Most colleges/universities in the world are overpriced and it takes not only a lot of money, but also perfect grades and exceptional extracurriculars to be able to get into them and pursue the career you want. Smaller colleges are expensive as well, but not as overpriced like all the big colleges. I would prefer to attend a small college in a small town. For example, I chose to attend West Hills Coalinga because I thought it would be a great experience since it is a small college; I come from a small town, therefore I would fit in better there than in a big school. West Hills Coalinga has the same opportunities all colleges have, but not only that, you can save yourself many personal and financial expenses as well.
I chose to attend Moorpark because the tuition is more affordable for the first two years rather than a 4-year college. I also like the variety of classes the college offers and its clean campus. I decided to take this particular class because I heard a lot of good comments about this course. This is my first year at Moorpark and I have not taken other college classes. It is important for me to attend college because I believe that education is one of the most valuable privileges one can have, and I have a desire to learn and to fulfill my potential. As a member of this class, I can offer many ideas and opinions. This semester, I am looking forward to improving my writing skills. I expect this course to involve a lot of reading, writing, and
When deciding on a college option, most people choose their colleges based on the size, the location, the majors available and financial aid. I, like those people payed attention to those options, but I, unlike many others, looked for a way to keep whom I was hidden; to continue restraining my curls from breathing. Since an early age, being Dominican, I was taught that to look “presentable” and to feel “beautiful” my curls had to be kept straight, manageable, to iron and suffocate this wild tangle of hair that grasps for air. In this way, when I was faced with the challenge of deciding between an excellent college like Bates and not so good ones, the ability to be able to keep myself, and most importantly my hair “beautiful” was highly considered. I almost decided to go to a college close to home simply because I had easier access to Dominican hair salons, you sure can’t find those in Lewiston, Maine! When May 1st of last year had come I had made my decision: I would try out Bates for a year and see how I’d do, if I didn’t feel comfortable I would
as Independent and balanced as well as hard working. I attend school as a part time student for the time being and work a full time job to support myself on my own. As a Nutrition major I plan to transfer to Texas State next fall because they offer one of the best nutrition programs in state. I have reached this point through not only hours of hard work, studying, and many sleepless nights; but through the help and support of those around me.
I am Jhanine Senior. My family and I are two year migrants from Jamaica. Our American benefactor, my grandmother, is a forty year US resident and pre-eminent house keeper and child care giver. After a month assisting grandmother, I moved from a house worker and baby sitter to a Receptionist at a Management Consulting firm. The US immigration appointment dates are supreme; therefore, I left Moneague College in the mid spring semester for my new life in America with my highly coveted green card, social security number, a new Madison - New Jersey address. Getting enrolled in the County College of Morris (CCM) was my first American developmental move. I was determined for my re -start in America to bring success – an education, a business, and a life of social service.
In the eighth grade, I didn't really ever want to pay attention and to listen to a teacher who´s talking about atoms and molecular molecules. I was a teenage girl who was mostly focused on boys, clothes, and other stuff that would capture my attention. I didn't want to do math equations, I wanted to gossip about who was dating whom and when. I didn't want to study, I wanted to watch movies and tv shows. The only time I admired school was lunchtime because it was where my friends were and you didn´t have to do work.
Four years ago, I started high school and felt extremely lost. If someone asked me my first day of freshman year if I knew where I wanted to go to college or what I wanted to do there, I would have laughed and told them that I didn't even know what I wanted for dinner that night. At that time, all of those questions seemed so far away. Now, as I sit here writing this, I can't seem to go a day without thinking of those questions. Luckily, I have found some answers within the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
In elementary school, everything is about preparing for middle school, and once middle school arrives, it shifts to getting ready for high school. As soon as you start high school, the common question becomes; “where do you want to go to college?” or as a dancer, they ask “do you want to go to college?” The answer always seemed obvious to me but lately, I’ve been evaluating what my purpose is. What can I achieve in college that I couldn’t otherwise?
Why do you want to go to college? Is a great question, but one, unfortunately, that I did not ask myself sooner, after high school and my mandatory military service I asked myself: WHERE do you want to go to college? And I answered myself, the best of course. And so I signed up to Tel Aviv University a short 1 hour commute away. After spending a semester in classes that did not interest me. Professors that I found lacking. I found myself thinking, what did I do? Is this right for me? And most importantly why am I doing this to myself? Why do I want to go to college? After thinking long and hard I finally had my eureka moment. I did not want to go to college, I wanted college to come to me. I wanted to be able to study at my pace, with students
As a child, college was set up as a crucial milestone. Attending college and becoming a professional was a necessity growing up in my household. I am currently attending college because I want to become a dance teacher for the Miami-Dade County Public School System and restore the discipline that has been lost over numerous years. I have already been looked at as a role model by my younger family members and by my current students; therefore, receiving my college degree would help me continue to inspire those around me to do great things. If asked to leave the college due to academic failure, I would feel like a let down to the people that have been rooting to see me succeed. Although college is stressful, I have faith that it will be one of my most deserved achievements after overcoming the obstacles of poor time management, health/personal issues, and lack of sleep.
Upon graduating high school, I knew that I would be attending community college with City Colleges of Chicago. While I was aware that some classes would not be on the same floor, let alone the same building, no one told me I would have to go to a different zip code. There are seven City Colleges of Chicago that are scattered all throughout the city, however, not all seven colleges offer the necessary prerequisite classes. This compelled me to commute to different parts of the city in any given time of the day. I would start my morning on the South side at Malcolm X, taking notes for my medical surgical class, then find myself chugging the last of my iced coffee, so that I could stay awake for my 8 o’clock Organic Chemistry class at Truman, which was in the North side of Chicago. Little did I know, it was preparing myself for my future career.
I don’t know if it was the lack of jobs, or seeing buildings being torn down and turned into parking lots with no vehicles to fill them, but something made me want to find higher education and make Millinocket my vacation place not a place to live the rest of my life. This dream could only become a reality on one condition, college. With that in mind it’s always been one particular college that has keep me moving forward with getting good grades and having a strong work ethic. Maine Maritime Academy, known for its high quality education and preparing its students for a lifetime, of job opportunities and a excellent job placement rate seemed to be my best option. I have alway been a tactile learner and can learn best from applying my skills
As a first-year generation college student, transitioning to college my first year was difficult. If it were not for being in a trio a program since middle school, I wouldn’t have known how to prepare for college. This being a huge reason why I desire to join McNair program. McNair would help guide me and get ready for my transition into graduate school. It would allow me to review my options and actually become aware of what are important details to focus on when looking for a graduate school. If I were to be in the McNair program, I would gain valuable skills that would tremendously help my experience at grad school. I would have experience with doing research and also have connections that would help me professionally and in the long run.
Coming up in a broken home watching my mother struggle to raise four children with little to no help.Watching my mother attempt to make a better life for me and my siblings, but without some sort of certification, it was hard to provide for her growing family.What if she would have gotten that education? Would it have been different?
The average net worth of Forbes 400 members with no college degree is 6.6% higher. However, there is tremendous pressure on kids to go to college. The reason for that is because that is all their parents have hoped for their entire life as a parent where their kids are concerned. They want to see their kids get a college degree so it's easier for them to make it in this world. However, at the end of the day it is the kid's life. If he/she doesn’t want to go to college and they instead want to get a job right out of high school the parents should be nothing but supportive.