Returning to college, after graduating high school twenty-five years earlier, proved to be not only rewarding quite challenging as well. Viewing myself as a self-starter with extensive investigative skills I truly believed college path mapped out correctly, so I never met with an advisor, what a colossal mistake! I had self-scheduled all my courses and although I faced a few obstacles I was finally at the end. After completion of all my pre-requisites I applied to the LPN-RN Fast Track Program, little did I know my past would stop me dead in my tracks.
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 education as long as they met all the conditions for each semester. As a result, this was valuable for me during my time as a community college student, allowing me to guarantee that I would finish all my requirements on time to transfer to a good university, and becoming more involved with the campus each semester. That being said, this is one of the main reasons as to why I am applying to your program, so I could receive the support
I always believed that things would just work out in the end. That I did not need to be wrapped up in over complicated situations because they would unravel themselves. I had this idea that I would grow up, go to college, and then get a job. My older brother Joseph had a similar idea. He started at the University of Dayton in August of 2015, but decided to come back home to our house in Bucks County at the end of October in 2015. His simple decision of “college wasn’t for me” had single handedly ripped me from my cozy reality that “everything works out” and had pitted my family against one another.
My decision to go back to school in the fall of 2012 was one of the hardest decisions I have ever made. I’m a stay at home mom of 4 boys with 2 of them being special needs. My oldest was born with a rare genetic condition called hereditary spastic paraplegia and my youngest son was born with a rare condition called Dravet Syndrome that requires 24/7 care. I was at a point in my life where I had lost my identity of who I was and I wanted to be me again. I made that important decision to go back to school for myself with the fear of how I was going to do it, but I knew that it was right. It took me 3 years to complete my AS but with the support of my husband and kids I was able to receive my degree. I worked hard and was able to juggle being
Science can be complicated, but it is one of the subjects that explains what goes on in our world. Throughout high school, science courses were always my favorite. I decided that my major of choice for college would be biology: the study of living organisms. Grogan College’s curricular focus “is the development of the professional self in the areas of health, medicine, nursing, education, criminal law, business, and the performing arts”. Looking at that statement made me realize that this residential college is my best fit. The words that captured my attention are health, medicine, and performing arts. As a color guard performer and biology major, it is important that I continue performing as an outlet, as well as increase my research skills.
I look back at how I write. I actually changed my way after I get into college. When I was in high school, we don’t have writing class, the writing is combined with Chinese class. So we might just take 2 or 3 times writing class each semester. In the writing class, teacher taught us how to write, how to generate our idea. But except writing class we are asked for write, the only writing we need to do is for the exam. In the writing class, I would give some time to think about what I’m going to write, maybe I would write a outline. But for the exam, I don’t have time to do that. The writing part take 40 percent of the grade, but the time we got is depend on how fast we can finish the other parts of the exam. When I finish other parts of the
When I started Rutgers in the fall of 2014, I was very nervous because I did not know many people and I heard several rumors about how college is much more challenging than high school could ever be. My performance is high school was satisfactory, but not as good as I wanted it to be, which made me even more nervous about college. But the English courses at Rutgers really changed my perspective on myself. I remember myself sitting in class and I wondered what makes this class so different from high school English courses. Then, my teacher walks and greets us. She starts off the class by introducing us to a new text called the “On Habit” by Alain De Botton. “On Habit” is about how the little things in life can bring happiness into a person’s
As my freshman year at college of the desert comes to an end I am very proud of the strides I have made not only in my educational life but also in my personal growth. Taking my first steps into the unknown was very nerve racking but I couldn’t wait to start this journey, especially since I would like to go so far in my education. I over prepared and tried to go above and beyond what was expected in class, which helped in some of my classes but shot me down in others. This valuable lesson taught me that I
A family sitting around a dinner table, refugees being placed into healthy environments, a house full of family and friends, these are all images I conjure up when pondering my future. I wish to begin my journey to obtaining this fantasy by pursuing college. College represents an extremely important piece to my future and to get there, I must work extra hard. I see myself attending a University to attain a masters degree in global studies. To be able to get to that point I must reach out and ask for help, the reason for applying for scholarships. After college I would like to locate a job somewhere in the south, such as Tennessee. Once I've had a few years of settling into my career, I enjoy the idea of starting a family. Yes, this does involve
I wrote this inspirational and persuasive book to stimulate all college bound student’s career decisions. A stimulated choice means that your college aspiration is prayerfully pumped-up with two of God’s counsels: spiritual enrichment and spiritual empowerment. These two activators serve to remind new college students to put God as their first priority.
I am attending college, so that I will be able to learn more about my major and also to explore my options. While in high school, I had many reasons and people that motivated me to enroll into college, including my mom, my guidance counselors, and research on what I want to be later on in life. Although I was already going to apply for college, I heard a lot of good things about it from a few of my friends, on how college really makes you a stronger and more independent person. In the past few years, I’ve met quite a few people who have graduated high school and decided not to attend any college, and sooner or later I hear about how upset they are that they did not attend and how they have no idea what to do with their life. I did not want
My goals after college include getting a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and serving and supporting the community. I plan to achieve these goals by keeping my perseverance up and not giving up when times get tough. I am persuaded that people around me and academic achievements will get me one step closer to by goals. I am keeping a 4.0 gpa and currently in the top ten percent of my class, however I will continue to push myself to do better. Throughout high school, I have grown closer to the community as a whole by participating in volunteer work. Volunteering has helped me mentally reduce stress and has brought fulfillment to my life. I enjoy every moment of volunteering, because the joy and happiness in others lives are the most priceless
Rocio literally means “dew” as in morning dew. My mother gave birth to me at midnight in a hospital and at that time in Cuba my father was working in the fields and wasn’t informed until the morning after. On his way to the hospital he stopped to look at the dew on his plants and that’s when he chose my name. Rocio suits me very well because it’s a reminder of where I came from and every morning when I look at the grass outside and see the dew drops I get a sense of reassurance and comfort.
I made the life changing decision to return to school in 2012. I always wanted to obtain my degree, but as a single mother of one son, it was my choice to make sure that he obtained his degree first; we both could not afford to go at the same time. It was always very important to me to make sure he had the tools he needed to become successful. When my son graduated from his university, I told myself it is my time now. I went back to school for personal and professional fulfillment, and I am someone I never wanted to live a life full of regrets.
Slurp, went the different fonts and words down my throat! It had just been three weeks since I received the unusual craving for books. I have become very avid for drinking books. Time is drawing near to go back to school and I don’t want anyone to know about it. I had gotten the gut to tell my dad about my habit. After three hours of debating with my dad about whether I should go to school or not, we came to a conclusion that I had no choice but to go.