The purpose of this essay is to tell you who I am, what my talents are, identify my outstanding abilities and explain where my goals are aimed. It is my understanding that this statement, combined with my application, educational scores and record of extracurricular pursuits, will be evaluated to determine if I am well-suited to the Texas A&M campus and culture.
I must admit, this was a pretty daunting assignment. A&M is a prestigious university with a well-documented lineage of alumni and I am currently an 18-year-old high school senior. The imbalance in history, stature and comparison does not escape me. I had to ask myself the straightforward question of is this the right choice for me and determine clearly if I was up for the challenge …show more content…
During my younger years, I was forced to move around a lot because I was a military child. I moved multiple times throughout my elementary and middle school terms. Initially I was very unhappy to realize this was to be the pattern of my childhood. But in time I realized these moves, though disruptive and involuntary, helped make me more adaptable, able to become easy-going and patient, and open to new ideas and situations. Because of the interactions that I had to have, with different new people in different new places, the new kid in different and unfamiliar environments, I developed some defining characteristics that are a big part of who I am. I am resilient and eager. I am inquisitive and disciplined. I am confident and affable. These characteristics help me every day. Not only socially but also in my scholastic career. For instance, throughout high school I’ve been a member of the basketball team. The sport is physically and emotionally demanding, and it is not for everyone. Each game and practice an athlete is to put their athletic ability to the test, be able work with others, both independently and as a cohesive unit, in order to reach our mutual goal. Every workout, every drill, and every game is something I work hard at to make myself, and my team, succeed. With each game, I put my best best foot forward, focus on the task at hand, keep my eyes on the ball, support my team members to the utmost of my abilities and aim to be the best that I can be. Just like that young kid entering a new classroom for the first time
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Growing up, I have been an individual who has pushed myself beyond the minimum requirements in order to succeed. In high school I excelled in both academics and athletics. I graduated in the top 10% of my class and lettered in hockey and tennis my sophomore, junior, and senior year. I worked hard and put in extra time in order to set myself apart from others. Succeeding in both school and athletics made me a responsible, reliable, and an organized individual. These experiences made me a versatile individual and have given me a work ethic that has benefited me with my academics in college and with my work and volunteer experiences.
Everyone has different qualities and interests that make them unique individuals. After interviewing a fellow classmate of mine, Ruedi Kasabach, I have learned why he is the person he is today. Ruedi has lived with his family in Trenton New Jersey, his entire life. He is currently a boarder at Peddie. In his free time, Ruedi often watches tv, plays soccer, or spends quality time with his brother. In the future, Ruedi plans to take on a career focusing on sports. Ruedi’s hobbies, aspirations, and values demonstrate his active lifestyle and express his distinctive personality.
Despite my enrollment on Blinn TEAM, I took advantage of many opportunities that otherwise only those who are fully enrolled at Texas A&M would take. I am a member of the Corps of Cadets, a New Student Conference Orientation Leader, and a student worker on the Texas A&M campus. All of these experiences have exposed me to lessons, hardships, and joys that I do not regret going through for a single second.
Since the beginning of my middle school education and throughout high school, I played the flute and performed in Symphonic band concerts in varying venues. Music is not the only amazing quality that I have accomplished. I perform excellent in all team and solo sports. I participated in Varsity track and Football the majority of my high school career. In my spare time, I found it inspiring helping Destiny Church which is located in the Mary Pickford Theatre, in Cathedral City, and The local Boys and Girls Club in Desert Hot Springs Community Center. I speak fluent Spanish, bilingual has its advantages to translate to English beginning learners who seek to improve their English and writing skills. Staying focused and staying on top of my classes is my dedication to my goal at this great academic University establishment, is not only my priority but a great privilege . In my previous years in high school, I have kept my grades up and always questioned if I was slacking and I would challenge myself to be better than I was and I keep pushing myself to exclude any future errors. College and my future career are my main goal, Understanding life has itś setbacks, it is a big step in moving farther forward than taking one step forward and two stepbacks back when things get
In addition of these qualities, I am an active participant within the extracurriculars in my school. While in 9th grade, and 10th grade, I participated in many activities, as indicated in the packet attached to this essay. And, outside of school, I enjoy going to piano and art lessons. Through the collected efforts of these activities, I have gained crucial knowledge and other attributes that helped me contribute to society, and to become a better leader.
