Personal Education Goals

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The path I have taken toward obtaining my Bachelor of Science Degree in Business, Management, and Economics, with a concentration in Marketing, has been different than I expected when I first started college. I started at Brooklyn College at 17-years-old and frankly, I wasn’t ready for it. I struggled to balance an awkward schedule of classes and inconsistent study habits. I never felt completely comfortable there and after two years of performing poorly, I enrolled at Kingsborough Community College. I viewed it as a new start and seized the opportunity. I decided to major in Business Administration; I made the Dean’s List, and saw my grades improve dramatically. After completing 74 total credits, I decided I was ready to return to a four-year-college. I initially considered returning to Brooklyn College but at this time my grandmother had become ill. I applied to the College of Staten Island which was near her home and would make it possible for me to help her out with whatever she needed and attend school locally. This worked out great for my first semester. I carried a 3.47 GPA and decided to major in Business, with a concentration in Marketing. At this time, I was working part-time while in school. But due to certain circumstances, I was forced to obtain a full-time job in addition to other part-time commitment. This made it very difficult for me to enroll in classes as most of the upper-level marketing classes that I needed for graduation were only offered during the day when I would now be working. I enrolled in night and weekend classes for the next two semesters but my grades began to suffer. In the last semester I tried to register at the College of Staten Island, I couldn’t fit the courses I needed into my ever-growing w... ... middle of paper ... ...arket to other businesses is a skill I am very interested in learning. International Marketing will explore the issues of marketing globally. Different cultures have different values that I am unfamiliar with. Learning the way to approach these situations will help me expand my understanding of marketing concepts and their application. I feel that the courses I have selected will help me expand on the many marketing courses I have already completed. Receiving my Bachelor of Science Degree in Business, Management, and Economics, with a concentration in Marketing from Empire State College is something I take great pride in. Along with this degree and gaining the knowledge from these courses I am confident I will be able to further my career in the marketing field. I hope that the courses I have selected fulfill the standards that the college has come to expect.
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