As a young boy, I dreamed of becoming a police officer or a fireman. Of course, many young boys of my age harbored similar aspirations. What made the people who performed these jobs special to me is that they stood up for others. They protected others when they could not help themselves. For me, they represented justice. In retrospect, I know these early admirations laid the foundation for my future interest in criminal justice.
By the time I had reached high school I was fascinated with the social sciences. I relished my classes in civics, government, and history. During the course of my studies in high school I became more interested financial analysis and securities trading.
Many college students know exactly what field to enter after graduation and have been preparing for that field over the course of their entire college career. However, I had difficulty discovering a career field rewarding enough to devote my entire life to, a career field worthy of education. I didn't have clear goals, and it seemed to me as if my degree and my circumstances were pushing me into studying finance and accounting.
After getting my Bachelors Degree in Finance, I was thinking about choosing Graduate School. I became more interested in criminal justice and consequently the practice of it. This interest must have been sparked by my passion for helping people and societal improvement. My will is to apply my professional and communication skills to benefit American society. I look forward to enrollment in John Jay College and earning my Masters Degree in Criminal Justice.