My Struggles in College Essay

  • What Are The Motivation And Growth Of First Generation College Students

    students has increased in universities and colleges around the United States. As long as I can remember, the journey to college for me was more than a normal path that every student takes after high school graduation. A higher education was a necessity for my self independence and to helped increase my ability to adapt to situations in times of struggle. As I grew-up in a family where my parents had to work extended work weeks in a dreadful environment, it became my dream to pursue higher education, so I don’t have to face the same struggles my parents went through on a daily basis. My parents are hard-working business owners, who deal with basic struggles on a day to day basis. The constant calls from employees saying they can not make it causing my parents to complete a regular day’s workload all by themselves. In the summer of 2015, one of the hotels air conditioning units broke causing many customers to be disgruntled with their rooming situation. The maintenance worker had called in a sick day causing my dad and I to fix it without any previous knowledge. When I entered the room where the air conditioning units were located, I was hit with an instant heat wave of over a 110 degrees causing me to sweat immediately and become very thirsty. After a couple of minutes my dad looked at me and saw the heat exhaustion on my face; afterwards he forced me to leave the room to get some cold water and cold air. After that moment, I knew my parents had to face extreme conditions on a…

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  • Importance Of The One Million Dollar Program

    The One Million Dollar Program embodies my belief that creating academic opportunities and supporting higher education coming together can create something powerful that goes far beyond what any one person can achieve alone. One Million Dollar is an outstanding, comprehensive, and intensity program that focusing on support towards academic excellence. What is most exciting is that students have the ability to participate in many academic activities throughout the year such as: tutoring, academic…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: The Sport I Love In College

    When I think back on a struggle that I have had to overcome in the past I immediately think of college. My struggle was not just choosing a college, but playing the sport I love in college. It might not seem like a struggle to some people when they look at it, but granted I had summers, nights with friends, and vacations all taken away from me. It was a sacrifice that I had to make. I had to look for everything when looking at college’s; I had to look at the size, if they had my major, if I…

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  • What Are The Benefits And Disadvantages Of First Generation Students?

    The film showed how most first generation students navigate their way through the college application process while expressing some of the benefits and disadvantages first generation students encounter. Who were featured in the film? Donte is a smart young man who ran into trouble when he was younger; as a result, he changed his life around. Donte later spent much of his time picking his GPA up and playing football in pursuit of a college education. Jess goes to a small school and works in her…

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  • Narrative Essay About College Life

    to know that starting college is a huge move in life. Throughout high school we all had are ways. My way was being apart of the softball team and graduating in the honors program. I know my way is different than everyone else 's because not all of us are the same. We all had our things we did well and we all had our struggles too. Even with these well 's and struggles we managed to break through and graduate. In addition with the struggles that we had in high school my main one was with…

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  • The Importance Of Growing Up In High School

    From a young age, I watched my mother struggle while working a full time job and attending college as a full time student. Watching her struggle forced me to grow up and take responsibility for my younger siblings. Even as an elementary student, I was focused on my education and making a life for myself, so that I would not have to endure the torture that my mother endured throughout her teen and twenties. Leaning on my teachers for help and guidance in school helped me get to the finish…

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  • My Academic Goals

    My academic goals here at Michigan State University are to graduate with honors from the Eli Broad College of Business with my Bachelors in Management. After college my career goal is to work in the front office of a professional sports team, but more specifically in the front office of a Women’s professional sports team. Growing up I was always involved in sports even from young age, I played just about every sport imaginable; from soccer to ice hockey, and everything in between. Growing up…

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  • Mtv Reflection

    television episode, following three students in their first semester of college. I can relate slightly to all three students, but related to Jolisa more than the others in the episode. Jolisa was moving out of her state to go to college and struggled finding money to support herself. She also had relationship problems with her boyfriend. Though I did not move out of state to go to college, I still face financial and relationship struggles; even if they are not all romantically. I was able to…

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  • Causes Of Students Struggles In Community College

    Students’ struggles in community colleges Why do community college students struggle to get their diplomas? Throughout my research I was questioning what causes college students strive to get their associate degree or transfer to auniversity; from my personal opinion and observation, this issue can be addressed. According to the article “Uncluttering the pathway to diploma”, there are several reasons that community college students face a very long road to gradation. Are the factors of…

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  • Persistence And Resilience In Life In Hillbilly Elegy By J. D. Vance

    “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance, he tells a story about his rough hillbilly lifestyle, from almost dropping out of high school to his parents having drug problems to graduating college at The Ohio State University. All his endeavors have truly defined him as a person and led to him redefining the hillbilly lifestyle. Throughout the book, J.D. experiences many challenges of adversity and his reactions to these challenges show the reader how he gets to where he is in life by his grit, persistence,…

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