Graduation Speech : My Goals Essay

791 Words Sep 20th, 2015 4 Pages
When I walked on that stage to receive my associate degree in May, I felt every emotion except for happiness. It was a big milestone in my life, but I honestly felt as if it was the lowest point of my life. I had no goals, no determination, and no plan for the next four or even ten years. All of my families and friends were in the crowd cheering my name, and was so proud of me for accomplishing more than they expected. Yet, I was so unsure about the next four months as I shook the dean’s hand. It was not until I started attending UNC-Charlotte that I realized the resources that are available in helping me to achieve my educational, career, and personal goals. For thirteen years of my life, the most important goal was to be accepted into a university. I have always been focused in school and was on top of my grades. After I accomplished my thirteen-year goal, I only had a vague plan for my future endeavors. I knew I wanted to continue my education in obtaining a bachelor in computer science, and learn how to develop innovated software or designing websites. This plan of mine was just a rough outline that I am still in the process of. I knew the first thing on my To-Do list was making an appointment with my major advisor to discuss when I will graduate, what classes to take next semester, and with my little to no experience in programming if I was eligible for internships. Discussing with my advisor left me feeling more at ease than before. After the appointment I began to…

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