I came to college to do more than just get an education and play football. I will use college to find out what kind of person I truly am. Sure I am going to get a degree from here, but as stated in a previous journal, I plan on making the most of my education here at NC State. I will surely take every year day by day and make as many friends as possible. As for my educational plans, I will graduate from the College of Textiles with a degree in polymer and color chemistry. After that, I want to go attend pharmacy school at either UNC, Campbell, or Wingate. Once I finish pharmacy school, I will get a job at a local pharmacy with plans to open up my own one day. Yeah, it sounds like high hopes for someone who has only completed one summer semester at college, but I will continue to use my never give up attitude to turn my dreams into a reality. The three core values that fit me most is how positive I am, how ambitious I am, and how self-discipline I am. When I say positive, I don’t just mean with myself. I also mean with other people. I feel that if the people around me stay positive, then I will too. Growing up, I was always taught to put other people first. Therefore, no matter how bad my day may be, I always look to lift up someone else who is also having a rough day. I know that life can always be worse, which is what I always tell myself when I get down. Many people say they are ambitious, but in reality they have no idea what it even means. Being ambitious to me is more than just being hard-working, it’s about aspiring to be something or someone great. I know I may not be the smartest person in the class, or the most athletic on the football field, but I can guarantee you that I will out work everyone simp...
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...any different backgrounds and just talk to them and get to know more about them and their culture. I love how at NC State, no one is discriminated against for how they act, their religion, and gender. I also think it was beneficial for me to begin in the summer start program instead of coming straight into college like most students. Just because you are given time to navigate your way around campus and get familiar with it before all the other students get here in August. I have learned that I can push myself further than I already have. Last year, I struggled in a pre-calculus class, and I felt like I was stretched to my limits, but this summer I took pre-calculus again to prepare me for a different form of calculus, and I can honestly say I have never worked so hard in my entire life. Like I said before, everything I went through this summer, was totally worth it.
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