The final reason that led me to college is to experience the" life of as a college student". I have learned that college is nothing compared to high school. Being a college student is not easy, it is about learning from others, learning how to become independent and following your dreams. I will continue to keep working hard and get myself a step closer each day to my dream career. To sum everything up college is an opportunity that not everyone has, so being able to attend college is a blessing that no one should take for granted.
I went to school and one of my Art professors noticed a change in me I explained to her how I lost my aunt and told me to see a therapist. I told her I had no time to stop I have to keep going on and finish out the semester. My English professor who was a cancer survivor was not that understanding. She told me “your
He was attending college, going to Alcoholics Anonymous several times a week, and hanging out with sober friends. I learned on the last day of my internship that he had died of an overdose. It made me feel really bad because he stopped coming for counseling and probably still needed
I managed to grasp the basic concepts of learning in grammar school only to succumb to the same people and pressures in high school. I achieved honor roll status in my freshman year of high school. Regardless, I fell off track puberty, peer pressure, and hardheadedness were my worst enemy. I conclude, moving out of my first foster home where I stayed for 13 years would satisfy my curiosities and mysteries of the street. Dr. Moorer states, "Like many of us, I thought I could fix my own problems."
The most difficult and challenging class that I have taken in college was Anatomy. At UIC, for pre-nursing students, a D in anatomy means an extra year of pre-requisites. After failing my first 2 exams, I gave up. I felt like my career in nursing was over. One day, after failing an exam, I went to see if I should drop the class.
Moving to North Carolina required me to leave everything and everyone I knew behind in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. I fell into a depression and had to work harder than usual to adjust to my new home and school. Eventually my life began to even out as I realized I needed to take care of my mother. My stepdad, a recovered alcoholic relapsed shortly after we moved to North Carolina which worsened my mother’s depression. Her depression had not ceased since we first moved to North Carolina until it reached its peak two weeks before my senior year started.
Luckily, I managed to land a job as a camp counselor, but something was still missing. Finally, I realized that I wanted to go back to school. Going back to school drastically changed my life. My work ethic, free time, and self – esteem have all changed my daily life for the better. When I was in high school I think it is safe to say I was a pretty good student.
I take things one step at a time, not rushing to finish anything. I going at the pace i’m able to work efficiently to complete my work to it’s best ability.For example when I was creating a project for someone I admired in my digital media computer class. I started to use this new computer program called illustrator and when I first began using the program it was very difficult but each day seeked help from my teacher .This shows how even though a first I didn’t know how to work the app. Day by day I work hard and took my time to exceed in my learning. Overall, This song describes me well as both an individual and a student in showing how I’m a very determined and hard-working student who never gives up when the going gets rough.
For the next two semesters, I worked hard and brought my GPA above a 3.0 which helped me regain my scholarship. This ties into my personal history because according to philosopher George Santayana, “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” Now that I know what happens when I do not put in work and what happens when I put in work, I know better now and will always keep it in the back of my mind that even when the going gets tough, I have already had my one mistake and it only gets better from here onward. Also, this gives the admission committee something to always hold me to because knowing a person’s personal history is an indicator for future behavior and
The thing that I think will be most beneficial to my career as an actuary though is not something that was learned through a class. The most important thing I’ve learned during my time in college has been that reaching out to people for help does not make one weak. In fact, I’d say that the people that are the quickest to acknowledge their weaknesses and seek the assistance they need are the ones that will be the most effective in their careers. Specifically in the actuarial field, it seems that people don’t see the value of using the wisdom of elders. During my last internship, though, I found that people were very ready to help with anything I needed.
My semester here at USC has been a smooth transition however I have overcame challenges. Being an only child I 've become comfortable with doing things on my own and not being open to working with others. Not realizing this would hinder my way of learning I was not always one to study in groups but deciding to try it out this semester proved to produce tremendous outcomes! Through my first semester here at USC I found that I benefit more from studying in groups and that I retain the information a lot better than if I were to study alone. This semester, I 've also had to come to terms with the reality of the college work load.
Finding motivation to attend college is easy, keeping the motivation to finish is the difficult part. I decided to enroll in college to earn my Bachelor’s degree in Business with a concentration in Finance. I hope that the degree will give me the opportunity to apply for a better position within the organization that I currently work for. A secondary goal of returning to school is to demonstrate to my son that attending college is required for many jobs and that returning to school as an adult has various difficult challenges. I have been working for the past nine years as an Assistant Financial Officer and am highly competent at my job.
Needless to say, I am not the typical age of a college student. However, I had always told myself that I would someday re enroll, earn a degree, and graduate so that I could be a prime example for my four children as to what never giving up looks like. I believe this college would enable me to earn a degree without taking on a heavy financial burden. In addition, I appreciate the flexible structure of programs which would fit into my current lifestyle as a busy mom. And, I definitely love the maturer yet diverse environment the school has to offer.
Throughout the years I have been a hard worker, if I start a job I finish it (unless something serious gets in the way) I am dedicated to what I love and I love learning new things. For the past four years I have been attending Valley High School and I love it! This school has taught me how to be a better person, how to be a leader, and how to stand up for what I believe in. I would love to be able to continue my education, it means a great amount to me! My family isn’t extremely wealthy, I was raised to be independent, that means I will be paying for my own education.
Attending a high school with such a high level of academic rigor has previewed the amount of dedication that is required for me to succeed in college. Moving to a new place came with its struggles, but now that I have already experienced those struggles once, I won’t have any to make the transition this time. My entire high school experience has set me up to be prepared for and successful in college, and I am confident that in college I will only continue to improve as a student without any troubles along the