College Of Education Scholarship Essay

758 Words Jan 6th, 2016 4 Pages
Shannan Campbell
College of Education Scholarship Essay Upon graduating high school, I was unfortunate enough to not have any idea what I wanted to do with my life. I moved from Florida to Massachusetts and began studying Biomedical Engineering at Wheaton College, primarily because my father thought that would be “a cool thing to study.” I was unsure of myself and unhappy with my major, and seemed to have no goals for my future career. When I thought about my future, my thoughts fell along the lines of, “I’m going to get a degree in ‘insert amazing major here’, and then a job in that ‘insert amazing field here’”. These blank lines were an opportunity, a space that would soon be filled with passion. The college randomly assigned me to a work-study job at the campus nursery where I began caring for and teaching 4-year-olds. When I had previously been dragging myself out of bed and around campus, I began to anticipate the one time of day I knew I would be happy. Children were fun, exciting, and they made me smile so much more than Biology 2 ever could. For the first time in my life, I could see myself with this career. Not only could I envision myself around children every day, I genuinely wanted to know how I could help them learn and grow. I found myself changing my own behaviors and thinking about how the things that I said or did impacted youngsters. I thought about how best to teach them the things they would need to know in school and in life. It was amazing…

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