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.
Kalee Ouderkirk Professor Mary Olea American Literature before the Civil War May 5, 2013 Early American Literature: Common Themes American Literature teaches present day Americans a lot about the daily struggles they encountered living in the New World. Colonists wrote many pieces about the way they lived their lives and the new things they learned while adjusting to the new land. While reviewing their writing, a few general themes were noticed. Exploration, religion, independence, and ethnocentrism are a few common themes that can be found within early American Literature. Most settlers came here to explore a new land and build colonies upon the unclaimed territories.
I graduated high school twenty-five years ago. Since then, I have raised a family and bounced from job to job. A college education is important to me because I have finally matured enough to complete my education and fulfill my dream of becoming a college graduate. In order to succeed in college, it takes dedication, discipline, and structure. Throughout my lifetime, I have always struggled with these.
A person can get closer to America by knowing the beliefs, important dates in history and contributing to the country. Anyone who wakes up early in the morning to go work is contributing to America by helping America expand and grow larger. Not only is a person contributing by working, but also students who attend school every day and learn more. They’re preparing themselves for the future so they can help out America. Mukherjee, Mira’s older sister has lived in America for over thirty years, in which she married a Canadian and helped the community by working and teaching at Berkeley University in California.
This generation is commonly referred to as the digital age. It is a shift from the industrial revolution to information and computerization. Despite the growth of information, high school graduates continue to pursue an extended education, often times at a high cost. Parents and teachers alike reiterate the importance of a college education. However, parents and teachers do not realize the lie they are promoting to the students of the next generation.
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.
Why College? Objective Why Do and Should People Go To College? Abstract In this essay, I will give the basic reasons and explain why people go to college. Introduction College is a place where people go to increase their knowledge, to prepare for a future career, to get a new experience, to meet new people. Of cause, different people have different reasons to attend college, but all of them want to change their life for better.
When I know the outcome, it gives me the inner desire to learn. I’ve known for years that a college education will give me a better life as for a career, money, and happiness. This is what motivates me to go back to college at the age of 61. My life is not over, it has just begun. Just like Chris, I have seen that finish line so many times, but there have been things in my life that have knocked me down and I learned from it just like Fred.
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.
A College education means that my daughter will have a good example to follow. A college education also means that I can finally make my dreams come true and have a better quality of life. As I desire to return to the workforce and one day have my own business a degree will be necessary for me to succeed. (Nelson Mandela quote) Upon graduating from high school in 2000 it has been an ongoing struggle to get a job that fits my career path. Obtaining a college degree is important to me because it would enable me have many opportunities to provide a secure future for my family.