On the other hand I looked up to my mom. My mom didn’t have go to college but she had her high school diploma. With me not having anyone telling me that I needed to go to college made it hard to actually make the decision myself. Looking back at my past growing up not having that really good role model, I don’t want that for my children. I want my children to look up at me and say if our mom can do it so can I.
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.
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.
How an associates of art degree contributes to my career goals COMM 299 As each person have his or her own individual reasons for returning to school, earning an associates of arts Degree will contribute to my career goals primarily by giving me a boost of self-confidence, and providing a springboard towards both my bachelor’s of science degree and landing a rewarding job in the information technology field. Improving my marketability in the job market, and allowing my degree to backup the years of hands-on training the military has given me during the past 20 years will further my post military career goals. Growing up, progressing through elementary, junior high and high schools, my parents always pushed my siblings and me to do well in school. Study hard, earn good grades just as many parent continue to do today. For my siblings and me though, college was never something that my parent stressed or pushed.
I think going to college will be a big step and major accomplishment in my life because it marks the start of a new beginning. College is going to teach me life skills that are needed to purse in my career and my future as an educator. Unlike high school, college teaches and helps strengthen skills in order to survive the college life and the world itself. College is the main teacher for skills such as time management, discipline, responsibility, etc. I think college will help me to not depend on others, but to rely on myself.
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.
Getting a degree has always been important to me, but I didn’t know how achieve one. So instead of finishing community college I enlisted in the Military. Fast-forward 13 years, and here I am writing a personal essay as my college degree is finally coming to fruition. Whether it is the fact that I am 32 years old and more mature or the fact that I now know where a college degree can take me, I am happy that I am finally on this path. In beginning of this journey I knew I had to teach myself how to learn and comprehend the things I was being taught in my classes.
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. Pursuit of a Graduate Degree My mother always said that I have a hard time doing things that my heart was not into and she was right! I have attempted to begin my graduate degree three times in the past four years. I would go so far as to register, pay my bill in cash and even purchase my books. Then something would happen that would make me change my mind and withdraw.
The first time I had attended college, I did not finish nor did I take it very seriously as I should have. I came from a family who held education as a very high standard. Both my parents have degrees as well as their work ethics are very highly valued. They were both in the military, so I was taught at a very young age that you must work hard to get, achieve or accomplish what you want in life. 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.
My Journey back to school Andre Roundtree 8/27/12 After I graduated from high school in 2004 I decided after 18 years of this school stuff why not take a break for a while, like a year off or two I deserve it why not, man was I’m in for a surprise I wind up Taking eight years off I remember being told by one of my teachers “if you take a year off you may never go back”. She was right. I always was taught in order to make it in this world you would need to have a good education and that Was always a focal point in my household growing up as a kid. I always had a dream of going to college The main reason for me returning to school is to get a career, establish a foundation that my children can follow when I have some I want my future kids to also watch to achieve the highest education they can and I think that starts with me getting a good education. I always wanted to get back into school to, I Never wanted to go eight years without being in school I reached a point for me when I started going From one job to the next I realize I am a very smart person who deserves to strive for the best and I Know when my mind is set I can accomplish anything.