Importance Of Attending College At Clemson University

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My family lived below the poverty line for a period in my life while I was still in grade school and that in it self was difficult. Having one parent unemployed and the other parent was getting payed little to nothing wages. However in my situation, I’m not quite sure how they did it but I was never wanted for too much, other than missing a meal or not being able to have new clothes or shoes. Attending college at Clemson University I’ve had the opportunity to learn about several challenges that are facing the educational system in the state. I first learned about the Corridor of Shame and even had the opportunity to meet students who attended schools along that route and learn about the conditions of those schools. Months prior to arriving …show more content…
In pursuit of such a big dream as this I understand it does not happen over night. Many university presidents either worked in a specific industry for many years prior to becoming a president, or climbed the educational ladder to get there. I had to figure out what would put me on a path to that type of leadership position and I thought about healthcare. Healthcare is one of the largest industries in our country and there will always be a need for doctors, nurses, and healthcare administrators because there will always be a need for there services. My dream as a little girl was to become an OBGYN. I participated in medical summer programs at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and UNC-Chapel Hill. I was fascinated with it. Then I got to college and I learned of a world with limitless opportunities and I realized that side of healthcare was not my passion. The summer after my freshman and sophomore year I was able to intern with GNO Healthcare in North Carolina the first summer, and Los Angles the second summer. These opportunities opened my eyes to the path of becoming a health care administrator. Through working for this company I learned so much about health care policies, quality of care, medical technology, and so much more. I realized that I wanted to answer questions regarding how I we can assure …show more content…
Like Ruth Simmons, my experience as an African American woman in America provides a unique touch to how I lead and even how I develop my perspective about education. Coming from a family where my sister was the first person to gain an advanced degree inspires and motivates me to pursue my career goals. I came from a community that I liked to call my black universe because in every role or position of leadership I saw a person who looked like me and that in itself was motivation to strive for excellence. My teachers, principals, and parents have always told me to go and do better than I did be the change you want to see and I am proud to say that although it has not been an easy journey I am pushing forward to put myself in a position to be a change

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