My Career And Education Goals Essay examples

939 Words Oct 6th, 2015 4 Pages
What does one do when they find themselves with all the experience in the world, but without credentials to back it up? They’re stuck. Sometimes, they 're given advice: "the simple answer is, go back to school." I’ve struggled with this “simple” answer for more than ten years, and I 've even taken a stab at it myself, once or twice. What I’ve come to realize is that my educational and career goals aren’t necessarily a sequential order of charted events. Instead, they’re a marri-go-round of happenstance encounters. In this essay, one will read how various opportunities have ultimately shaped my career and education goals.

When I graduated from the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) with my Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, I had no idea what I wanted to pursue in terms of a career. I was twenty-two years old and felt like I had as much time as I wanted to figure that out. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to work for CU Denver as a work-study student for the entire four years of my degree. The experience I obtained there made me an exceptional candidate for most entry level positions at CU Denver. So, I dug in just before graduation and began submitting numerous applications. I wasn’t picky; I’d take whatever job I could get with my experience. Looking back, I knew subconsciously that I wanted to continue my education, and I knew that CU Denver provided tuition benefits to their employees; so it was pretty easy applying for various positions, even though most were…

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