When I was in high school, my counselor did not show any interest in helping me achieve my goals. For some time, I thought that college was not for me. It was too expensive, I did not know what career to pursue, and I thought that my grades were not good enough. Throughout this time, she never schedule any meetings with me to see what my plans were. When I would visit her in hope of advise, she was very blunt and vague with her answers. It was not until career day that I found out what I wanted to pursue. Career day was planned and created by a History and English teacher who both volunteered their time in the interest to demonstrate different career options for the students. Ironically the talks from the guest speakers were not the ones that motivated me to major in communications. It was in fact those two teachers that had organized the event that motivated to create a change in someone else’s life like they had done in mine. From that point on, I knew I wanted to become a school advisor to guide high school students through the exciting, yet al...
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...ge and made me the person I am today. They were patient, yet they were strict. Because of this my work ethic became very strong and I was able to graduate from Cal Poly Pomona with a high GPA and I was in the dean’s list.
Maybe at some point in my life I did not care about school as much as I should have. I would skip school sometimes and no one would notice. When they did notice no one told me it was not okay because it was going to affect my chances of attending a university. Adults would just tell me it was not okay because they said so. When a reason is given to teenager, the student grasps a better understanding of the consequences. I wish someone would have told me earlier. However, I was lucky enough to had someone tell me the consequences of my actions. Now, I believe it is my turn to be the adult that cares and take interest in someone’s life who needs it.
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