Biology has always intrigued me; that is why I took advanced biology courses every year during high school. I chose cardiology in particular for medical school because cardiac diseases run in both sides of my family. I have seen my grandmothers get pushed into the emergency rooms and I thought they were not going
Courses I have taken that are relevant to my career interests are biology, chemistry, Principles of Biomedical Science, Human Body Systems, Medical Interventions, advanced genetics and applied biotechnology, and physiology. Biology and chemistry have provided me with a basic science background that is essential to understanding more advanced science courses. Human Body Systems and physiology have helped me to learn basic anatomy and physiology through hands-on activities like constructing organ systems out of clay and dissecting a cat. In addition, I learned how basic biomedical science knowledge and research methods in Principles of Biomedical Science and continued this
My major is Biology Pre-Med. I chose this particular major because I eventually want to become a doctor. The thing I like about this field is I like helping people; I want to save as many lives as possible.
After taking AP Chemistry, I knew that I wanted to study chemistry in college. I also have been a very inquisitive person my whole life, wondering why things are and how things worked. My inquisitive nature and love of chemistry is why chemical engineering appeals to me. I am drawn to Biomedical engineering due to its application of both chemistry and biology to solve medical problems. Doing a complete 360, I am interested in art history, because not only do I find art fascinating, but I also find it mesmerizing how artists visually represent and were inspired by the world around them.
Two months into freshman year in public high school and I was miserable. I was not thriving academically and was required to take remedial classes, even though I knew I was smart enough to take regular classes. I knew that my current environment would not allow me to succeed, so I needed to either change my surroundings or accept failure.
Going back to college has been an obstacle for me because I used to have a job that did not give the time to study. I was working 6 days a week from 7am to 11pm, it was almost impossible to do something else. I am a single mother with no family close to me, which makes things even harder. Since I am not from this country, language was another obstacle for me. The English I learned in my country was so basic and communicate with other people was really difficult.
As a high school student the greatest challenge I have faced was staying on track to graduate early. I am a senior in high school who is in the process of getting my diploma a year earlier than expected. Staying on track was a challenge for me because everything from applying for colleges to moving away from my home and getting the money for college was all thrown at me in a small amount of time. Money is a major setback when it came to applying to colleges because I was never fortunate to have money to pay to live on campus or even pay to be a commuter, and at that pay for all my classes. College is very expensive, so that is why I will be attending Mercer County Community College. I was required to take a lot of standardized tests; it was
1. Where did you grow up? Woodward, OK 2. Where did you attend undergrad? University of Oklahoma 3. What degree(s) have you earned? Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Ethics in Law 4. What inspired you to pursue a law degree? When I entered into college, I was a pre-med and pre-law biology student. After shadowing multiple fields
The most challenging part of my first semester at Long Beach State was managing the work load and getting accustomed to the college life. My classes were difficult; I would spend a tremendous amount for time working on homework that I would not have much time to go to club meetings or hang out with my friends. I addressed the problem by going to office hours and getting extra help. In addition, I asked people in my dorm building if they could tutor me. I eventually got accustomed to the work load and balancing school and my social
The greatest challenge I face entering college is finding the funds to go and earn my degree. Recently my family was blessed to know that my mother is expecting a baby boy. For me, finding the funds to pay for college without asking for money from my parent, so they can raise and support my baby brother, is the hardest challenge facing me.
Please explain any special circumstances that could affect your family’s ability to pay for your college expenses. N/A Why have you chosen to apply to The University of Texas at Austin? A maximum of two 80-character lines will be sent. I have chosen there because I want to stay close to my family and
At times, obstacles can stand in ones way of accomplishing goals. But is the accomplishment worth the fight? Growing up in a single parent, low socioeconomic, household of five, I know overcoming obstacles far too well. I can honestly say I learned my conquering tactics from the best, my mother. Making ends meet has been a way of life for my family. Although we were living paycheck to paycheck, it is only by the grace of God we made it through. Without a dime to send me or my siblings to college, she never belittled our dreams. She would always say that “a man with a plan is a dangerous man indeed because he knows what he wants and he knows where he is going”.
Every situation can be viewed in multiple ways by different individuals. Growing up, I would describe my development as struggle, positivity, and purposeful. The road to the college life was a personal struggle. I actually didn’t want to go because I didn’t think there was anything there for me to achieve. I was convinced that I wouldn’t even excel due to upbringings and circumstances. Eventually, I decided to commit and attend University because I just wanted something to do during my time. I developed positivity, resources, and character through my college journey. I look at this journey as a developing and purposeful time in my transition to adulthood. These four years in college can be seen as a movie for some individuals. Similarly,
The field I chose to study is both science majors including B.S. Chemistry with a Biochemistry track and B.A. Biology. I always enjoyed the sciences and I was always better in Chemistry than I am in Biology. That is why I am putting more of an emphasis on Chemistry, because I enjoy learning about chemical reactions and interactions.