Entrance Essay to College or Graduate school
Queens College Graduate Admission Office
Allowing one's personal aspirations to fall victim to life's hardships may be a desirable solution, but also a costly sacrifice. It takes great perseverance, drive and passion to rise above difficulties and a long-term goal always serves as a light at the end of a seemingly never-ending tunnel. My goal is simple: Intellectual enrichment and the use of my knowledge to help those in need of a helping hand. My life experiences have helped me to appreciate the value of this goal, and I look forward to reaching it.
Perhaps it was my mother who first inspired my thirst for knowledge, she never ceased to emphasize the value of a good education and fortunately I was the only child to graduate from high school. I enrolled myself in a small private college in Jackson, Mississippi in which I received a full music scholarship and pursued my education in the field of performance. Now that I received my Bachelor's degree it became apparent that my thirst for knowledge lingers on.
Now is the time, I am ready to embark on one of the most exciting as well as difficult parts of my long journey: Graduate School. My initial perseverance and drive has evolved with every barrier I overcame. I can confidently say that Graduate school will be a welcome challenge, one that I plan to face with my arsenal of experience, passion, dedication and discipline. My experience as an African- American female has provided me with a sense of responsibility to my race, family, gender and ultimately my future leaders of tommor, which every human not to mention educator should posses. Passion and desire are the internal instincts that have brought me this far in life, and are the core characteristics that I am going to rely on to carry me through graduate school. Similarly, I have displayed my dedication in many different areas including employmen