This year, all I wanted to was to get over the semester. I really never had my priorities straight. I always thought that college has been just a place where you meet new people, and also a place where you have fun. But now that I had to face the actual struggles of college, I had to learn that college wasn’t just about having fun and playing games. Waiting for the clock to tell me when the class was over wasn’t my main priority.
Statement of Purpose My career aspiration of becoming an educator didn’t grow overnight. I went to college for a pre-business degree in hopes of being the next “hot shot” in the Financial District of San Francisco. However, instead of focusing my time on business courses, I always found myself volunteering at the local elementary school or divulging myself in my Education courses. I realized I had a passion for education at that point as I was actually earning way better grades in Education courses than my major courses. Upon graduating from UC Davis, I was in a lull, I had no idea what I wanted to do.
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.
In ... ... middle of paper ... ...ents I found the career I wanted to do. As you can see during my time in ACA 115 I have learned about college, me, my career, and many more things. But I believe that this course has also prepared me for future courses and how to approach college with the appropriate attitude I will need to succeed in school, while working, and in life. The most important thing I have learned about during my time in this course is me. Before this course I knew very little about me and college as well as my career.
Or simply to start a new chapter in their life? I am sure the answer to that question is different for everyone. I had to come to college because I had to keep the family tradition of everyone going to college. For another person the reason of going to college might be to get a degree so they can have a better job but the odds of getting a better job are not very high in this economical age. So many people still come to college considering the debt students have to pay after getting their degree and all the stress they have to go through.
Throughout much of high school, I have never really had to try. This became a big issue for me as I entered my senior year considering my college path beyond high school. DE English was the medication I needed for my lack of undertaking. The higher level work that the class demanded was exactly what I was searching for. The work load throughout the course was a great model to help me prepare for college.
I saw myself indulged in the scholarship and learning how to develop my own perspective about life through understanding the complexities of social issues. I feel like I’ve been teased about life at Rutgers because I’ve been part of the Rutgers-Debate team for the past few years but, sadly, I’ve never taken a class there. I was admitted a couple of years ago through the EOF program, but complications arose and I was forced to attend Essex County College. It was detrimental because I always yearned to be part of the rich and diverse culture that is celebrated at Rutgers. My life at community college has felt like a void, a rift in time that has kept me stuck in time and I want to move on from
The Road to College Coming from a small town where farming and working right after high school is what everyone decides to do, I decided to further my education by going to college. College to some people isn’t even an option, most kids would follow up their families and go work for them or start helping out around their farms or in the family business. Not wanting to be stuck in my hometown for my young years or working right after school I started looking at colleges to get out and go do bigger and better things. Inspiring me to leave my town and go off to college was my parents but most importantly my sister, who was already in college and the first of my family to do so. While looking at colleges to attend I found a good paying job
Coming from a small town where farming and working right after high school is what everyone decides to do, I decided to further my education by going to college. College to some people isn’t even an option, most kids would follow up their families and go work for them or start helping out around their farms or in the family business. Not wanting to be stuck in my hometown for my young years or working right after school I started looking at colleges to get out and go do bigger and better things. Inspiring me to leave my town and go off to college was my parents but most importantly my sister, who was already in college and the first of my family to do so. While looking at colleges to attend I found a good paying job doing construction during
Honestly speaking, I was an eager child to attend school. Around middle school and high school I became less focused on school and more focused on whether or not people liked me and baby sitting my mother's alcoholic boyfriend. Focusing on these things instead of my school work I ended up doing poorly in both my education and personal life. Coming from a household where neither adult had attended college it was not expected of me to attend either. Not only am I in college now but I plan on earning two degrees.