Between working on homework for many hours into the night and staying after school to get help from teachers, I accomplished and exceeded my goal of doing well in advanced classes. I knew that in the long run my hard work would pay off, but it would also continue helping me in my daily life. Since I chose to make these decisions, I have become a very dedicated, scholarly, and hard working student. Due to these characteristics, I have been able to accomplish many other goals in life, such as pushing myself to learn multiple musical instruments, competing for all conference in track and field against girls twice my size, and receiving leads in many theatre productions. All of these achievements were reached due to the skills I learned while pushing myself to do better throughout my academic career. In the future, I will be able to better achieve my goals and aspirations as a result of my successful years in high school. I now plan to push myself to excel in college, as well as in a future career, all thanks to the effort and dedication I put into my hard work in high
While attending a new school provided a challenge both socially and academically, the two combined at once made me question my own ability to handle so much change in such short period of time. In my first semester, however, I found that this new environment pushed me in ways necessary for personal growth. While I continued to challenge myself academically, enrolled in two college courses and one AP class, I also took the initiative to open a
The most recent challenges I’ve faced on my pathway to medical school include finding the time and resources to prepare for the MCAT while raising a family and attending school full-time. For as long I as I can remember I wanted to be a physician, but my only concern was how to get there. Growing up my parents emphasized the importance of finishing high school, but never expressed the importance of further my education. They knew my lifelong goals of wanting to be a doctor, but had little understanding of how to get me there. Shortly after graduation, I began (continued?) my educational journey, attending a local community college, then transferring to Arizona State University to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences. It wasn’t until I transitioned to the university when I obtained a better understanding of what it truly takes to be a competitive medical school applicant. I began preparing myself for the medical school entrance exam, worked 10-12 hours in a genetics research laboratory, gained volunteer experience, and balanced a full-time course load. My plans were going smoothly and I felt as though I knew what it took to be
I have fallen in love with UNCW after first-hand seeing it for myself last summer. I know a lot of alumni from UNCW and have heard nothing but positive things about the school, teachers, and its courses. I am interested in majoring marketing or business and UNCW excels in both of these areas for me. In addition, it provides many courses that assist me in meeting my goals for my career. I would love to attend UNCW because it is close to my hometown but also far enough to where I can be an independent. Not only do I believe the University of North Carolina Wilmington is the right fit for me and my future career but also has every aspect that I am looking for in a college. It has the perfect location, the perfect size, very affordable, and the
Before I began my program here at University of Phoenix my learning and personal growth was not a major factor. In May 2002, I was faced with a life or death situation. I was attending a private college in New Jersey. I went in for an annually check-up and was informed that I was pregnant. That day changed my life drastically. I was working two jobs and going to school part-time, so I always have been hard-working and a dedicated individual. Learning that I was about to have a child immediately made me become unfocused. In December 2002, I was about to give birth when I broke my lower left
In high school my academic performance was good, but it could have been better. I didn’t utilize the resources my school provided me to their full potential. As I look back, I now realize that if I spent more time in the library and enrolled in after school tutor programs I would’ve done extremely well. If accepted into Fresno Pacific University I intend to enroll in tutor programs so I can ensure that I will pass every class. My goal throughout my years at FPU is to ensure that my GPA is 3.5 and better. The small class sizes offered at FPU will also be a huge advantage in my success throughout my school years. My decision to join the workforce right after high school benefited my bank account but my thirst for knowledge was acquitted. I am at a time in my life where I am financially stable and able to venture off to further pursue a higher education level. I believe the opportunities
During my high school years, I recall working in the fields during vacation breaks with my mother harvesting tomatoes, picking up cherries, and pruning grape vines. Fascinating as it sounds, I was always intrigued to understand why fruits and vegetables spoil or often cause food poising in humans. Although, when I questioned my mother why these fruits spoil, she responded it was due to “little bugs,” which was not a sufficient response.
