Since having no college degree, I knew that good jobs would be hard to find. I decided it was time for me to make a life changing decision. I started with returning to college to earn my degree. Even though returning to college will be a life changing experience for me. Returning to school has been a dream of mines since I graduated from high school.
I have future plans of becoming a counselor or a life coach, I plan to make the final decision on which one when I have had a chance to practice as an intern; That is how I think I will learn better which one is more suitable for me personally. I also chose to attend college because I want to set a good example for my children. It makes much more sense for them to see me going to college, rather than for them to just hear me tell them why I feel it is so important that they go. I understand that, by my choice to attend college, there will be obstacles and fears that I will need to overcome and work through, but my goals and strengths will help me through this. I chose Lackawanna College because I felt that the programs offered here would help as a starting point towards achieving my goal to further my education, and to eventually transfer to another college after getting a degree in Human Services at Lackawanna College.
Without morals and personality, the individual won’t have a purpose in life. Character gives purpose to concentrate on their specific developments of life. If colleges understand that education is not just a way of distributing information, and more focused on teaching the person the drive of education, therefore the college would be priceless as it would teach students life learned lessons and experiences to solve daily problems. This will allow students to develop their
I am in college to prepare for a career and not a job, my education is the difference between being happy with my work and working to live, as of now I am not fulfilling my duties as a student. I often ask myself why am I here, sometimes I ignore the question other times my answer varies from “to make your dad proud” or to “prove your mom wrong”. Neither of those answers is honest or is a product of consideration and deep thought. The actual reason why I’m here is because this is the only way I can get to where I want to be in life. I want to teach preschool and I am here to prepare and educate myself on what it takes to be an educator.
Reflective Essay When I started at Philadelphia University, in the Accelerated Degree Program, I knew that the process ahead would be difficult yet I was full of optimism and hope at the future that a bachelor degree would afford me the chance to have a better life. Though I was optimistic, the thought of having to complete all of the required courses instilled some fear into me. I felt like I lacked the confidence and skill to perform at a satisfactory level. Theodore Roosevelt once stated “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed” (Roosevelt, 2012), remembering this, I knew that I had to place my fear aside and try my hardest to accomplish my goals in order to get where I wanted to be in life. Initially, my reasons for going back to school was to set an example to my younger siblings that education is a lifelong process and it’s never too late to pursue your dreams of wanting more out of life.
There were prerequisites/factors to overcome before I could achieve my goal to attend and succeed in college and then find my dream job”. Financial aid was a major factor, because if I was not offered aid then I could not have afforded to go back to school on my own. Thankfully, I was offered aid so I pursued my desire. Another factor was to be able to find a college that offered assistance to students with “problems” who have not attended school for many years. I suffer from bipolar depression and want a better understanding of the “beautiful mind” or the “girl interrupted”.
So if attending college is what I have to do in order to be stress free that’s fine. “If you want a good job you have to go to school” are like the words of the year. Because well paying jobs only want the best of the best. But I’ve never wanted my reason of going to school to only be solely for a job, but for myself. Of course I want to learn for a job but to also be able to learn how the world works around me.
Like Diane I too have experienced many hardships as a young professional while trying to figure out what career path I should choose. After obtaining a Bachelor of Liberal Arts Degree. I always knew I wanted to continue my education in a graduate level program, but I was unsure where to focus my concentration. As a “feeler” in life I have searched for that perfect career yet after so many disappointing work experiences and external family crises I lost focus and a bit of hope in where that opportunity would lie. As one can see, my personal integrity and values have definitely played an important role in my life and professional career.
It was Martin Luther King Jr. who once said “The function of education is to teach one to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” A college education is essential to anyone hoping for successful career. It allows you to benefit from higher salary opportunities, self-development, and will allow me to provide a better life for my family. Education has always been a major factor for me. Unfortunately, my mother and father faced many financial challenges that prevented them from receiving a college education.
The best way to overcome this laziness is to motivate them selves. Reminding themselves of all the good that will come out of them completing college. I would never want to go to class, but I always reminded myself of how much easier my future is going to be once I get a degree. Self-discipline is not only to motivate them, but to also learn how to adapt to a new environment. When in college, students have a wide selection of people in their classes.