I look forward to attending graduate school for school counseling. Attending the University of North Carolina will allow me the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to aid students facing a variety of difficult situations. I am ready to take the next step in my career as a school counselor.
Before this program that is what I thought. I... ... middle of paper ... ...th their best effort. This has helped me because I need to make sure all my needs are met in order to succeed in college and in everyday life. In conclusion, I am delighted to have been accepted into the Teacher Academy program offered at Hamilton High School. This program has taught me how to be a great teacher, how to construct lessons and procedures, how to make my classroom a safe and positive learning environment to my students, and it has helped me in my own life.
I dream to be a counselor or an clinical service social worker. I want to help people who need someone there for them someone who can guide them or even just talk too. Another reason is because I would be the first in I would be the first in my family to go to college. I feel in some type of way I am setting an example for my parents and my brother that they too can go back to school. Lastly is simply because I love school.
It took me a six year break from college to understand that not only did I need an education to advance further in life but I also craved the learning experience. When I started to attend college I did fantastically. I rather enjoyed my academic classes and applied my new found knowledge into my daily life. The most effective course I had taken was Freshman composition. It had unearthed my creative writing prowess and it continues to help me in my school tasks.
I knew that I could be a good counselor from my interactions with residents. I enjoyed seeing them answer their own questions and solve their own problems without me having to give them much instruction. My interest in the field of counseling grew through my experiences working with students through the Equip Academic Success Program at Eastern University, where I serve as a peer counselor to “at-risk” first year students who need assistance beginning their first year of college. I also work with students on the autism spectrum through the College Success Program. It is a wonderful experience being able to watch students transform as the year progresses.
Currently I am studying for my psychology degree and planning on finishing with my bachelors’ degree in 2014, I have faced few challenges with my plans so far because I feel as though I have prepared myself well for the future. I am a in the psychology club and I participate in psychology experiments at school. I want to utilize all that I can while I am in school to become the best at what I do. Where I work I call alumni of my college and ask them for donations, before I ask them I have to gain their trust and that is also the basis for any counselor patient relationship. A big challenge that I will face is deciding which side I will take on a big debate in substance abuse counseling.
There are several types of volunteer work that I’m doing including Circle of Friends here at the High School, helping out with elementary activities and my church with the younger kids. ... ... middle of paper ... ...for the rest of their life so if I mess up it could harm their future. My first career choice is a secondary social studies teacher. I’m passionate about helping people and about history and therefore I feel this career would best fit me. The salary isn’t bad and I know my job is always going to be needed because each day is apart of history.
My own healing has inspired me to volunteer with oppressed populations. I strive to be an active role model and assist others with recognizing their strengths while empowering themselves. My volunteer experience progressively grew over the years but my most rewarding experience so far has been as a foster care case reviewer with the Massachusett... ... middle of paper ... ...xperience and writing two peer reviewed articles for two separate liberal art seminars. The articles were mandatory for the classes and graduation. The classes gave me the tools to productively conduct in depth research and working efficiently with my fellow students and professors.
As a person who struggled for years to thrive in school, I realized after receiving Dean's list honors my freshman year, that I can accomplish anything I set my mind to. Now I am going to help others accomplish many things they set their minds to, through occupational therapy. I developed a strong interest in occupational therapy (O.T.) after volunteering with different people. A dream of mine has always been to be the first in my family to go to college and receive a degree.
Each time I call home to speak with my parents or learn of a milestone that my younger sister has accomplished such as her recent graduation from high school I am reminded of what I missed and sacrificed to complete my education. The sacrifices that I have made are not without reason. I have followed my passion and I believe that I would be a great candidate for the scholarship as I am a testament to hard work and perseverance. I am determined to better myself and to contribute to improving society as a whole. If I awarded this scholarship, I will continue committing myself to studying hard as a student.