Essay on Strategies for the Technical Professional: Goals

682 Words Feb 23rd, 2015 3 Pages
1.) Why are you pursuing a degree at ITT Technical Institute? I am pursuing a degree at ITT Technical Institute because I am tired of my current career. I want to challenge myself. I look at all the technology around me and think “Wow, I want to be a part of that!” But mostly, I want to have a career that I can be proud of and that I can really enjoy doing. I think ITT Technical Institute has a very good reputation and an exceptional success rate when it pertains to students finding the careers that they are looking for. I want to be a part of that. In the future, when I tell employers where I have gone to school, I hope that they will be impressed. I hope that they well think to themselves “We need him.” I think ITT Technical …show more content…
What are at least two goals that you have set for yourself in this class? Why? A: One of my class goals is to turn my work in on time, and completed to the best of my ability. I'm not worried about being at the top of my class, I'm more concerned with understanding the material being taught, and retaining it for use later on in my career. I think the reasons why I have set this goal are self-evident. If I don't turn in my work on time, I will not receive full credit. If I don't complete it to the best of my ability, I will be cheating myself out of a full education. I don't want that to happen. B: Another of my class goals is to be more active with my classmates. I've heard the saying “No man is an island”. I think it rings true, especially in a collegiate environment. I, for the most part, don't like people. At least people in general. And I would rather do things on my own. By myself. However, if I do that here, in this class, I will not be doing myself any favors. I need to be active in class. To engage with my classmates. I need to be open to help, both in giving and receiving. Open to new ideas and new ways of looking at things. New concepts that may even fuel my own drive to succeed. If I can do that, I will not only be getting out of my comfort zone, but will be giving myself a greater chance at succeeding. Maybe even

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