My first year in college has been a rewarding experience. As I look back on my Why College, Why Now essay, I realize that I have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge about myself. I am proud that I accomplished my goals I made in my first year of college and I exceeded my expectations. I still have the same goal for the future, but I added more goals for the future. I am attending Wilmington University because I want to make my future brighter. Attending college and earning a degree in communication media will help me obtain an exciting job as a professional journalist.
One moment you’re entering high school and in the blink of an eye it’s senior year. The thought of college is becoming more and more prevalent in your mind as each day passes. You’re forced to make so many decisions about your future, even though you still feel like a kid. The idea of the future can feel so daunting, so unmanageable. There are so many different paths to take, whether it’s the most common one, or an entirely different one. The hard decisions lay outside your comfort zone and require drive and knowledge to choose. You can choose to take the clear-cut path or venture out on your own. I know that my path is college. In college there are so many opportunities for me to take my own path and become my own person, without letting the politics of high school get in my way. High school was a rough time for me, as it can have too much focus on the social aspect of things, rather than staying
To whomever, it may concern, I would like to introduce myself, I’m Kelly Agurto, a college student who’s currently attending at Essex County College who’s finishing this Fall Semester 2015 and had started in the fall of 2012. I am the youngest child from my mother’s side of the family of both parents. Since both my parents been separated ever since I was six years old. I was fortunate enough to have gotten an opportunity to play soccer both my Freshman and Sophomore year at Essex County College. Soccer has become a medicine, to be able to cope and gained the confidence; also the power to be my own self again. It all started when I was given a chance to play soccer ever since my Junior year in West Orange High School, as a Midfielder. And I’m
When I was in middle school I went to a gifted and talented program that placed me around a very unique set of people. From the fifth grade up to basically my senior year I had always been around a very diverse set of people. Being exposed to so many kinds of people over the years taught me knowledge that no amount of school lectures could have ever taught me. I feel that being in a diverse student body at the College of Charleston will only benefit me by allowing me to have first-hand experiences with new people. Diversity of people, especially those more different from me, opens my mind to accepting those things that differ from my usual "norm". In college I feel that I will be opened to a wider range of ethnicities, religions, cultures,
My interest in college started when I saw the places that college could take you. I have relatives (cousins) who have attended college and I see the amount of success they have from doing so. I only want to give myself the best shot in life because like people say you only have one life to live. I also feel college could expand those horizons for me.
College is a new and exciting experience for everyone. It is a new beginning but every freshman has probably the lecture about how to succeed in college by their parents, even if their parents didn’t go to college. I was one of those freshman that got the lecture from both of my parents and only one of them has gone to college. My parents think that college is a place to learn, but say that there are so many distractions and worry that I might not succeed. There are a lot of distractions, but do parents and people who try to give you advice really know what they are talking about? I interviewed one of my favorite teachers from high school to hear about her college experience to see if college today still has some of the same experiences that people had over 25 years ago.
I can reach my goals and dreams through discipline. There are many goals that I intend to fulfill. At the end of my senior year I hope to have achieved a 3.75 grade point average. If I successfully obtain a 3.75, it will ultimately make it much easier for me to get into college and further my career. I also want to obtain this just because I do not set many difficult goals for myself, so when I do, I feel that I must complete the goal successfully. I have always had the goal of becoming a Wildcat at the University of Kentucky. Nearly my entire family (on my father's side) has at some point attended the university, therefore, feel that I must attend the university as well.
Ever since I was in middle school, I always knew that I wanted to be the first person in my family to attend college. When the opportunity presented itself in high school to take college courses, I immediately started to application process.
My transition to college was successful, but it was nonetheless one of the most stressful times in my life. Unlike many of my peers at Saint Louis University, my rural high school experience did not truly prepare me for the academic rigors of college. Despite extensive preparation, I performed rather poorly on the first round of exams. While I didn’t fail any particular exam, my performance was seriously lacking. I knew that getting C’s on exams would not serve me well in the pursuit of my dream of becoming a physician. I remember feeling, for the first time in my life, that I was unintelligent and incompetent. I was also heavily fatigued from the excessive hours of studying, which I felt were necessary to reconcile the problem. I managed to
Throughout my time in high school I have made challenging myself whether academically, socially, or physically a top priority. I plan on continuing this in college by taking advance level classes, volunteering and joining multiple clubs. I believe the keys to being successful at these endeavors are having a good work ethic and a strong determination. One example of how I demonstrated this is when I taught myself how to play the guitar. Although my skills are still mediocre, it took hours of practice and a whole lot of determination to get to where I am