After recently graduating from Fullerton College with two associate degrees in psychology, I could have not accomplished this goal all by myself without the proper guidance that I received from EOPS and FYSI at the time. These programs were established to support former foster youth at Fullerton College in their
Thinking about college and why having to go back? What's the point? No one likes school but college is a big step into a new chapter.You will succeed to your fullest if you put in commiment. Chose what you want to succeed in the future.For me college is very important.It choses your path later in life.I want to procceed college to become successful and proud of myself.Procceed what you think is right for you.If you want to live a good life procceed college.College is right for me.
For a year now I have worked as a waitress and a hostess at the independent living side of a retirement home. This has been a very large impact on my life financially, emotionally, and academically. Going from being a full time student to balancing my grades and my
Lately, it seems, parents are getting more and more involved in their children's daily lives. A parents constant involvement in their child's lives can be a good thing, when their child is still a child and not so much after they have grown up. A new trend has sprung where parents feel it necessary to ,not only, take their child to college but to stay there with them.
Coming into college I was pretty calm overall, but once I arrived I started to think more in depth about what all is changing in my life. I had always heard how much harder classes are in college and how some people have to completely give up on their social
Transitioning into college and facing the changes that come with it can be a challenging endeavor, especially due to the pressures of today's society. Highly influenced by social media, it has become remarkably difficult to evade the influences and evolving norms of society. I myself have already encountered situations where my values were tested and I was pressured to change. Rather than giving in, I use those situations to strengthen myself by reevaluating my morals and showing myself that I can endure anything as long as I stick to my values. I have always been taught the importance of education, faith, and honesty, so learning that Point Loma Nazarene University holds the essentially the same values and standards that I do, further proves
Coming from Detroit, I had no choice but to come to college. I've seen so many people abandon their dreams because they wanted "fast money." For me to be only 18, I've seen so much, and I want to be the one in my family to prove that no matter what you've been through you can overcome it and still be successful. I've seen my mom struggle too many times trying to figure out how she's going to pay bills and how food is going to be put on the table. Even in her lowest times she can somehow find a way to put a smile on her face. I want to be successful and take care of her like she takes care of me. I don't want her to have to worry about anything anymore, and that is my why. Throughout the semester my WHY has changed a lot. I still want to be
I am eager to transition to college, but trying to determine how to pay for my impending tuition is not as thrilling. My single mother pays for the majority of my sister's needs and mine. If I desire to graduate debt free I need this scholarship to contribute to my tuition costs. Preferably I would prefer to graduate debt free, so I can participate in a gap year after graduation to join AmeriCorp Vista. A program such as AmeriCorp will further my experience working with people and gear me to enter the career of a nurse. By dedicating myself to a year of service I will be working closely with a community and seeing the change of the people I will aid. Also, this will increase my chance of getting a job in a large hospital. As a nurse, I will have a profound impact on my patients parallel to the impact I will have on others during AmeriCorp. I will be able to assist others and inspire them at their lowest points. Not only is this scholarship being awarded to me, but it is being bestowed on the people I will help, to the members of my community.
Moving into college this year was a different adjustment than most freshman were having. I felt that instead of taking a step forward, “high school to college whoa! I’m growing up!” I was taking a step back. Last year, I was taking three AP classes in the morning and then
If I had a course such as this my freshman year, I believe that I would have done much better, grade-wise, than had done. This course has taught me how to properly study and take notes, and this had greatly improved my test grades. Before this course, I would pay less attention in
“You should really figure out what you want to do before you waste a ton of money.” “It's okay to not know exactly what you want to do, you have time.” Transitioning from high school to college was slightly frightening considering the mixed emotions I experienced while constantly hearing comments similar to these from not only my parents, but older friends, teachers, informative college advisors, or administration. Although I haven’t gotten into my desired career, let alone the classes needed to get there; I feel my thorough research into every aspect of Accounting, from organizations, internships, and all the needed qualifications will be extremely beneficial in knowing this is the career for me.
When I entered high school in 2012, it was something completely different from what I was coming from. I was coming from a middle school with familiar faces and a comfortable environment. I had the option to continue at my middle school, but I wanted to try something new and go somewhere that was going to challenge me academically. However, at the time, not only was I in a new school, I was also around new people and in completely different surroundings. My peers partially prepared for what was to come in high school, but the uncomfortable feeling I felt walking into the doors of Beacon High School was something I did not expect. It was strange sitting among people I had never seen before; roughly 1,300 new faces. When I was going from elementary school to middle
When starting college the transition can be very hectic, it can cause much stress to some and to others it can be a very smooth transition as if nothing has changed. This has a big thing to do with the social norms, culture, geographics, socialization, and assimilation. Many students travel
The most significant challenge I expect to face transitioning to college will be confronting the absence of my family. First and foremost, I am a family oriented person and I accept that college will be a drastic experience for myself. I won't wake up every morning to eat breakfast with my sister nor will I be taking the same road to school. In college, I will most likely be walking to my class occupied with mature adults rather than the same people I have been knowing for four years now. I’m definitely going to miss coming home to my mom’s delicious food and our family dinners. However, my motivation to show my family that I can be successful without their assistance will definitely help me move forward so I can be with them as soon as I get