The University of La Verne’s core values have been present in my life throughout the years. Even though my mother wanted to attend college as I did, she didn’t have the option to so and that’s why she encourages me to try my hardest in school. When my mother was young, she dreamed of attending college in the United States and getting a job so she could support her family, whereas when I was small, I didn’t think school was important. Although my mother only attended elementary school, school was one of her top priorities because she felt like it was an honor to go to school, and if you went to school, you were considered to be lucky. My mother was an over-achiever and saw education as a way of showing that she was better than most.
Exercise 2.4 Academic Autobiography At five years old, I had already discovered what I wanted to do with my life. I wanted to attend college and become a prosecuting attorney. After years of watching Law and Order, I knew that this career choice was right for me. Throughout primary, middle, and high school I continued my preparation for my college destination by having diligent study habits and keeping my GPA as high as possible. While I have yet maintain a job as a high school student I believe that my academic experiences have still prepared me well for my upcoming college academic career.
I finally realize what I want to get my degree in, which is my associate’s degree in early childhood education. The reason I decided to school so I could be a good role model for my children, be able to give them what they need in life, show them college is the next step after high school, and to better my education. Being a good role model for my children means a lot to me. Having a father that was a alcoholic and who never graduated high school was never a role model in my eyes. On the other hand I looked up to my mom.
When I was first asked this question, it intrigued me. I have always loved learning about everything and reading, so seeing people who have taken years off from school fathoms me. Because I love learning, I have always wanted to obtain my degree for personal development as well as having a higher education underneath my belt. I come from a low-income family, so they could not afford to send me to college when I graduated from high school. Besides my father, who passed away when I was young, if I complete my degree I would be the only one in my family to have a college degree.
My son Kaleb was born May 24 2008, and from that moment on I wanted to give him everything he deserves. I tried to go back to college right after my son was born, but I had no idea what I wanted to do for my future and taking care of Kaleb wasn't cheap. I was constantly working to pay for the expenses of Kaleb, while paying for the rest of the expenses I had. Finally four years later, I made the best decision I could for my family and that was going back to school. One of the many reasons why I came back was that I did not was to continue being in a factory the rest of my life.
If I waste time, then I am throwing my life away. Even though I grew up knowing right from wrong, college is going to put it to the test, but I know with the Lord on my side I can fight temptation. All my life I wanted to be an elementary school teacher. Becoming a teacher requires almost four or more years of education. I want to be an educator because I want to take the same time that my teachers did with me to help educate someone else to better their future.
After four to six years of studying, working, and sacrificing, the rest of my life will be a breeze. I'll will be working my dream career, instead of working at a miserable, dead-end job. Out of my Immediate family I will be the first to attend college. Which makes me very proud to change the cycle. My primary goal is attending and finishing college.
Now that I am a single mother and am unable to make ends meet on my own, I wanted to go back to college in order to get my Bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies so that I can help provide a better life for my family. I also hope that this instills the family values and importance of education being a part of life no matter when you go back to school in both of my children. This is how society or sociological perspectives have played a part in me choosing to go back to
Pursuit of a Graduate Degree Jessica Dawson COM 516/ Professional Communication August 22, 2011 Jacob Green ABSTRACT The path that leads me to pursue a Master’s degree in adult education and training is one that I was hesitant to travel. Since childhood there was always a clear picture in my mind of how I would lead my life and contribute to my community. Unfortunately, the plans that I made for myself years ago turned out to be misguided and unsatisfying. After months of insightful introspection a light bulb went off and my new life plan was formed. The pursuit of new found personal goals lead to the University of Phoenix where I will garner the skills, contacts and confidence to succeed in my chosen career.
Dominique Berry Professor Parra Education 1300-6010 0ctober 12, 2011 My Future From the beginning of time you have been taught to be traditional. Go to college, get a job, and move out into your own place, then get married, start and family and the cycle starts all over again. Your parents raised you bases on the values and goals they were and if your parents made something of their self of course they want you to follow those same footsteps. I believe that these four things are very important in developing through life. Your goals, values, possessions, and spirituality are what matter to you the most.