Essay about My Personal Goals

896 Words May 22nd, 2005 4 Pages
The personal goals that I want to achieve as a student of the University of Phoenix are in the education and career areas of my life. In my education, my major goal is to gain knowledge in computers and network administration, eventually culminating in a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. I also wish to strengthen my grammar and interpersonal skills. In my career, my goal is to either advance from my current career as a paralegal to that of an office manager or to enter into a different career as information technology department administrator. I will use staff and university services in order to achieve my goals in a reasonable timeframe with limited obstacles.
To achieve these goals I plan on using the University of
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Once I have attained my degree, I should then be able to accomplish my career goal of advancing in my current field or changing to the Information Technology career field. My goals should be accomplished in the time frame I have established, unless I run into a problem that could delay me.
Some possible obstacles that could delay my goals are money and intrapersonal conflicts. College classes are not cheap and I do not have the money to pay for college classes right now, but college classes are necessary for me to attain my goals. To overcome this I will need to take out college loans that I will be able to pay back more easily later after I have completed my degree and have entered a better paying career. Intrapersonal conflicts that may arise could be self-defeating feelings, such as "this is too tough" or "I can't do it." Ways I can overcome these thoughts are to practice as much as possible and learn from the mistakes as learning experiences and not as failures on my part.
I'm confident that I can achieve my educational and career goals at the University of Phoenix with support of the staff and the use many services provided by the university. I'm certain that with guidance I will be able to meet my goals in a suitable amount of time and overcome any obstacles that may come my

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