My father flew over one month before I was scheduled to; he planned on getting everything situated by finding a job and a place for us to live. Even with all the American movies I watched, my favorite being Batman, I only had a vague idea of what it would be like to live there. My mother would tell me, taking advantage of my young guilble mind, that I would love it, make a
In May 2013, I was awarded a Bachelor degree of Science in Management Information Systems from KFUPM. When I look back to my journey to achieve that B.S., I see an amazing adventure, full with extensive learning, experience and personal achievements. Since the beginning of my B.S journey, I faced major obstacles that strengthened my personality, gave me confidence, and a great deal of experience. I had to work in several low salary jobs while struggling to maintain my collage studies. In some days, I worked for 18 hours a day, and that was the case until September 2006, where I was hired in a decent full-time job at KFUPM.
he Progressive Historical Narrative It had been a few weeks since I dropped out of college. Sometimes I wonder why I didn’t finish and kept going until I finally could graduate, but it put me under so much pressure I couldn’t take it anymore. I also felt like the profession I was prepared for would have no meaning to me in my later life. With that thought in my head I walked into the cafe where I met my friend Chandler Owen. We had to talk about business.
I held interviews and hired over twenty associates for the season, my team and I completely revamped the stock room. We did everything, from the front door to the back door. I worked 70-80-hour work weeks for almost three weeks, to get the store ready for the season and for a regional visit. Well, when my boss came in she was amazed at the progress. My Regional Manager came in a few hours later and had nothing positive to say.
Rajvir Bhullar, my dad, was 22 years old when he came to America. In India, it is very common to send the oldest kid abroad, so my grandparents made the heavy decision to send my dad. My dad, not knowing much, agreed with their decision. After getting his visa, he booked a flight and traveled 19 hours to the other side of the world. He had absolutely no idea what he would encounter in America, but he was up for the challenge.
We finally got to Winston-Salem after 2 hours of a long drive. When we pulled up to our new home it was bigger then the last one, I was happy that I moved to Winston, but the only thing was that I didn 't want to go to my new school because I knew no one there and it was going to be very awkward, but when I went the next day it wasn 't that bad, I made new friends so, I wasn 't so lonely. My mom went to work while I was at school. She said that she was glad that she took this job and she doesn 't regret it at all and I was really happy for her. The rest of that day, we explored the places that are in Winston.
I had no other option than to interact with people, so for the next hour I went shop to shop trying to find someone who could guide me home; I explained that I spoke basic Arabic and needed to get to Webda. After an hour, I was able to find my way and walked in as my host mom was just about to call my resident director to report the incident. My host father immediately let out a laugh of relief and was surprised that I found my way home. They teased me for being able to get home and called me “muktashef’, which means explorer. My host family was relieved to see me, but also proud that I somehow was able to find my way
How to Save A Life Mandy kalinowski grow up unwanted, raised by a mother who never intended on having kids. Mandy was determined to create a better life for her baby. But giving up a child is not that easy. Mandy faces many challenges along the way, she learns what it fells like to be loved, what it fells like to love, and most of all how to trust. Jill MacSweeney wanted more than anything to go back in time to before her dad was dead.
The Honor Society helped me stay motivated while enrolled in the Washington State University (WSU) Mechanical Engineering Program. I made the decision to go back to school and earn my Mechanical Engineering degree. It was a difficult decision at the time as I was working fulltime as a CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Programmer in the aerospace industry and my husband and I had just had a baby. I realized that engineering was my passion and I would do whatever it took to earn the degree. I had already completed the course requirements for the first two years of the mechanical engineering program and decided to quit my job and go back to school fulltime.
My last month in Malaysia was spent saying goodbyes and arranging meetings with relatives and friends before I became half a world away from everything I know and love. Soon enough, the awaited flight to America came and 30 hours later my family arrived at the doorstep of our new world and opened to door to our new lives. After an amazing summer of travelling and binging on Netflix, the moment of dread finally
After we moved I learned about Amelia Earhart in school and decided that I wanted to become a pilot and travel the world. Two years later we moved back up to Oregon but more towards Portland this time. A little while later I my mom told me that I was very good at arguing and that I should be on the debate team. After that I found out that lawyers have a big salary
Since then, I have longed to work on something so amazing with a team that is able to accomplish so much. My sophomore year of high school, I began searching for an internship in the aerospace industry. Although I was told I had no chance since I was only fifteen, I refused to be dissuaded. Through a friend, I was introduced to and interviewed by the head of the Business Incubator Program at the University of Central Florida. She referred me to an aerospace company called Earthrise Space Foundation and recommended to its owner that he offer me an internship.
Talking in front of people was never “my thing” and even having conversations was hard for me. After experiencing more than one opportunity slip past me, I knew I didn’t want to be like this anymore. Even now, my past still haunts me. However, that is overshadowed by my promise to change in highschool. Primary and middle school doesn’t matter anymore; what matters is now and the future.
Scholarship statement “Welcome to Los Angeles. It’s now 5:45 P.M. We hope you enjoyed your flight...” I still remembered this announcement vividly when my family takes our first step in America. That was a meaningful day when our American dream came true, but we all knew there would be a lot of challenges and difficulties waiting us ahead. One year living in America required lots of effort from my family. My parents cannot speak English, and they are almost sixty years old which make it even harder for them to find a job in California.
Moving from one school to another is hard but moving from one continent to another is harder. At the age of 11, my mom and stepdad gathered up all our stuff and flew my family to the USA. I had to leave everything behind and live this new life. I was very nervous to start my first day of seventh grade in Sherrard Jr. High but the people here were very welcoming. Years passed by and I turned into a high school freshman; I’ve made friends and joined multiple clubs and organizations.