Personal Narrative: My Personal And Professional Goals

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As an incoming college freshman, I was very nervous with how I was going to handle school, soccer, and settling in to a completely new environment from home. I realized how difficult this can be for many new college students, and to try and avoid the struggles I may face, I set goals to help motivate me through these obstacles. My personal and professional goals for this school year are highly achievable, as long as I work hard and put in the effort needed. With the help of Marywood’s mission statement and core values, I believe I will be able to reach my goals this year. In the beginning of the fall semester, I set an easier personal goal to attain by the end of it. My goal is to pass this semester as it is my first semester as a college …show more content…
Out of the five values, I noticed three that will greatly assist me in meeting my goals, and relate to them as well. First, the most important to me is respect. Marywood’s idea of respect is, “Honoring the uniqueness and dignity of each human person; demonstrating ethical and just interactions; and caring for the earth and all creation through a commitment to sustainability.” I think that each student and professor has knowledge to offer, and learning from them and respecting their ideas is very important. Another value is empowerment. As a Marywood student, I definitely value the access the value of the higher education provided. The only way to get better at what you what to do is to challenge yourself, and I feel that if I challenge myself in my classes and assignments, I will achieve my goal in the end. Lastly, I value excellence. Striving for excellence will challenge me and help reach my achievements in the long run. The core values all have something in common, and that is to have each student achieve their goals here as a college student. With all the efforts I put in and follow these values, I know I will reach my goals.
Marywood’s mission and core values are very important to the community and are exercised daily. The core values; respect, empowerment, and excellence, all affect my personal and professional goals as I entered into college. I hope to achieve these goals with my full potential and efforts, and with the help from the mission statement and core values, I feel that I will reach my

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