To many high school students, college seems like a far away land, a mysterious place where everyone wants to be yet not many know how to get there. As children, our parents tell us how much time we have to think about college, and that it is too far down the line to think about. The truth is it is never too early to think about your future. I, like many people, put little thought into my future career and now am lost in an unfortunate mix of indecision and anxiety. Not knowing where you want to be in the future is a hard burden to bear. Many of us tend to find out that we only know what we do not want, not what we actually do want. Do we want to be poor? Absolutely not. Do we want a boring job? Of course we don’t. We all want our
A big concern in todays’ world for graduating college students is being able to find a job right out of school. More times than not, there are many problems that occur when a student chooses a specific career path. In the short exert “Why Focusing Too Narrowly In College Could Backfire”, written by Peter Cappelli, he discusses in his opinion, as well as many others, the right path students should be taking. The lead way students should be following to secure they get a job in a field they will enjoy. Many students have trouble picking a college to go to let alone what major they want to focus on. Students are told to pick a major and start taking the classes for it as soon as possible without realizing they might not even enjoy that field of work. There are many struggles in college with picking the correct classes and
With a degree in computer science or similar fields, students can go on to enjoy a rewarding, lucrative cybersecurity career. This industry is expected to grow in the upcoming years, so jobs will always be available for talented students. From a forensics expert to a security director, there are many exciting opportunities in the
The Doctor of Science in Cybersecurity degree is a very unique degree that I do not think is offered in the same capacity at any other school yet. It will allow me to continue learning more about this constantly advancing field; and I believe that this course of study will help prepare me for my future career in the cyber security field.
The reason behind why I’ve chosen the major is due to my enjoyment of technology, and being unable to enter related course while in high school like learning about 3D animation or computer hardware. Eventually in eliminating various interest related to software/technology than concluding I will focus my careers in information security. Additionally, if possible incorporate my minor a nontechnical skill set where I will focus the majority of my upper-level courses on international politics with an emphasis on terrorism and interaction with various networks that connect our world. In the future I will like to involve myself in a government agency or private sector whose main cause is in preventing foreign interference in organizational
When evaluating what career path to take, I wanted something more than just protecting sensitive data, rather pursuing and investigating cybercrimes. After researching cyber security careers I found that the FBI is the one of the best agencies to combat cyber threats. Furthermore, the FBI is on the front lines of chasing cyber threats around the globe and assisting in cyber intrusions to help protect the United States economy and national security. In turn, this information lead me to their Computer Scientist Program which fits the criteria of employment I am seeking for a number of reasons. First, I want to apply my knowledge to a career were I can help protect my country and fellow citizens from ongoing cyber threats we experience every
Twenty-six years ago. I began the quest to find the perfect college. As I drove down the driveway of Bay Path College, I knew this was the college I was going to attend. I was drawn to the rural setting, the beautiful campus and the small academic community. My intent for life after high school was to get my associates degree, earn some money, then begin working toward my bachelor degree. In retrospect, I did not possess the confidence or drive needed to be a good student. I struggled for the next couple of years to earn my Associates degree, however was apprehensive to commit to the time or expense it would take to continue my education. After a very long break in schooling, I now approach education with a new mindset and ready to commit
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.
When I was growing up, my parents always encouraged me to do well in school and to go college to create a better and brighter future for myself. Growing up with parents that did not even finish middle school, I always knew that I wanted to go to college, but once I reached my senior year of high school, I felt confused as to what I really wanted to do. I always thought that I somewhat knew what I wanted to study, but once I got to the end of high school, I began wondering what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Therefore, I decided to apply for the COMPASS program at UCF because I like the areas of science and math, so I thought that I could explore some more majors in those areas. As I took MHS 2330, I became more exposed to the various
Ever since I started to seriously think about my future, I had aspirations of getting a degree and becoming a professional. Specific careers have changed constantly, ranging from becoming a teacher to an engineer. As I got older, I began to assess my strengths and weaknesses as well as my likes and dislikes. I know a college education is essential in today’s economy and society. Doors are opened to those with college degrees and a better lifestyle is guaranteed. A college education is not only economically beneficial but intellectually as well, for it provides a unique learning experience as it caters to an individual’s interests
Thinking back as a freshman in high school, I didn’t know what I wanted to do in life. Throughout my years in school I have discovered enjoyment in fusing metal together. I feel passionate about being able to do something that takes skill. I am going to attend a trade school so I can pursue a career in welding. I am finishing this last year in so I can finally be able to do something of worth. I didn’t have plans for college I was just going to go work where ever I could find a job. Since I have talked to one of my teachers I have change my decision. Mr. James taught at my school I didn’t really know what he did but he helped me figure out a goal and how to achieve it. He has inspired me to want more in life so I can be successful. My
Theodore Roosevelt once said, “A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.” I have always dreamed of furthering my education so that I may achieve the broad method of thinking that Roosevelt spoke of here. From a very young age I have been told over and over that I have to make something great of myself. My family, although encouraging and supporting, has never let me forget that I “have the brains”. I also never let myself forget that I have the ability to do anything I apply myself to. That pressure has pushed me this far. My only hope is that I will not let them or myself down.
All throughout school, students are ask what we want to be when we grow up. Many of us know or have a pretty good idea, but others have no clue what they want to pursue as a career in life, whether it be furthering their education at a university or attending a technical school. There are other students that plan to start work right out of high school. Either way we all have a plan, and the purpose of this paper is to inform you of mine. I personally struggle in making big decisions like deciding what to do with my life, but then I realized I have been asking myself the wrong questions. Instead of asking what I want to be when I grow up, I asked myself what do I want out of life? what are some of my goals that I wish to achieve? This led
My interest in computer security, specifically the areas of programming languages, security network architectures, the development of new approaches to securing large scale enterprise applications and databases begin in my initial computer science courses. I discovered I have a natural affinity for solving complex computational, programming and system integration problems exceptionally fast. I also learned that I have the ability to define a series of coding requirements and complete them with a specific goal of
Throughout your lifetime you will eventually have to decide on what career you want to begin your journey on. In the United States and around the world, many individuals will choose their career path very early in their lifetimes in order to attain the job position that they desire. With this being said, one must carefully plan and modify their lives to prepare for what the future withholds. For instance, in order for me to achieve my long time goals of becoming a software developer and/or a computer system analyst, then I would need to continue patiently walk along the bumpy path on my laborious, lengthy journey. Lastly, the following careers that I’ve set my eyes on will embark us onto a prolonged life excursion.