One of my academic strengths is that I am focused when it comes to reading. My manner of reading entails utilizing techniques that enable me to assimilate what I read at a higher level. I write short notes during my revision time and these help me when it comes to memory. My weakness is that I fail to organize my time adequately. These frequently lead to poor reading patterns and a lot of time wastage. Overall, my academic strengths outweigh my weaknesses. Therefore, I am able to grasp and integrate most of what I learn within and out of the classroom.
The way to improve class performance is through proper organization. One should manage time as if life totally dependent on it. This will ensure that one utilizes all his/her time in a positive and beneficial manner. It will also ensure that u adequately cover the all the class topics, to an extent that you can read on a topic before the lecturer takes you through. Hence, one can accomplish activities in shorter times and still have time for some other activities such as sports. This is one of the strategies that I have been trying to integrate in my college life.
The area I have chosen for majoring is business. This is because I am good in calculations and figures. Business also is an enticing field with newer and exciting challenges which can shape one to be a competent person. The career that I will choose is a marketing manager. I have chosen this field since marketing is vital factor for the growth of an organization or a business. It also has a pivotal role in communicating, creating, sustaining and capturing value for an organization. In this way, I will be placed in a better position to understand the needs of the customers and provide them with innovative services and products.
My color code is orange and this implies that I am outgoing in character. This implies that I am adequately suited for the field I choose as my career. A marketing manager needs to be someone who can interact freely with people in order to sell service or goods. My Holland code is enterprising occupations. Coupling of the entire factors will dictate my career line and the success in that field.
Goals for Next Year
My goals for next year are generally based on my achievements in academics. I plan to be able to learn at a broader perspective, targeted at my goal of being a marketing manager. My goal is to be able to organized, orderly and precise when it comes to business. I dedicate my time into advancing business knowledge. My life time goals are dependent on my career. I plan to be a successful marketing manager, one who has mastered the art of management. My goal is to be among the best marketing manager in the business world. Another lifetime goal is to master my chess skills, in addition to my swimming skills. The steps that need to be taken in order to realize the above dreams include dedication and devotion. This entails dedicating my all for this cause, and being focused in the above.
What I have realized about myself is that I am determined when it comes to my academics. I am focused at achieving the best and I sacrifice so that I can force out the best in me. I have changed immensely since joining first quarter. I was academically immature and now I feel that I have mastered proper skills and techniques of academics. I am also changing on the organization of my activities and more so my academics. All these changes will help bring out the best in me.
My advice to a new first quarter student will revolve about being focused. One should know the reason for them being in college. They should also look ahead and see the field that they might want to major in and thus focus their academics in a path that points to that direction. One should also not be distracted by issues which are present during this age, such as the wrong company.
I plan to further advance my knowledge in Tacoma Washington University. This is because it is a world class faculty that engages its students in interdisciplinary and innovative programs. It has the right environment needed in order to advance my intellectual abilities. I plan on taking a cause in marketing which will help me realize my career. I will focus on management in my studies.
I believe I have the financial resources that are needed to cover for the academic expenses. I also have the support from my parents and my siblings and this will help me in attaining my goals. The personal characteristic that will see me through is being determined no matter the circumstances. Another characteristic needed is being organized in all that I do.
The most significant obstacle that I foresee is peer pressure. This is factor that cannot be ignored in the society. It has led to many deviating from the paths that they had chosen in order to realize their goals. This negative peer influence may lead on one into distracting activities such as drug abuse. The way to skip over this hurdle is being wary of those whom I interact with. This is more so due to the fact that I am outgoing, thus vulnerable to this pitfall.