College is a new world. College isn't like high school where we can easily cheat in class or copied someone's homework. College is all about working towards being someone in life. College is about discovering more about ourselves and pushes us beyond our boundaries. It about being financially stable and able to take care ourselves and our family.
As I prepare to enter college I want to make a difference in the world I live in. Whether this difference is helping people live a healthy life or doing research I want to be a person that can make a positive impact. This light inside me is the reason I plan to study health sciences so I can set a path for pre-med or some related career in health. Health sciences is a dynamic field that is constantly evolving with new discoveries to enrich the human experience. Science is my passion and being able to further pursue this field is a blessing.
As a first generation student to attend college from a family of seven, the journey to a higher education has been arduous and overwhelming. My family gives me all the encouragement I need and are very optimistic about pursuing a higher degree. Unlike myself, my parents did not have the opportunity to attend college. My parents were born and raised in a small town in Mexico where the highest level of education they received was fifth grade. I have worked since I was 14 years old to support my parents with bills, and also saving for college and my own vehicle.
I have loved living on my own, reading hundreds of pages on Aquinas and the Pseudographica, researching the literary history of Martian science fiction, staying up late wrestling bugs out of Tetris code, writing scripts for robotics research, and working to digitize thousands of alumni archives. College is something that I enjoy and am doing well – it it the specific college, and not academics, that is prompting me to transfer. My goal is not to radically change my path, but to continue with my successes in a place that is more conducive to the life I want to lead. I am hoping to take classes somewhere that will uphold and surpass the academic challenges I am used to. My GPA is the result of real love for the topics I study, and in transferring I would have better access to professors and resources related to my dedicated interests of computer science,
The Things I Carry We carry many things with us each day. Things that are physical such as chap stick, or a necklace that means a lot to us, and we also carry with us things that are emotional like our secrets, feelings and our troubles. With out these things we would feel lost or out of place because these things, these tiny things we may feel are irrelevant, become apart of who we are.
When I learned of my acceptance to Rutgers University, I was initially filled with both excitement and anxiety. Though the opportunities were plentiful at this prestigious University, I was worried that the I would let them slip by. The first two years I was here, I did not exactly thrive. I was unsure of what I wanted to do for the rest of my life and the route that I was taking (exercise science) did not seem to be the right choice. My sister, who had graduated from Rutgers in 2014, suggested public health, as it was less science-intensive and had similar career opportunities.
With this being my first semester here on campus, I was very nervous my first week of classes. Where were my classes at? Is there enough parking for me? What if I’m late? I had many different thoughts running through my head the first week of classes but I found my classes, I found parking, and I made it to class on time with no worries.
There is a well-known saying that states: “if you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life.” That is what I am seeking: a career doing what I love, and which makes a positive impact on the world. And I am still searching. So far, in the positions in which I have worked, I have been content, I have been good at what I did, but I have not found a job or position that I truly love and want to do for an entire career. I did not feel like I really belonged.
There are many different careers in the world. Each of them offer various amounts of financial gain, with each one being unique in tasks. I am greatly interested in the field of performing arts, which means a lot to me. It is a difficult field to get into and be successful in, but performing arts is the only path I have been genuinely interested in long-term. I aspire to one day become a model, actress and singer.
Have you ever wondered what you would be doing in 10 years? I have recently given it much thought and realized some things I never thought of before. We usually just think about the present time and never think about the future and what it will take to get there, but now though this assignment my goals are much clearer and will be much easier to obtain. In ten years, I will be 23 years old in a body that is more fit than I am today, in college working on a career towards the military and working part-time to help sustain life essentials.