While I will have to sacrifice time with my husband and children, by completing my graduate degree by January 2017, I will have the necessary knowledge and training to compete for advanced positions. I have always been told that anything worth having is worth working for and a little hard work never hurt anyone. As I began this journey and decided to return to school to complete a graduate program in nursing, I had to make a list of my priorities. I wanted to see if continuing my education was really worth the sacrifice and hard work. With the cost of higher education continuing to grow, making a decision to return to school would
Since moving to the United States, a land of opportunity, I followed the immigrant tradition of working hard to pursue my passion/ambition to study and get my degree. I started attending community college a year after I came to the United states. I spent three years at Northern Virginia Community College and transferred to the university of Virginia to earn a B.A degree. I have always kept a full-time job while attending community college to cover my living expenses and help my parents back home Throughout my journey of achieving a higher degree, I learned how to work hard and how to overcome challenges in my own personal and academic life. Now I am very confident in achieving my goals.
Returning back to school was a very natural decision for me. It seemed to be the next logical step in my personal and career goals. My ultimate goal is to be happy and healthy and be a good provider and role model. With that set aside for now, my next goal is to be financially stable and able to provide for my family in ways that my family was not able to provide for me. I definitely expect to work for what I want and earn every bit of it. The most recent motivator was that my company was willing to contribute a huge chunk of the yearly tuition, therefore removing some financial burden. This makes me feel like they truly care about my future and they really want to see me succeed.
I am in my mid-thirties and going back to school. I would have to say that my children are the primary reason behind this decision. I am their role model and teacher and I intend to be the best one possible. I want to show my children the endless possibilities of hard honest work. I want to send them to college and live comfortably. Throughout my personal experience, I have learned that anything is possible even while I am balancing a family, multi jobs and school.
I went back to school with the simple goal of getting my degree and moving ahead in my career. School, education and obtaining my degree were always important to me, since my profession requires a bachelor degree to qualify for national certification, it was a better
A commitment to learning has been a driving force throughout my life. Having been home educated my entire school career allowed me to advance beyond my grade level, complete high school, and obtain an A.A. Degree from my community college; all by my 18th birthday. I eagerly anticipate both the challenges of the programs high expectations and learning alongside a community of likeminded women.
“If you want to get a real education in America you’re going to have to fight” -Mark Edmundson. I have known since as far back as I can remember that I was going to go to college. Regardless of what sacrifices it took to get there. Now after countless hours of studying, missed social outings and numerous student loans, I find myself nearing my third year of college. I have learned from Edmundson you must fight to get a real education in America. On this journey to attain my goals, which are getting my degree in Health Science and applying to the Physical Therapy program at the University of Missouri I have run into another detour. Currently I do not have enough money to pay my current school bill. Winning the JumpStart scholarship will help
An event in my life that has influenced me to go to school is my youngest son leaving home to go to college. I am very closed to my son so when he leave I am going to be so alone and heart broken. He is leaving to Cal State Northridge in July. I need something to do so I won’t feel so lonely. And I do have older son also at college couple years ago. Another reason I am going to college now so I have something in common with my youngest son. What we have in common is we both are going to college to take business class. I am a business owner at El Monte California doing Marble Tiles that is another reason I go back to school. I hope to learn something new to help improve my business. My husband also encourage me to go
I have been a full- time student for almost two years. My grades reflect my determination to succeed. Community college has given the opportunity to consider various careers, and I know what I want to do. My goal is to become a teacher. I have a passion for art, and I want to teach it. I have taken courses during high school and community college, and intend to take many more
Jumpstart has been a wonderful experience for me. I’ve learned so much from my site managers, corp members, partner teacher, and my jumpstart children. I’ve gained knowledge on classroom management, how to implement activities, and how to expand children learning by asking them meaningful questions so they could express themselves with ease. These experiences have confirmed what I always wanted to do career wise, to be an Early Childhood Teacher and prepare them to enter the world with a good first experience in their educational
ave had a hard work ethic since I was able to get my first job. This has followed me throughout my undergraduate career. I plan to work while continuing my education, since I will be supporting myself financially. With that being said, hopefully I receive scholarships and loans, anything extra, I will paying out of pocket to cover the rest of the cost. There have been times in my undergraduate career where I was working two jobs, a full-time student, involved on campus, and volunteering at various places at once. I know I am capable of pursuing a graduate education and maintaining my financial responsibilities. I will take advantage of all university resources that are provided to me to create most successful graduate experience.
Having the option to take the same class at the comfort of my own home at my own pass and at a timely manner with due dates given by instructor. This also gives students an opportunity to complete the course even earlier, but this depends on if the professor has the whole course unlocked to complete early. If having a hard time concentrating is not enough, but also having a busy schedule makes it hard to juggle something as big as collegiate level learning. Most college courses are offered in the mornings, or mid-day, this causes complications with students schedules.” A new study from Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce finds that, over the past 25 years, more than 70 percent of college students have worked while attending school. And the number of working students has grown as college enrollment and tuition have increased.” (cnbc.com) this quote states that majority of college students are juggling college as well as working to pay for their ever growing tuition. “Some 7.0 million students will attend 2-year institutions and 13.4 million will attend 4-year institutions in fall 2017. About 17.5 million students are expected to enroll in undergraduate programs and 3.0 million will enroll in postbaccalaureate programs (source).” (nces.ed.gov) this quote states that 40.9 million students will be attending some sort of higher education, out of that 40.9 million around 29 millions students have a job to help pay for their tuition. I am