Brianna Torres Ms. Milliner EES21QHS-04 September 25, 2016 College is an important place that can lead us to a bright and successful future. College success is more than academics; for us it’s learning how to become an adult for the first time in our life. In college we will develop skills to have relationships with professors, counselors, and with our peers. The whole college experience enables us to truly succeed. Meeting new people, becoming acquainted to different ideas and cultures, and mostly, the enjoyment of the four plus years of being in school. A couple of years from now we will look back at college as either one of the best or worst times of our lives. The one thing that motivates people to go to college is “career
Introduction: It seemed so far away, and all of a sudden I had to make the decision. A decision that would change the rest of my life. From the time I was little I knew I wanted to go to college, and here I am. I have always had the desire to continue my education and gain many experiences after I graduated from high school. I didn’t ever thing twice about continuing my education
College has made me figure out what I want to do in the future. It has made want to be a marketing manager for Travis Transportation Inc. They experience many new things during their journey throughout college. College allows people to undergo an atmosphere that is a step closer to the “real world” (Arnett, Jeffery Jensen; debater 5). “College allows emerging adults to try out a wide variety of possible paths to their future. It is worth the time because the benefits last a lifetime” (C.Carter 2011). During the progression of explorations, some people instantly become aware of which path they should follow. For many others, it may only be the starting point at their exploration, yet they will still leave college with a positive consequence of having a stronger understanding of themselves (Arnett, Jeffery Jensen; debater 5). For an example, being in college has made me understand myself a little bit better, knowing what I want in life and how I want to achieve
To me college is like the next step of life to adulthood; it is where you get a taste of the authentic world and learn how to adjust and manage on your own. In addition, it can be a place of magnification and polished skills within a community that strives for a prosperous life with an effulgent vocation. Thus, attending college was compulsory for me in order to reach future goals, and North Carolina A&T State University (NCAT) transpired to be just right for me. The distance was within range and they have an outstanding mechanical engineering program that I could solemnly benefit from. Overall, attending this university has opened many doors of opportunities that arrange with my personal and professional goals through their culture and community. Furthermore, I endeavor to put myself first and review my precedent accomplishments to strive for better while exposing myself to incipient challenges and obstacles.
Should Everyone Attend College? As a senior in high school, questions regarding college and my plans for the years following graduation are asked to me on a day-to-day basis. College is definitely the most important thing I am focused on this year, and although a college degree is highly valued in the job field today, many argue that not everyone should attend college due to the fact that it brings a new level of responsibility that many cannot handle, many careers now do not require a four-year degree, and because students no longer have the desire to learn.
College is a chance to be free and is a bridge between the real world and school. I’m an adult and expected to behave as such; I make my own choices where I have to decide what is important to me. I have an opportunity to learn how the world works, to explore the limitless possibilities and a chance to admire how vast knowledge can be. College will change my life in the way that I can develop life skills outside academics, to be fully
Embedded in my psyche as a child was the fact that college was my only option after high school. This parental sentiment was synonymous with a phrase as simple as “tie your shoes.” For me, high school graduation would be a standard occurrence, but my college graduation would be celebrated. The college I would attend required thoughtful consideration because it will be my rite of passage. When I dreamt of my intended college, I knew it would be set in a beautiful city, bustling with energy, and full of consciously creative people. I didn’t know if my university campus would be urban or suburban, but I knew it would spark excitement, fulfill my need to connect with a global community, and offer several opportunities to propel me to the top of
I don’t think the reality of college hit me until this year. It always seemed like an abstract idea rather than a reality but a reality it is. I know college isn’t necessary for a successful life, my dad has done just fine for example. But at the end of the day, college represents something more for me, something extra. The reason I want to be in college is simple, I want to better myself, dive deeper into learning and strive to exceed the expectations set out for me.
For many, after graduating high school the next big step is college. I never asked myself why or if I even wanted to. Yet, since I was not yet ready to join the work force, and didn’t want to disappoint my parents, I simply followed the path that I was
When I was younger and thinking about college I always pictured it as I saw it in the movies, you sleep all day and have fun all night. Know what I know now I understand the importance of college and I think of it a little differently than before. I know that I need to work hard and study hard to be able to succeed at my fullest potential in college. I have had a few experiences in my life that have helped me realize that I need to work hard to get the output which I was hoping for in the beginning. I’ve seen my sister diagnosed with diabetes her first week of high school, I’ve witnessed my dad struggling through cancer and conquering it, and I have made it through 6 month of grueling and time consuming physical therapy to make it so I could use my shoulder again. Through these experiences my perspective about hard work and perseverance has changed dramatically, and for that I am thankful.
Never Quit on Your Dreams For as long as I can remember I have dreamed of being the first person in my family to go to college and receiving a degree. The older I got the more I realized it wasn’t just as simple as going to any college I wanted,
The College Effect Going to College was a new door opening in my life, yet I didn’t know should I walk through it. I knew senior year I was going to have to do something with my life; get a job, learn a trade, or go in the military. A few weeks after making my decision to go to college, I signed up for the ACT. I didn’t do as well as I thought I could, after that things in life started to snowball down. Even though learning a trade or going in the military, could of lead me on many cool adventures. The effects of going to college has led me to wonderful things as well.
More than just trying to make my family proud, I want to go to college to better myself. I see going to college as an opportunity to challenge myself intellectually, emotionally, and mentally. The idea of being in an environment where people actually want to learn and succeed is one that excites me for it’s something I haven’t experienced before. Where I’m from many people see going to school as an obligation rather than a gateway to a better future. I’m tired of being surrounded by people who don’t want to learn or simply don’t care about bettering themselves. Going into college will provide a space for me to interact with people who have goals and aspirations.
Who knew that a fun idea proposed with a friend would lead to discussing college together? Since we were little, we’ve been asked what we want to be when we grow up. One thing we don’t consider as a child is how we get to be these professional adults. College is an important step in achieving our dreams and living the life we want for ourselves. Education always has and will continue to be an important part of my life.
College; for some it is finally being able to leave home and begin their adult hood, for others, it is beginning the long-awaited journey of pursing their passion(s). Throughout my childhood, my parents engraved the importance of obtaining a higher education as they were hindered from attaining any formal schooling themselves. Although my parents and family never failed to express their encouragement and endless support, as I progressed through my academics, I found it challenging to seek any guidance and or advice from them. Oftentimes, my friends and peers were able to reach out to their parents and siblings, all whom have or are currently attending a university. Despite the disadvantages of being apart of the first-generation of my family