Getting a job is probably the most worrisome matter for college seniors. Nowadays most students deem college education as an investment that can eventually bring profits in the long run in terms of a financially successful career. To this end, a great number of students major in the most lucrative majors, which are not their actual interests. Luckily, I am able to dive into the field I love in college, and it blends with my career goal perfectly. I like teaching and conducting research, so I hope to become a psychology professor at a research university some day. One of the options in achieving my career goal is to go to graduate school after graduation. I have been interested in psychology since I was in middle school. At that time, …show more content…
Born and raised in China, I am familiar with the Chinese culture, economy, and education system. The quagmire of unequal education opportunities in rural and urban China has gotten worse. Having the privilege of accessing quality education, I understand that education might be a turning point for one’s life. Since I love working with children, I am hoping to contribute my knowledge and spark their interests in learning. At the same time, I will be learning from the children through their perspectives. Though, two years of living and teaching in an impoverished area can be a huge challenge for inexperienced college graduates, it is a chance for growth and gain. Teach for China will help me build leadership and teaching skills that I need in order to become a competitive job candidate. Hopefully, with the vast experience amassed from the fellowship, I will be successful where I …show more content…
But that does not mean going to graduate school conflict with joining Teach for China. In fact, being a Teach for China fellow after college graduation increases the likelihood of getting into graduate school. Admittedly, one of the cons of graduate school is the length of a program can be five years or even longer. It is also notable that the academic specialization in graduate school is narrowly focused within the discipline. Therefore, one must go through some serious considerations before devoting oneself to an academic
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My goals in college are to get involved with student government, play lacrosse graduate in the top of my class all my life of being in school I was always active not just a regular student. Whether it was SGA or sports or volunteer work I was a part of it; all years of school levels I have graduated with honors and I do not want to see anything different now while I am in college. As we all know college is not a walk in the park and I am well aware of that. I have to really be on my game to accomplish my goal of graduating with honors. I am already on the way of my goal, I have already completed 3 business courses and am now on the process of taking one now. I have taken business law, introduction of business, and industrial business; I did not take them at Towson however they still transferred over as business courses.
Many people have told me that my educational career goal is difficult to achieve, and it most likely is. I have dreamed of becoming a doctor since I was seven years old and now, I am one step closer. I will be majoring in Biomedical Science (Pre-Professional Concentration) at the University of Central Florida in hopes of attending Medical School.
To get a Psychology degree you must either attend a University/College or take online courses. You can do this anywhere. “Some of the best schools to attend for a Psychology major are Stanford University at number one, University of California at – Berkley at number two and University of California—Los Angeles at number three” (Report, 2013). My dream school would be University of California—Los Angeles because I went to LA in 2012 and I loved everything about the city.
Making a decision for the future can be hard, but it can be even harder when people are torn between their passions and meeting other’s expectations. In today’s generation, most students are expected to have their career chosen by the time they are out of High School. They are trained to plan and map out their entire lives. Yet, college students still end up having an undecided major by the time they start their freshman year in college. A huge issue that is present in today’s society is that college students chose their major for the wrong reasons. Parents pressure students to pursue careers in business, medicine, politics, and law; however, unless practiced with passion, those careers are pointless.
The education system in China is very different than the U.S. China withholds a higher academic standard than the U.S. For example, China’s national standards in math, require students to learn 10 specific topics in grades 1-3, in areas such as numbers, operations, and geometry. Similar requirements are in place at upper-grade levels, too (Cavanagh). Children are feeling immense academic pressure at a young age in a society that does not tolerate failure. It was a little difficult to fully comprehend the education system in China. In the states, it is unheard of to leave a child behind if they are having trouble understanding a lesson or subject. In the U.S., there are tutors, after school programs, and plenty of extra aid. In China, however, the children are being abused, studying excruciatingly, and left at the back of the classroom if they are behind academically. At the after school we were aiding, my team and I decided to use music to our advantage. Music was a great outlet for these kids. It was amazing that even with a language barrier, the children could catch on to a melody and eventually the English words. We even translated some children’s Bible songs into Mandarin. The children enjoyed it so much they wanted to sing and share their songs with us. It was an incredibly joyous moment shared through the art of music. I realized
My college career began in 2002, as a history major with the intention of becoming a high school teacher. Along the way I realized I had no passion for that career or how dry the subject can be at a serious academic level. During my time at Georgia State University I took the required Psychology 101 class, and became fascinated with the subject. When I returned to college to finish my bachelor’s degree, in 2014, I changed my major to Psychology and have found it a much more rewarding subject.
