My Senior Year Essay

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When I applied to college my senior year, I was hopeful that I would be able to have the opportunity to pick college that I wanted to attend, but I was realistic knowing that my options would be limited. I underachieved my freshman and sophomore year, but thankfully I was accepted into my top school (Pace University). I considered being accepted as an opportunity for me to make up for my first two years underachieving and have the intention of excelling. My goal is to make myself stand out and grow to become a desirable worker in the mind’s of companies looking to hire me. After I completed my first year of college, I felt that I was missing out on being involved in a program that would ensure that I would grow and reach my full potential. …show more content…
Although the classes are more demanding, I believe that I would benefit from taking on such a challenging workload to reach my full potential. Taking honors level courses at Pace will help refine my skills in business and also prepare me for the workload I would expect to see in at my first job. I have already taken one honors level class during my freshman year, POL 114: International Relations with Professor Nayak. The class was demanding but fair, and my work was held to a higher standard because it was an honors level course. I earned an A in the course, which was rewarding and made me appreciate the work I put into my assignments which led me to earning my desired grade. Earning this grade proved to me that I was capable of taking on the honors work and excelling, which gave me a boost of confidence when it came to picking my schedule. I was approved to take another honors college course in the Fall of 2016, LIT 211D: Individual and Society with Professor North. I did this in order to continue the same rigorous curriculum that I grew accustomed to in POL 114. Going into the class I now know what quality of work will be expected from me. Being a member of the Pforzheimer Honors College will allow me to continue taking these courses. If I were to continue taking these difficult courses, it will help me prosper into a student who would be prepared to take on the challenges of my first job after

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