Every experience I have had and accomplishments I have attained in the past helped define who I am today. Everything I have gone through and have done in the previous years of my life molded me into the person I am today. Not only did they shape me into who I am but also guided me in discovering the potentials I have buried deep within me and those I never thought I had. These experiences and accomplishments often mold us into someone we never thought we would be. Looking back at my past, it was not all good. I regret nothing, however, for I know that everything in life happens for a reason – may they be good or bad. Without the challenges and hardships of the past, I may not be who I am today. Back when I was in elementary school, I always
I've shown my family and more importantly myself that I am capable of anything as long as I apply myself. If only I could rewrite the mistakes I have made (don't we all) but through my mistakes, I have grown into a person that I am proud of. I hope to keep growing academically. I have a growing passion for learning and realize that school teaches your mind how to think. My goal is to make it into CSU and eventually graduate with a degree in sports
When I reread my first essay, I realized how much I changed. I am still positive that majoring in Economics is the right major for me, but now I want to do more. I still want to work in an office while managing financial records, but now I feel like I have a gift to teach as well. Over the next few years at Spelman, I would love to get certified to teach. I have
Shaun Anderson pumped his first as Dalton Guthrie fired to first for the 27th out on Tuesday night, sealing a 3-2 win for the No. 2 Florida Gators (24-3, 4-2 SEC) over instate rival Florida State (18-6, 6-1 ACC).
Including loosing my grandparents who were my last bit of familial support in 2014, being sexually assaulted causing me to have to withdraw from several classes, being rushed to UF Health/Shands emergency room, and being admitted to Meridian, a psychiatric Behavioral Institute, for a period of time. After a few visits to the Counseling and Wellness Center, I learned that everyone goes through something but your reaction to your circumstances is what is the determinative factor of your strength and future success. I could easily use these negative situations as an excuse for my actions, which would only make my situation even worse. Or I could accept my wrong doings and keep fighting for the opportunity that was given to me in 2012 when I was admitted to the University of Florida. Attending the University of Florida is not a want of my it is a necessity, words cannot explain the endless opportunities I have been awarded while being a student here. As a child it seemed like a goal that will never be achieved considering my severe circumstances of poverty. The reason I continue to stress the importance of opportunity is because without the University of Florida I do not know if the doors will open again or where I will end. But I know right here and right now I have to fight for the last hope I have in me,
New Florida Gator basketball transfer Egor Koulechov says he has a professional basketball opportunity waiting for him in Israel, but he would rather play for the Florida Gators.
These problems felt crippling, but after working a retail job with a friend, I was able to slowly overcome my personal problems and gained confidence in myself. I later transferred to Oklahoma State University and majored in microbiology. While I was attending OSU, I should have been more selfish. Putting others ahead of myself contributed to the poor reflection of my true potential found within my transcripts. I lost sight of my future goals while time was split between work, school, and taking care my girlfriend at the time and her daughter. Through the difficulties of those years, I emerged as an infinitely better person and after our separation I gained a sense of self-realization. Life is full of tough choices and I feel confident in making decisions quickly and effectively. I returned to Tulsa from Stillwater with a renewed sense of self and a clear view of the future I
Over the course of the last 5 months I have experienced many challenges that have presented to me in a wide variety of ways, some of which presented themselves based on my acts of poor judgment, and others I enacted on my own behalf. Throughout this period of time I have set many goals both academic and personal based on my challenges which have allowed me to stay focused and driven to be successful. Having an opportunity for personal reflection I have learned many things about myself and how I function, learn, and perform which as allowed me to grow mentally, personally, and spiritually. I now know and have gained a better understanding for how I think and feel, and how the decisions that I make on a daily basis shape my future. It is important for me to pay attention to how my actions have affected myself and those around me in that past and consider it as I move through life in the future.
I am particularly proud of the choices I have made which have allowed me to progress as an individual. Through an unexpected tragic situation, I determined that the world osnt what I thought and learned to be accepting of different views and to entertain various ideas. The dynamic sudden shift in my life instilled in me the virtue of being unprejudiced, because I experienced firsthand not doing what I was so certain that I would. Subsequently, applying to dental school three years of granted me invaluable experience in a multispecialty practice as a dental assistant. Through dozens of rejection letters, I learned to initiate change when required as well as to take responsibility for my learning and growth. Currently, I am working towards my
For this I also took the challenge of learning everything I could and build on my knowledge. Throughout my life there has being several achievements that I am proud of just like any other person but their is one I am most proud of. It was a little before high school that I made a major decision that changed my life forever, my life took a new course.. It was one of those situations that you never expect, I had being accepted to this new program in the district called Early College Academy. This program gave the opportunity to students to be able to take high school classes while taking college credits, with the opportunity of getting their Associate’s Degree with their high school diploma. This was not just a great opportunity for me but it was also a gift, the district was paying for my higher education. As I set myself in this journey I grew up mentally and started to act as a college student, also, I learned to be on top of my classes and go a mile further in what I did. Although, I also encounter new struggles, for example, I was expected to pass a college level test when I was barely starting high
Transferring to UMBC at Shady Grove would provide me with a second chance to achieve my life-long goal of graduating from college with a bachelor’s degree in political science. I was admitted to the University of Maryland College Park right after graduating from high school, and I was very grateful for the opportunity. However, things did not go as planned, as I found myself unprepared for college life and the realities of living on my own. I cannot help but feel that being the first in my family to attend college played a significant role in my decision making; with no previous experience, I was left to learn on my own. In fact, I could write a whole book of the lessons I learned from my past mistakes, but that’s what life is about—learning from your mistakes. While things did not end as I had wished, I was able to take away many valuable lessons during this time. Therefore, I
When fresh out of high school at 18 years of age, I decided to enroll in the local community college to start my education. I made this decision even though I had a scholarship offer to play in the band at Troy State University. Unfortunately, there was a desire to stay in the local area so I could still hang around with an unfortunate group of friends who had decided college was not for them. That choice was most definitely an error on my part. Instead of giving all of my efforts into school, I spent
I have had the pleasure of working in many diverse work settings over my lifetime, several of which allowed me to help students with their academic, personal, and social development. Throughout these experiences my persistence, initiative and above all, my desire to serve students has driven my success. I have no doubt these characteristics will continue to drive my success in this program.
Nonetheless, as much I am an ambitious fellow with just the right characteristics to fit into this institution, there are bound to be challenges. I have also experienced previous struggles in my academics, not financial but personal struggles with school that may lead to
Throughout my educational experience, I have endured countless hardships that made progress difficult at times. Although it was a struggle through my strong dedication to education, I have also earned a list of achievements for my hard work. These experiences from, failing two of my English classes, to excelling tremendously in mathematics, have molded me into the type of student I am today. I am a student with a growth mindset and, an optimistic outlook on education and, the bright future ahead. I now understand the impact that a positive mindset can have on your future. I am definitely proud of the student I have become. I feel like my journey is unique, but is also very relatable.