Since I entered high school, college has always been on my mind. In high school I applied for at least three schools, but never attended. Unfortunately my plans didn’t go as I wanted them to. Once I finished high school, my grandmother needed help with her bills, so I got a job and worked full time. The education I will receive by returning to school will make a huge difference in my life.
My job as a contractor came to an end. I feel going back to school as an adult can be intimidating but a very meaningful experience at the same time. I was told that there are many individuals in college that are in my age group who never went to college or for some reason were not able to complete their degree. Although, I have been out of school for so many years, I am highly motivated in going back to school to restart my education. The reason behind my decision to go back to school is for a career change and enhancing my education in getting a degree in Information Systems and to better myself to become a successful business woman and a good writer as part of my
Deciding to get my Associates Degree was a big step for someone who didn’t think they were college material. I’ve made a lot of progress here and my mind frame has changed so much. Every semester is a challenge but I know I will get through to the next step. After graduation from Mountain View College I plan to transfer to a 4-year university. I’ve haven’t quite picked the university but I’ll definitely have one but that time.
You have more choices in careers with a college degree thus giving you more choices in life. Having a college degree for the most part means having more money. More money means being able to do things that you cannot do with a job obtained by only having a high school education. In my case it is important to me because it played a huge role in my child custody case. I was a stay at home mother for six years freshly out of high school, I was married at seventeen and had my first child by the time I was nineteen.
She thinks that if she would want to change something about her careers and choices it would be that she would try more things out rather than just sticking with the same job for her entire life. My mother has been working at Social Security since she was eighteen years old, she currently is fifty-one years old. She spends her time taking claims from clients applying for Social Security. It is a lot of paper work and interviewing, but you are now required to have a college degree to be in the position that she is in. She has been awarded multiple times for her excellent work and excels still past the graduates that are coming into the position as of lately.
- Plato I am thirsty for knowledge. I am currently attending college at Phoenix University. Twelve years ago I made the decision to go to college and not finish. Since then I have received a trade in Phlebotomy, and a License in Lab assistant. I have attended two universities because of the lack of patience - wanting the fast way out.
Completing my degree it helps me get more education and have more opportunities by having two degrees to get better income. I have always wanted to return to school, since after high school things didn’t work out, then after being out of high school for almost 15 years it makes it harder to go back to school. I wanted to be role models for my niece and nephews
Knowledge can take you far in life, the more knowledge that someone knows the better. With a college education my knowledge can expand with new skills and ideas. It will allow me to advance what I’ve learned in high school which will prepare me for life experiences that will benefit me in the long run. With a college education, I can obtain my degree which is vital because want I to be financially stable and have a career of my choice. Without this I would not be able to get a respectable job with a higher salary, support
Tuesday June 11,2013 Shalebra Fogle Professor Mason English Comp 1 Tues/Thurs 6:00pm-8:45pm One of the reasons i decided to pursue my college career ,Was because of my children.I wanted them to be proud of me.I didnt want to move further in life with only a high school diploma.I started this journey in 1992.I was a single mom,pregnant with my second child. My thought was i did not want to beon public assistance.I wanted to pursueand education to better myself.My first semester i took four classes.I did very well.By the time i was to start my second semester,I had given birth to my second child.It was very hard for me ,to juggle two small children.Also being a Full time student.So i had to drop out with the promise to myself that i will return when my children are older.In 2007 i got pregnant with my 4th and final child .I was living alone with all of my children.A few months before this i had lost my oldest sibling. She had passed away from a brain anuurysm.i also lost another sibling in 1986 to lukiemia.I was in a deep Depression and decided to confide in my housing worker about my feelings.When my housing worker suggested,that i sign up for this program.The program is called the family self sufficiency program.What the program consists of is,you make up 3 achievable goals for yourself.You have 5 years from the date you sign up to complete these goals.during that 5 years whatever rent you have paid,they match that.It is put in a escrow account were it gains interest.On the day of your graduation,If you have completed your goals.all paperwork has to be in order as well.You will get a check for said balance.So i made the concious decision to sign up for it.My goals were as follows 1.fix my credit,2.return to college to finish my associates in buisness administration,attend first time home buyers class ,so some daay i can buy my own home.I didnt start working
Duty to family is more important than following my dream. When I was a child, my parents often tell me that they wanted me to become a business woman. They sent me to many famous school hoping I would become the best student, even though my dream was to be a tour guide. I want to go to many places that I have just read about in a newspaper or a magazine. The feeling of discovering a new place made me interested, but my parents said that is not a bright future.