I believe that I can handle the challenges, so completing this trip would give me the confidence and personal accomplishment of overcoming such emotional hardships. When I return it would mean so much to me to know that I made it to the place I’ve wanted to visit for so
It’s the first goal I am achieving towards going to college. Ever since I was six, I always wanted to pursue a better life. Meaning, college was the only destination for me to have a better life. Surely, I have to make my mother proud and I can’t wait to be the first one in the family to graduate college. However, my only choice is to thrive.
How do you plan to use your college education to make a difference in your community? As a hard-working high school senior my main focus is to pursue a higher education after high school and pursue going to college to study computer science. As a young adult I believe It is very important to keep developing as not only a student but also a person, I strongly believe that education is the key component to establishing a
The “hood” is often what downtown, Elizabeth NJ is labeled as. Children like me are doubted as many people seem to believe we will just become another statistic. My background has motivated to strive for success, proving those with agnosticism wrong. Seeing bodies strung out on the corner or laying on the sidewalk is a part of my everyday life. I’m not ashamed of where I come from as it has made me who I am today.
It was a warm spring morning in May when my mother and father headed to the hospital to give birth to a little girl. On May 18th, 1998 at 7:34 a.m. I, Allison Michelle Keitel, was born. A lot has changed in these past 18 years, but growing up in a time period between “the good old day” and technology was one of the best generations to live during. Getting to roll around in mud with my siblings and playing outside everyday was one of my favorite memories, however, my generation is also the first generation to grow up with technology. We were born in an era of change. All of the changes I have encountered in my 18 years of living have shaped me into the woman I am today. Since 1998, the perception of women has changed the most. Women have always had this pressure to have the “perfect” look, until our generation has been changing the way women feel forever.
I started listening to this audio in the car on my way to swim practice and I originally thought that it was going to be a boring and a monotone podcast. To my surprise, I quickly discovered that I was wrong. The way she introduces the story is very fascinating and thrilling. My car ride was only 10 minutes. When I finally was at the pool all I was thinking about at practice was getting to the car and pressing play again. I listened during the rest of the car ride and as soon as I got home I took a shower and then listened to the rest of first episode. I began to form the idea that he was an innocent kid that was wrongly judged due to stereotypical ideas. Most believe that every teen who do drugs is a thug. I do not do drugs, but I know many teens who do drugs but would never commit murder. The other stereotype they might have had was the fact that he was Muslim, and they may have not given him a fair case and that ties with racial profiling. It was easy for the judges to blame a teenage Muslim because it was just
The realization of who I am, motivated me to be a figure for those who need guidance. Since I will be attending college, I hope to, with my Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, become a therapist to lend a hand out to those who are
Accordingly, knowledge is highly important to me and getting a college education is an excellent place to start to obtain the knowledge of the world. Being a role model to a young child is undoubtedly a full-time job. My son looks up to me and I want to make him proud in everything that I do. I want him to look at me and say “if my mom can do it, so can I!” My son has always been my number one motivator in everything in life, including college.
When I was seven, I asked my mom why she had come to America from Ethiopia. She told me that she had come so that I could have things that she didn’t, get the education she couldn’t, and see and do things she wouldn’t. I told her that I was going to make her proud and even though I was seven, I was stubborn, and set my goals high and worked hard. I will forever remember my mother crying as I got my college acceptance letters. Now, as a junior at Old Dominion College as an international affairs major, I’m setting to make her proud again.
Just as with many of my previous academic moments it continued the drive I had already had. While my education continued to teach me valuable lessons and give me hands on experience I began to gain a stronger sense rooted in development and the protection of others by hopefully continuing my education at Loyola University Chicago in the Masters of Social Work/Masters of Arts in Social Justice Program which would give me the opportunity to not only eventually become a social worker with the Department of Social Services (DSS), with a school, or a guardian ad litem but to do that work effectively with the chance that would be afforded to me of an academic background steeped in social work as well as social justice teachings. This program in particular continues the undergraduate work and furthers my education on my path to my
It is not only my intellectual curiosity, but also my passion towards giving back to the community, that will lead me to success. As a UD honors student, I plan on joining organizations and performing volunteer work that I have done in high school. It will allow me to consolidate my musical and creative passions, while participating in new extracurricular activities pertaining to sports and community service. I believe that with the University of Delaware’s many opportunities, I can have the potential to become a strong leader and active member of the UD Honors community. The lessons that I have learned from working with these children will forever remain a part of me, as I hope to grow to be someone who will one day be able to change society, and will remind me to always dare to
In the next four years of my life at Furman, I plan to cultivate a spirit of discovery, collaboration, and civic engagement. Because Furman is a liberal arts institution I believe that there will be so many chances to discover things I have never even heard of before. I plan on joining multiple organizations including the Heller Service Corps and the Shucker Center for Student Leadership. I believe that being a part of both of these organizations will allow me to not only expand my horizons and learn new things but help people at the same time. I will also be able to discover amazing new things by studying abroad.
From a young age, my mama as well as my sisters have been so supportive of my dreams and aspirations. With so much hate floating about in the world towards women, especially African American women, I believe that it is my duty to take advantage of being able to get a higher education and excel in a field that many men dominate. Being an African American woman with great knowledge scares many people, and because there may be fear in them, they try to attack and belittle us with stereotypical comments that need to be left in the 20th century. Society’s comments towards most African American women like me, have not in any way hindered me from reaching for the stars, and that is why I believe I rock. My intended major is bioengineering.
Though I loved princesses, the color purple, and butterflies, I also loved Legos, wrestling, and reptiles. My enjoyment of things that were stereotypically for boys may have been due to spending a lot of time with my cousin, who is 5 years older than me. My parents were also ‘80s metal heads who were into hard rock, vampires, and horror movies. I took on a few of their gothic like interest and always insisted on being something evil for Halloween. I can’t remember ever being something like a princess or a fairy, unless it was dark and slightly scary.