After taking the standardized test needed for college and filling out applications I started to receive feedback from colleges. This was a big motivation for me. A couple of months before this started happening I never would have thought I could make it to college and actually start doing things. Everyone who ever said I couldn’t do it was wrong. The feeling of proving everyone wrong and also the feeling of family members supporting me made me feel good about my
Many years ago I remember my parents telling me that in order for me to become successful a college education was a must. They always told me that if I wasn’t in school I could no longer live at home. Both of my parents attended college but neither of them finished. They did not want me to go down that same road because they really regret not getting their degrees. My grades in elementary school were poor because I had trouble paying attention to things that were not challenging.
Although I was a different person in high school, it is possible for people to truly change if they put their mind to it. In high school, I really did not care about my grades. My attendance was awful, skipping too many classes to count. I barely managed to pull off a 3.0 GPA by the end of my senior year. When I came to college, I knew grades were important but I did not realize how challenging it was to get above a 3.0 in college.
This reminded me of myself when I was a senior, being the first person to attend college was hard because I had no clue what I had to do, or how college worked. I believe that she is extremely happy that she went to college even though it might have been one of the hardest obstacles she has
I’m proud to be in America because if I was in Vietnam I would have done same job as my parents did in America. Education is what had made me become successful throughout elementary to 2 high school because it had prepared me for college. Back then when I went to school I would just think of school a place where I get to talk to my friends and have fun. I was not gifted and I did not work hard either because school was a place where I felt my parents would force me to go to. I would never had made it to college if I gave up on education because my senior year I felt really lazy and I didn’t know what to... ... middle of paper ... ...tion is sometimes taken for granted because I feel like I don’t need to learn a certain subject in college but yet I need it to involve in the real world when getting a job.
Happiness is reached when goals are accomplished or are on pursuit of being achieved. When in high school most students are trying to personally develop on who they are. Once they are in college they start to develop personally on whey will be, and what they plan on doing for the rest of their lives. I like many students did not know what to do out of high school, I wanted to go off to college with my friends but my parents had other plans. They knew I was not ready for a four-year college.
I yelled at them, ignored them, and occasionally did the opposite they told me too. At the time, I thought that made me better than them, but in the end, it got me nowhere. Soon I entered high school and my bratty preteen-self calmed down. However, my parents became stricter on my grades because there was a big milestone that would be coming up in a few years, getting accepted into college. My parents made it very clear that if I did not get a large scholarship to any university, I would have to go to the local community college.
I received my first letter and it was a letter of rejection. I was devastated, but I knew that I will get an acceptance letter eventually and I did. The acceptance letters I got were mostly colleges I did not want to attend. My college counselor and my parents were letting me consider a community college for the first year or two but I knew that I would not see myself going there . So I had to work hard that whole semester in order to get a higher GPA and to show schools that I was approving since I did apply early.
I had attended the community college in my area during my last year in high school to take some extra courses, and I truly detested the place. I really did not want to go anywhere but < >. So I petitioned for readmission to a new department at< >. I decided that I should focus my studies on something other than engineering, because it was much more than I had expected, and it was flat out, too
Upon graduating from UC Davis, I was in a lull, I had no idea what I wanted to do. However, I know for sure I didn’t want to jump into a job where I was just going to do it for the money. I interviewed at some places and received jobs that were basically sales, however, I never viewed myself ever having a career in it, so I didn’t want to start off the wrong foot. I asked myself, “ what really makes me happy?, and I realized it was all the time spent in my education classes and volunteering during college. Education was always my passion in college, but I didn’t think much of it as a career because of the profession really is stigmatized as a low paying job.