When I was in middle school, my heart was set on becoming a lawyer. I was ready to represent those who could not represent themselves, win every case I took on, and receive a healthy income for all my work, which happened to be my main motivation at the time. After realizing how many years of undergraduate and graduate years were required to actually become a lawyer, I quickly dropped the idea and began changing my my all throughout high school. I was going to be a guidance counselor, helping the youth of America find their purpose in life; and then I remembered that I have very little patience when it comes to strangers and their problems. The patterned continued, from TV news anchor to Broadway star to CEO of whatever company I chose, …show more content…
My senior year of high school was when I developed the characteristics I appreciate most. I was out of the house from 6:30am till 11pm every Monday through Friday. I became the presidential advisor for Student Government Association, member of the National Honor Society, treasurer of the German Club, squad leader for the drill team, member of the select choir and concert band, worked part time, and continued my outside-of-school activities. But, my best moments were when I was the co-chair for homecoming. The president of SGA asked me to co-chair homecoming and I was in complete shock, under the impression I was nowhere near significant or “popular” enough to hold this position. The stress, the early mornings, the tough decisions, the budgeting and fundraising issues, I loved every challenge and reward that came with the position. I realized that I had more potential and influence than I initially thought, and I finally had the confidence I always deprived myself of.
Continuing the pattern, my life at the current moment is another moment where I feel that I am achieving my best. I am pursuing majors in Marketing and Supply Chain Management, working part-time, interning at a design studio, and performing with a folk ensemble that travels the United States. The classes I am enrolled in keep my interest and challenge me to want to learn and understand all the concepts. I have made great connections with
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Around elementary and middle school, I didn’t know much of what career path I would choose since everyone I knew in my classes had their lives all planned out. I would panic when people asked “what are you going to be after your out of school?” and I didn’t know what to say so I just told them that I would be a correction officer like my dad. In the beginning I forced that thought into my head, but at the same time I knew it wasn’t something I always wanted to be. So my search of my future career was now back into my first priorities.
I am not one of those individuals who realized that a career in the legal field would be their lifelong dream from the age of six or even twelve, or to be honest, after graduating high school. I have been aimless for a majority of my life, and it shows. I chose to major in biotechnology, then after a few semesters, decided to double major in literature. I then went on to become president of an academic society focused on International studies. It was not until I took the course Law and Business in my Sophomore year with Professor Jisoo Lee that I believed I could be nothing else but a lawyer. I was enthralled by what others found tedious and boring, spending every available minute reading case files and figuring out ways to, as my professor
Coming from a Middle Eastern background, one is often told what they are going to be in life. With that said, I was told, at a very young age, I was going to be “an attorney that makes a lot of money.” Luckily for me, I actually love the field and practice of law. Although seven years is a pretty long time to be in school, I can say with the utmost thankfulness, at least I am not my siblings who were told that they are going to be “a cardiac specialist and a neurosurgeon that make a lot of money.” Talk about a lot of years of school in store for them!
In high school I have learned the true meaning of being selfless and what the gift of giving is. I have spent much of my high school career volunteering at school and in the community. Many students spend their years of high school partying and hanging out with their friends, but I have dedicated myself to staying after school every day to volunteer and help the Athletic Trainer at the High School, as well as being a part of our schools community service group, Youth Core, as an officer.
I have found my niche in high school. I have chosen to take every AP or honors course that I can fit into my schedule, and I taken advantage of leadership opportunities. However my world was far from perfect.
I never wanted to be a lawyer. All my life I have had one passion – a passion so fervent and ingrained in my entire being that I never considered doing anything else. For as long as I can remember, I have loved nothing more than the written
Throughout my high school years, I gave myself many opportunities and challenges to demonstrate my worth as a leader. Of all these positions, the one I take pride in the most would be taking the lead role of directing a non-profit ACT organization. Together with my classmate, we had founded the organization to which I took charge of after he left to attend college. During my role as president of the ACT organization, my responsibilities included tutoring, finding teachers, organizing sign ups, as well as procuring space to hold classes.
I was the 2016-2017 student body President and inducted into the National Honor Society in May of 2015. One of my favorite activities in high school was drama club. I was known as “Drama Mama”. I was in charge of acts and making sure all the members were ready for their performances. COMMUNITY ACTIVITES: Some leadership positions I have held in the community have been associated with the church as well as 4-H and County Council.
Today, I find myself as a junior at Bryant University. It was a journey to get to this point, attending two schools and multiple of classes spreading across various topics. In the past when I have looked at my future in regards to a career, there was a lot of unknown. I have changed that through the help of my families and professors, the most important people in my life. Each day my view of the future gets clearer and more confident.
I joined clubs that controlled individual aspects of my life in education, collaboration and leadership that would prepare me for a college life. However, the biggest impact I made at my school was being involved in my marching band. As a junior, I was chosen by my band director to step into the role of a senior and lead our band. I doubled as a section leader for saxophones and drum major leading about 90 kids on the field. As a junior it was frustrating dealing with seniors who invalidated your position simply because of age, but as a program it was a growing experience. It was stressful and time consuming, but it was such a culminating opportunity to mature and grow not only in the program, but also as a person. I never understood how much this program meant to me until I was separated from my parents and put into a placement home, away from the single two people who lifted the world off my shoulders. The band room became my home when I refused to call a strangers house my home. I then realized that this program wasn't just teaching me how to play an instrument, but also helped me to get through life in a safe way. Now as a senior, I continue to be the drum major of a much larger band and hope to help the kids find their comfort in music as I did when nothing else was
As a child, I always thought that it was my assignment in life to become an attorney. At least that's what my parents said. But not me! I was always into the arts, singing; although I can't, dancing, producing mini shows, or whatever I could do to express myself creatively. Unfortunately my parents were not convinced that the arts would get me far in life, so they pushed me down the college track. Even the high school guidance counselors saw the leadership in me. Surely, she's going to college and becoming a lawyer. So I tried it. Although surrounded by the uncertainty, but these people have my best interest at heart so why not? Except when I got there, I was not passionate about it at all! There started this search of who am I and what is it
This past year I have continued to exceed expectations in my work performance, and have taken on additional responsibilities wherever I have seen a need in our organization. Without specific direction from any of my superiors, I took on the role of senior advisor to help our first graduating class plan for their post-high school careers. This was an immense responsibility, as 80% of the students in our first graduating class were first-generation college applicants. I also organized the student
Attending college to attain my Bachelors degree in Political Science is just the first step in my journey. Throughout my whole life I have always known the career I wanted to pursue once I became of age. Every goal I ever set for myself was made to ensure that it would get me to that particular point in my life. The older I got, the wiser, I got. The wisdom I have gained through the years has made me question my lifelong goal. Is becoming a Corporate Attorney all I had to offer the world? And as you can see the top for me, was becoming an Attorney. I
At the age of seventeen after a very rebellious teen stage, I decided I wanted to go to college. Not only did I decide that I wanted to attend college, but I knew what I wanted to pursue. I remember distinctly the announcement over the speaker of what I wanted to be. I made sure that every person in the gymnasium heard it and that it was written down in my senior yearbook so that I would accomplish it. My personal story is my motivation. I have a huge passion and drive to be a Juvenile Judge. My eyes are set on that prize and that prize only.