In college I will be improving my high school education, which will improve my skills for my future job, this meaning, I will he helping improve my community. Now, to discuss money. I do not have a source of income, currently, my parents are paying for my college education. I am working hard on getting a job, but, only being 16, it becomes a challenge to get
Though I was afraid to fail, I convinced myself to enter the Running Start program. This decision was difficult for me because it meant leaving the few friends I had for a place filled with strangers. It meant having to be alone again. However; in my heart, I knew it would lead me to a bright
I started to apply for many different jobs everywhere, no matter what is it because I need this job. Finally, I got an interview, which was tough for me, but I got the job. On the first day of training, I thought that I couldn’t do this job, it 's not my career. On the other hand, my responsibilities forced me to get work so I accepted it.
While attending classes for education when I was younger, I came to the realization that I did not want to become a teacher. Since I was working many hours and trying to get ahead financially, I decided to drop out of school. In hindsight, a better choice would have been to switch to a Liberal Arts degree. I have explained to my son that if I had completed any degree when I was younger, it would only be necessary for me to attend a few classes in order to receive a certificate instead of starting over from the beginning. He has witnessed the difficulties that I face trying to juggle an already hectic schedule with completing my schoolwork.
Fortunately, I still have a heart with persistent and unremitting. About two years ago, when I was just a college freshman in America, I thought the most two words was “give up”. As a native born American, he or she would never understand me, who is an English as a second language learner, how hard would be learning English to me. I really did not have the confidence and courage to finish the two years college courses because my English level did not reach the college level, also I have to take care of my family and my two little children. Based on the above factors, which always made me had the idea of giving up.
When she was around others she would talk differently than how she talks with her mother. “…all the forms of Standard English that I had learned in school and through book, the forms of English I did not use at home with my mother” (118). Throughout her story she refers to the English her mother speaks as “Broken English” because her mother would say sentences like “Why he don’t send me check, already two weeks ago, but it hasn’t arrived” (119). Her mother didn’t have much difficulty understanding or reading English. When Tan was younger, she would feel embarrassed when her mother would speak because many people couldn’t understand her well.
Welding Opportunities In the article ' ' Welding a profession in need of workers ' ' the author, Chris Lusvardi, talks about the welding profession and the lack of skilled workers in the near future. This article also explains some of the methods people from the industry are taking to encourage young students to pursue a career in welding. The author explains that projections show that 2024 the industry will face a shortage of 374,000 workers nationwide. The article talks about the need of welders to build infrastructure we need for our daily life needs like bridges and power plants.
I don’t want to fail and have to take the class over again or take an extra semester of classes because I didn’t pass one with a high enough proficiency to move on. I also have second thoughts about being here at all. Many people are gaining college educations and are unable to find work after graduation. This leaves them jobless and in major debt. This is a contributing factor to the growing number of graduates who move in with their parents again after they
When I finally got a job, the working environment was not conducive. The male coworker and supervisor were not supportive and some of the challenges in university re surfaced. After getting married with plan to raise a family, I had to reconsider my choice of being an engineering. I decided to change my career path to sales to give me time to raise a family and still have some income. My love for medicine and engineering was still very strong that is why I decided to go back to university and study biomedical engineering.
Smith mentions that his father “became a steward of those funds” after the family “was sacrificing all their savings.” Smith also notes that “Education is more than an investment in our family. It is a treasure. I followed my father to college and law school, and my children have sought higher education.” Although his father was not successful in his life due to the difficult years of the Great Depression, the motivation of obtaining the education has spread to generations.
Growing up my family was not wealthy, but I was very fortunate my father was a hard-working man with high morals and values. Being an immigrant of the state, he quickly learned he needed to make an income for himself. Very few places would hire him and give him above minimum wage salary. Therefore, he builds his own business as an electric repair man. Obtaining the skills, he had learned as a boy in his hometown helped my father become successful in his small business.
Moving to the United States was not an easy journey for my family and I. I had to get integrate to a new society which meant a changing to my traditional lifestyle and habit and learning a new language and culture. In high school, I adapted well because many courses were not too vigorous, and the classes moved at a slower pace. On the contrary, college requires juggling multiple classes and adapting to the new college life. For eighteen years of my life, I had never spent more than two days away from my parents, so it was quite difficult at first.
My parents first started off with nothing when they entered the United States from Mexico. My parents did not get far in their education due to problems in their family needing the extra help. They had to work even harder, especially my dad, when they had me to buy a home to live in. They were new to parenthood, new to living on their own, did not speak English that well, and did not have much at the beginning. They worked hard to get where we are at to this very day, they had great discipline, and great work ethic to give me and my family a comfortable living, one they were not able to have as children.
When I was one year old my dad made the decision to bring our family from Mexico to The Unites States. He made the decision because he faced many economic struggles. My dad told me when he lived in Mexico he was very poor and was living day to day with the money he earned. My dad did not earn enough money to pay for college, therefore he had to quit college the second year of his electrical engineering career. Now that we live in the United States I have a better opportunity to succeed in life unlike my dad.
My parents struggled and they still do today, to support themselves while supporting me and giving me a life they deem necessary for my success in the future. It is very difficult to find a job and be happy without a high school diploma and a college degree in a society like ours today in America. My dad doesn’t like his current job but it’s better than nothing and is enough to support our family, fortunately. My mom has been unemployed throughout my life.