We finally joined our father once he landed himself a job outside the medical field--something that would put food on the table for his family and send his kids to school; my father strongly believes that education is the key to life, and to being independent and successful. Several years passed. I was 15 years old and had been attending a French school when civil war broke out in Ivory Coast, and my dad decided to send me to Ghana to finish high school. Ghana is an English speaking country, but I had been learning in French in elementary and middle school. The transition to high school in a new place was a challenge and a learning experience, but I graduated with honors and the United Nations awarded me a scholarship to complete a one-year program in computer hardware and networking.
I migrated to the United States in 2007; my first job was with U.S. Airways as a customer service agent, and I enjoyed working with their ticketi...
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... single goal of improving the public sector for the better. All the skills I have developed and the great deal of knowledge I will acquire from Texas A&M – San Antonio University will enable me to pursue my lifelong goals and to help protect people I will directly and indirectly work with/for. Advocating for what’s right in the world is my number 1 priority, especially for those who are less fortunate (fathers, mothers, children, etc. that don’t have a voice). With the help of other public sector advocate, we can make it a reality, a world with less sadness. Ultimately, I will aim to contribute to the field by researching new ways and methods of making this a reality, and I know that Texas A&M – San Antonio’s Department of Business Administration will not only enrich me intellectually but will give me the tools necessary to pursue these future professional endeavors.
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