Returning To School
Returning To School
With the current requirements for certain jobs available and the increase in job losses I have decided to return to school to obtain my degree and allow myself a higher chance at landing the job that I really want. My name is Sheena Alexander and I am 29 years old with a husband and two beautiful children. If you had asked me 7-10 years ago if I had any intentions on returning to school I would have said I don’t know or maybe may be not. It was an idea that I played around with a lot in my head. It was back in February of 2009 when I finally made the decision that it was best for me to return to school and obtain a degree.
I have been working since I was 16 years of age and with all the jobs and experience that I have under my belt I have never seemed to be fulfilled with any of my pass ...view middle of the document...
After applying for the different positions and never being selected for one I decided to sit down with my manager and find out why I hadn’t gotten selected and if I were doing something wrong. It was then that I found out that although I had the skills and I was performing well it was because the other candidates not only had the experience but also had degrees to match is why they were selected.
I would sit and have conversations with my daughter and tell her the importance of getting her education so that she will be able to obtain her goals and lifelong dreams. It was in February 2009 when my first husband was killed in a car accident that my life changed before my eyes. I was a 25 year old widow and was having to plan a funeral. The look on my daughters face and the pain that she felt made me immediately jump into action and put my life in perspective for her.
When making the final decision to return to school I had to decide whether or not I wanted to attend in the classroom or online and after doing some self evaluation I decided that online was better for me. Since I have my two children and my husband is Active Duty it will be easier for me to transition online when we have to PCS or the kids have events. I figured this would be the best way for me to lead by example for my daughter after preaching to her about education for so long.
In returning to school I plan to accomplish my goals in obtaining my degree so that I can provide a better future for my family. I would like a career in working with younger adolescents that are troubled and in the system. I would like to be that person that they can come and talk to about their problems when they have nowhere else to turn. In order for me to obtain this career and make the six figures that I want I will need to have the education under my belt so that employers know that I know what I am doing and that I am serious about my future.. I plan to work hard, meet all deadlines, and stay focused while I am in school so that I can finish at the top of my class with the best grades.