Jobs are hard to find these days, especially when they are seeking a High School diploma or a College degree of some sort. My returning back to school is the best decision that I have made thus far and when I finally graduate, I will know for sure that I made the right choice. My family has a lot to do with me returning to college, I know that there are different job opportunities for me. In order to make it in this world, you have to have some type of degree. Having financial problems played a factor also in my returning to school.
Getting into college so that I can be successful is the main goal in my life is. I hope to get accepted to a Purdue Calumet University by the end of this semester. My schedule will be busy but I will hopefully have a future. Grades are one of the most important factors of my high school career. My grade point average and my ACT’s determine if I can get into Purdue Calumet.
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.
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. I felt that this college would fit my needs, to transfer as many of my credits as possible, to another college to get a Bachelor's Degree. Another advantage, to choosing Lackawanna College, is that the classes I am interested in are offered here. It is also close to my home since I only live just down the street. Both of these reasons help to make my going to college that much more convenient.
I knew that in order to ensure that I would be able to take care of my family long term, I had to go back to school and begin the pursuit of my degree. After I have now gone through my first college course (Introduction to University Studies) in over 16 years, it is a decision that I am glad I finally made. Getting a degree will allow me to pursue greater career opportunities that will enable me to provide a more stable and comfortable life for me and my family. The journey of getting a degree will also make me a better rounded person as well. I will not only get the knowledge and information I need for my major, Accounting, but by taking other courses I will also learn new things that I do not already know now.
Why College Education is Important to Me For most individuals, a college education is merely the next step in the road to a successful career. For myself, the importance of a college education is more of a personal goal. Eight years ago, one of the last conversations I had with my mother prior to her passing away was her wish for me to attain my Bachelors Degree; a goal I had made for myself back when I was just entering High School but never attained as planned. I was one of those numbers who contributed to the statistics of having to drop out of college early on due to pregnancy. As a single parent, I had to put my educational goals on the back burner to raising my family.
They would have planned out what they want and what they need to do to pursue that goal. Sometimes time is all we need to prepare ourselves to make big decisions, that’s why I believe that high school graduates should take a year off to think, process and think twice about their career before entering
As someone looking at a job in a field that is ever changing with the economy, knowing that a college degree that I earn 4 short years after graduation from high school, it is very enticing. I understand there are very few openings in the field of education, but I have always wanted to teach. Taking a
Why My Degree Path Changed. I started taking college courses 10 years ago, at the time I was undecided with what I wanted to do. I knew that I wanted to be the person in charge though. I chose Business Management, because this most reflected with what I was doing in the Navy at the time. I took some classes and shortly I was only 2 classes away from receiving my Associates Degree, but things and priorities changed in my life.
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.