Moving away for college had always been a dream for me. However, my parents were not keen to that dream. I am a first generation college student, and the youngest in my family. Moving away for college was possibly one of my parents’ worst nightmare. Growing up near a college town, my parents hoped that moving away would not be necessary.
These include schedules for each year of school, finding and applying for scholarships, and finally getting into college. My school counselor has done a lot to help me through these obstacles and barriers. First and foremost, my school counselor has helped me overcome my schedules over the course of the four years at Marinette High School. I am a very organized person and because
I didn’t understand why it was so important to go to college and why I couldn’t just chill for a while but apparently that was a big mistake. So, I did it, I graduated high school and went straight to college at Centralia College. I was taking classes I didn’t really care for and just getting by. The last quarter I was enrolled I failed two classes and decided it was stupid for me to be wasting money and time on classes that weren’t helping me reach a goal. So, I dropped out and went to
Until some more sudden news happen my uncle passed away, it was a burden on the family again because his life insurance had lapsed my family had to use most of there savings and some more to pay for funeral and burial. I sill didn’t give up on my dream of going to college with a heavy heart of knowing nether my aunt or uncle will be able to see me walk across the stage I knew I had to strive for better. In the back of my mind I was saying how are we going to afford to send me to college but my family told me not to worry. I learned that the hardship and burdens in my life not only made me better but made me who I am today a strong dedicated person, sure I may get discourage but I always know to pick myself up strive for what I want for my life, my family, and to help
I want to go to college because it is an amazing experience and opportunity that not everyone has the privilege of receiving. Before my freshman year of high school, my dad told me about how right before he graduated high school, his parents sat him down and told him that he could not go to college. They did not have the money, nor the resources. My dad had straight A's and worked a full time job throughout high school, and had saved enough money to take the ACT and apply for some schools. He ended up working his way through college, graduating Georgetown with a masters degree, and he now owns his own consulting company.
Many successful people that have graduated from colleges and universities have credited their success to the connections they made while studying and I truly believe those connections made in the school will facilitate the job search. There are many reasons why going to Miami-Dade College will have a strong impact and influence in my life. I believe going to college opens many doors and will prepare me for my future
It is important considering it has helped with my organizational skills, time and project management, and idea sharing. It not only built up my social and leadership skills, but my self-confidence has soared, which has been most essential to me. Student Council has let me be a part of change such as our food drive, that not only benefits my school but my community, as well. I know it will guide me in college, helping me make new friends, helping me to express my ideas in papers and discussions, and it will help me become part of different clubs or
My primary goal for attending college is to be financially fit and also use the knowledge I’ve gained to help underprivileged youth achieve their goals. I come from a poor background where I have struggled to make ends meet. I didn’t receive any scholarships to attend college after high school so I skipped it. The cost of college is a burden that I couldn’t have taken. I used the motivation of when I took time away from school surrounded by people in situations I never wanted to be in.
She emphasized how i needed to have high grades if i wanted to stand a chance. But as i grow older i couldn 't compete to the level she wanted, that 's not to say that she forced me to get the best of grades. But i always felt as if i wasn’t good enough so eventually i stopped trying. By then i had come to terms in my own mind on how i couldn’t get into college because of my family’s lack of money and my low grades overall. But during my sophomore year i saw how my school 's avid class was accepting applications to join the class.
To me first generation means that even though my parents didn’t attend college I will. College has always been in my future plans, but because I’m undocumented I’ve always had my doubts on the idea. When Sophomore year came around that’s when it really hit me. I wanted to take the dual credits they offered at my school, I wanted to earn my own money, and I want to start driving, but because I lacked a social security number I was unable receive anything. It was a very discouraging year for me.