College costs a lot of money. The chance of being unsuccessful after college is low but still there. Even with these facts, college is worth it for me. In my mind, college isn 't even an option. The goals are that I must go to college, learn as much as I can, and do what I love to do for the rest of my life.
I had graduated high school convinced I was going to be an accomplished architect. Knowing this was my goal; I applied to, and attended Roger Williams University. However, I quickly learned architecture was not the career meant for me. My grades were fine and I was doing really well in my classes, but in the back of my mind I couldn’t imagine not working
Right now, I am in college trying to get my degree (obviously) so I can improve the quality of my life. I am trying to understand who I am as person while also trying to mature. This is a very stressful time for me as I am a person who keeps to myself and struggle in showing my true identity. Although for the most part I like it here, you know living on my own, being able to do what I want when I want ; pretty much all the freedoms I get from being here at college. Without a doubt though, I miss being home.
Imagine the feeling of graduating college and finally getting the job you’ve always dreamed of. So to me, college is worth it. Yes, it will suck to pay for everything and study for tests or lose much-needed sleep, but I know I won’t regret not going to college and not getting my dream job. I will go to college and be successful. I will work hard to earn my job and earn my
I realize that not everything will work out the way I want it to all of the time but that does not mean I have failed. I learned how to not rely on other people and how to get things done when it matters most. The last thing I learned is more effort equals better results. These realizations will all help me as I journey from high school into college and eventually into adulthood. Working toward my goal of opening my own orthopedic doctor’s office, I will be constantly be facing challenges like the ones I am facing right now.
When I originally came to Eckerd College, I was super excited and nervous about leaving home and coming to new area. Also, I was super nervous about not knowing my major. I was in between a couple of majors and couldn’t decide because everything interested me. I also was super nervous about not being able to make a 4 year plan once I did pick a major. But once I got here my peer mentors guided me and helped calm me down when I picked my first classes.
The year and a half I spent after high school wondering what I should do with my life was a pretty low point in my life. I was confused and most of the time thought poorly of myself. College has helped re-invigorate me and helped me see my self-worth again. Going to class and seeing myself succeed made me feel better than I had in quite a while. Then finding a career that I am excited about has helped me be eager for what the future holds.
Managing your time can be very difficult and often stressful. Especially when transitioning from high school to college since most of us are starting our first part time job. In college, students are struggling to balance school, studying, a part-time job, family, and friends. There will be times where you want to hold off studying and go hang out and party with your friends but you should remember that your academic work should always come first when prioritizing your time. Friends and family will understand that your focus as of now is your education.
As a student and as a person I had found fulfillment in learning and have since lost that fulfillment I used to find. Many of my goals are based in education, it has been my dream to, eventually, be the namesake of a college that will advance world education even further. Knowledge is the most important aspect of my life. In my current school situation it feels like I 'm going through the motions day to day. Work at my school is not very difficult and I feel like I could be involved in classes far ahead of
School School has always been my escape; it is a way for me to leave reality and be productive in something I am sure will one day change my life entirely. Graduating from high school was a step I was always afraid off, I was aware of college was around the corner and I was not sure how I would come up with the money to pursue my career in Marketing and Graphic Design. Financially, I had no help, whether it was from the college I decided to attend or from my parents. I concluded that the only way for me to attend higher education, was to pay out of pocket, as no matter how hard I attempted to search and apply for undocumented/DACA student scholarships, I was never awarded any. As a young child, I have enjoyed the idea of selling products