Pandemonium. Sitting inside the film room at the Sprint Center in Kanas City, the pandemonium is diminished to distant cheers and faded clapping. As a second year student-manager for the Iowa State men’s basketball team, my job for the Big 12 Tournament was to record our game being played. That means I sat in a small back room in the arena with a few people, usually managers from the opposing team, and make sure nothing goes wrong with the recording. During the game, I kept feeling sorry for myself, wondering why I got assigned to this awful job. This is so unfair, why do I even do this job?
Coming into Iowa State, I was deadset on becoming a dentist. I was going to graduate from Iowa State with a high GPA, score high on the DAT, and get accepted to a great dentistry program. After taking my first biology and chemistry classes, that plan quickly changed. I was working a part-time job, but other than the 15 hours a week, I was hardly productive. I ended my freshman year very discouraged with a 2.60 GPA. I then switched my major to marketing with a second major in management. I knew that it was a lot easier for a GPA to go down than up, so it was time to buckle down.
As an above average athlete in high school, I always dreamed of college athletics. Being a part of a team was something I loved. As my high school career came to an end, I realized that college athletics was not in my future. How could I remain in athletics outside of fandom? I decided to email an assistant
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I knew early in life that my passion to play sports was undeniable. I was determined to be the best at every sport I played. That determination led me throughout my high school career to be a three-sport athlete since I was a freshman. I have received a varsity letter awards for baseball, basketball, and football. Senior year of my high school football season I was awarded captain of my team. My junior football season I was awarded honorable mention all league as well as honorable mention all area. Being a talented athlete, I continued to push myself to improve. I believe the drive to succeed came from deep within myself as dedicated team player to never let my teammates down without a fight. Besides sports I am active member of the key club for my school and frequently helped out with the miracle league foundation in Schnecksville, PA for kids with disabilities. Throughout my summers I have been helping out at a youth football camp having fun and teaching the youth about the sport of football. Throughout my high school years I’ve kept myself quite busy whether it be through athletics or just helping out where ever I can. Keeping up with
I was never a kid that knew who I would become when I grow up. My interests ranged from wanting to become an interior designer to having a strong desire of becoming a pilot. I was often surrounded by healthcare professionals but I never imagined myself striving to become one. Little did I know that I would end up at a stage in my life where I would be sure about pursuing a career in healthcare. Although I have decided on my career path, I have yet to discover a particular field within healthcare that grabs my interest. The RA Internship will help me learn more about medicine and help me find a right field of study through clinical research experience and monthly lectures offered to me as an intern. Though this opportunity I will be able to
My alarm went off at 6:30 I clicked snooze and got off the couch and went upstairs to the bed and laid back down. Then I plugged my phone up into my charger and set my alarm for 7:25 and went back to sleep. When it went off again to wake me up and I got up and went straight to my mom to remind her that I'm going out of town for the weekend and she asked me about everything again to make sure everything was okay and reminded me about my orthodontist appointment. So, I ran my shower picked out my outfit for the day and then jumped in the shower, then when I got out my momma was asking me where her phone was. I said it was on the bed, she said no it was not and then I called her phone and walked out to the ironing board. That's when she found it and I asked for my card once again and she gave it to me and said don’t spend all your money now.
After graduation, college athletes receive additional benefits, even if they are not part of the admittedly tiny group of athletes with the skills to play professionally (McCormack 21). Status as a former star athlete, or even an ordinary one, can open many doors in the professional world, especially in fields like sales and marketing. People enjoy associating themselves with athletic performers, especially those from their own alma mater. In addition, many colleges have developed special programs to help former athletes return and – if they have not received their degree, as many do not – complete their education ( 22). These programs make it a relatively simple process for a former college athlete to obtain his or her degree. More and more colleges are providing programs to help former athletes in a variety of ways, with the focus on helping them earn a degree ( 25). Some of these programs are still available to
One day I hope to get the opportunity to work for the National College Athletic Association. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is an association made up of 1,261 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals devoted to the administration of intercollegiate athletics (NCAA.org). The purpose of the National College Athletic Association is to maintain intercollegiate athletics as an essential part of the educational program and the athlete as an essential part of the student population. The association’s purpose is to help student athletes maintain a proper balance in life. They enforce the concept of athletes putting school before anything else. Specifically within the NCAA organization, I hope to become an
Athletic programs in college have grown tremendously since they first began years ago, and now some believe that collegiate athletics have no place in higher education. Contrary to this, if one takes a closer look they see that college athletics do play a valuable role in higher education and should continue to play a part in the college experience. Students who participate in college athletics help carry out their school’s traditions, and by competing at such a high level they have the chance to put their school on the map. While competing, these people handle the load of a full-time college student and learn to be responsible and reliable. Some see college athletics as just a business, but truly they provide an opportunity for young adults to compete in the sport that they love, while getting an education and learning lessons that will last a lifetime.
