The Turning Point Of Attending College

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Attending college has become a necessity and no longer a privilege or an option, additionally facts show who has been well educated succeeds in life. When a person attends college, it causes unlimited doors to open for him or her because one has multiple possibilities in the career field. Since one has the qualifications, particular career options will continue to provide themselves. Not only one will most likely be paid more money but also one has a large wealth of knowledge and have been professionally trained in certain areas of expertise. Furthermore, it has become not just a good education but putting your talents and skills to the maximum, improving self-esteem, and free expression. The turning point of attending college occurred when I was on stand still in my career with limited options in my nursing career as a Licensed Practical Nurse. At that point, I realized the being the first generation to attend college, positive role model, and a solid foundation for my career were the causes of my turning point.

Becoming the first generation to attend college caused me to push harder and take the first step to attending school. Both my parents dropped out of high school to assist their family financially. My parents originally born in Mexico, immigrated here 40 years ago with minimum education for better job opportunities. My parents always pushed me and my siblings to do good in school and always said “I am raising you to be better than me.” It was difficult for my…

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