree in less than 3 years. He is truly inspiring because if he can do all that and still get a degree what is stopping me from doing the same. If I want to be successful I have to be committed, even if the odds are against me. I still have to try my very best because you miss all the shots you don’t take. Of course just because community colleges aren’t funded more than they should be, they still have great programs to help students to be more successful. In the article Daquan was part of the ASAP program which gave him an advisor for his time in school that would help him and motivate him. Massasoit also has great programs to help student like us but again it is up to us the students whether or not to be
Through the experience of working as youth leader for freshman connection I have grown as a better leader. To help incoming freshman was incredible experience for me. I joined freshman connection to serve school and defiantly to get knowledge and team building skills out of it, so that it can help me make my college experience better. I think I have achieved all the goals that I wanted to through working as youth leader. Additionally, not only that but also to work on community service project on bullying has really allowed me to serve as teacher helper. I liked how I was able to assist student to make poster on bullying. It was fantastic experience to help students in class to come up with ideas on how they can serve through different ways
Depict me; a full-time CSR, Mother, and wife. I have always wanted to go back to college, even after I dropped out, in 2010. I have always aspired to be a Network and Technology Manager. My dreams has been put on the back burner because of my priorities. Now, my priorities have changed, so now I can finish what I have started.
University of North Dakota is a perfect fit for me. I have always dreamed of getting my Master in Public Administration, and now my dream could come true. I aspire for big things, not just for the future, but for right now. I want to make a difference for my community and for this world. I know there are steps in this process, but I will do whatever it takes for me to get there. I am interested in the University of North Dakota because I love the state. I have family and friends in the state and my fiancée and I are considering moving to North Dakota in the future. North Dakota is becoming more of a place for opportunity and I would love to jump on the bandwagon.
I am applying to UA Early College because I know it will be very beneficial for me. I think UA Early College will help me meet my college goals because I know this program will challenge me and give the necessary qualities of a great scholar. I hope this program will lead me to the road of success by providing me with useful tips and skills about college. I believe you all will help me carry out my college goals by guiding me in the right path and giving me the strength I need to do well in my studies. This program will also help me gain scholarships to use towards the college of my dreams. I feel as if this program will better myself as a student; to do better in life; and seek the highest ideals for myself. Along with that, I plan to use
Attending Georgia Military College helps students prepare themselves for the future. Georgia Military College organization makes students consider the future, while they successfully grow toward graduating. As I continue to attend college and dedicatedly work towards the future, it is up to me to decide the goals that I am striving to work for, whether they are college, career, or lifetime goals. All goals have to be worked for, which means that they are certain tasks that have to be completed in order to pursue those goals. Quite frankly, college requires a lot of work, however, students should put their goals in perspective so that they can achieve them in college successfully. Setting goals as a college student has helped shaped my
Three years ago, my life took a turn for the better. I moved from Virginia to North Carolina after my freshman year and it was one of the best things I have ever done for myself. Throughout my transition of moving and living in North Carolina with my family, I have reached my full potential and have thrived in my academics. I have pushed myself to be the best of my ability in my academics. I am also an active member of my community through spending my time volunteering in many different forms.
When I was seventeen I worked at a fast food restaurant called Tim Hortons. It was my second job and I surprisingly didn’t hate it. Actually, I really quite enjoyed the people that I worked with. During school days I would work the evening shift, which was from 2 P.M. to 10 P.M. Then on the weekends I would work in the morning from 6 A.M. to 2 P.M.. Tim Hortons being known for its coffee and doughnuts was it’s busiest during the morning hours. So, to help out during the busy weekend mornings, the storeowner would also come in and work. Though the storeowner was a relatively nice guy, he had a tendency to be quite a jerk when things didn’t go exactly how he wanted. One morning I really had the chance to see his lack of professionalism in the work place and his lack of leadership skills.
It helped me to achieve all that I have today. If not for the many lessons I have learned whether positive or negative I would not be here today. From those experience I molded and shaped myself into the individual I wanted to be. Although, the majority of my school career is scattered over different schools. I think my wide array of experience is key to my diverse personality and my ability to adjust to environment quickly. Through these experiences I have learned how to deal with peers and superiors. I would say that my experience has prepared me for society and the working
The past four years of my life hold both my highest of highs and my lowest of lows. High school can be a very awkward time period in a person’s life. Four years ago, I made the intimidating switch from St. Mary’s School to Algoma High School. There were certain aspects of high school which made me nervous, but academics was not one of them. I learned how to be a responsible student in my earlier years, and school had always come relatively easy to me. As high school went on, the workload grew, but I also grew, so I was perfectly capable of keeping up with the work. This type of growth came rather easy to me. It was important for me to have one thing I could be confident with through all of the drama and chaos in my life.