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.
Transitioning from high school to Middle College requires a surplus of mental strength. In order to successfully transition to Middle College I had stop relying on others and become independent. At first, the thought of leaving my friends and being alone in a new school on a college campus, filled with many students is considered immensely frightening. However, I was
College was really not in my life in the beginning. I just wanted to graduate high school, then join the Army, and continue my life from there. As I began growing up, since I had this idea since I was seven years old. I noticed that in order to gain rank in the military you had to have a bachelor's degree in some type of study. Also I saw the difficulty that my parents were having for not going to college or having a low level of education.
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 school I have attended is a college prep school, and seems did a good job in preparing me for college. This school has taught me time management, responsibility, and to be respectful to everyone. These three things have prepared me to being a successful member of the community. I’ve learned time management by, taking honors classes throughout high school. These classes are more rigorous than the regulars classes offered at my school.
I want to attend college to further my education, be a role model to others and to better the life I live today. Furthering my education is important to me, I am always eager to learn something new and implement it within my daily activities. Being the first generation in my family to attend college is an enormous accomplishment to my family and myself. I will be able to show my family that anything is possible with hard work and determination, and I will be able to be that role model to my niece that I never had growing up until I got to High School. I want to be successful in life and let my happiness portray as a way of giving thanks to the ones who guided me along the way my last four years and give back to my community one day.
The infamous answer to the question, “What is your primary goal for going to school?” is “to further my education, get a job, and be successful” such a cliché if I must say myself. My goal attending school is to make my family happy, as well as myself. In high school, I did not apply myself like I should have done because I was not sure if college was in my favor. Also, being the child of a single parent wanting to attend college seemed impossible, especially far from home. In a family where no one has surpassed the first two years of college, I feel a spotlight is on me to not only finish, but also finish strong.
Change is a part of life. With change we grow and learn about ourselves and as well as others. Transitioning to college from high school is a substantial adjustment. Coming from a small high school and knowing all my classmates was a blessing but it did not prepare me for the shift in environment that I am now in, a large university. Yeonmi Park was faced with hardship and human trafficking and had to adapt to survive.
This essay discusses why I am in college. There are a few reasons why. After high school, I decided to attend college to prepare for a specific career that I am interested in. When I had a baby after senior year, I had to go back to school. During the first semester of college that I took off, I just sat around and did nothing but take care of my son.
I believe my SAT were the reason for my decline, but since then I have applied my since in college and worked hard to get good grades and that is why I have a 3.7 G.P.A. As a transfer student it is much harder to apply since the engineering field is very competitive, I hope I have provided enough information to be granted