It is a well known fact that one decision can change a life and that is exactly what happened to me. I chose to be a hardworking student, take multiple dual credit classes, and try to advance myself as much as possible. I never thought that all my hard work would come back on me and ruin my plan. I will be graduating with 33 college credit hours and an EMT license which for a normal student that would be great. My plan of two years came crashing down last week, my dream of going to a six year medical program was denied.
Personal Essay This is my first semester in college. Being a new college student, I was very nervous about how college life went about and how I would manage school, work, and raising my child. Thankfully, this class is required for incoming students, or else I never would have thought to take it. Throughout this semester, I have learned more about myself, what I truly value, my personality type, my multiple intelligences, my learning style, and how these are all correlated to my long- term career goal. Through the course of the semester, I have learned how to manage my time in a wise, and well- organized manner.
On the flip side, I am personally motivated both intrinsically and extrinsically, and I think that is what separates me from a lot of people. I also think that McClelland’s Needs Theory accurately describes how I am motivated. I have always welcomed challenging tasks and through that I seek achievement, while also desiring affiliation because I am a friendly person. I have never had a “need for power” but I do enjoy being in charge because I feel like that is where I am best
Throughout the first semester I’ve seen growth in parts of me that start off this week. If I were to count the four most important weaknesses that I have improved throughout the year it would be time management, becoming a better leader, conference with no self-doubt, and self-motivation. At the beginning of the year I was struggling to balance the significant amount of time that I had in my hand and classwork. I would forget to do assignments because I would leave until the end. I would never use a planner or any sort of calendar that will track my schedule.
To me, leadership is more than a title. It is more than just being in charge. Leadership is honestly, learning, listening, and most importantly application. Leadership means going the extra mile or two, doing the right thing no matter who’s looking, staying encouraged and encouraging other even when times are hard and you have every reason to quit. Leadership doesn’t mean you’re rich, well known, liked, or respected but it does mean you are a passionate, caring, and authentic.
Success Living on my own, attending college, making the dean’s list and buying my first car have all attributed to my own personal success. Success does not come easy it takes hard work and dedication. Through many obstacles I have worked hard to make sure that I am succeeding and will continue to succeed. Living on my own has not been easy but with dedication and hard work I have managed. I moved out of my parents’ home in March 2015 and it was probably one of the hardest things I have done.
For years I have been waiting to experience the joy of Senior year and now it is here. To think that it will all be over in two and a half months is incredible. Soon enough I will be off to college and so, I want to start getting everything ready for when I leave. Everything is moving so fast and I hope to meet some of the people that will also be attending Wentworth next fall before I leave. First semester of college is going to be a practice round and then second semester is when scholarships will validate and start working.
Another struggle I had was in UNIV1000. I was horrible with weekly assignments, because I would always forget I had to do them on my own time. Until we learned in class to start using a calendar to keep track of assignments and important days. After that I stopped missing journals and was able to turn everything in on
I decided that I was going to do my capstone project over the Student Support Services at Tech because I had been a part of the program since it first started. After working with them, I decided that I wanted to get my masters because if I would do half of what they do for their students I would feel accomplished. I decided that I would try to get into the master’s program because I knew that it was what I wanted to do with my life. It was exciting to figure out what I wanted to do after so many times of switching my major and feeling discouraged. I finished off my last semester with another 4.0 GPA and my final GPA was a 3.8.