Returning back to school was a very natural decision for me. It seemed to be the next logical step in my personal and career goals. My ultimate goal is to be happy and healthy and be a good provider and role model. With that set aside for now, my next goal is to be financially stable and able to provide for my family in ways that my family was not able to provide for me. I definitely expect to work for what I want and earn every bit of it. The most recent motivator was that my company was willing to contribute a huge chunk of the yearly tuition, therefore removing some financial burden. This makes me feel like they truly care about my future and they really want to see me succeed.
Getting a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition is a valuable investment. There are different careers to choose from that include clinical, corporate, food service, government and military service. In nutrition, the more experienced the person is the better the opportunities. Therefore, as a nutrition undergraduate student, I plan to build my experience to be a competitive applicant for the careers I wish to work for, which are a nutrition lecturer, nutrition marketing business partner, or nutrition researcher.
In this personal statement I will address my plans and aspirations for completing a graduate education. I believe that an adequate college education is a necessity in today’s society. There are numerous resources and opportunities available to those who choose to seek a college education. I am committed to continuing my education to achieve my career goal of becoming a family nurse practitioner. Several members of my family are in the healthcare field, as both doctors and nurses. I have had the privilege of growing up observing and learning about the field from a private practice perspective. From this, I developed my interest in the healthcare field and decided that I wanted to become a part of the healthcare field. I want to be able to make a difference in the world and in people’s lives. I have often heard about there being a nursing shortage and the need for more practicing nurses and advance practicing nurses. After researching and evaluating the different roles and job opportunities in healthcare, I determined that nursing is the specific area that is the best fit for me. By pursing my career goal to become a family nurse practitioner, I could make a difference in the world and people’s lives as well as help fill the need for nurses.
My goal in preparing to attend graduate school is to obtain a career in research and teach as an English professor with applied studies in cognitive psychology. While I do plan on working in an academic setting, I am interested in researching how psychology and literature complement one another and how combining the two may improve academic performance in students from underrepresented communities. I developed an interest in cognitive function as a teenager but never thought to pursue it at the graduate level until I began studying at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. It was here that I began majoring in English and started to really immerse myself in the academic community.
I am originally from west Seattle, but as of now living in Issaquah. I have decided to go back to school to get a degree hopefully in computer science. I am very interested to learn about nutrition and how food works within the human body. I have two children ages nine and eight. When I am not working or doing school work I use my free time to do fun activities with my children, husband and our dog Penny.
I have many motivation of going back to college. First, I learned that you will need an education to accomplish things in this world. Second, I am so ready to have my own daycare center. Finally, most all I must be a role model to my siblings, relatives and goddaughter.
In the Fall of 2013 I decided not to retune to college. I started college in the Fall of 2008 after high school graduation. Many things made my college career difficult, but I had always found a way to make things work. Until I decided I needed a year off to get things done in my life. Many factors played into my decision to take a year off of school; class schedule options, getting married, and my business, were the three major reasons that pushed me to take a year off. I started my college career at UW-River Falls.
Being in a group of fellow motivated students who are invested in their learning and not afraid to communicate their interests will help me grow. With the smaller classes the honor college offers, I can receive a deeper experience out of my studies by discussing others thoughts on the topic. In an honors college, there is an expectation that your work will be completed outside of class, to prepare for the discussion inside of it which might seem like a burden to some. For me however, this expectation means that everyone who is involved wants to be involved, and cares about the class as much as I do. The more challenging workload means that concepts can
I have previous work experience in the Nutrition field, but my dietetic internship experience is what has prepared me to thrive in this position. Throughout the internship, I have learned about compassion, how to communicate with patients, and how to interact with the medical team. From all of my rotations,
It is very nice to meet you. It is amazing that you are so dedicated to achieving your goals. I hope that I can have the same motivation you have to get your masters. Although I know absolutely nothing about nutrition, business is my comfort zone. I took a nutrition class, but I struggled because it was all so very new to me. It seems very smart to take some classes at RCGC to save money. I think I should look into that when I decide to transfer. I wish you the best with getting your masters! I can’t wait to see what this class has in store for us.
In my time at my current job, at a natural food store, I fell in love with healthy eating and the idea that I can help teach other people how to eat more nutritious food. My experience in my current job made me realize that I want to go back to
At the age of 39, I decided to return to school and finish my undergraduate degree. Being a single mother I wanted my kids to see how hard work and dedication can really pay off if you commit yourself and push through any adversities, you will win. I received my degree in Healthcare Management and I have been working in health insurance for over fifteen years. Working with people and helping others is my passion. I love to see a smiling happy face.
My love for roadside stands and local farms started when I was young. If I spotted one I would always ask my parents to pull over so we could buy several of the colorful fruits and vegetables. This continued as I got older however, it did not occur to me how controversial farming is until I watched the documentary Food Inc. in high school. This documentary connected the industrial farming process, to the groceries I was consuming from the supermarket, in a way I never considered when I was younger.
What motivates me most to pursue a college degree is opening new doors for career options and inspiring my daughter through my own actions to pursue lifelong learning. I have waited until this point in my life to take this first step for many reasons. I feel that I had a lot of fear of failure that kept me from pursuing this higher learning. I am in the right place mentally at this stage in my life and feel like I can fully invest in this experience and make it truly a success and representation of what I can do. I am also highly motivated by the fact that my career is truly stalled because I am not competition for someone that has equal experience and a degree. I plan to conquer that competition through this process.
I have always enjoyed baking and cooking, as a result, I often bake with my family members. This means that I do have some prior knowledge of importance of nutritional values, convenience, safety and shelf life of foods. Food Science has actually been integrated into our everyday lives, and that is what makes it so appealing to me. The food industry is one of the largest industries in the world and I am eager to be part of this important industry, researching on how to produce food that is of better quality. Research that has previously been done by Food scientists have largely contributed to the higher quality of life experienced in many countries today, as compared to that of previous decades. To work with food is a heavy responsibility as people place their trust in those who produce the food they consume. I believe that it would be of great satisfaction for me to see a food