Personal Essay : A Single Night Changed The Course Of My Life

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Personal Essay

One single night changed the course of my life. A recent graduate from California State University, Chico, I was trying to find a promising career after graduation. I found myself sitting on my parents couch instead. I was discussing my future with my cousin, a middle school counselor who knew of my interest in communication. I had graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Human Communication. Additionally, she knew I had considered teaching for a possible career, and recommended I look into communication disorders because of the relationship between children and education a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) encounters daily. It was the best advice I had ever received, and why I am applying to University of the Pacific’s Speech-Language Pathology 15-month graduate program. I want a career that has meaning and gives me the opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives. I am a compassionate person that is able to communicate well with others. I find it easy to work with children as well as adults and for these reason I can’t see myself doing anything except become a SLP.
I started my education over when I changed my major. I enrolled to American River College (ARC) in Sacramento, CA; to their Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) two-year Associate in Science program. It was my introduction to the world of speech and language disorders. I was surprised by the scope of practice a SLP has. A SLP can be a part…

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