Turn your dreams into reality is the motto that guides me every day in life. It would be an honor to receive the Greater Grand Rapids Jack and Jill College Tour Scholarship award to attend the Historical Black College & University tour this year. I believe education is the key that opens up many doors and opportunities. Like my mentor always tell me “education increases your value in life, because the more you know the more you can apply, and the more you apply the more you will obtain.” Attending the HBCU tour will not only open my eyes to the opportunities and culture of our people, but I believe it will inspire me to push beyond all obstacles by gaining self-awareness of my identity as a Black Man in America, allow me to see more successful people in higher learning institutions that looks like me, but also provide me with an experience that I would love to continue one day by attending and earning an degree from a HBCU.
While attending The State of the Black Union I saw how the concepts that we learned in class are still prevalent in our daily lives. A comment that was made during the State of the union address at resonated with me was that College bound is a privilege. Living in the inner cities of Richmond I see this lived out on the daily. Virginia Tech’s efforts to try and reach the unreached population has been shy of their goals. Even with programs like Fall Visitation, Yates program, Gateway program, Access, there are still catered to a particular group of people. Virginia Tech looks at African Americans as a universal title instead of an individualize one. The aforementioned organizations attract those African Americans who are more
I have exemplified advancing the academic excellence of my community with both my executive position within Council of Black Students in Administration and my participation in College Mentors for Kids.
I remember the first time I understood French outside of the classroom. I was visiting France on a balcony in the Louvre when a man passed by me. He stopped, held out his hand and said, “il pleut.” I will never be able to convey the feeling I got when I understood that one simple phrase. I was practically vibrating with excitement.
UCLA has been such a blessing to me. I’ve been exposed to so many new perspectives, people, ideas, knowledge, and opportunities. During my two quarters here, I’ve learned so much about myself, discovered new interests, and have grown mentally, spiritually, and physically (actually going to the gym! Yay Bfit!) I want to be a Bruin Ambassador in order to provide other students the chance to experience these opportunities, to explore and fulfill their maximum potential.
I have applied and would appreciate being considered for the 2017 Student Ambassador Program. I applied for this program because I wish to be a part of more than just classes at University. I wish to be a part of a team that encourages others and solves real life problems that every day people are facing about University, some of which I may have experienced, others I may not, either way I hope to help. During my final year of high school, I went to many open days and lectures and couldn’t make up my mind of what I wanted to do, where I wanted to study and who I wanted to be. Throughout this time all I felt was pressure to finally make a decision, a decision that I thought would affect my future, but instead of deciding I became stressed, because
Throughout my high school years going to Eisenhower I’ve seen so many of my friends travel out of the country, whether it be for show choir, trips, or sister cities program. I always have been so jealous of kids who went on these exciting vacations. Since trips like these truly are a once in a lifetime experience for everyone. I would like to be a student ambassador for countless reasons.
I aspire to be an Office of Multicultural Affairs Ambassador because of my prior experience as a Bowling Green State University student. For my first and second year, I was a part of the Arts Village in Kreischer-Compton. During my second year, I was a mentor on the behalf of the Arts Village. As a mentor, my task was to enforce diversity and inclusion in the Arts Village while assisting incoming students with acclimating into life on campus. Coupled with this is my background in creating events in order to promote community. Through this occupation, I’ve gained knowledge in helping other students, organizing and running events, and the promotion of the Arts Village through Preview Day and Open Houses.
I would most definitely consider a career in public relations. This is an ever-growing field and the need for public relations will never go away. I think what attracts me the most to this profession is the pace at which it moves at and the thought behind the processes. I don’t think there is just one specific aspect of its operation that interest me more than others, I just think it’s the field and the opportunities in general. I think what I think I would enjoy more than another aspect would be protecting, enhancing/building reputations of a company or business to the public. I think every company needs a public relations side if anything were to happen to their image. Another thing is working with those in the public eye—every celebrity,
I think that I am qualified to be a student ambassador because I am responsible and I love to meet new people. I love being social and I have many friends. I am very positive and making people smile is one of my greatest joys. I think I would be qualified also because I am a hard worker and I am very dedicated. I love spending time with people and making New friends. I am very outgoing, caring, and can't. I think I would be a good candidate for this job because I know I can represent our school and I have respect for everything I
To me, a global citizen is one who is actively engaged in and invests energy into understanding the developments around the world, forms educated opinions about world issues, and seeks to advance his or her cause while maintaining an open mind. A global citizen should care about others as much as his or herself, and work to better the lives of people in less fortunate experiences by using the resources that he or she has available. In this way, it is relatively easy for any one person to be a global citizen, at least in part. It is easy for someone to plant one tree to fight climate change, retweet a few pictures from women’s marches or help their elderly neighbor paint a fence. What isn’t as easy, and what makes someone a true global citizen, is
There are a plethora of stereotypical perceptions about what a global citizen encompasses. Many think researching a cure for cancer resembles a global citizen, while others think helping with disaster relief from a cataclysmic event or simply recycling are the actions of a global citizen. Regardless of the task, they all have one thing in common: each helps to make a difference. Henceforth, a global citizen embodies those who makes a difference in society.
Modern Languages was my career choice because my family business included travelling to the United States and I was always amazed by the culture and diversity of people that lived in California. Our primary business supplier was a Jewish company. The owners were very kind and educated people and they spoke Hebrew and English too. Since we only spoke Spanish we were unable to communicate effectively with our business providers. After some consideration I thought I could always learn the language and engage not only with the owners of the Jewish company, but also with so numerous other individuals we met in the United States during our frequent trips. Amazingly I lived in the States for 13 years, a year after I finished my career. A variety
All person only needs is twenty seconds of insane courage to change your life. Three years ago, I was terrified to join the Howell Teen Advisory Board, but after the twenty seconds that I stepped into the room and took a seat my life was destined to change. I am thankful that I took those courageous steps, as they have made me a dedicated advocate, leader, and philanthropist.
Living in the big city of New York would be the experience that would allow me to mature not only as an adult, but as a journalist. Growing up in the suburbs of Santa Clarita, California, I have been surrounded by the same people with the same stories ever since I could remember. Therefore, the chance to meet and interact with a melting pot of individuals, reporting their stories and understanding their “why” is the opportunity I need that NYU would give to me. NYU is the perfect location for aspiring journalists, like myself, due to its diversity and opportunity-filled adventure; particularly, the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, which will teach me how to find and develop a story while reporting on location in the streets of New York.