Personal Statement: Why I Am In College

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Most people don’t know why there in college, however, I know why I am in college. I graduate in a year, and since day one of college I’ve been dreaming about walking across the stage being proud of myself. I’m in college because I don’t want to struggle in the near future. I see myself working at State Farm in the near future, as I’ve always said. However, nothing comes easy, or go as planned. I will tell you this though; I’m not going to stop pushing myself until I reach where I want to be. Every obstacle is meant to be jumped/leaped over, and I’m ready for the race. To begin with, I am in college because I don’t want to struggle or limit myself in the future (job wise). I grew up in a loving family household, and my parents didn’t have …show more content…
I’ve wanted to work at State Farm for about two years now. In order for me to work at State Farm in the department of my interest (Human Resource) I have to have a college degree to even be qualified for the job. One of the reasons I want to work for State Farm is because I love helping people. But, I really want to work for State Farm because of the retirement plan. According to State Farm website “A defined benefit pension plan provides eligible employees a financial benefit at retirement, based on years of plan participation and compensation. State Farm pays the full cost of this plan.” As a State Farm worker when you retire your retirement is the salary you retire with plus your 401K. Yes, I look deep into the future. Unlike most I am planning to set myself up for retirement as well. That was one of my biggest concerns when I was researching jobs. People are always asking me what am I going to do if I don’t land my dream job (my mom in particular). I have back up plans, but I never really dug deep into them as I did with State Farm. I am hoping that everything I am doing lands me a job with State Farm, the college degree, the experience in the field (State Farm Internship in the summer of 2017), and hopes of me doing well. I see myself living here in Bolingbrook, because it’s truly a place to grow. Property taxes aren’t too bad, and I hope to be able to purchase a house on my State Farm salary …show more content…
State Farm is my dream job, and I have to continue to be in contact with the ins and outs with the company. According to “College is a Waste of Time and Money” an article wrote by Caroline Bird “a college diploma no longer opens as many vocational doors. Employers are beginning to realize that when they pay extra for someone with diploma they, are paying only for an empty credential” (Bird 4). Bird has a valid point in her statement, and that’s why it is so important for me to do excellent on my internship with State Farm the summer of 2017. I’m not only competing with newly graduated students, but I am also competing with those who already have a college degree, and experience. I’m paying for college with grants, scholarships, and financial aid, which I have to keep a certain grade point average to keep. After I gradate from college I am estimated to owe $30,000 to the government (payments start six months after I graduate). I graduate in December of 2017, but I don’t walk across the stage until May of 2018. My goal is to be working at Sate Farm within those months from me graduating and walking across the stage. After graduating I plan to be in work, and paying back my student loans within ten years but of course life happens. According to payscale.com Saint Xavier students make roughly around $47,000 a year after graduating. However, I didn’t see too

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