“Work for a cause. Not for applause. Live life to express. Not to impress. Don’t strive to make your presence notice. Just make your absence felt”. –Anonymous As a child my mother would always make me go to church which was horrible for me, but one day being there made want to get interested in becoming pediatric. That day the church was asking the whole concretion to donate money for the kids in need and they showed a video of kids receiving food and water, and the church wanted to give more to those kids like medical help. The reason why I decided to become a pediatrician was because watching the video made me think that every kid deserves a chance to live and laugh, enjoy life, dream and have a future, but because of having no money those kids do not get to have all that. It is a gift for mothers to have kids and for mothers to watch their own flesh and blood dying slowing because she cannot afford going to the doctor it is sad. My family income is not that high. Both of my parents are high school drop outs, so they never made it to college. As we all know finding a job with a well-paid job can be dreadful without a high school diploma or a college diploma, but they manage through. To study for pediatrician is very expensive, but I and both my parents work hard enough to be in college. I am the first in my family generation to be in college and have a career set. It is not easy to be the first because at times it can be very frustrated because if I were to fail every single person in my family well look and maybe even be disappointed not mention my younger sister and cousin. They all look up to me and feel proud that I am the first to break that chain. In my freshmen year of high school I volunteer in a program that invol... ... middle of paper ... ...fe and succeeding that I broke the chain in deciding to be different in standing out from my family. Even though, on my graduation day I should have been more exciting now I can see why it was the most important day of my life because on that day I should have said YES!! Made it this far. Graduating high school was my minor goal and was accomplished. The fact that my minor goal was accomplished made me realize that anything is possible. That day when I realized what graduation should have meant to me made me a better and setting high standards for myself. My parents are both Mexicans so I am Hispanic and in my ethnicity the percentage of graduating college is not that high, but the fact that I even graduated and attending already show that I can be one of the percentage to graduate college. My perspective changed to become different person and succeed in my life.
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It was the tremendous amounts of arguments amongst my parents over our tight financial debt, which taught me how to manage, respect, and organize money responsibly during my junior year. It was the numerous divorce arguments I heard from my bedroom walls, which taught me that love is not only demonstrated through words, but through our actions. It was the death of my favorite cousin, my best friend, Suleiman, which caused me, to be thankful and joyous for every day I have on this Earth.
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There are many reasons I want to study to become a pediatrician. Some of the biggest ones are the fact that I have always had an interest in medicine, and I am the type of person that adores babies and children. Also, watching out for the wellbeing of children is something I’ve always done. I also think that the job in itself would be very rewarding. There are several steps to be taken and to consider before fully committing to this field of work. These include things like: preparation, the time spent in school, the wages, requirements, etc. Insert a thesis statement here about the direction of your paper.
Growing up in a Latino community has humbled my vision of life in this country. Experiencing the societal effects that immigration policies and economic policies have on Latinos first hand has impacted me tremendously. My parents immigrated to this country hoping to find a better life for themselves and their kids. Unfortunately, being undocumented presents various challenges in this country. For this reason, since I was around 7 years old I would help my mother and father work. I still remember going to, what seemed to me at the time, as gigantic houses with my mother wondering why the kids there didn’t have to help their mothers work like me. The idea of socioeconomically privileged cultures ultimately became a topic I learned at a young age and became something that motivates me to succeed still today.
