At the end of my sophomore year, I had to make one of three choices, the first one being I could simply stay in my high school and continue on the path that I was going. The second one being I could go to a technology center for half of the school day, and the third being I could do concurrent enrollment and start taking college courses early. I made the
A college education gives a person the opportunity to be successful in life, either financially or morally dependent on the goals that they set for their life. They will choose a college that offer programs for the major of their choice, where they will specialize and receive a degree. The decision to pursue a higher education will give the opportunity to earn a better income over someone who does not have a degree. College is more of life preparation course that will help make sure a successful career. If a person pursues a career in engineering, physics or mathematics their curriculum would include more liberal art preparation courses, in order for them to earn their degree, so someone pursuing a degree in these types of careers are
When I entered senior year, I entered with a “get in- get out” mentality, enrolling in the minimum amount of classes with a majority of them having to do with business and I also joined FBLA. Through FBLA I was able to become “Assistant School Store Manager” and little did I know that it would actually be a great learning experience that I have been able to continue for most of this school year. In November,
After a hectic first semester at the community college, I began to find myself. I realized that the four-year university I wanted to attend initially, would have not been a good fit for me. Being part of different student organizations and creating connections with my professors at the community college is what helped me find what I was really looking for. I wanted a place where I felt like I mattered and not a school with fifty thousand students where I would just feel like a number. The additional semester I got to stay home, I was able to do more research and find a university where I would fit in and connect with.
The First College Academy is a unique opportunity that will not only help me develop academically, but also as a person. My goals in life are to graduate from an esteemed university with a degree in political science in order to ultimately become someone of diplomatic importance. I want to be someone who achieves great things for my country and pushes it in the right direction. I feel that in this era of our country’s history the rising generations will have to take initiative in order to bring about the changes that are necessary. I wish to be a part of this movement; therefore, I believe that the First College Academy will be instrumental in giving me the tools I need to accomplish this goal of mine. The First College Academy will serve as
Since the birth of the first ever college institution in Athens, Greece society’s view of college and the college life has changed drastically. College issues are being brought into attention on a much larger scale than ever before. For example, shows all over the United States are turning college into a comedy, making college seem like a joke when it is becoming increasingly more important every day to have a college degree in order to get a decent/good paying job. Many shows and movies portray college in a very negative way exaggerating all the partying, drugs, and time not spent in class or actually studying. They aim to uncover the problems with college sports and how kids are beginning to focus more on what they do on the field rather than how they excel in the classroom. Although plenty of students struggle with the balancing act of athletics and education, there are also plenty of students who are great examples of how to balance out the two and prosper in the classroom. Although some colleges around the country are known for partying, that is not what defines them, and many of them are still great schools to attend to obtain a degree. For example, in the popular television series known as Blue Mountain State they portray college in a negative, unrealistic way by exaggerating partying, sex, drugs, alcohol abuse, and idea of “football over everything,” giving a negative view of college life and/or college students.
The college system in modern America, like the rest of this Gilded Aged country, has underlying corruptions that are only becoming more ever present as time goes on. Everyone with even consideration of college has likely heard that this coming generation will be far less educated than its predecessors. While true, we also need to ponder that with a greater influx of students colleges are far less likely to give full rides, more competition creates less opportunity for more advanced college education, colleges have been getting more expensive and previous generations were not encumbered with many of today’s burdens and were thus able to pursue college with less resistance. Despite all of this, one major recent issue is the legibility of the
In my search for colleges, I came across various universities that I deem will lead me to achieve my goal as a Civil Engineer. One of these is Oglethorpe University, small enough where I can feel at home, but diverse enough where I can truly expand my horizons. An environment that I believe promotes inventiveness and creativity, as well as advocates research and development, while permitting you to pursue other outside interests. Oglethorpe seems to be a university that conveys knowledge and experience, a place where I can expand my perspective of the world through education. Focusing on the liberal arts and emphasizing the core courses, Oglethorpe believes in a strong core education and offers a remarkable ambiance for learning while grooming
I crossed a major milestone, leaving one part of my life for another. At the beginning it was surreal to think my life as a high school is complete. Officially I am on my to becoming an adult. Hopefully making a difference in the world around me. It was a hard decision that I discussed multiple times with my mom and counselor at my high school. I was unconvinced about going to Montgomery College. I had this big dream in my head of my parents sending me off to a university. Helping me unpack and getting situated in my dorm room. I made the decision to attend community college. It was financially correct for me at the time. Finishing up my prerequisite classes at Montgomery Community College seem to the be the smart move for my family and myself. I would be able to continue living under my parents roof to help with my baby sister while going to
I am 25 years going on 26 years old and I thought college was not for me, when I got out of high school. As I grew older I started to realize that I was not satisfied I wanted something else, I couldn’t do things I liked because I was living pay check to paycheck always stressing about not paying bills on time. Soon after I had my son and realized that I needed to do something about my situation, I needed time to spend with him and still pay bills. I decided to go to college and I can say it was the best decision I have made it will benefit me and my son in the long run. A college education and degree can open many doors in a person’s life, and I believe that there are 3 benefits we can all relate to, it can lead to having a better financial stability, better job opportunities, and family stability.
The United States of America prides itself on being the wealthiest country in the world, possessing high moral values. However, behind the scenes, many young college men and women are engaging in illicit activities due to the demand to pay clause enforced by every institution of higher learning. Nevertheless, during every presidential election, candidates continue to run on the platform that America’s middle and working class families’ concerns will be front and centered on their agenda. One major concern being the rising costs of a college education. Despite these candidates’ campaign promises the extremely high costs associated with a college education continue to rise at a rate higher than inflation (Renehan 2). In spite of this, many American middle and working class families continue to promise their children a
An ideal college, in my opinion, should consist of a building with well-lighted and spacious rooms, an extensive playground, well-equipped libraries and laboratories, and learned teachers. These are essential, and so I will discuss these first.
Pursuing higher education (college in this instance) is a very popular choice among high schoolers these days. Every boy and girl in high school either dreads or looks forward to the college experience. The one who look forward to it are usually excited about the new experiences or the partying opportunities. Those who dread it are usually worried about the workload, or being away from home. The bottom line is deciding what going to college is all about. I believe it is more than just about getting a job.
Growing up drags many responsibilities along with it. Many people my age dread having to make these decisions. Choosing a college for example, is a very stressful and time consuming process that takes place senior year of high school.
When students graduate from high school many of them make the decision to further their education and continue on to university. However, the university setting can be very different from high school, and thus young adults have to adjust to this change of environment (Thurber & Walton, 2012). During this transition, there are many factors that can either have a positive or negative effect on the adjustment to university. According to Sevinç and Gizir (2014), there are “4 types of adjustment” (p. 1302) that young adults have to face during their integration into university life. Firstly is "academic adjustment” (Sevinç & Gizir, 2014, p. 1302), which is whether or not a student entering university for the first time is able to keep up with the amount of work that they are assigned, which may be more than what they were previously accustomed to in high school, as well as their adjustment to the way in which their various courses are structured for example being taught in large lecture rooms with many other students (Sevinç & Gizir, 2014). Next is “social adjustment” (Sevinç & Gizir, 2014, p. 1302), and this can be defined as the ability a young adult has to interact with their new group of peers and make new friends (Sevinç & Gizir, 2014). This also includes involvement in situations that require one to socialise, for example the sports, clubs and various societies that their university may have to offer (Sevinç & Gizir, 2014). The third adjustment type, known as “Emotional