The lasting relationships I made all over the world during my studies abroad show my strong compatibility with others. I came out of each of ... ... middle of paper ... ...essed with great parents and a stable home life and I would like to offer my services to those who are not so fortunate. I am particularly drawn to Michigan State’s Chance at Childhood Advocacy Clinic program. My biggest regret from my undergraduate years was that I did not do enough. For the longest time, I believe I was afraid of failure.
After visiting those places, I knew that the world is broad and started to think that I must live internationally. Personally, my family has always been living near poverty line. That sometimes made me discouraged to pursue my dream, but that made me find another route. I studied hard and went to a university where I can get a full scholarship. I also had a difficulty to follow lectures when I first came to America, but I studied really hard and tried to know more than lecture by doing lots of research by myself, and that gave me good grades in the end.
When I graduated high school my parents could not afford for me to go to college. So I went straight into the working world. I had many self thought or natural skills, of course I grew up during a time when education was needed, however many could still get a job because of prior work experience and skills. When I graduated high school applying for a job was very easy. It was as simple as going to a place where you wanted to work and asking for and application.
While I believe I have made my point that the educational, cultural, and personal value is evidently there, any financial assistance through scholarships and grants to help cover the costs would be immensely appreciated. My parents want me to step beyond the front door and to experience the world as they did, so they have graciously offered to foot the costs for my semester in Vienna. My parents both work hard to make sure their kids have every opportunity to learn and grow, but I cannot feel comfortable digging a hole financially for my own personal development. I am very excited and optimistic about the prospect of studying in Vienna. I am looking forward to making the most of this opportunity that many of today’s community leaders and business professionals look back on as a defining moment in their lives.
He also was able to spend spring term writing code thanks to a technology company, TRW and Bud Pembroke (pg 54.) The combination of these three opportunities along with a rush of other lucky events all contributed to his success. Bill Gates was not able to control the series of opportunities that came his way, it was all based on chance. Another story that was solely on chance is my mom’s. Looking to pursue her career in social work, Janine Taylor, applied to Chicago State University, University of Illinois at Chicago, and a few other colleges.
To keep up my skills, I have had to give up a lot of my free time and parts of my summer. Balancing school with practices was also a challenge, but participating in one of my passions made it worthwhile. I have persevered through difficult times and learned new lessons along the way, so there is nothing that could make this sport less meaningful to me. (148) Please tell us what you found meaningful about one of the above mentioned books, publications or cultural events. (300 words or less) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald has become one of my favorite books because it is full of life lessons, plot twists, and love.
If I were to get overwhelmed I would only be a few hours away from home and could go back and visit. I was excited about starting college, even though I was not particularly excited about the school I was going to. I was weary about my attendance here but then I looked at bigger picture and really thought about my long-term goal. My friends and my family encouraged me to make the best out of my situation and be grateful for my scholarship. After a well needed self-evaluation I figured I was going to make the best out of every situation.
Others do not have the same advantage of knowing what they want to do once they go into college. This leads students to take a gap year to figure out exactly what it is they want to do for the rest of their lives. Taking a gap year helps students explore different fields and help them figure out if they will truly like to do, or what they do not enjoy. Goth said in an article in U.S News and World Report "NCCC has driven work ethic into me. It 's broadened what I think I could do with my life because all of these projects are things that I would 've never even consider doing ... Then you go and do them, and think, 'Wow, I 'm actually pretty good at them. '"
But I knew that I wouldn’t belong anywhere else except HPU and although this year was filled with a lot of homesickness, the experiences I had and the friends I made triumphed over that feeling. One of my biggest worries about coming to college was the amount of work I was going to have to do. Of course I was right about the workload but it was nothing a dedicated student couldn’t handle. The biggest changes first year college students have to deal with are the difference in writing essays. Fortunately I learned a couple of lessons that I am able to relay back to you.
Coming from a small town where farming and working right after high school is what everyone decides to do, I decided to further my education by going to college. College to some people isn’t even an option, most kids would follow up their families and go work for them or start helping out around their farms or in the family business. Not wanting to be stuck in my hometown for my young years or working right after school I started looking at colleges to get out and go do bigger and better things. Inspiring me to leave my town and go off to college was my parents but most importantly my sister, who was already in college and the first of my family to do so. While looking at colleges to attend I found a good paying job doing construction during