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Pre-College I graduated from Atkins High School in 2007 and after that, I started working at a telemarketing company. I did not know what I wanted to do in life so I thought that I would be a waste of time for me to start college without any idea of what path I wanted to take. I quit my job and started working at Sonic full time but after working there for 2 years I decided that I need to make something of myself and decided to enroll in college. It was difficult because at that time, I had been out of high school for almost 3 years and I had forgotten most of what I have learned in high school. I never took the ACT in high school so I started taking practice test online and a few days later, I took the COMPASS and scored fairly well. After…show more content…
My second semester went a little more smoothly than my first semester because I knew where all the building were and I made friends in some of my classes. I lost focus in school because I started dating someone and I decided that they would be my first priority instead of my education. I started partying every night and missing classes because I was too tired because I was out until five or six in the morning. School was my number one priority but I put it on the back burner because I thought hanging out with friend was more important. I finished off my second semester at UCA with one A, two B’s, and one C. My last semester at UCA I did not put forth any effort. I did not know if I wanted to be a public relations major any longer so I took a bunch of random classes to see if I would find anything that I might like. I started partying less and tried to focus more on school but I still devoted most of my time to the person that I was dating. I thought that my love life was more important than school because I did not know what I wanted to do and I did not see the point of going. I finished off my last semester at UCA with two A’s and three B’s. I still was lost and did not know what I wanted to do in…show more content…
I had to take 17 hours to graduate but I knew that if I stayed focused that I would be able to do it. It was a difficult semester because I still lived in Conway, I was working 40 hours a week, and I had 17 hours of classes that I was taking. I knew though it was all about to pay off because I would be graduating soon. It was always in the back of my head that I wanted to get my masters in College Student Personnel. 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. I graduated Magna Cum Laude and I was excited that I accomplished so much after all the thing I went
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