Being a first generation student in my family has always motivated my desire to succeed academically. So, I was always encouraged to put my education in front of everything else. I believe that going to college will help me figure out my hidden skills and develop my full potential to adjust in the real world. I want to be a psychologist, helping and counselling people. For this, I need to earn a doctorate degree. Besides, college will help me to meet new people, gain experience and skills to get a decent job.
In the world we live in today. Going to college is no longer a choice, or privilege, but rather a need for a brighter future . So the big question that happens to be going around is, “Is College really worth it?”According to Andrew J. Rotherham’s article “Actually, college is very much worth it.”, “5 Ways Ed Pays”produced by (The College board), and “Why College Isn't (And Shouldn’t have to be) For Everyone” written by Robert Reich. The answer to that question is yes. Though there are many individuals who believe that college is not for everyone, attending college and getting a higher education can open the gates to many tremendous life changing opportunities such as becoming healthier, begin able to secure jobs, and earning more financially.
Imagine you’re sitting in an office with your resume in your hand confident that you have everything that is necessary for the job you are about to interview for. It is everything you could have hoped for. It is your dream job. Despite your heart beating out of your chest, and the blood rushing to your cheeks, you go in for the interview and do amazing. You come out feeling confident. You feel like you have it in the bag, but so does the person interviewing next door. She has an almost identical resume to you. There is one minor costly difference. She has a college degree, and the cumulative experiences she has associated with it is the reason that she gets the job instead of you. This concept may not be something that is constantly playing
Growing up surrounded by several people in the medical field, I had always pondered what I would be when I grew up. When I was about eight years old, I was determined to grow up and be a cardiologist, just like my uncle. At a young age, I was fascinated by the heart, it interested me that one thing controlled so much in the human body. However that dream changed as I grew older, as much as I would love being the one to save someone’s life, I realized that responsibility was entirely too much for me. I have had many different dreams about my future; such as being a basketball player, a teacher, and even a model. It was only when my grandmother was diagnosed with brain cancer and she lost her ability to walk and do several things on her own. Seeing my grandmother fight a battle with cancer, trying to get stronger and stay motivated made me want to help people such as my grandmother.
For some people, a college education is not viewed as optional, while for others it is nothing but irrelevant. The idea of spending at least two years to earn a post high school degree, may be viewed as a futile obstacle standing in the way of one’s dreams. It is a testing journey, and an expensive road, but it will pay off. A college education is valuable for many walks of life, no matter the financial or social situation. For the dreamers, college will bring them the to the dream. For the logical thinkers, college will bring them hours of thought. For the financially cautious, college will bring them a profit.
I can honestly say that nutrition was not my first choice, or at least I thought it was not my first choice; for the past few years I always assumed that physical therapy was my future career. I spent my four years of undergrad studying Exercise and Sports Science because I wanted to learn every aspect of the human body, the biomechanics, physiology and even the human psyche of how the body interacts and ways to improve upon so that I can become a good physical therapist. During this time and actually before attending college, I was always in self-awareness of my body, nutritionally and physically. Consciously aware of what I was allowing into my body and making an effort to be physically active was a life hobby for me, little did I know that this was an immense stepping stone for what I was truly meant to be.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” -Nelson Mandela. If a person does not get a proper education, they may find their adult life filled with more challenges than their college-educated peers. Americans should go to college because they will make more money, and mature mentally - making life easier for them.
Physical Therapists are individuals that help their patients diminish pain and regain mobility, yet it means so much more. For me, becoming a Physical Therapist means I get to take part in enhancing a person’s life and seeing growth and change in their future. I get to use every single day what I have observed numerous times. I will experience so much from their gains; I will watch them push their self, break barriers, and achieve goals. While observing as an undergraduate, I have been able to help touch lives by helping and educating those who need it and those who want the change for a better, healthy lifestyle. Everyday people are involved in work injuries, torn ACLs, rotator cuff injuries, and even brain and spinal cord injuries. My professional goals and the reason for pursing
Ann Wendel is a licensed physical therapist in the state of Virginia with over 16 years experience as a practicing physical therapist. Wendel is the successful owner of her own practice which she calls Prana Physical Therapy located in Alexandria, Virginia. Originally opened in 2003, Prana served clients for four years, until Wendel moved to work with another clinic, but in 2011 she decided to reopen her own practice and has been serving her patients ever since. Employing a whole body approach to treating her patients Wendel uses a variety of modalities, both common and uncommon to the physical therapy profession, additionally she coach’s clients on nutrition, exercise, sleep and stress management among others. Techniques such as manual therapy and therapeutic stretching and strengthening, and core stabilization training are typical techniques many physical therapists may use, however, what sets Wendel apart is her use of modalities some consider uncommon to
Looking into the future is what I do most on my free time. Thinking about what career plans I have for myself, where exactly I would like to be and how far I’m going to get. Going to college was the best decision I’ve made. Throughout my whole college experience, I want to work as hard as I can and as much as I can, to achieve an overall great life for myself and my future family. That being said, my career path that I have chosen is, to become a Physical therapist assistant. In the spring I plan to apply for the program here at Kent state East Liverpool and begin my journey on becoming a PTA. To achieve these goals that I have set, you need to be disciplined and one heck of a hard worker. This I can definitely say I can do. During
I wish to attend the GERI Summer Residential for multiple reasons, including the experience I will earn in my area of interest, the challenge I will receive, the relationships I will make, and information I will learn. I have always been interested in taking all opportunities I can to separate myself from everyone else. I wish to achieve and be the best person I can be academically.
Discussion # 2 8/20/2015 5:48:37 AM I think the therapeutic services would be interesting to me. Since I have a background in massage therapy this seems to be more in my alley. After I graduate from Kaplan I am wanting to attend school for physical therapy assistant so this maybe something that I want to pursue. The sections of the hospital as a whole seems very interesting and I would love to be a part of any of it. I really want to be in a hospital setting when I move from Indiana.
1. Physical therapy has always played a really big part in my life. Ever since the seventh grade I have had joint problems; this has caused me to struggle in my athletic activities. When it got to the point of not being able to run without serious pain, my coach and doctor decided it was time to get some physical therapy. Since then physical therapy has really interested me and made me wonder what do physical therapists really do?
I choose to be a Preprofessional Studies major because my passion lies in the medical field. My professional goal is to become a pediatric doctor and possibly working in research for children 's illnesses, such as diabetes. I first gained an interest in the medical field during my senior year of high school. My prior foundation in the sciences was weak and its appeal to me was low, but my anatomy and physiology class changed my attitude. I had a curiosity to the inner workings of the body and this class explored that in addition to research on anatomy and illnesses. However, more than just the pure awesomeness of the human body, I saw a glimpse into the humanity side of the medical world. All of this knowledge I learned was and is being applied
Explicit plans in the first step will become futile if we do not take action. Merely hoping for chances does not help us get good outcomes. Whoever just waits for chances to knock their door is unlikely to reach success; therefore, taking action as well as working hard is the key for us to catch more