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Goal Essays For College

My Personal Goals as a Student Essay

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My Personal Goals as a Student

An obvious goal as a working adult returning to school is, of course, to earn a degree. My overall goal is no different than any other student, however, I also have several personal goals I hope to achieve while attending the University. Some of these goals are to acquire new skills and enhance my current business abilities, to apply what I learn in the classroom to forward my career, and to feel personal satisfaction of finishing something I started. Already having experience in the business world has proven to me that it is essential to have skills to maintain and improve daily functions. Three skills I’d personally like to improve on are my organizational, time management, and presentation…show more content…

By just going through the motions of coming to work everyday, only getting done what has to be done, and going home at the end of the day, one might realize that an everyday routine can quickly turn into a mundane professional life. At the same time, if a person does all of these things, but shows a bit of initiative to gain more knowledge of the job, they may see an opportunity to slightly move up in the company. The latter is my situation. My experience and knowledge of my department and its systems have afforded me the opportunity to move up within the department over the past five years, but I’m beginning to see a limit of how far those skills alone will allow me to climb. Being an expert in my field of pharmaceutical benefits doesn’t translate into managing personnel just as knowing how to complete a task doesn’t mean I’m able to give a clear presentation on how it should be done. Sure, I’ve been rewarded for the work I’ve done and knowledge I’ve obtained, but at some point, my employer will eventually see that more is needed to continue to promote me to higher, more management focused positions. My goal is to complete these courses and obtain my degree to prove that, if the situation arises, I can be the right person for the job. A more personal goal of mine is to finish what I’ve started. After high school,

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Essay on My Personal Goals, as a College Student

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As I struggle threw another ten minutes on the treadmill, I’m reminded at how unnecessary that last cigarette I had was. Or maybe if I had skipped out on the last round of shots last night I might be okay to go lift weights after this. At least I’m in the gym and you have to applaud yourself on small steps, right? Looking at my life a year ago and I have to say studying vocabulary words for anthropology or writing essays on the possible origins of World War I were not activities that I was motivated in participating in. Having watched my friends start to accomplish their dreams, I understand that action is the only cause for change. In every aspect of my life it has always been ideas never attainment and that is strictly my fault. In the…show more content…

As I sweated out three years worth of hard living-smoking, drinking, fast-food- I thought some slight modifications were in order. Giving up smoking was the first on my list. That first two weeks I went threw at least twenty packs of gum. I realized that smoking was more that some oral or chemical addiction, it was my way of “taking a break”. Whenever I was tired or angry or stressed out I’d always turn to my pack of sticks to give me the answers. Of course they didn’t reveal any truths and all I got was a bad cough. Finishing my first race was such a thrill. It was a competition between my body and mind with no one else. Changing my lifestyle has definitely made it easier to focus on attaining my bachelor’s degree and what exactly it is I want to do with it.

When I was a small girl I always wanted to be a veterinarian. I had no idea what the entailed but I knew I like animals and I wanted to help fix them. Fast forward ten years and I’m sitting in my counselors’ office senior year and I’m being asked the same question I’ve always pondered, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” This time the answer is psychologist. Still want to help fix people but no gory insides to look at. In the real world, though, having a bachelor in psychology doesn’t get you very far. So with a major in social work and minor in psych I think my chances of finding a job are much higher. I’m not positive if social work is exactly what is in my cards but the job

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