Mba Student Essay

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“You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can't do something themselves, they wanna tell you that you can't do it. You want something? Go get it. Period.” – The Pursuit of Happyness (movie) I was only two months old when my parents left my siblings and me in Haiti in the guardianship of our grandmother. They went to America with the hope to find better opportunities for us, their children. Once they settled down, found jobs, and addressed the issue of housing, they took us to the United States as well. In addition to strong family values, education was extremely important to my parents. As we were growing up, they put a lot of emphasis on going to school and maintaining the highest grades. From a very young age, they instilled in us that education should not be considered a choice but rather be taken as a top priority. They perpetuated the thought that education and knowledge open the door to a better, brighter career. Due to my parent’s immense support and substantial emphasis on education, I have developed a passion for learning and commitment to studying. Since the sixth grade, I knew exactly what career path I have to take. I have always been very interested in financial calculations. I recall managing family and friends’ finances all the time; this in turn influenced my passion for finance. My parents, however, wanted me to focus on nursing. Therefore, when I enrolled at West Chester University in 2001, my major was not pre-decided. I was adamant about studying business, but I did not want to disappoint my parents. My parent’s persistent persuasion coerced me to choose a nursing major. My grades turned out to be unacceptable due to poor time management and lack of interest in the field of nursing. At the same time, I had no right to fail my parent’s high aspirations and set the goal to improve my grades. Just when I started gaining the maturity

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