Personal Narrative: My Formal Educational Experiences

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Students go into school with the expectation that a 4-year degree is what is needed in order to succeed in our life. Something that can be forgotten is that education can come through multiple avenues. Through both informal and formal educational experience I have found that I’ve learned more pertaining to my personal and professional growth, through the Informal route and will illustrate how the work experiences I’ve had has provided me a foundation for the continuation and completion of my Formal education.
Formal Educational Experiences
I was privileged to have been able to participate and complete a kindergarten through 12th grade education located in the well renowned Olathe School district. The classes and teachers provided helped me
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We would meet monthly for what we call one on ones and during these sessions we would talk about my life, school and professional direction. She is one of the key reasons I have continued on with my education as she made me commit to the completion of my degree when accepting my first position. Through discussions during our one on ones she pointed out to me that every job in every environment has a ceiling of some sort whether it be experience or education and at some point you will need to increase one or both of these items to move up. Through this specific conversation I came to the personal conclusion that I would eventually need my Bachelor’s degree to move to the next level of my …show more content…
I learned Customer Service, task management, and hardware management skills. Around this same time one of our long time team members had received a job opportunity and would be exiting the company within the coming weeks. I had just completed high school a month before and was in the process of figuring out my plans for college and work. The exit of our team member spawned many conversations regarding our team being short of staff and one of the other team members suggested to me that I look at applying for the position. This brought me to a tough decision: Do I take on a full time job while I’m in college or do I continue on the path of a 4-year college. I am not a good decision maker especially when it has such weight on the outcome of my future and the level of this decision weighed on me for several weeks. Our team member had left at this point and I was still unsure of my path, but I decided to have a conversation with my boss to make her aware that I was considering the possibility. I said to her “Lisa I just wanted to let you know I was considering applying for the open position.” She smiled mischievously at me and replied, “I was waiting for you to apply!” These two quick sentences facilitated a phenomenal conversation between the two of us regarding my future and my plans. One of the most important points that came out of our

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