CJ Woods Mr. Corbett University 101 Section 03 September 8, 2013 My reasons for college are probably just like everyone else’s. I went to college because I wanted a better life for myself. I wanted to find a job that I would not be living paycheck to paycheck like my parents have to. I mean, who really wants a life like that? I know I did not want that, and that is why I wanted to go to college, even more than is the main reason why I wanted to go to college.
Jobs are hard to find these days, especially when they are seeking a High School diploma or a College degree of some sort. My returning back to school is the best decision that I have made thus far and when I finally graduate, I will know for sure that I made the right choice. My family has a lot to do with me returning to college, I know that there are different job opportunities for me. In order to make it in this world, you have to have some type of degree. Having financial problems played a factor also in my returning to school.
I have future plans of becoming a counselor or a life coach, I plan to make the final decision on which one when I have had a chance to practice as an intern; That is how I think I will learn better which one is more suitable for me personally. I also chose to attend college because I want to set a good example for my children. It makes much more sense for them to see me going to college, rather than for them to just hear me tell them why I feel it is so important that they go. I understand that, by my choice to attend college, there will be obstacles and fears that I will need to overcome and work through, but my goals and strengths will help me through this. I chose Lackawanna College because I felt that the programs offered here would help as a starting point towards achieving my goal to further my education, and to eventually transfer to another college after getting a degree in Human Services at Lackawanna College.
Reflective Essay When I started at Philadelphia University, in the Accelerated Degree Program, I knew that the process ahead would be difficult yet I was full of optimism and hope at the future that a bachelor degree would afford me the chance to have a better life. Though I was optimistic, the thought of having to complete all of the required courses instilled some fear into me. I felt like I lacked the confidence and skill to perform at a satisfactory level. Theodore Roosevelt once stated “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed” (Roosevelt, 2012), remembering this, I knew that I had to place my fear aside and try my hardest to accomplish my goals in order to get where I wanted to be in life. Initially, my reasons for going back to school was to set an example to my younger siblings that education is a lifelong process and it’s never too late to pursue your dreams of wanting more out of life.
Why College Education is Important to Me For most individuals, a college education is merely the next step in the road to a successful career. For myself, the importance of a college education is more of a personal goal. Eight years ago, one of the last conversations I had with my mother prior to her passing away was her wish for me to attain my Bachelors Degree; a goal I had made for myself back when I was just entering High School but never attained as planned. I was one of those numbers who contributed to the statistics of having to drop out of college early on due to pregnancy. As a single parent, I had to put my educational goals on the back burner to raising my family.
I decided to go back to school and get a college education, I knew my work schedule would not permit me to go into an actual classroom so i opted for the next best, online college. Why is college education is important?The U.S. has been transformed from a manufacturing based economy on knowledge,and the importance of a college education today can be compared to that of a high school education forty years ago. One important answer to this question is more opportunity to get that promotion and move ahead to a better brighter future. During our high school careers many students ask themselves the same question. The answer is that, more than ever a college education is necessary.
In general, I think immigrants come to the United States in search of new opportunities, education, prosperity, and to ultimately be successful. In order to do that, Ralph feels that he needs his PhD. When I was younger, my dreams consisted of going to the same grade school, high school, and college as my mother, becoming both an art teacher and a clown, and to have a million kids. Already in my teenage years, my dreams have changed from sophomoric and childish wishes to more successful and prosperous ideals. Similar to Ralph’s, my main goal is to further my education in college—and I don’t mean clown college.
So, students who want to “work with their hands” and gain experience quicker can look into trade school where they would be taught specific skills geared towards their ideal job. Hands-on experience through trade school is a great option for those who already know what they want to do. However, for people who do not know what they want to do going to college will give one multiple opportunities to network. Networking is an important factor that is essential in building
A College education means that my daughter will have a good example to follow. A college education also means that I can finally make my dreams come true and have a better quality of life. As I desire to return to the workforce and one day have my own business a degree will be necessary for me to succeed. (Nelson Mandela quote) Upon graduating from high school in 2000 it has been an ongoing struggle to get a job that fits my career path. Obtaining a college degree is important to me because it would enable me have many opportunities to provide a secure future for my family.
Education can open up doors for opportunities. Now, how does education help give me knowledge of the world around me? I will be glad to answer that question. First, education equips me to form options and have points of views on everything in life. It teaches me how to lead my life.