My academic and personal achievements, what I have learnt from my successes and failure
and the influence that it will have on my college education
I have been in college for the last two years majoring in finance. I faced some opportunities
and challenges in school that have played an essential role in shaping the person that I have
become. Some of the challenges included the understanding of the new concepts and ideas,
which made me read widely. Reading widely also proved to be a challenge considering that I
was also working full time. I, therefore, had to plan for my time to meet the schedules have
been included in the best way possible. Finance is a pretty tough course that involves a lot of
calculations. I had to practice regularly and understand the knowledge and the concepts that I
learnt in the best way possible. It is also important to note that the examinations times were
the busiest of all as I had to revise most of the content that we had learnt over the examinable
period. The busy schedule also made me neglect my social life.
The other challenge was in participating in the extracurricular activities considering that they
make the experiences in the schools to be very interesting. I must say that my life revolved
around work and school, making me very busy to the point that I did not have time for
myself. My comfort was compromised because of the busy schedule that I had. I have,
therefore learnt the importance of balancing all the aspects of my life, and I expect my other
years in college to be much more enjoyable compared to the previous ones. My schoolmates
and classmates were influential in my life in college because they were supportive. I also had
understanding employers who knew the importance of my studies. They released from the
workplace once I had finished my tasks at the workplace; hence I had more time to focus on
my school work.
My time in college presented me with an opportunity to influence the other people that I was
interacting within the institution. Some of the students had a challenge in understanding the
concepts taught in class, and I was delighted to help them. Helping the other students to
understand what was taught in class also presented an opportunity to understand different
ways of solving various challenges that we face in life. It also helped in understanding
different methods that we could use in solving the challenges that we come across in our
lives. My time in college also allowed me to understand how privileged I was in the
institution. The privilege also helped me to understand the struggles that the other students
were facing leading to peaceful co-existence.
I understand that a new opportunity to study at the new college will present better
opportunities that I am prepared to take them up. One of the experiences that I am expecting
is being able to advance my career. It is the best opportunity that I have, and I am prepared to
utilize it to the latter. Advancing my career will help me have the skills to deal with the
significant challenges in my career and solve many challenges that I could face in the course
of my career to the benefit of society. I will also use my learning privileges to help the other
students that we will be interacting with to deal with the challenges that they are facing in the
institutions. I may take the courses, either physical or online. Attending the courses
physically will be more engaging because it will help me meet many students from different
communities. It will help me interact with people from different cultures which will also help
me in understanding other cultures hence help me in understanding how I am supposed to co-
exist in the society as well as the society in general.
I have understood that there are many sacrifices that we need to do if we are to achieve the
goals that we have set. Sometimes it may involve neglecting some aspects of our social lives.
I have also learnt that it takes good planning to achieve a work-life and a study-life balance. I,
therefore, plan to make good use of my time and make sure that all the aspects of my life are
well taken care of in a bid to live a fulfilling life. I have always understood the value of hard
work because it helps us in achieving our goals in life. I will, therefore, make sure that I
work better and achieve the best in life because that is what makes our lives to be worthwhile.
I am therefore ready to make the necessary sacrifices as a way of not only making myself
proud but also make the institution proud.
In conclusion, I am ready to use both my challenges and opportunities to become a better
student and a better person that will help in making the society a better place to live. Getting
accepted in college is one of my priorities because I understand the opportunities and
challenges that it presents. I understand that challenges are significant because they help in
shaping our character. A good character will help me in developing a winning personality
that will not only benefit me but will also benefit the people in the society. I understand that a
good character is the backbone of a magnetic personality that will attract the people.