Throughout my last two years of high school, I constantly struggled to determine my college and career goals. I always knew that I intended to obtain a career that involved service to others and my community, yet I could never envision a career that captivated my interest. My high school education and applying to college were never crucial concerns to me during the time. During the summer of sophomore year, leading into my junior year, my father had passed away unexpectedly, leaving my mother to raise me and my two younger brothers on her own. Since I am the eldest of my family, I gained more responsibility for my brothers. These duties included guiding them emotionally through our loss as well as assisting them in all of their school assignments and other tasks while my mother was at work. During that time, High school for me became a dismal confinement that restricted me from coping with this adversity. I abandoned all interest that I previously had for school, and directed my attention towards enduring each day at a time. By the ending of my junior year, I recognized that I had become a parental figure to my brothers. I scheduled my time …show more content…
This decision was also determined due to the generous financial assistance that the school had offered me. No other school had offered me as much scholarships, and I wanted to ensure that the cost of attending college had no additional burden on my family that I knew my absence from them already would. After committing to Seattle University, I ignored my imminent departure from my family and friends and enjoyed the rapid conclusion of senior year. For me, graduation not only represented my liberation from endless days of mandated instruction, but also the independence to navigate my life. This invigorating sense of independence initiated my ambition to strive towards my own individual
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
Getting involved means being apart of something more, having the chance to met different people, helping out the community, but its also means learning more about who you are as a person. Starting off at Washburn University I plan to get involved right away, in activities or clubs that would help my academically and socially like the Hispanic club , Freethinkers and French club. I will set goals for myself and achieve them, some small some big. One goal I am pursuing right now is learning french and Portuguese, i plan on going to Brazil next year. School goals, are turning in my work on time, stay focused on any task that is given to me, making sure I understand what i need to do and how to do it.
Waves of nausea and dread swept over me as I contemplated the true extent of my failure to convince my parents. After working for three long years toward the exalted senior year, I was stripped of my illustrious power as a reigning senior in one horrifying instant. I would not be the aloof, superior by default senior; I would be the nervous, disoriented new kid with no friends and no idea where my next class was. In a few short weeks, everything in our house would be packed up, as would my life in
My life and journey towards Cornell has been one characterized by struggle. Throughout my childhood, I was raised in two families which highly valued critical thinking and education. As such, I was always expected to ask “Why?” “Why?” was the question that could bring me an education. “Why?” could help me learn more about my surroundings and how I could improve them. I also asked that question when my mother and birth father divorced.
Lots of the support and motivation that I received through family and friends assisted me in achieving my goal, which was Graduating with AA in Early Childhood Education. Once again my mom and now my husband along with my children were going to be my support system to be able to achieve my goal to Graduate with my B.A in Liberal Studies. I want to be an Elementary
During my first year at Florida State University my goal is to broaden my perspectives and become open to new ideas and thinking that differs from mine. I plan to push the boundaries of my comfort zone by participating and becoming involved in activities that I normally wouldn 't. My hope is that by l challenging myself I will benefit by being an improved problem solver and an exceptional communicator that will benefit me in my future.
When beginning my college search, the three keywords that I based my search on were: Catholic, liberal arts, and California. Each of these aspects holds a great deal of significance to me because I hope to continue my Catholic education and nurture my faith. I also want to focus my studies in the field of education because I aspire to be an elementary school teacher and would like to attend college in-state to be able to visit my family often because they are a very important part of my life. With these aspects in mind, the college search engines gave me extensive lists of colleges, but Saint Mary’s College was always one of the top five matches on the lists and also the one that appeared the most frequently among the different search engines
The Honors College path has five different pathways which include: undergraduate research, study aboard, service learning, internships, and campus leadership. The two pathways that I will incorporate into my four years here at Western are service learning and internships. I have a love for helping the people not only in my community, but anywhere I can help. For my major, I will have to do internships and clinical rotations to obtain my degree. Even though I am only choosing two, I believe that they all may cross my path in the four years here at Western.
Before I began looking for colleges Syracuse to me was just a school with a really good Basketball team. But, I didn 't become interested in Syracuse University as a school until when I first started looking for colleges of my liking. Throughout my search for colleges, Syracuse was a school that stuck, it had everything I was looking for: top of the line education as well as a great business program in the Whitman School of Management. Sparked by my interest in Syracuse I prompted my guidance counselor to plan a trip to visit while in my junior year. When I visited the college I first noticed how gorgeous the campus was.
Also, I was able to attend a year in college back in my hometown, The Philippines, and during my time there, my goal was just to graduate and finish college. However, my goal turned into a dream that put me motivated to reach it when I experienced a life-changing event. In this particular event, my department was assigned to be one of the hosts of the program ran by my school, which is "The feeding Program.” It is an event that supports children who were struck with extreme poverty. I helped with organizing the event; there were fun games and food for everyone.
It was important for me to continue my education, especially in this field as it has always been a dream of mine. In my family neither of my parents attended college, through the years I have watched them do jobs they hated so me and my siblings could be successful. As I got older my brother attended college, be prospered and graduated in four years. He now has a steady job and
The first half of this semester was swift and I can’t believe how fast it passed by. College is a whole new world for me that I had never imagined with a lot of new experiences that I hope will shift me into a better and smarter person. There are more things I can do in college that I would have never dared to do in high school and I am happy for these new freedoms. I am able to eat in class, leave class without asking and they don’t care if I pay attention or not. My high school teachers would always tell me to wait for the bell, sometimes would not let me leave and if I did not pay attention they would yell.
The college process was diffficult for me and to be quite honest, I was very close to giving up on the college dream. Then i found bennington college, a school that sounded too good to be true, I was more than thrilled when i realised that it had everything that i ever wanted, it was a calm and beautiful liberal arts campus that offers unique and different courses. even amongst the top liberal art schools in the country, on the surface its has a tightknit campus community, incredible resources per student, small classes, and experienced teachers. But more critically, the bennington "spirit" is incredible. There just seems to be something special about this school,
Prompt Two People will tell you that senior year will fly by, and that it’ll be gone before you know it. They’ll say that it’s a glorious time full of friendship and comradery, and that you’re supposed to enjoy it. Meanwhile, you’ve got the ACT, extracurriculars, a meager hope for a social life, and the ever-present threat of school on your doorstep. At first, one might wonder why people consider it different from the first three years.