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.
My grandparents are somewhat alike in that they are traditional and sometimes quiet. However my grandparents do like to try some new things. My parents are different from Francie’s parents because Francie’s parents encourage dating and getting married young. My parents certainly discourage marriage young. My parents won’t even allow me to date until college.
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.
20 October 2011 The Bachelors Degree as a Job Requirement Being an adult and returning to college after receiving the pink slip from my employer was a hard choice I had to make. I soon found out that in this economy seven years of experience as an executive assistant, Microsoft certificates and my good attitude just wasn’t enough to get a good job anymore. I wasn’t even being considered because my resume didn’t state I went to college and received a bachelor’s degree. Going to college is a huge commitment and responsibility. College provides us with the knowledge and credibility that employers seek in this demanding world today.
Capitan Mark Kelly Ever since I was a young girl I have always had great dreams and high expectations for myself. Anytime I was asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I would quickly reply” a lawyer” As the years went by I still had that goal in mind, but I began to realize that I was not exactly Ivy League material. Though I did work really hard in my classes, I was still at best average. During my junior year I took my SAT’s, and cried when I got my scores back. For many years I was scared to go to college because I thought I wasn’t college material.
And the number one answer I could think of right off the back was to make that money. Nowadays, student around my age only think about going to college in order to be successful finically, not just for an education. Although some choose to learn far beyond the classroom, many students fail to take the time to go into deeper thinking to figure things out for themselves. I believe education is a tool that a person obtains through many years of development and learning, and will be continuously employed throughout the duration of their lives. Growing up, my mom pretty much told me that if I was not joining the military then I was for sure going to college.
When I was first asked this question, it intrigued me. I have always loved learning about everything and reading, so seeing people who have taken years off from school fathoms me. Because I love learning, I have always wanted to obtain my degree for personal development as well as having a higher education underneath my belt. I come from a low-income family, so they could not afford to send me to college when I graduated from high school. Besides my father, who passed away when I was young, if I complete my degree I would be the only one in my family to have a college degree.
Stability is one of the reasons why I chose to return to school because I would someday be able to help my father the way he helped me and my family for myself as well. When I first started Ashford University online degree program, I thought that it would be difficult and kind of strange that I waited so many years to decide to go back to school. However, then I realized there really was no reasons to feel
College Obstacles During my senior year of high school, it never crossed my mind that at the age of twenty-six I would be going back to college. Of course, I didn't plan on life happening, either. My dream, like most high school students, was to graduate, go to college, get a decent job, then find that perfect someone and start a family. I've been able to check most of that off my list. Going back to college has been a challenge for me.
I attended college for a brief spell prior to the birth of my son. After the birth of my son, obtaining my college degree became more of a necessity than a desire, but I was not certain how I would accomplish the task. I did know that my new role as mother required I postpone attending college to care for my child. Fortunately, I had acquired a skill in high school,