Two years ago, I was selected to attend Pearson College UWC, a school with students from over eighty different countries. It was here than I honed my leadership skills and developed an appreciation for our global community through listening to speakers and through dialogue with my peers. In addition, I further engaged in the outdoors and sustainability. I run the Cross-Training fitness group on campus, as well as being a Kayak Leader. Using the skills I have developed through the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold Award, I lead hikes and camping expeditions at my school.
I will help motivate my peers to take on more community and school service projects. I am not afraid to break out of my comfort zone to benefit those around me. The past two years I have worked to come out of my comfort zone and try new things. This lead me to many clubs and extracurricular activities that I know enjoy.
Marching band has impacted me most out of all my extracurricular activities. Through marching band I have matured mentally and emotionally into a leader. As Head Drum Major, I am responsible for the 130 member band. I lead daily rehearsals by conducting, commanding, and constructively critiquing the band. My other regular duties include assisting with extracurricular rehearsals on Tuesday and Thursday nights, and managing the band during competitions and football games.
Over the past six years, I have become very passionate about music to where I have made it my biggest goal to become a high school band director. Participating in marching band every year, I learned how to teach marching fundamentals to students. I have also participated in concert band in which I learned how to teach students to play with beautiful tones and phrases like a professional musician. It’s an amazing feeling knowing that you have made a huge impact on a student just by sharing your knowledge with them. Teaching students how to
A college education will help broaden my perspectives on different topics. I will be able to do this by meeting and discussing with plenty of new people that I will meet along the way. Meeting these new people will allow me to build on my social skills and make connections with individuals for future jobs or internships. Moreover, I will interact with people of different cultures or ethnicities. Interaction with different cultures is a key to nursing, and will allow me to excel in
Similarly, I would like to serve as a resource to university administration. Having recently been through the same stages in education, current students like me are ideally placed to provide support and guidance to young people at this critical time in their education. I would love to share my stories and experiences with them and listen to and understand them. I believe that I possess many of the qualities that you are looking for in a student ambassador and I will prove to be an asset for the
Why do you want to be a Resident Assistant again next year? I want to be a RA next year again to keep improving the lives of students on campus through building community, planning programs, and being available to residents. First I want to build community by making everyone in my house feel welcome and appreciated. Welcoming starts on move in day and continues throughout the year with conversations and having an open.
Finding a hobby or goal while I’m in college will give you a head start once I get out. It will also make me more prepared for the “real world”. One good thing about going to college is there are many of courses I can try out to see what I might be interested in. I can sign up for one class for one semester and then switch if I don’t like or I just want to try something new. Some examples of these courses include accounting, business and marketing, culinary classes, even classes to become a teacher.
Being open-minded to learn or do new things can show one's true passion for a profession. Lastly, many students go into college and change their major at least once, going through college helps show you what you really want to invest your time in as a profession (Importance of College Education). It’s okay if one doesn’t know what they want to do going into college, there are many things offered in college someone can learn to love, and want to do in the future. All in all, finding oneself is an important part of life.
It is very essential to consider the unique needs of each group when consider in services for these two distict groups – residential and non-residential or commuter students. The factors that students can consider if they’re making a choice available among living on-campus and off-campus and to add to that how do the factors give insight to the services students expect? With these various contexts in mind, it is time to go back to the question before us, should a college be residential or non-residential? I would argue that the answer lies within the governing structure of each and every institution of higher education. Critical aspects for each institution to address include institutional mission and priorities, funding sources and availability and student needs and
In social work there is diversity among clients and colleagues and a social worker must know how to adapt in this changing environment. When faced with challenges, I have sought out the support and advice from professors, social workers, and classmates and this has been effective for me. I found that making preconceived notions about others had limited me, but being in this program has given me an opportunity to meet a diverse group of individuals. This opportunity has allowed me to evolve into a better person, but have made lifetime
Furthermore, the Peer Advisor community helped demonstrate our concern for our students through our numerous activities that we planned outside of the classroom. The Peer Advisors organized many outings for our students. This time with them allowed us to connect on a more personal basis, and allow us to talk to them about their college transition. Being a Peer Advisor has been so rewarding in that it has allowed me to care and concern for these students as they settle into their journey at
During my time on the team, I have been the Sentinel for one year and the Secretary for two years. Being on the officer team has helped me become more organized and a better leader. From helping to organize meetings with the other officers, to attending FFA conventions, I have gained a great deal of responsibility. Future Farmers of America has also provided me with many opportunities to help make an impact in my community through volunteer work. Every year our officer team helps the YMBL, Young Men’s Business League, of Southeast Texas to put on a Special Needs Rodeo.