Graduation Speech For A College Student Essay

823 Words Sep 22nd, 2015 4 Pages
Now that I am older and more mature I am more responsible and better prepared to be successful in college. Thanks to technology, and financial aid I am able to attend college online and not worry about financing my tuition. To get a teaching license, I do need to have a bachelor 's degree in education, however I do not need an alumni to network at school or work. I truely like the idea of college unbound, and I hope that my children will use this experience to benefit them when it is time for them to make decisions about their future. I am not your typical college student. I am in my 30’s, I have three children, I have a full time job already. I was not set for college when I was 18. Back then college was in person, expensive, and I did not have the discipline or the money to pay for school. I didn’t know what degree I was interested in. Fifteen years after I graduated high school, I signed up for online college courses, technology had progressed, and so did my values in life. I now have the discipline, persistence, resources, and the financial aid I needed to be successful in my pursuit of higher level of education.
My soul purpose of going to school is to get a degree in teaching. I have been a para-educator for the past 10 years. I was completely content with my role as a para-educator, but after my divorce, I had to pay my own bills, and take care of my children at my own expense. I decided to move up in my career choice, and the only way to do that was to have a…

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