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Ever since I graduated from high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do or who I wanted to be in life. All I knew is that I wanted to do something that was worth while and would make a difference in today’s society. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to go to a community college or a university. I would weigh my options between the two. I would say to myself, “If I go to a community college, I would graduate quicker. But if I go to a university, it would take longer.” In order to help make a quick and effective decision, I began to ask questions and finding out more information. After carefully reviewing all advantages or disadvantages of both types of schooling, I decided a university. When I first came to Winston Salem State University, I had so many emotions that I was feeling. For example, I was scared, excited, interested, etc. But they say all those type of emotions that a student feels is common for freshmen. After a couple months, Winston Salem State surely made me feel welcome and I no longer had any negative emotions.

As a freshman, I thought I was sure about which major to choose and stick with. The major I first started out with was the field of Nursing and with a minor in Spanish. I wanted to be a pediatric nurse, because I loved children. I felt I had to help other children who were in need of help. But all that changed after I finally saw what nursing was all about and all the rules or requirements that came with it. For example, on a test, you could not make below a grade of a “C”. If you do then you automatically fail the course. Then there was a certain way you had to look. For example, tattoos could not be visible; no rings unless it’s a wedding ring, nails had to be cut at a certain length, etc. Lastly, the...

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... trust issue with other people. I want to have my own office and not work with a lot of other people. I hope to find an occupation where I have a fixed schedule and possibly work some overtime. I don’t prefer an irregular schedule or make my own schedule, because that reminds me of my other job. For example, we could make our own schedule, put down the days we wanted to work, but those days weren’t a guarantee. In all, if I had the choice to work in my own personal space and have a set schedule, I would definitely not turn down the job.

I was told to give credit where credit was due. If it wasn’t for taking part in the counseling psychology course, I would still not be sure to what occupation I wanted to take with my major in psychology. For that reason alone, I give credit to this course in helping me make the decision to choose to be a forensic psychologist.
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