At my previous university, I participated in many activities within Riverside. On top of this, I have made great friends that helped me to grow as a person. Riverside also provided me with exactly what I needed to achieve my previous goal of working within the business world. This drive to apply for Texas A&M is however not solely based on academics. Having grown up in the North Dallas area from 4th grade to 8th grade, I feel a strong attachment to Texas. It is the state where I grew the most and found myself to be the best person I could be. Paired with the program that Texas A&M offers, I hope to bring my newly found experiences to Texas A&M to contribute to what Aggieland is all
I wish to attend Texas A&M because the academics and atmosphere promise superlative growth for me during my college education. Because I intend to pursue a career in business, I see the Mays School of Business as the epitome of education. Focused on a business environment that is full of constant change and evolving technical resources, Texas A&M would give me the confidence that I am receiving the most forward-focused business education. Texas A&M provides an atmosphere that would allow my personality to thrive. The campus spirit brings a sense of community and belonging. While walking on campus during visits, I recognize a warm, joyful and welcoming atmosphere that I could call home. The robust loyalty to the University and fellow
One thing that is unique about me that might not be apparent from my application is my undying will to tenaciously improve myself. In high school, I started playing football and I was literally the weakest and one of the worst players on my team. Instead of not believing in myself and quitting football, I tenaciously, toiled every day for three years until I improved my strengths and weaknesses as a player. Eventually those around me took notice of my massive improvement and I have since applied this unique aspect of myself into everything that I pursue. With the intent of becoming a Professional Engineer, I would like to transfer to Texas A&M University to pursue a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering. The purpose of my essay is to explain to you exactly why I want to transfer to Texas A&M and how joining Texas A&M would profit me.
I think that the Campus Information Centre on UT Arlington’s campus plays a pivotal role in helping students, guardians and information seekers to guide them through their any question about the university. When I was new to UT Arlington, I didn’t know the places and the buildings in the University, I went to the Campus Information Centre thinking that they might help me. But sadly, they also didn’t have much clue about the places in campus. I was quite in shock as they did not know where the fine arts building was and it’s direction. This is my main reason that I am interested in applying to this position as I could help incoming students and transfer students to be accustomed to the university easily.
As a result, I have at least lived in six different “homes” and transferred to four different schools. It was hard to leave everything behind. All that I accomplished, the relationships I built and everyone I knew and cared about, gone. I have to start all over again from scratch, building and constructing relationships with friends and family. Then when I start to get situated, the process repeats itself again and again. Even though it was thought at first I have grown acclimated to it. As a result of this experience, I believe that I became a more independent and socially adept
Throughout this interview that was conducted with my brother I learned a lot of things about myself that I never knew before, which will certainly help me in the future when I will be applying for work or volunteer positions. According to my brother I have many strengths, skills, qualities, talents and things that I need to work on. During the interview with my brother he said that my strengths were hard working, considerate, easy-going, generous, responsible, patient, passionate, loyal, dependable and determined. I never knew I obtained half of the strengths he mentioned but when he did I was stunned that he thought all of this about me. I also notice that all of these strengths is important when applying to careers or volunteer work because a manager will want to hire someone that is hard working and
“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure” (Bill Cosby). Reflecting back on my life I have dealt with numerous downfalls but I always bounce back. I was born in India and moved here when I was six years old. As I grew up in California I was not a bright student at first. I was enrolled in Carmichael Elementary in which I was the only one with Turban on my head, which caused me to get into a lot of fights with other students who were making fun of turban. Not knowing how to speak English at the time affected the way interacted with teachers and students. On the other hand my family always had a tight budget at home. Both of my parents worked at the store we owned which was the only source money. At school kids were always talking about their new shoes and the iPod which his or her parents got them. I didn’t get everything I wanted as a kid but as I got older I understand if did I could be a spoiled brat. When I moved from Carmichael to Sacramento and I was enrolled at Maeola R. Beitzel elementary. Going to this new school I already learned English so I made marvelous friends and was surrounded by positive people. Going from a chaos environment to this harmonious environment in part because I was speaking English, made me have unique personality .I was playing sports and growing as a student. Those years went by in no time. Now I am in high school and my family’s income has been growing. My mom changed her work to now at Jack in
Your environment can be the determining factor of your success. Coming from a small Puerto Rican village, his options were limited. Eddie’s father was in the military and his mother was a dancer. He attempted to go through medical school in Puerto Rico but there was one major factor limiting him; he was deathly afraid of blood. Eddie then had a moment of realization; The United States was where he needed to be. The opportunity in the States was something he couldn’t find in Puerto Rico. His environment was limiting his success, so he decided to leave. This was relatable to me because I felt by staying at home I was limiting my growth. By moving out on my own, I have experienced many trials and tribulations, but they have made me a much better person. Leaving home to focus on
Moving schools is a very difficile experience that showed how I am capable of adapting. When I moved to washington from california, I was introduced to many new people that were extremely different that me. It took a few months but I was still able to adapt to the new people, just like the pythons did when in the everglades from Andrew Revkins blog. The pythons and I were capable to adapt to our new environments and strive there. The school in washington was teaching stuff that I hadn't learned yet in california. When I entered my math class, they started talking about factoring and synthetic division. I showed persistence when I spent extra time learning it at home and by going to tutoring, just like the wind kept savagely blowing everything on land from Murakami’s short story. The wind was persistently blowing furiously just as I had persistently kept trying to understand the new material I was being taught. Moving schools was very difficult for me but in the end, I had overcome, and found the new school to be much better.