Twenty-six years ago. I began the quest to find the perfect college. As I drove down the driveway of Bay Path College, I knew this was the college I was going to attend. I was drawn to the rural setting, the beautiful campus and the small academic community. My intent for life after high school was to get my associates degree, earn some money, then begin working toward my bachelor degree. In retrospect, I did not possess the confidence or drive needed to be a good student. I struggled for the next couple of years to earn my Associates degree, however was apprehensive to commit to the time or expense it would take to continue my education. After a very long break in schooling, I now approach education with a new mindset and ready to commit
Given the AP class list at Charlestown High School, and my constant relocating between states during high school, I was only able to take one AP class- AP Language & composition. After coming back to Charlestown High, halfway into September of 2016, I was put into AP Lang and was required to complete all of the summer work in one week. Despite all of the readings and annotations, I was able to complete the requirements, along with a 1500 word essay before the deadline and received the highest grade. Regardless of the challenges that I face outside, and inside of school I’ve always been able to strive for academic excellence and push myself to partake in the creation of new knowledge. Throughout my time in high school when given work that I could not fully comprehend in class, I would spend hours after school teaching myself what I could not understand before. By pushing myself to learn more outside of school I always ended up being ahead of my class in the long run. If given the chance to be a part of the Program I feel that I will have a strong community to learn from, teach and help in order to better myself and others no matter the coursework. No matter the case I always have the motivation to strive for excellence in everything that I do whether
During my career at SUNY Orange, I have grown by leaps and bounds. I have mastered my short comings, earned a 3.5 GPA, made the Dean’s list three semesters and running, earned the Peter Albergani Inspirational Scholarship, and I was selected to attend the Exploring Transfer Program at Vassar College. SUNY Orange has opened many doors for me, doors I did not even know existed. I was not sure that I wanted to attempt to get my Bachelor’s degree, seeing as just getting my Associates degree was more than I ever imagined I would accomplish. That all changed when I was given the opportunity to experience what it would be like to attempt learning at a four year institution.
During my time at Union County College I have been faced with a lot of difficulties. I’ve struggled along the way but one thing I do believe is that I have the power to do better. My GPA has been affected by my personal mistakes. In my past semesters I have let my job take over my life rather than let school be most important. I have also let my personal family problems affect my work ethic. But through my fall 2014, it was most difficult because of March 2014 I lost my father through an unexpected heart attack. Throughout my fall semester I did struggle and cope with my father not being here anymore. I believed that I wasn’t focused enough because I used fall semester as a time to occupy myself rather that time out to deal with my father’s
I am very fortunate to receive the endless support from the Uplift Education College Prep program. I would have never thought about preparing for college as early if it was not for the teachers and counselors’ guidances. They helped me working through the college tests but also hosting writing classes to prepare us with the most outstanding college application. Academically, I have had the most passionate teachers who willing to go beyond the lesson and infuse us with wisdom and encouragements. I feel challenged through my classes, similar to a college level course I have experienced during my visit. In class When working in robotics, my coach always pushes me to think of the ending game when working on projects. With these beneficial life
My moment of epiphany came when I started working for Upstate Medical University’s Student Affair Department in their Student Success Center as an Office Manager. The Student Success Center focuses on underrepresented medical students through its CSTEP Program. As an Office Manager, I have had the pleasure with working with the medical students and upper faculty members. I have developed a camaraderie with a number of medical students. Many of the medical students come to me to converse about challenges or obstacles that they have had to encounter and/or hurdles they need to overcome. I truly believe my students come to me because I have a benevolent attitude and assiduously work ethic that they have observed. Although, I am not a counselor I appreciate that they feel comfortable to confide in me and these are extra responsibilities that I have embraced has a mentor and an advisor to my students. Then, I had this” aha moment,” that I should do more investment in myself and be a role model for these students as a Higher Education Administration Admission faculty member.
I have many goals I hope to achieve at UMBC. While it may seem like an obvious and simple goal, my main goal is to graduate with a degree in political science. This would not only represent the most significant achievement of my life and bring much pride to my family, who have supported me throughout my educational journey, but would also allow me to gain solace in being able to accomplish what I had set out to achieve three years ago. Therefore, I’m seeking the opportunity to rewrite my past mistakes, for one year I had the opportunity to think day and night about what went wrong the first time I attended college. This one year was one of the hardest emotional years of my life; having to think back at what could have been, looking into the eyes of the people I let down, and contemplating what I left unachieved. UMBC would be the canvas where I can redraw my life, path and goals; it would be an opportunity to learn from my past and leave the bad
After thorough research, I learned that UBC has one of the top two computer science departments in Canada. I wish to enter computer science with BSc. UBC’s computer science program offers many choices of mathematics courses along with computer software design, which is the career I would like to pursue after graduation. I also want to be part of UBC’s extraordinary co op program and gather valuable work experience while finding a job position I truly enjoy working at.