To me, being Hispanic means that I come from a rich culture that allows me to identify myself with a “minority” group that holds true to its roots. We, Hispanics, are hardly ever handed anything, especially college; I am the first in my family to earn the opportunity to go to college. My parents did not have this opportunity, because they either came to or were the first born in the United States; therefore, my parents had to not only learn a new culture, but also work to financially help their parents. I do not have to face these barriers, because I have been exposed to both the Hispanic and American cultures since birth, and my parents have made it clear my current priority is to focus on my academic career. My parents have given me the opportunity to succeed in school and I will never take this opportunity for granted. My academic success has been a result of what Hispanics call “familia.” A familia will always support their
I think College of Human Ecology would allow me to achieve my goal to become a pediatric surgeon by allowing me to do all the necessary research to allow me to be successful in the medical field and make new, close friends. With state-of-the-art research facilities, I will be able to feed my hungry mind with knowledge. As a first ever student in the history of my school, I have come to everyday to school without fail since freshman year. I believe it is a student's duty to come to school and appreciate each second they have and dedicate it to learning because they are thousand of children in the world that are unable to get this privilege we have. Not to mention, the alarming number of children around the world born with birth defects that
Growing up in a minority family college has always been a priority. It was the main reason why my parents immigrated to America. They wanted their children to have more opportunities than they could have in Guyana. However, I never really knew anything about college. It would be my next step in life, but I had no idea what was required for college applications until I started the college process. I only knew about “big” time colleges like the Ivy leagues. Harvard and Yale were the dreams of every student, but growing up in Minnesota and being from the Midwest, Northwestern became my “big time” college dream.
Gifts, people, pets, memories and actions are some of the countless things people remember in their high and low points in life. From time to time, I dwell on the things that impacted my life, and the most meaningful one of which was attaining my high school diploma. To begin with, I was not fond of school when I reached high school. Then, I made a decision to join the Armed Forces and did not know I needed a high school diploma to join. Eventually, I ended up with a high school diploma and an honorable discharge from the Marine Corps, that I now find extremely helpful, as I am in college. Given these points, I can say that I am extremely proud of myself and I am looking forward to accomplish much more in the near future.
My family is small, since relocating both my sister and mother have passed on. I spent most of my adult life caring for my grandparents before they also transitioned. Only myself, my nephew, niece and their children remain. I was fortunate to grow up in a hard working family who valued education. My grandparents grew up in the south picking cotton, mother was the first member of our family to graduate from high school. I am the first with a college degree. During my valedictorian speech, I dedicated each of my BCC degrees to a family member who never had the opportunity to pursue a higher education.
Graduation is an exciting time in a person’s life, especially a high school graduation. When I think of family and friends gathering together to celebrate a joyous occasion, I feel I accomplished my strongest goal. It never occurred to me that graduation would be the end of my youth and the start of adulthood. Graduating from high school was an influential event that gave me an altered outlook on my existence. Life before graduation, preparing for graduation day, and commencement day overwhelmed me for reality.
I’ve always wanted to work with children, but I never knew what my choice was going to be, because there are so many professions. I believe a Pediatric Nurse is a good choice. Growing up I have always had an interest in kids, especially infants. I’m just so fascinated about how something so small can grow inside of a woman and become an adult one day. I know there is so much more I can learn from the world. One day I would love to travel and help the children all over the world. I believe I can help the world and I will do as much as I can to make it a better place.
However, my parents eventually went attended college. My mother earned her Masters, and my father obtained his teaching credential. The road to earning their degrees was not easy, my father was laid off from his long term job when I was 2 years old. This created a financial hardship for my family at the time; yet, they persevered.
Through out life people go through so many hardships. Whether it be good or bad there is always something that comes out of the situation. One of the most exciting but yet scariest events would be graduation. For a lot of people, graduating from high school is a goal. It takes a lot of time and effort to achieve that goal. In the long run, it opens a lot of opportunities for people to succeed. Graduation is the end of high school, and the beginning to life.
In the future, I hope to pursue my career dream of becoming a pediatrician. Pediatricians can be identified individuals who specialize in giving medical care to children and adolescents between infancy to adulthood at eighteen years of age. I became inspired to become a pediatrician due to my immense love of children. Perhaps I have an innate intuition for taking care of people being that I have always felt that I excel at taking care of others. The idea of taking care of others truly makes me feel that I serve a purpose, not only to better the life of myself but the life of others. Therefore, I believe that becoming a pediatrician will help me combine the best of both worlds into a career that I adore and cherish.
I was able to overcome many problems and challenge myself in different aspects. At the very beginning of the year, I was very sensitive and having a bad experience meant a bad life to me. Later on, I started to realize what I am doing in school, and why I am here… I understood that life without ups and downs means you're died.