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.
I was fortune enough to get into college, so why not take advantage of it, and get the real college experience, since I did not really have that, High school Experience, this was my chance, to make up for it. My main reason for wanting to go to college is that I wanted to have a better life. I didn’t want to live my life, paycheck to paycheck, and worrying about whether or not, I am going to have enough money to pay to keep a roof over my head. My parents never went to college, and while they both have decent jobs, and make Okay money, it’s still would be easier for them, if they had gone to college, but they did not have the opportunity that I did. Not everyone can go to college to better themselves, but I was a lucky one, and I am blessed that I am getting a chance to make a better person out of myself, by going to college.
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.
Why We Should Save Secondary School Sports Programs Abstract In the past 10 years or so high school institutions have been forced to make budget cuts. This has resulted in high school athletic programs being cut completely in some cases. While budget has much to do with the recent crisis, academics play a large role as well. The world of academia has taken center stage and more pressure than ever is being put on teenagers to excel at high levels in this realm. Some have argued that time spent in athletic activity cuts away from study time.
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.
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.
“ Why college education is important to me” For many people, College is a top priority in their life and for others, it may not be a Thought that ever crosses their mind. For me, after I graduated from High School I told myself I was done with school and that I didn’t need to further my education in order to get a job, so naturally the furthest thought from my mind was going to college. Now, I think about the importance of a college education and I can’t help but look back with regret for thinking the way that I did. Looking back, there were a few times I would hear about a friend going to college and would get curious about starting school, however, I always seemed to brush it off and tell myself I was too “busy” when the truth was I was intimidated. I felt like I wasn’t smart enough for college.
It is a prerequisite to what I want to do with my life. I always wanted to be a music teacher, preferably middle school students. I know that without a diploma from an accredited college, I will not be able to get into a decent graduate school and I won't be able to get any form of a decent job other than something in a cubicle and that's not where I see my life going in 10 years. Studies show that students that attend college immediately after college find more secure jobs than those that delay going to school (www.getdegrees.com). 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.
Most important, families need to understand the financial risk and responsibility of renting or buying a home. The housing markets have dropped tremendously over the last few years. Over the past two years, with job markets changing and amount of job loss across the world, this is forcing individuals to view their options more carefully. Many individuals went into buying a home because owning a home seemed to be the sensible option for them at that time. What use to be a stable job yesterday, which someone has worked at for 10 years or more, has resulted in laying hundreds or thousands of individuals off or even shutting the doors completely.
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. Enrolling is my prime opportunity to explore, find new passions and even new interests. I realize school is a great big time commitment. The first challenge I face is balancing school and family life responsibilities. Time must be set aside to prepare for class, type essays, and complete homework assignments.