My Career At Buffalo State College Essay

1689 Words Mar 4th, 2016 null Page
As a child, I dreamt of becoming a teacher. When we are young we have life goals that appear to be attainable at the time, but we never think of the obstacles and hardships we will face in order to achieve those goals. I am the first in my family to graduate college, so when it was time to apply for colleges I had no familial assistance. My college experience began at Medaille College in the fall of 2010. Medaille is a small, private, predominately white institution (PWI) in Buffalo, NY. In high school, I didn’t apply to any large institutions. Medaille was ten minutes away from my home, so it was very convenient at the time. After my first semester, I realized that Medaille was not the college for me. The school was expensive, lacked diversity, and was too small. I applied to Buffalo State College and was accepted as an EOP (Educational Opportunity Program) student for the fall of 2011. My undergraduate career at Buffalo State was very transforming. I met people from all different backgrounds and became a member of organizations such as AASO (African-American Student Organization) and PASO (Pan-African Student Organization). As a commuter student, it was difficult for me to be involved on campus while working a part-time job that I worked around my class schedule. The theories I will incorporate in my analysis is Chickering’s theory of identity development, Atkinson, Morten, and Sue’s minority development model, Baxter Magolda’s theory of self- authorship, and Fowler’s…

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