The South Dakota High School Football Championship was an experience that I am grateful for having. During the process of getting ready for the event, I was more worried about my grade of the course compared to the success of the weekend. As each week passed on, I realized that this weekend is bigger than just a grade for a course, but it’s a dream that many children have had since they first touched a football. After I realized how selfish I was, I volunteered to lead the game script group that was part of the social media/marketing group. The reason behind that was because I believe I want to go into the marketing aspect of sports, and I thought it was easy. Now that the event is done, I still want to be in sport marketing, but I learned
Joining sports at college might not be the best for me, but I have always wanted to try and join. I know I am not the best, but that has never stopped me from trying. Being stuck in my dorm room studying is where I probably will end up but I know that wont be the best. People tell me, go make friends, go see the world and go live life. Truthfully, I feel that education at college is all I am there for, but I know that’s not how I should be while at college. Once my schoolwork is done and studied hard, then its go
Athletics has played an instrumental role promoting success in all branches of life impacting my performance in school, work and other life facets. Involvement in athletics taught me the value of commitment allowing me to play in Division 1 Women’s Soccer while attending the University of Washington. As a former student athlete, I have been winning and losing my entire life developing my own resilience and tremendous work ethic to work with others toward a common goal. My drive spills over into my professional interactions and career aspirations allowing me to connect
As a registered chairside dental assistant at Dental Specialty Clinic, I was the lead dental assistant and my job included to assist doctor with oral procedures and lead our dental team. Our goal was to organize the clinic in a manner so that patients were given proper care within time limit. My role was to keep track of time and our team so that planned patients were given care from the scheduled time.
Ten years from now I see myself trying to buy a house. First the things I would do would be going to college and finding a job. I think it would be a little difficult but not as bad. Finding a job would be one of the most Important ones because you are always going to need money. Some of the decisions I would make would be living in town for a while till I for sure know where I'm going and what my job is going to be like. I would have to start saving once I get job for the important stuff and not going into debt. Going to debt right now would be a little bad, especially if you don't have a good job and aren't getting paid well. Also ten years from now I would be doing everything by myself. I am not going to be
I am particularly proud of the choices I have made which have allowed me to progress as an individual. Through an unexpected tragic situation, I determined that the world osnt what I thought and learned to be accepting of different views and to entertain various ideas. The dynamic sudden shift in my life instilled in me the virtue of being unprejudiced, because I experienced firsthand not doing what I was so certain that I would. Subsequently, applying to dental school three years of granted me invaluable experience in a multispecialty practice as a dental assistant. Through dozens of rejection letters, I learned to initiate change when required as well as to take responsibility for my learning and growth. Currently, I am working towards my
Throughout the years more and more students are looking up to college and pro athletes, yearning to be just like them. These athletes work to have such high skill levels that “regular” people just can’t compare to. Some of their skill levels include, running speeds as fast as cars, jumping unimaginable heights, and being overall a powerful person. Having these skills and performing them is only part of what athletes do on a daily basis. Most people don't have knowledge of the other parts that college athletes have to deal with; school work, fans, career ending injuries and more! As these aspiring student athletes grow and learn what really goes on off the field, many feel differently and change their dreams because they are just not made for
Since my previous application, I continued to work as a dental assistant until April 2014 when I left in order actively pursue the possibility of studying dentistry out of the country. During that time, I worked as a substitute teacher and was surprised to learn that children are not educated about oral health. My time here inspired me to become a pediatric dentists and I plan on being extensively involved with the school board. Shortly after being accepted into a dental school in Poland, Dr. Myles Spodak contacted me. He asked if I would consider coming back to work with him as his assistant. I elatedly agreed, but informed him that I would be leaving for Poland in August. Through his support and encouragement, I found the tenacity to apply
I have completed a Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy degree (adult scope) at the CQ University in Rockhampton last year. I am currently working at the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service in Gympie Hospital. However, I moved recently with my family to our newly built house in Woombye. I realised that everyday commuting to Gympie is a heavy burden for me. Moreover, as a mother and wife, I would like to find a better balance between family life and work. Therefore, I am looking for a part-time job opportunity in my vicinity.