My vision as an undergraduate student of the Haskayne School of Business (HSB) is to become a well-rounded influential leader and equip myself with a set of skills and values that will enhance me as an individual in my career. Thus, my goal is to succeed academically and socially, graduating with a distinction and having built strong relationships.
After reviewing my life, I have decided my life defining moment was when my family and I moved to Texas from Oklahoma. I consider this move my life changing moment because it changed so many things in my life. This move set the stage for an entirely new life for me. Moving six hours away from the only home I knew certainly called for many changes.
In a season rich with new experiences, it is an interesting time to assess my spiritual growth. This has been an unsettling time of redefining and restructuring my life and a season of isolation from the ways of ministry that bring me joy. Letting go of all expectation, labels, definitions and outcomes has not come easily for me. However, pealing it all off has been very freeing and revealing.
After high school, I plan to pursue a college degree at the University of Texas in Austin, or another top tier college, in order to double major in business and chemistry. The reason I wish to major in these two disciplines is because of my involvement in the technology startup industry and my work promoting STEM. Through my participation in an honors or research program, my goal is to conduct a research project analyzing the disparities that exist for minorities in the STEM industry, as well as noteworthy solutions organizations are using to eradicate those disparities.
I was born in Mexico, and brought to the U.S at the age of 6 thanks to my step dad. When I first found out I was moving here, I assumed that I would not be as happy since I had to leave many of my other family members behind, including one of my older sisters. The more time I spent here, the more I realized I had misjudged the situation, and I knew I would have many more opportunities. As a matter of fact, I am very fortunate to be able to make a better life here because there are many more benefits. Adapting to my new lifestyle was not difficult at all. Learning English and making new friends swiftly helped me thrive as a young student, and it strengthened my social skills. School was always the best time I had because it has been my getaway from the issues that were occurring at home.
Currently working towards completing my bachelor’s degree for self-fulfillment purposes and just in-case I was to explore employment opportunities outside of my current career. I am working full time as a manager in information systems technology and biomedical engineering at a large health system in CT. The daily challenges of re-engineering clinical technology solutions for the greater good of patient safety keeps me motivated and inspired.
I am interested in teaching at Breakthrough because I personally value education and feel as though education is the cornerstone for the future of the youth. However, not every youth gets the same quality or even opportunity for education, which is why I also view education as a privilege. I want to take part in a leadership opportunity that will allow me to express my passion for education and treat the concept of education as a privilege that should not be taken for granted. I see myself as a life-long learner and want others to view learning in a similar manner.
For every change within a society, personal changes with “self” must happen. These social changes are important to people while, people who don’t benefit from it think changes within the self isn’t important for social changes. Personal change is a journey a person takes of discovering something within themselves and acting upon a social change. That social change is society evolving to better ways. Jane Goodall talks about her experience in a moment of truth with self being absent in a moment of need in her writing titled In the Forest of Gombe, where she spends a few weeks in the forest following chimpanzees has helped her cope with her grief of her husband. She comes to the realization that her “self” was nonexistent and everyone in
I believe that the majority of personal growth comes from surrounding oneself with people who are different, so for my interview, I consulted my Hispanic male friend, Alberto. My reason for doing so was I expected his identity to contrast with my own of many different levels. I had high anticipation to the responses I would receive from him due to his different identity. In retrospect, I was surprised by my findings and how they related to my teachings and my personal perception.
Each time I get a new set of classes I work hard at first and don’t talk to anyone. I do good for a little then I get tired of it I don’t have any motivation to continue pushing and I get lazy and stop caring and that needs to change. At the end I have to bust my butt to finish and it’s not worth it. I need to just stay consistent and do what I need to.
Not many people in past history have been able to change the world. However, if I possessed the ability change the world, I would choose to eradicate airplanes, movies, and books. Everything I have listed has contributed to my identify today. I crave these things, but also would want to get rid of them for various reasons.
When I was 4 or 5 my faith was just about going to church and coloring in those worksheets and rising to get done so I could play games for Sunday school and eating food after service and it was just an every week thing. But as I grew up and started to realize the reason why I keep going every week to know what it's about and learning new things every time I go. I started to grasp we are going to learn new things and about the past, and the way things clicked such as Easter, Christmas,Good Friday, and other bible stories and why Jesus died just for us to live long happy lives. We learned about Luther, my first year of Conformation and what was all happening with him and reason he went to Rome and felt the way he did. We observed and learned about how he saw things in a different way in a different way and saw things in a new way. When he went and showed his faith and everyone disagreed, he
I believe I have the right skills and interest in this area to add value to children’s lives, with an area of interest being children with disabilities.
Your life can change so much in such little time. It can change in either a good way or a bad way. For me personally it changed in a great way. So many aspects of my life have changed in the past year. One of the aspects that changed was my education. I used to go to Miami Dade college but was not that passionate about my major, so i would go to classes really late or not even show up at all. I was kinda lost and i picked a major that i really didnt wanna do. Now ive picked a major that im really excited. I enrolled into Keiser University and im doing really good in school right now. Another way my life changed i met the girl of my dreams. I am really in love with her and she makes my life so much better. Ive never had so much fun with someone but she makes me the happiest. The last thing that has changed in my life was my job. I used to work at a resteraunt where i only got paid $8.50 and i did so much work compared to the job now that i make $9.50 and dont do as much work. I also enjoy it much more. My life is the greatest it has ever been.