English Compositions I I’m writing about the obstacles I had to have come by returning to school to reach my goal of getting my college degree. If you want to return to school there would be more opportunity and able to get a job that I can enjoy doing every day. Returning to school opens up opportunity in my career and personal life. It will teach me more and give me more experience with the new courses I will be doing. I have always wanted to get my degree in Medical and Criminal Justice.
I see my friends getting good jobs and pursuing their education and I was a sixteen year old mother with nothing to look forward to. My life have change so much and my goal was to go back to school and complete my education. For the past three years my mother and brothers always encouraged me to continue where I left off. Finally one day I decided to reapply to a secondary school to complete in education. I try looking for a job first to take care of my daughter and pay for my finances but that wasn’t successful.
It also states that the community college can be for people that have jobs, but who want to study for a career. I agree with Rose in the point that students in community college should have more acknowledgements to have better resources for their career field. There are some students who have struggled with high school education, but have decided to do something to study for a career. Most students don’t have enough time, or financial means to pay for university classes. These students then enroll in a community college.
But I got side tracked with the events of life, for me to achieve this goal I will have to work very hard on my school work, and I will have to become a better studier. My personal goal is to become a professional in my industry. Some people would say that that would be my career. They are right but I know that it's a long shot to make it that far. I also know that I can't do that forever.
Going to school to better my education is quite expensive and time consuming. Yes, there is financial aid to take advantage of that will cover books, printer products, basic school supplies and gas for transportation. This applies only for community college, however once I transfer to receive my bachelors’ degree I will have to apply for school loans or hope for academic scholarships. Putting my life and my children’s life on hold for the next four years was a big financial decision for me to make. When I decided to further my education I decided to put employment on hold and focus on my family and school.
I have found out that many people lose sight of who they are after so many years on the job, and also lose sight while trying to balance family life. Going back to school is a chance for me to reconnect with myself. In addition, deciding to pursue my graduate studies is a necessary step to greater pay and career advancement. I don't want to be underemployed or stuck in a job below my skill set. Another reason I am pursuing my graduate studies is in hopes of obtaining a fulfilling position in criminal justice that will also help me meet my financial and family obligations.
Going back to school also is good for me because, I feel like I am making myself a little smarter. When I graduated high school I wanted to go to college but, I got married and had children. My husband at the time did not support my choices to go to college. I now have a man that supports me and also encourages me to better myself. I have had to overcome some obstacles.
For me, maturing counts as learning because I find myself doing things I never thought I would be doing, like going to university, for example. I am learning that I am getting a chance to attend university and to have the chance to make something out of myself. I feel this way because I realized that a lot of people do not get a chance to go to university and make something out of their lives. Since I have this chance, I will take full advantage . I don't think I would be mature about this topic three years ago.
I am a single parent now, and the job workforce is very competitive. Without the necessary education and skills, I will continue to be bypassed by my more qualified and educated peers. Not only do I want to better myself for me and my own personal future, but I also want to set an example for my daughter. I want her to know that that it is never too late to make your life better. And as a women, it is okay to survive on your own without the help of a man.
My parents yearned that I continue my secondary education in Colegio de San Juan de Letran, however I had to study in another school as my family were financially unstable that time. I was unmindful of the situation then, as I was in my puberty stage. Soon after, I found myself studying in this pink university, after running through the pages of Panorama. I am currently pursuing my undergraduate course in Business Administration majoring in Management in Centro Escolar University Makati. I have been a university scholar during college bearing in mind that my parents would find it difficult to recompense my college education.