For the last 17 years my father has worked with nonprofits to bring education to refugee camps in the most forgotten places on earth. He goes where the most basic services that we take for granted are lacking. All his efforts are made under the premise that education is the most liberating assistance of all. This early awareness of the abysmal inequalities that exist in the world has profoundly influenced my character and worldview. I carried out a variety of service activities in high school, all focused on helping leverage educational opportunities. My volunteer work allowed me to put my
Everyone has their first memory when they have to enter the adult world, mine just happened to be my junior year of high school. This year was just a little glimpse of what was going to be the rest of my life. Getting my first job was bitter sweet. I had to learn how to manage my time between school, sports, and now a job. After my first week of school I had to start my new job.
My mother worked four jobs at once to make financial ends meet, while always stressing the importance of education and financial independence to my brother and myself. My grandmother only achieved a second grade education due to the financial constraints on her family at a young age, but still in the end managed to make certain that of her children and grandchildren had what was needed to flourish and become successful, educated members of the community. The tenacity and history of these two women I still carry with me today. Their struggles have inspired to me to only want more from life, but also serve as a positive role model for the younger members of my community. I observed from other family members how an education can open a multitude of doors and opportunities. I want to make the biggest and most significant on my community and on my family as possible, and the only foreseeable path is to achieve a college education to gain the necessary skills, knowledge and connections needed to flourish and implement positive
As teenager, many people say their adolescence is one of the most important phases in anyone’s life. As a teenager, you get to experience many great events like going to high school football games, dating your first boyfriend or girlfriend, getting your driver license, and graduating from high school. As I look back, I believe that getting my first job was the most important event in my adolescence. I was very enthusiastic about getting my first job. I enjoyed that fact that I will be able to earn my own money and not having to ask my mother for any earn. Surprising, there was only one obstacle that was holding me back and that was the fact that I was a
I wanted to do well in college. I didn't have to ride trains or worry about the violence, but more about reaching my goals. On the first day of class, the campus was full of people, all travelling in different ways all with the same ideal destination in place, class. Unsure of where to go or even the name of my building, I was lost. As I searched for my class, the campus seemed confusing and huge. I looked around with a nervous expression plastered on my face and I sat on a bench near my dorm. I felt defeated by life. I kept second guessing college entirely, when a familiar face appeared. It was a girl from my hall who I bonded with since we had the same class. She said “If you are lost, you can just walk with me” and we took off. Her small gesture made me on time for class and saved me from an emotional breakdown. As I look around campus today and notice people who seem lost, I offer them directions and even shortcuts on how to get there. The feeling of being lost and unsure brings failure to my heart. Doing small kind gestures for strangers could change their entire day, which brings me priceless joy.
The patience, compassion and encouragement of one person improved my family’s last years with its patriarch in countless ways. It was this improvement that inspired me to pursue a career as an
The purpose of this final report is to summarize my experiences as an intern at Anslow Bryant Construction, Ltd. I will discuss the internship orientation and preparation, activities and experiences, and the application of technology. I will continue on to the energy and environmental awareness, and sustainable construction, and communication shill enhancement. I will conclude this report with legal and ethical issue awareness, lessons learned, and the overall assessment and recommendations of the internship.
The fact that he had the opportunity to finish a technical career at a college, has inspired me to move forward and receive an associate's degree in nursing from a college. I know with some financial help I can even move forward to a bachelor's degree in nursing. Another factor that inspires me to pursue a higher education, is that I have the opportunity to accomplish this. There are many out in the world that do not have this opportunity, but may want to have it. If I have the opportunity to accomplish this, then I should take the advantage. Not only is it an opportunity but at the end will give me a better living of live. My parents have helped as much as they could throughout high school and I would like to give back to them in the future with my pursue of a higher
Violence in health care is an intriguing subject. Understanding and coping with threatening and violent behavior in mental health settings can be challenging and is a necessary part of being a health care provider (Berring, Pedersen, & Buus, 2016). If the situation is not handled well, patient and staff injuries can occur. A well thought out de-escalation plan and having a process in place is valuable. Having a range of psychosocial interventions that are focused on redirecting patients can help calm them down. The important aspects of de-escalating are being familiar with the patient, understanding the situation, knowing yourself, and having the knowledge of how to communicate in such a situation. Unfortunately, there are not many studies that have explored how staff and patients experience de-escalation methods and further research is needed in this very relevant area of health care.
During the high school summers, I worked on a country club golf course. My job mainly consisted of greeting the members as they came to golf, clean their clubs, and wash the carts. I was basically the face of the country club golf operations. Many members are regular golfers whom come by the club multiple times a week. Through the years, I met and formed really close friendships with a select few members. These members collectively decided to take me under their wing. This was around the time I was applying for colleges. Through our many conversations, and learning about their lives (they are both in the business field), I changed my intended major from chemistry to finance, and switched my intended school from the out-of-state University of Michigan to the in-state Indiana University. These men have influenced my life so significantly, I would not be where I am today without them. Because of this experience, I hope to mentor an ambitious, young student one day.
During my time at Hudson Partnership CMO as an intern, I have come to find that a Care Manager’s personality, ability to be nonjudgmental, and their gift to connect with children and families are just a few aspects that make them great. I have also observed the great results that come from building supportive child family teams. I have determined that my experience interning at Hudson Partnership CMO coupled with my educational background and my skills as a health educator makes me a great fit to pursue a career in the Clinical Mental Health field.
One can see why I chose to interview my mother. She has accomplished many things in her life despite all of her obstacles and hardships. I learned that no matter what you have to get an education. Some of her advise was to “never slack and to always stay on top of your work.” Going to college let my mother have the job that she wanted. She still works for the State of Hawaii Judiciary. She started of as a SR8 Clerk and 25
My thoughts and aspirations towards my future not only involve my success, but the success of the world around me as result of my education. I strive to become a person who utilizes his knowledge to help others succeed. After recently completing my first mission trip to Haiti this past summer I realized that this is what I aspire to do with my life. I went to a place of poverty and sickness, and envisioned solutions that would solve some of the issues that are plaguing Haiti. This defining moment happened while I was sitting in a temporary shelter, I realized how desperate the living conditions were for these people, and at that moment I was moved to help, but how? I was a seventeen year old boy with minimal experience and lack of funding
An activity that heavily influenced my decision to pursue engineering and an education at Purdue was my Engineering Apprenticeship at Oshkosh Corporation. The apprenticeship was offered to all high schoolers in the Oshkosh area school district (about 2900 students). The Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce ran the program so no outside influences on my application were present. At this apprenticeship I am working alongside engineers at Oshkosh Corporation on problems they were facing on their projects. I have learned CAD programs such as CREO and CATIA as well as the meshing program Hyperworks. Before the apprenticeship I was unsure on what I wanted to do, but this experience cemented my desire to become an engineer.
Twenty-four years ago, my dad boarded a one-way flight to the U.S. He was coming to a new country filled with vocational opportunities his homeland could not provide. He was not limited by his place of birth or the reality that no one else in his family had ever left their village. He trusted his gut and took a leap of faith. A year later he called for my mother and I to join him in the U.S. and we left our life in Kenya and my future was ultimately changed. Throughout my life, I have been keenly aware that had my father limited himself to only opportunities that he could see, I would have never even been able to consider opportunities such as the UNC Medical Center Administrative Fellowship.