My goal of serving our country with meaningful purpose and responsibility is clear to me. I am confident that attending the United States Naval Academy is the most effective way for me to achieve this objective, and for this reason, I request your
In fall, 2017, 20 million students will attend colleges and universities in America alone. For me and many other people this will be the next step after high school. The United States Naval Academy or simply the USNA is one of the five service academies in the U.S. and is the one I will be focusing on today. Through my research, I have found that the Naval Academy has very interesting Alumni/post-school experiences, wonderful extracurriculars and an extensive history.
Ever since my childhood, I have found the topics dealing with computers and its applications highly interesting because of the unique properties they offer for almost any application we can think of. The extraordinary developments in this field, both in the hardware and in the software area, along with the rapid advances of communication technology as one of the most applied technologies in the modern world have stimulated my interest in both fields. Therefore I believe that joining the undergraduate degree on Computer, Networking and Communications Technology will help me have a systemic knowledge of the field and, thus, achieve one of the greatest dreams of my life.
I was looking for an interactive study abroad experience where I could obtain more experience doing fieldwork, and found this specific program. The aspects of this class that primarily caught my attention were the opportunity to do fieldwork, travel to a different continent, camp/hike in one of the worlds famous regions (Amazon rainforest), and the opportunity to widen my knowledge of biodiversity and how to calculate it.
My life has been impacted immensely through my experience as a lifeguard and swimming instructor for the City of Ottawa. I have had a passion for aquatics ever since I was a young child, and remained committed towards my goal of completing various courses and certifications in order to obtain the lifeguard and swimming instructor position that I hold now. I work approximately thirteen hours a week at this job, on top of the hours I commit to my two other jobs. Aside from my paid employment, I have learned to manage my time effectively in order to participate in numerous extracurricular activities, as well as to maintain strong academic performance. As a swimming instructor, I am expected to prepare weekly and long range lesson plans for the
Client came to treatment due to his anger issues and suicidal attempts, he can become explosively angry and aggressive towards others. CYFD took custody of James in February 2016, after he was arrested for assault on a household member. He reported that he got into a fight with his grandmother’s husband. He was held in a juvenile detention center and upon release, there was no parents available to pick him up. His grandmother refused to take him back. Thus CYFD was contacted. The client is aware of his emotional component and his anxiety is trigger when he sees someone that
Arthur Ashe, of whom you may know as a famous Tennis player who died by HIV or a posthumous recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, observed, “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” Your summer, and your subsequent years in the US Naval Academy, is quite literally “remarkably sober” and “undramatic,” but your truest heroism emanates from your unadulterated, no strings attached commitment to service in the highest form, service to your nation. You and your fellow Midshipman are
As a military child, my interest in the naval service has always been present. My father and grandfather, active and retired naval officers, have greatly influenced my desire to continue the legacy of military service. However, my desire to become a naval officer does not solely come from my family’s naval service, but rather from what it means to serve our country. Being a part of the military community, I have learned what it truly means to serve in the Navy and the honor and responsibility that comes with it. To serve as a naval officer is to put the life of others above your own and serve with unquestionable loyalty and distinction. I know that this is who I want to become, and being involved with the military and it’s lifestyle for the
People who know me typically find out pretty quickly that next to my passion for medicine, I am actually one of the world’s hugest computer geeks. In fact, when I first entered college, I toyed with the idea of studying computer science before I realized that the study of the human body was so much more exciting because it allows me to combine my fervor for computers and merge it with my interest in medicine.
I started my first career with Old Dutch Foods in 1990 as an owner operator. My responsibilities included: merchandising, delivering product to stores, and ensuring proper rotation of an assortment of premium products. I successfully grew the business from an estimated $450,000 per year to over a million by the time I had left. My route quickly became one of the largest in Canada, and helped me learn the valued set of skills I have today. I Learned to build relationships with my customers and found innovative ways to market our products. In those days I worked with my father shoulder to shoulder as a business partner, and if it were not for his passing in 1997, I would probably have remained with the company. After my father passed away, I
This is just one of the distinct memories I gained from my time at the U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar. Including the Naval Academy, I have toured many other prestigious colleges, but none of them possessed the close-knit, supportive community the Naval Academy held. From morning physical training to dinnertime, the cadets continued support one another. But more importantly, their unity as a class was evidently an outcome of each cadet’s fervor for both the academy and nation he/she represented. While attending the seminar, the squads would always sing the “Navy Blue and Gold”, the academy’s
The start of this project began in early October, and for the most part it was a relatively simple course of action to be prepared, coordinated, and reported for the majority of the school year. Its themes and priorities were simple in theory, however—volunteer, research post-graduation opportunities and ideas, and for the most part settle with a plan on how to address adulthood and future prospective careers and education. My choices led me to volunteer for the necessary twenty hours and my own curiosity has allowed for me to navigate the internet and other sources for ideas on careers, education, and even the possible jobs that I could acquire when moving from Pennsylvania after my graduation. There were many things to learn, but many things
In the summer of 2016, I moved away from home and worked at a summer camp for three months. Over those three months, I learned more about myself than I had at any time after elementary school. This self-realization has helped me find a passion for the things I do now and for everything I want to do in the future.
My Bachelor’s degree led me to an interesting place in my life in which I found myself sitting at a table with a vibrant and intelligent woman as she spilled her soul to me crying that she just did not know what to do. In that moment I felt the time freeze as I looked around and discovered that I was the person who she was looking to for answers. I was the person who was supposed to help her. I was a recent undergrad graduate with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Human Services but at that moment I was not sure that any of my classes had prepared me for this. This woman, my first client, was explaining to me that her two-year old great niece, who was living in her licensed foster home, was sexually acting out against herself. This woman wanted me to tell her how address these behaviors and how to help this sweet young girl but I had no answers. Of course, I was aware that sexual abuse happens but it was not a situation that I had encountered at this point in my career. Over the past nine months of learning this little girls’ story, I decided that I needed to do more. I decided that I needed to advocate for victims of sexual abuse and help educate children about the effects of sexual abuse and teach them that it is okay to come forward about what has happened to them.