Why I Am Pursuing A College Degree Essay

781 Words Oct 5th, 2015 4 Pages
Being able to live a comfortable and successful life are only some of the many reasons why I am pursuing a college degree. The college degree I plan on receiving is a bachelor’s in arts and sciences, majoring in Criminal Justice. It not only improves your quality of life, but also benefits your life in endless ways. There are several people who go to work everyday miserable because they do not have the same passion as they did before. My lifetime goal is to be able to work at job that I am passionate about; a college degree will get there. The hard four years that I put in college are only going to benefit me in getting my “dream” job, although I may not know what that is yet. Going to work with excitement and knowing you are getting paid well are some of the qualities that I want for my job. With my degree and a well-rounded personality, I will be able to get a job that I desire. This will improve my quality of life because I will be able to get a better job than I would have without a degree. For instance without a degree, I will be able to work in retail at minimum wage. However with a degree, I will be able to get a higher-level job with higher pay as well. Living a life comfortably, with no worries are also why I am in college. On the first day of my English class my Professor told me, “Being in college is only going to give you a raise in your next job”. Learning college material well only puts you higher than the other people wanting the same job as you. For…

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