Growing up something that always concerned me was people’s behavior, why they chose one thing and not the other, why some were happy and others were not. Based on this you would assume that studying psychology was a natural response but it was not. I had reached my senior year in high school feeling unsure about what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I remember filling out college applications and feeling reluctant over what to put down as a major. I had narrowed down my choices to history or psychology. I was afraid I would choose the wrong one and that I would finish like many other students; being unhappy in my decision and changing my major multiple times. Eventually I did chose and after three years of studying psychology I find myself feeling excited and confident about my future in this field.
The Chinese style of teaching is infamous in the world for its strictness and relentlessness. If you ask a Westerner about what they think of Chinese teaching methods, the answers are ambivalent. Some people think that our school system is lacking strictness. While others think our system is pretty good and the Chinese system is way too hard on its student and
The main point of Jessica Tomer article “The truth of college majors” is that she explains that many worry about choosing the right major in order to get a great job. Furthermore when they worry about it they always seem to pick a major they have no clue about. She also give out great examples of how other experienced college students got to where they are, most of them knew what they wanted to major in from middle school. For example she talks about a student that knew he wanted to be a Federal agent worker but didn’t how to get there. In addition he started by majoring in Psychology but once there he didn’t know how to become a FBI agent, until he went to a different university that helped him find a niche on following the right path. As
...tem different than the American Education system are mostly small things but there are some larger differences as well. Some of the small differences are that in China the students attend school six days a week, and that they have vacations in July and August. Some of the larger differences are that standardized tests are considered more important than grades when being considered for colleges, and that children are not supposed to ask questions in class they are only supposed to listen to lectures. In America questions are considered to be one of the major keys to understanding what you are learning. Questions are encouraged to broaden the thoughts of not only the students but also possibly the teachers as well. There are reasons that the Chinese education system is the way that it is and that is their choice to keep it that way. The government has major control over what is taught in schools and this effects what happens in them and what is learned. In America a school’s curriculum are made up by the local government and so it can vary from state to state. This is not to say that American education is right and China’s education is wrong I am just pointing out the differences.
My tenure in student government groomed me into an adept problem solver, negotiator, and critical thinker, always willing to help others. I translated these skills as a member of the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) program where I taught Chinese to students desiring to learn the language. Moved by the eagerness of students to learn the Chinese language, I spearheaded my own program, The Language Corner, to teach students not only how to speak Chinese, but to also provide them with an understanding of China’s history, society, and rich culture. Through teaching, I realized that I have a unique perspective to offer and that I should not put my self into the immigrant box as if I have nothing to offer. My experiences have prompted me to be proactive in my engagement with others, steadfast in my studies, and committed to achieving the success my parents worked so hard for me to
“Never underestimate your own strength. You were born for a purpose and are blessed with the power to achieve it” (Leon Brown). I have this quote printed out and on the wall next to my door so I can see it every day as a reminder to myself. I believe that we all have a purpose on this earth and that everything we go through on the journey there has a reason whether to teach a lesson or set an example. We have places where we want to end up and goals we want to achieve. We set these goals and dreams to help us fulfill the purpose we see for ourselves. I believe my purpose is to help people in their times of need. To fulfill my purpose, I will need to use my personal, academic and career goals to create a pathway to get to where I want to be
The largest educational system is in china there is a law that makes it mandatory that all Chinese students have nine year of education experience this law was passed in 1986. The importance of having an education is the key to success to be comfortable and abl...
Education is the process of learning and acquiring knowledge at school from a teacher, receiving knowledge at home from a parent, a family member, and even friend. Education is a key that allows people to move up in the world, seek better jobs, and succeed in life. Education is one factor that affects job positions people hold, advance in their further career, the income they make, and the title they hold. The more educated a person is, the more prestige and power that person holds. Education improves the quality of life, reduces ignorance, and exposes frontiers and opportunities not previously handled. Education also focuses on the values, attitudes and behaviors that enable individuals to learn to live together in a world characterized by diversity and pluralism. Countries with a higher educated population will undoubtedly succeed in their economy, welfare, and trade, etc. China has the world’s largest education system. Many people in today’s generation believe that the world’s most intelligent individuals reside in China. With its growing population competition within China and internationally has become very apparent. Chinese children aged 6 through 15 are required to attend school. China’s education proves to be the strongest system in the world, not only in modern day, but also in the past. The education system of China unmistakably varies in comparison with the United States.
The voluntary teaching trips are open to all university students in Hong Kong so that we can make a better use of advantages of different universities, backgrounds, profession. As for volunteers , they can help and learn from each other, which promotes culture exchange among different universities. Up to now, we have recruited volunteers from University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hang Seng Management of