Significant Educational Opportunity In Education

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UC Prompt 4: Describe how you have taken advantage of a significant educational opportunity or worked to overcome an educational barrier you have faced.

A significant educational opportunity that was offered to me during my High School career is a job working at Warehouse Shoe Sale or WSS. My experience working there helped me to face responsibility and enabled me to realize that I have excellent skills in following directions and completing tasks. Prior to working, I didn't know if I was even going to be able finish high school, let alone get a job. My job experience, however, made me think differently. Being able to witness people at work, who were not as smart as I am, who were making more money than me, really opened my eyes. I realized that if I put my mind to it, I could be successful and earn a lot of money. The job experience influenced me to finish high school, as well as provided me the inspiration to continue on and attend college. Attending a University will provide me with the training I will need to eventually obtain my dream job. Additionally, I will have a degree and be able to ensure a better and brighter future for myself and my family. Luck surely shined upon me when I was offered this job experience in high school! Not only was I able to make a little money, I learned so much more than just being efficient at a job.

UC Prompt 5: Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to overcome this challenge. How has

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