UNS 103 Paper 1
“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” Mark Twain. This quote applies to just about everything in life. College is no different. I don’t simply expect to get anything out of college, I plan to take it. What I plan to take is an education and new experiences that will be with me for the rest of my life.
I am not a freshman straight from high school. I know what it is to work for a living and what it means to work for a degree. College requires a lot of sacrifice in order to succeed. It takes a big mental, physical, and social toll on one’s life. The key is to balance work and play in such a manner that neither is neglected. It is important to remember that we are all here for a reason.
Though reasons vary, mine is to get a job. After high school I work at a truss factory and found out how it is to live pay check to pay check not knowing if I’ll be able to afford the bills. Eventually I was motivated enough to enroll in college. The purpose was and still remains to acquire the education and tools required to have a career and not just a job.
Motivation is a huge factor in finding college success. I was motivated enough to graduate with an associate’s degree and moved on to a four year program. I soon lost motivation and ran into academic trouble. Since then I have re-evaluated my education and career goals and came here to Finlandia University. I realized one of the reasons I lost motivation was because of the career path I had chosen.
During my studies to get the associate’s, I was a tutor and only after losing motivation at the second school did I realize that I really wanted to do was help people. With that knowledge and more research into programs I believe I made a much better career choice. I will not make the same mistake twice.
There is a load of work ahead before I even get accepted in to my program of study. My immediate goals...