That was the beginning of the most riskful, yet most rewarding year of my high school career; a few precedents I made during the 2015-2016 year included getting a job, joining FFA, FCCLA, and the Academic Super Bowl teams, plus church work, simultaneously. I was fully aware that tackling this new schedule while having a heavy academic load would be challenging, because I was in all honors and Advanced Placement courses that left me with close to two hours of homework to complete each
From a very young age, I have loved being involved in sport and fitness. My earliest memories all involve me running around with a ball or a bat of some kind either in my hand or at my feet. My love for physical activity has remained and since then, I have becoming increasingly interested in coaching and the more theoretical side of sport. This has inspired me to pursue a career in physical education and coaching.
The program is both social and academic. I was too ambitious to productive during my last summer of high school. Thus, despite being financially struggle, I tried my best to use my savings to attend the program, with the help of tuition scholarships. In here, I built great connections with faculties and friends, whom I still stay in contact and who are helping me with my academic endeavor. Being an on child who was raised protectively in home and never allow to go on field trip, I thought this was a unique program that allows me to gain independence being far away from home and support myself. The program taught me how to get along with roommates and how to be friends with different people before my real college life started. In the beginning, I shed blood and tears, missing my parents so much. However, I knew that the most difficult obstacle to overcome is overcoming myself. New Start gave a new effect on my work ethic because of the experience I had with college students’ team work and with the conference that I presented. The transition to college became easier a few months
After this I began intermediate school at Wood Intermediate, which was a huge transition for me because I had to make a new group of friends because many of mine were going to a different school. This was a weird time for me because I didn’t know who to establish myself with because a lot of those people were already friends and I was the new kid. Eventually I found the greatest group of friends I could possibly wish for, and we are all still friends today. After intermediate school I attended North High School, where I was accepted to the Dual Enrollment program. And I have worked hard every day to reach my accomplishment of attending college, while also balancing a job half-way through my junior year and my senior
I knew that I was about to start my college career so I had to take serious action to prepare myself. I was willing to go above and beyond to get the right things in my mind and absorb all the essentials. I read books, watched videos on YouTube, and even ask actual college students about their intake on “college life.” I took all the information I could in hope that I would achieve my goal of passing my upcoming courses. I was astounded when I first started the program. I was nervous and shy, but also willing to speak to everyone and make new friends. Overall, I was super excited to be able to participate in the program. I can definitely say my attitude was set in a great place and was ready and willing to
It has always been a dream of mine to attend Grand Valley State University since I was in middle school. My older brother did not attend college because he went straight into the military and my little brother is still in high school. I have always had the pressure of doing so well in school because my brothers do not apply themselves. This has pushed me to always do my best. This year it has finally all hit me that I am tired of using my pressure from my parents to motivate me and that I need to be self-motivating. This has taken a huge toll on my grades because I am transitioning.
By helping with our school musical in being a part of the control room academy, I believe that I will be able to apply some of the skills that I have learned to my work as a theatre artist in the future. Working as a crew in the control room gave me the opportunity to learn the technical devices as well as working collaboratively with members whom I have never worked before. Usually, Mr. Zarate gives me something to do such as turning on all the sound box that is located in the control booth, bringing the camera and taking photos of the musical, checking if the sound of the microphone is working well and more. In order to make the musical successful, I do those things so that others do not have to spend their time when they need to do some
The past year I have spent at UMBC has been vital to my academic career. I came into college with a vague idea of what I wanted in future but this past year has changed everything. As the fall semester started, I struggled but as the semester went along I made improvements. Even though my first semester was not the strongest, the skills I developed were essential to my improvement in the spring semester. The skills like preparing for lectures with the provided resources, rewriting notes and going through lectures after the class has helped me build a strong base for my academics. Early on in my academic career, I have made habit of taking advantage of office hours and tutoring sessions with peers and TA’s. At this point in college career, I
I’m still not 100% what I want to do after obtaining my degree, but a Health Coach is something I have strong interest in. A Health Coach helps clients to cultivate a healthier lifestyle. Many of their duties include, assessing a client’s current health conditions, developing goals, providing counseling services, treatment meals, health screening and tracking client’s progress. Health Coaches play a huge role in a person’s life by being a positive and educational influence in their daily lives, and could save and prolong lives.
I have always been a born leader growing up. I have played countless sports where a leadership roles has been needed and was easy for me to fill. It was simple for me to do.. The love of the game was not just in playing, but in coaching as well. I started coaching while I was still in high school taking a full course load, playing sports, and doing ASB.
As I think back to my spring semester of my junior year, I think I will always remember it as my favorite semester of college. While I was only three semesters away from completing my degree, I started taking classes for the sociology minor I declared in the previous semester, which I had been pretty excited about. I also had the chance to have some time away from my new coach, which allowed me to reevaluate things and see what I could do going forward. It was through my time away from him that I realized while I may not agree with his training style, I still wanted to develop a positive relationship with him, which forced me to keep an open mind and view running as less of a chore. I also developed a very close relationship with a professor who I had taken a few classes with before, and was someone I would be studying abroad with in Barcelona during the two weeks following the conclusion of the semester. However, most importantly, (in terms of moving forward) I had my “aha” moment that student affairs was a career and that it might be something that I was interested in doing. Admittedly, I was a little embarrassed to admit that this was something I was thinking about doing after graduating, since many people do not understand what it is, so this was something I kept to myself and continued to think more about. However, I wanted to use the next few months to really test myself to see if I could handle a career in student affairs. As a result, I continued to work on
My major is Kinesiology and with my degree I hope to become an athletic director. The main reason why I am taking this course is for my minor where I plan to have a background with Health Service Admission.
Upon visiting Eastern Carolina, the campus and student environment is terrific. I felt at home and had a warm feeling deep inside. The STEPP program would really help me show what I’m capable of. The professors would be the only people who really know what I go through and how to adapt with my learning disabilities. By all means, I have found out that dyslexia has transformed me into a wonderful young man.
Believe it or not but you actually have academic opportunities as well. These academic activities can really benefit you in the future. I hope that encourages you to take advantage of everything you can in the time you spend here. With all these great activities it can be a little overwhelming and challenging. Challenge is a good thing. If you avoid the easy road now you’ll be prepared for your sophomore, junior, and senior year. It’s going to be really hard keeping up with work sometimes with all the: social media, activities, and Netflix. I believe you can work around it all and stay focused. I'm sure your gonna have an interest in sports as well but just remember you can’t even try out with bad grades. Once your doing exceedingly well in academics and have a heart for sports than work really really hard and don’t remember to have fun. It’s really important not to overwhelm yourself. Make sure to give yourself some time to relax and breathe. I’d say one of the biggest challenges here is the people. People aren’t all the same and sometimes people don’t remember and can’t accept that. It’s not fair I know. We are supposed to be a family but we really aren’t. We would be a family if
I have many things to learn going forward in this program. My weaknesses are many, but I’ve learned a lot about my strengths this semester as well. I’ve found I make up for intelligence, in my dedication to this program. I’m always trying to think of new ways to improve and study. The majority of my time is spent studying, practicing skills, and planning for the program. I do make time for self-care as well. From the beginning, I have wanted to take this seriously, and I feel as though I’ve succeeded in doing that. I may not be the smartest student, but I am always willing to put in the work to get to the level I am expected to be at by my instructors. On that note, I have