In the first few years, I was reserved. Because I only hung out with the people I knew and rarely stepped out of my comfort zone back in Florida, I acted the same way moving to Georgia. Making friends wasn’t important to me because I was used to being isolated. Going on to high school, I came to a realization that I needed to step out into the world. I knew that I couldn’t always depend on myself. I needed to make connections and branch out. I took my chances and joined clubs to help not only myself but others as well. High school was also the transition of my life where I started focusing on my grades. I started working harder and as the curriculum started to get more difficult, it only motivated me to be more diligent.
In life people have a lot of things that they accomplish and are very proud of. As of me I have set so many goals that I am very glad that I have accomplished. Becoming President of Black Student Union a club at my school was a really big accomplishment for me. I never thought that I would have what it takes to be a leader and to have people look up to me. I feel that ever since I was a freshman I looked up to the previous leaders and saw what they did for me to be able to be the person I am now. Lot of people always tell me I carry myself as a leader because I am very mindful of how I do things and react to them. I never thought of myself that way I knew I had the potential but I needed just a little more development. As a leader now I make
In the world we live in,more and more people seem to cherish the value of success and respect.It can be from the littlest things we come across everyday. You can finally be able to understand a concept for a subject in school in which you have been struggling with in the past,or you may have the guts to wear an accessory you have never put on.These are signs of not only accomplishments but of a dedication to do something you were prone to do and to watch achieve. Another term to being successful,is Leadership.Such a strong word for a strived meaning.Taking a lead for something and showing that you are able to communicate with an honest compassionate manner.When you think of yourself as being a person with an admirable character,you most
maintains its prestigious status are my persistence, ambition, compassion, and my strong-willed personality. When I set a goal for myself or the organizations that I am involved in, I ensure we reach that goal. I never give up, persevering through obstacles in my way. I have a strong drive to succeed. I hold my goals and the activities that I am involved in very close to my heart. I make each and everything I submit to a priority. I make sure my peers and I are all striving and succeeding together. I hold myself and everyone I work with accountable. Lastly, one thing I make sure I incorporate into my daily life is community service. I love giving back and helping those in different communities. Community service is something I do in my spare time. Showing people in the world that there is someone out there that cares about them and their well-being warms my heart. I can add to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in a positive way with my
I would describe myself as a very determined and highly motivated person. Although I do take everything that I do in a quite serious manner, I am also able to have fun and find joy in all that I do. Additionally, I am quite the optimist as well as a realist. When the going gets tough, I try to look at the positive of every experience and power through. I would definitely say that I am also quite outgoing, compassionate, bubbly, and loving. Above all, I would say that I am a positive and enthusiastic person.
I am someone that invariably has a vision of prosperity and is not afraid to take risks -- always willing to do anything for the better of myself and others. I can take initiative when no one else steps up and is ready to accept any of my own mistakes.
During my high school career I was able to make lots of friendships, but had few close friendships. I was unable to have a large amount of girlfriends, because I did not feel a good connection with them. Instead, I hung out with a group of guys and had two girlfriends who had similar life stories. When I was sixteen I started working and that was something I enjoyed doing to make money. Once high school was over I felt like I had so much to look forward to. When college came around I didn’t see the same people every day and had to make new friends here at Anderson. This was challenging for me, because the dorms are full of females which was something that I have not been used to.
Growing up with parents and relatives who lived through the Vietnam War, I have many opportunities to hear stories about their lives during that period. Most of the stories told by my parents were about how, as young children, they learned to take care of themselves while their parents were working away from home or fighting in the war. Due to some circumstances, they sometimes had to move to another town. And Facebook did not exist at the time. They had no way to stay in touch with old friends, and their only option was to make new friends each time. Many of us who grew up in a peaceful environment are used to being surrounded by the same group of people all the time. Attending a college away from home after high school may be the very first time they are separated from their friends and families. I am an example. Living on campus meant I had to be away from my family and most of my friends while adapting to a new residence, a new community, and meeting new people. From this experience, I have learned to value my background, my friends, and my family even more than I did before.
My friends and colleagues would describe me as charismatic, nurturing, and with a strong desire to learn, all
I establish clear goals, plans, and implement to these plans. I manage my time effectively.I am relentless about getting my work done in a timely approach. I have an excellent attention to detail.
Not only am I a leader, but in many ways, I am also an extrovert. Being with people is something I truly enjoy and look forward to. I believe that the people close to me know the “real” me because I tend to be a very open person. I am the type of person who loves to laugh and spend time with my friends and family, but I am not afraid to work hard when the time comes.
For most of my first year in college I felt lost and alone; I was not really involved with clubs or organizations until my second year at Miami Dade Honors College and I don’t want to have that same experience while attending FIU. I know that being part of the Honors College at FIU will benefit me because of the tight knit community, but it is always good to have friends and communicate with people from all backgrounds. After breaking through my shell, I have learned that I enjoy other people’s company.
My sense of belonging at Marquette High has changed drastically throughout my four years here. I spent the majority of my freshman year getting to know as many people as I possibly could and I bounced between several friend groups throughout the year. However, I completely cut off ties with middle school friends and never spoke with them. I believed that Marquette was a new chapter in my life and chose to forget about my time in middle school, but this choice came back to bite me my first summer as a high schooler. I realized that I never invested my time in anyone else, and found myself knowing hundreds of kids without having any real friends. This made my summer extremely sad and boring, and while I wanted to leave, my parents pushed me towards another year at Marquette. I
For all students leaving high school, college is a diversifying experience that improves students’ outlook of the world. Many students leave high school having known a small group of friends very closely and only spending time around this group of kids. In addition to
Unfortunately, part of my high school learning experience has been learning from my mistakes. During my sophomore year, I was put on a five day suspension from school because I failed a random drug test for marijuana. When this happened, it seemed as if my life stopped and ended. My parents were shocked, my teachers were shocked, and even I would have been shocked a few weeks before this happened. Going into tenth grade, my reputation at my high school was that of a quiet student with great integrity and that is how I had been perceived my whole life. As being looked upon as an introverted person I was always encouraged to interact with new people and make new friends. I did just that but then found myself associating with the wrong type of