I have been passionate about history since a young age. I remember being a small child riding the school bus and questioning what my town looked like in the past, who were the people that lived there prior to my friends and family. I cannot pinpoint when my curiosity of the past began but I can thank my parents for nurturing that curiosity and supporting it has grown. My passion of history has guide me to pursing a doctoral program and a career in academia where I can continue allow my curiosity to grow. My curiosity and drive allowed me to succeed in high school and in my undergraduate studies at Siena Heights University. While completing my Bachelor of the Arts Degree I had the opportunity to take a variety of different courses ranging
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My current focus is entering the Respiratory Care program at Northeast Iowa Community College. A college degree will assist in ensuring that one day I can be an adult capable of facing adversity, capable of giving back to the community, and capable of being an example to others as my parents are to me. I do not expect the college experience to miraculously transform me into a knowledgeable adult. However, I am relying on it to help me grow, mature and learn.
In the first months of college, I wasn’t so sure if I wanted to pursue architecture, finance, or engineering; I was utterly lost, unlike many of my peers. Over the months, I pondered on what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Then, I realized I was never interested in obtaining a job where I would sit at a desk and stare at some numbers on a computer screen for 9 hours every day. Through my daily routine and utilization of time, I realized I found less joy in the courses I applied least outside of the classroom, yet was intrigued that with the many hours I worked in the studio. I could work on a skill in which I could use in the career I wanted; a path in which I could leave a legacy through molding the world the way I wanted to see
Still I was determined to find some type of success before I left high school, and since my high school offered a welding certification program, reluctantly I accepted the opportunity. I figured at a minimum, becoming a welder would earn me the same honest living as becoming a teacher. While participating in the program taught me about working hard and becoming a disciplined young adult, I realized my passion for welding would never burn the same way the metals did. After joining the cornerstone honors program my life changed. For the duration of my first year of college I was exposed to a system of learning that re-fuled the passion that was extinguished in high school. Joining the honors program allowed me great opportunities I never even saw coming. I gained the confidence to join the phi theta kappa honors society and become a chapter officer. Although I could never join the national honor society in high school. I now had the opportunity to immerse myself in community projects and leadership roles. See when I was in high school I didn’t know how to play the game. I didn’t know the importance of being involved in school activities. I didn’t know the importance of building relationships with instructors. The worst part was I didn’t know the importance of placing value on education. I now had the tools to play the game of education better than I had before. I had invested more time in my education than the average student and reaped the
History intrigues me because, unlike other branches of education, it tells a story. The problem with telling a story is that over time, certain events are altered or omitted by those in power to suit their needs. I was once told that History is written by the victors. This includes not just the winners in war, but the political victors, champions of power, and the wealthy patronage of scoundrels seeking to whitewash their history of shame and corruption. History books, therefore rarely tell the whole story. An example could be when a noble, who just survived a political
The second portion was the education program that they have here at Methodist University. I came to this university having no idea what I wanted to do post grad. I was so skeptical on picking a major because I was not sure what my ambition was after graduation. This is when I discover a major called digital forensics and cyber security. I found a knack for electronics and the forensics aspects behind it.
In my Junior year of highschool I took a total of eight college level courses through Central Ohio Technical College, and passed each one. This was a struggle for me due to personal issues, however I studied hard and pushed through. The summer before my senior year I took an online Statistics course offered by the same college, and attended the Camp 4 Scholars at Kenyon College. I spent three weeks on campus having making memories, having new experiences, and building my academic skills in a Behavioral Neuroscience course, as well as an African American History course. In this program I learned many skills and had my mind opened to the world beyond my hometown though hearing others’ stories. I then took another course offered by COTC, and am currently taking an American Studies course offered by Kenyon. I believe that I have pushed myself very far academically, in addition to my other
My Lewis & Clark’s education, will always be represented by opportunity. I have never felt a limit on anything I can do here. There are always places to grow and understand myself and what I want from my education. Lewis & Clark is providing me with the building blocks I need to construct the solid well rounded base of knowledge I need before I can pursue a more concentrated path. I have had the great opportunity to take a diversity of classes in the arts, science, humanities, along with a few others. Coming into the school, I had no plan for what I wanted to focus my studies on, but by taking such a medley of classes, I was finally able come across a topic that
Throughout my life as a child and teenager, I was told by my parents that they worked really hard to get to the safe town and community that we lived in. Growing up in Pacific Grove, California gave me lots opportunities that I didn’t even know I obtained. Unless it had happened to me personally, I didn’t really understand the full picture of what others had to go through. Having dyslexia, the only subject I felt I really excelled in was art. After high school, I still had no idea what I wanted to do for a career or even a major. Monterey Peninsula College has boosted my confidence by showing me that I can be and do much more. Two years ago I would never have guessed that I would be applying to the University of Washington.
As a young child I remember being asked the question: “what do you want to be when you grow up.” While I struggled with the answer for many years, in the course of deep reflection I found that I knew two truths about myself: I loved education, and I gained fulfillment through helping others. Developing and learning in the course of my four years at Loyola University Chicago, I discovered a passion to pursue a career in higher education.
This first achievement showed me that I could do anything I wanted as long I had the desire, motivation and commitment to give the best of me. This mentality helped to overcome many obstacles during college; I was able to graduate from DeVry University in December 2012, with a degree in technical management and a minor in business information systems. Also,
With the undergraduate education I received at Our Lady of the Lake University I have a better understanding of my social surroundings and I am more skilled at diffusing strenuous situations. Furthermore, because of the experiences I have had in my undergraduate degree I am better understanding people’s emotions, which is vital as a supervisor in business. My undergraduate experience has also given me a better ability to grasp when someone is understanding and listening to my instruction, which is vital in a work place.
From my college experience, I hope to receive the best quality of education offered in my major of study along with honing my interpersonal skills. I am aiming into entering into an art-related
I was a major tomboy growing up and always carried dinosaurs with me anywhere I went. I had a huge dinosaur encyclopedia and the largest movie collection of them ever. So it was only natural that I would want to go out and dig them up. I also loved learning about the Egyptians and pyramids, and the Greeks, and pretty much everything that was way beyond my years. My love for history still survives today and it’s actually playing a part in my career choice.
Before I can achieve a degree, I must commit to my studies. Education is the strongest foundation in any career. As it stands, I have taken interior design, architecture, and all levels of art including AP studio art, which I am currently enrolled in. My Advanced placement and honors classes have
During childhood, I took enjoyment in reading, school, and the arts. Escaping into books and my schoolwork would be my escape from real life. Since school was the priority in our household, there was little time for extracurricular activities. Similarly, through my high school years, determined to make my mother proud, I pushed myself to succeed. Above all else, college was the goal