Graduation Speech : My College Experience Essay

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My college experience started in the summer of 2002, and immediately after I graduated from high school. I was accepted to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham to study Radiologic Sciences, and I moved to Birmingham, Alabama to start my journey. After completing a few successful semesters, my fiancé and I were surprised to discover that we were expecting our first child. We soon married, and I dropped out of college in order to begin my life in North Carolina as a US Marine Corps wife and a stay-at-home mother. My husband proudly served our country for four years, but we decided as a family that he would not reenlist, and we moved our family back home to Alabama. Returning to civilian life was not easy, as we both struggled to find stable and descent-paying jobs to support our growing family. Fortunately, a year later my husband secured a job with our local fire department, and I was able suspended work while pursuing an education and finishing my degree. With the assistance and guidance of my advisor, I changed my major from pre-med to business, and I graduated from Calhoun Community College in the spring of 2013 with an associate degree in business administration. Soon after graduation, I began classes at Athens State University to obtain a bachelor’s degree in logistics and supply chain management. During my years at Athens State, I have learned a considerable amount about myself, and acquired useful skills that will benefit me in my current job as
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