Education is necessary for progression into the future for a society as a whole. My administrative belief is that education has to have equal opportunities for all; educating society with relevant, meaningful standards to enhance students personally and academic prosperity on a global scale. Understanding students’ needs and their complexity of development will magnify the successes within each of us resulting in an educated society.
Going to college is a big jump in the life of anyone who decides to enroll and not everyone who attends has the same expectations. Coming to Western Kentucky University, I have high hope and expectations. I admit that I want to have a lot of fun socially, but I also want to succeed academically. I believe WKU is a good place for me. I think being on this campus is going to help me grow as a person.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington gives a welcoming and home-like feeling to all who attend. Once I step foot on campus, it reminds me of the privilege I have of staying home. It has always been the college I've wanted to attend. The small and diverse community is what keeps me here in Wilmington, North Carolina and UNCW fulfills my dreams of not leaving. I find the mixture of races and gender to be essential in a community or school. It defines a person including their culture and allows everyone to be different from one another. It proves that we can all get along and work together to create greater changes as a whole; UNCW has that variety. However, not only does the diverse environment attract me, but so does the beautiful campus.
The diversity and location of NC State is what draws me to this University. From the first moment I stepped onto the campus, to the tours and talking to current students, I felt the excitement of the campus. NC State is a rich community that is strong because of the variety of classes, teachers, students, and activities, and for the array of perspectives and experiences. From attending a small school in a small town, then transitioning to a larger high school, this feels like a natural next step.
I never knew anyone who had attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which made the entire visiting trip feel personal and unique. My initial undergraduate major fluctuated between the business and engineering world. I was constantly reminded by my parents about how the typical college student changes their major six times, so I had a desire to pursue a school with a plethora of options. Luckily, the University of Wisconsin-Madison had top tier programs in both fields.
When I entered Loyola University Chicago in the fall on 2017, I still felt understandably unsure as to what both my academic and my professional future might hold for me. After two semesters of exploring my interests and growing more confident in my abilities, I feel very secure in what the future may hold.
There were some University of Chicago students who were taking summer classes and I often sat down with them for meals and had some of the most genuinely interesting and fascinating conversations. I noticed prominent, prevailing trends of UChicago students. Every single student that I interacted with possessed the resounding trait of passion in craft. Each student demonstrated a degree of drive, dedication, and determination within their passions that was envious and motivational. The passion that each Maroon had for their field of study was outstanding, I witnessed people who were not much older than myself wholly dedicate themselves to niche areas of academic inquiry. Furthermore, each Maroon kept a mind open to all ideas and theories, demonstrating a maturity far beyond their years. This environment of deep intellectual discourse was unlike any other college campus I have visited, so it propelled UChicago to the highest echelon of institutions. UChicago’s tightly knit community of scholars is an electrifying aspect for me. I love the thought of being submerged in the infinite pool of scholarly discussion where I will be constantly learning from my peers, where my personal corpus of knowledge will expand from just a causal conversation, and where my values and perceptions will continue to evolve. Moreover, the incandescent flames of each student towards their passion will further fan the fire for my
With maturity comes wisdom, and the importance of education becomes more clear as I look to further my academic career. Understanding the need for dedication in school has allowed me to recognize the great impact the same drive in every aspect of my life will have on my future. It is often thrown upon students to study and turn assignments in: students are taught to jump through hoops to earn. As I continue to mature, However, I have realized that there is more to an education than a grade. In fact, the immense number of factors that can go into or come out of academics has greatly impacted the person I have become. For example, I feel as though it is essential to know that I am more than a grade. I am more than a score. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. perceived and portrayed this idea in his famous quote. He helped pave the way for greatness through education by driving his success through thinking critically having the character to reach his goal of a true education.
In conclusion, I cherish an exceptional education and the opportunity for a triumphant future. I believe that we should take advantage of the fantastic schools that we are able to attend because at one time we couldn't. We should strive for excellence and work to obtain a finer
The University of Chicago is no different in the talented, hardworking, and diverse community it has. Coming from a high school where the majority of people are Hispanic there is often the feeling of comfort because everyone around you has the same culture, traditions, and beliefs as you do. I want to have the opportunity to get out of that comfort zone, further gain knowledge of other cultures and ethnicities and be able to connect with people from different parts of the world all in one place. I see a future of UChicago because of the amazing classes and clubs offered. The creative and diverse people attending is what makes a college experience one of a
Diversity is a major quality that attracts me to Northwestern. It is important for me to be surrounded by different backgrounds, experiences and outlooks. The diversity at Northwestern is shown in the types of organizations and programs available to students. Another quality is what makes Northwestern an excellent university. Underneath their mission statement, its states, “Northwestern is committed to excellent teaching, innovative research and the personal and intellectual growth of its students in a diverse academic community.” A university that cares about their students’ success and takes pride in their mission to provide the greatest education is a crucial aspect on why I want to attend to Northwestern.
I knew that Northwestern is the school for me, especially since I could imagine myself studying at the different schools as the tour guides talked about them. After the tour was over, I was so excited about Northwestern that I went right to our college counselor and explained how I felt and I actually began to cry because I begin to think about the mistakes from my freshman year and how those mistakes would hinder me from gaining acceptance. He immediate assured me that if Northwestern was the school I wanted to attend the most that there is more than one way to attend. He walked me to the admissions representatives, had me explain my situation to them and they were so helpful in given me information as to what steps I need to take to possibly be accepted. I know that if I am not accepted for undergrad, I will being my college career at the College of Lake County and from there I will transfer in. My college counselor said it best, “It’s not about where, but it’s all about finishing.” Making the decision to listen to my college counselor and attend the visit to Northwestern was the best decision I made because my excitement to attend college has not only been reignited, but now is a roaring
The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of the University of Chicago is: nontraditional. The University of Chicago’s commitment to the individuality of their student body and building a diverse, quirky college community is an aspect that I truly appreciate. I am aware of many of my weaknesses, one being my reserved nature. I know at the University of Chicago I will be pushed outside of my comfort zone. I want to be challenged to think critically and outside of the box on even the smallest of issues, which is why the University of Chicago’s nontraditional approach and freedom of expression satisfies my desire for a specific type of learning and campus community. I appreciate the University of Chicago’s implementation of a quarter
Its traditions and its humor are some I have never seen in any other schools. I enjoy the infamous (humorous) essay prompts in the application that inspires the student to be creative. I’m not even a Chicago student, but this school is already encouraging me to be original and to inspire others with my work, the same treatment Chicago students receive, and that itself is an honor. Then, there is the annual Scavenger Hunt, the largest of its kind in the world, an amazing event that I’m itching to be part of. This community of creative people who are so passionate about their interests and in what they do is somewhere I want to be. I’m not the common kid and Chicago has so many unique students who have interests in more than one field. While writing this essay, I slowly realized Chicago is so close to my ideal school that I’m willing to battle the snowstorms for the sake of learning all the knowledge of this
My mother’s divorce from my dad and her need to raise four children, which fueled and led her to a successful and profitable career. Her perseverance and urgency to change how women were seen in the workforce, led her to raise two daughters with the same affiliations and directions. Moreover, my mother’s belief in being a lifelong learner is a legacy my sister and I were proud to uphold. I value knowledge and finding ways to share knowledge with others. I believe that everyone has a right to learn using the methodology that works best for their own personal learning style. I believe that in higher education, we are too slow to change or keep up with modernizing how students are taught. Thus, my passion to share any insight gained is ever vigilant inside of me and the projects I choose to work on for this PhD program are centered around sharing knowledge with every type of student.