The transition from being a child, dependent upon parents for everything, to an independent adult is one of the most stressful times a person will endure. Legally speaking, 18 is the age when you become an adult but the number doesn’t describe the responsibilities and independence you must take on. College is seen as the “big step” into the real world and many people struggle in choosing where to make their transition. I would like to take my “big step” by attending Florida Atlantic University.
My choice to attend FIU was one of the easier ones I’ve made so far in my academic career. I was drawn to the university as I felt a sense of community here that has only been further enhanced as a legacy, with both my mother and stepfather having completed their Bachelor degrees at this institution. The relationships and connections my parents were able to build here were a testament to FIU’s ability to bring together people from so many different backgrounds and create a family. I experienced an even greater connection as my stepfather found a lifelong friendship and mentor in an FIU staff member and honored him by making him the godfather of one of my younger brothers. Thus, FIU has been a special part of my life even before college was
As a student at California Baptist University I will strive to be the best student I can be. I count on this university to prepare me for the real world and build towards my future and career. I hope CBU provides me with a lot of experience and hands on training, so that when I graduate I will be prepared. I’m determined to expand my knowledge and become a well rounded individual. I wish to broaden my learning skills overall and become a better student. Learning in a college environment will be different compared to high school, however I am looking forward to obtaining new information from the teachers at CBU.
Touring Dallas Baptist University for the first time in November, I felt part of the culture. The location of DBU is essential in my life because it allows me to continue with my services that already established. The short commute from my house to DBU is convenient because allows me to save money not to live on campus and stay in close contact with my family. As well, this will also give me a chance to continue my community service with St. James Parish in Oak cliff and in West Dallas. Additionally, DBU is prominent because it is in the middle of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, which allows for a wider range of jobs, and networking opportunities. I am in the National Guard and my monthly drills are in Lewisville; this will allow me to continue with my current unit.
Living in a strongly religious community, I was given many opportunities to provide service to fellow church members and also under privileged youth of the community. When I began high school I was given the opportunity to become a counselor during Vacation Bible School and
This spring, I will be completing my first year of graduate school in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of New Mexico. I graduated with a B.S. Degree in Environmental Science from UNM last year and was the first in my family to earn a college degree. I transferred to UNM in the fall of 2012 and have had the opportunity to interact with many professors, which I feel helped to influence my decision for graduate school.
My name is Brittney Duffy and I transferred from the financial assistance department at Metro. I have been employed with Baptist for 3 years. I started off as a CNA at the heart hospital Downtown and transitioned into the patient financial department in 2015. I am currently working on my Bachelors at FSCJ for Supervision and Management and I will graduate in summer 2018. I am extremely excited to be joining the BMDA team and am looking forward to starting this new journey in my career.
Going to a university can encompass a variety of factors and meanings for each of the individuals that it applies to. Here, at ASU, there is an abundant amount of these backgrounds always coming forth and attending this university that helps fuel to the variety of why people attend such a higher level learning institution. As to how I contribute to this diverse pool is of the reason of my family and pressures placed onto me by them. I come from a fairly large family that consists of eight people, including myself. I am the oldest of five siblings and the first who has ever been able to graduate high school. With this in mind, it is obvious that I must be the role model for the younger bunch along with striving for better after my high school graduation. All my siblings are expected to follow in my footsteps which can at times be stressful because I want them to walk onto a even better path than I ever did in my school career path. With being the first in my family to ever graduate, my parents want me to be a good representation to combat the negative comments usually associated with people of Mexican descent and how they often do not get far in life.
The transition from high school to college is a notoriously daunting experience for students entering, arguably, the most important years in their lives. Everything that a student has come to know about academics, for the most part, are to be radically challenged. Many different factors go into the change, and any particular one can be enough to overwhelm any given student into becoming an emotional wreck. Whether it be living on one's own for the first time, drastic schedule changes, or becoming socially involved, these responsibilities are just three examples, among the seeming hundreds. However, a perfect balance between these responsibilities is a major key in not allowing the stressors to take one captive.
Combined BA/MD programs are often singularly focused with an intense pace and rigorous coursework. In my eyes, they are beauteous opportunities, suitable for both my skills and my goals. Being part of a combined medicine program would not only provide me with the motivation to continue challenging myself, but also offer me the freedom to explore my other interests, and in turn receive a more well-rounded foundation for specialist medical training.
I have a passion for learning, which has been inspired by my undergraduate studies at UCSB. I came into college thinking that I would feel the same about my classes as I did in high school. Most were interesting, but nothing really made me feel inspired about learning until my first quarter Sociology class. I am currently a Sociology major and plan to double major in History, as well as minor in Applied Psychology. These three subjects have grabbed my attention and have made me truly passionate about learning new things. I am working to achieve a high GPA during my undergrad at UCSB so that I can get into a good Graduate School to obtain a Ph.D to further the passion I have for education.
I was born the fourth of December 1991 in Cranbrook British Columbia. I lived there for 18 years. Before joining the military I worked as a fry cook at a Burger King for three years and held part time jobs working for the College of the Rockies summer camp programs during the summer. My parents are currently living together in Cranbrook BC. My father works outside the province testing railway tracks for two months at a time, then returns home for two to three weeks. My mother acts as the main contact point of the family, she works as a financial clerk. I have a 22 year old sister who will be attending university in Calgary this September. I attended Mount Baker Secondary School in Cranbrook and graduated in 2009
Upon graduating high school a large amount of my fellow students were well aware of which university and which degree they would wish to study and I was not one of those students. Up until recently I was also concerned that I would not be able to find a university that I would truly appreciate. Having toured multiple campuses throughout Texas and almost enrolling in Texas State I was worried I would resort to settling for a university that may not be right for me. My family and I were blessed when my father Alex Bielawski became a full time security officer for DBU. My father offered to visit the school for the first time and I immediately fell in love with it. The friendliness, the professionalism, and the holy presence on campus was truly
Pursing a career as a medical doctor is an opportunity for me to mentor youth in underserved populations. As a child, I was raised in the low income, urban community of Roxbury, MA. Although not as notorious today, the neighborhood had garnered negative attention for its high crime rates. My mother emigrated from Haiti and raised me as a single parent. Due to our financial circumstance, Roxbury became our permanent residence. I have always felt there was something lacking in Roxbury in comparison to other towns I visited. My teenage years were largely spent in the suburban town of Stoneham where I attended high school. There was a literal difference in air quality and a psychology contrast in future prospects. While native students of