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'a forensic field, or something similar' - NSF - My Education and Career Goals


smtz88 1 / 6  
Dec 18, 2011   #1
I have to write a 300 word essay on "My Education and Career Goals" for a National Science Foundation Scholarhip for Biology Majors.
I think I have a few grammar mistakes and I want to know if it the essay sounds significant and interesting. Thank you!

Here it goes:


My name is Sandra and I am currently a sophomore, attending both Laredo Community College and Texas A & M International University. I am pursuing a major in Biology with the intent of earning a Bachelor's of Arts in said area with a minor in Forensics. My goal is to attain a career where I can do my part to better my community and perhaps express my passion in solving abstract problems and investigating the natural world. There are many ideas and adventures in which I eagerly await to pursue, all of which connect to my interest in biology and science.

For my college career, I decided to pursue a Bachelor's of Arts in Biology, as opposed to a Bachelor of Science, because as much as I enjoy learning biology, I have a keen interest in some areas like forensic science, English, mathematics and philosophy. A Bachelor's of Arts will surely help me gain the necessary knowledge to help me obtain a career in the scientific field, but still help me explore other areas that will surely make me a more well-rounded individual.

As I continue to work on my Bachelor's in Biology, I plan to apply to internship programs that will give me hands on experience in the scientific field. One of the internship programs that I will be applying to will include the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program. Hopefully, getting into that program will provide me with the opportunity to gain experience in the federal government by allowing me to participate in Federal Sponsorships like the Central Intelligence Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

After college, I would like to find a career as either a Laboratory technician, in a forensic field, or something similar. Then, I would like to perhaps pursue a Master's Degree to get into an institute like the National Biocontainment Laboratory in Galveston, Texas. The knowledge and experience I gain from my college career shall benefit me in finding a profession that will stimulate my enthusiasm for investigating and researching things around me.
itzoh_101 2 / 5  
Dec 18, 2011   #2
My name is Sandra and I am currently a sophomore, attending both Laredo Community College and Texas A & M International University. I am pursuing a major in Biology with the intent of earning a Bachelor's of Arts in said area with a minor in Forensic science. My goal is to attain a career where I can give back to my community and perhaps express my passion in solving abstract problems and investigating the natural world. There are many ideas and adventures in which I eagerly await to pursue, all of which connect to my interest in biology and science.

For my college career, I decided to pursue a Bachelor's of Arts in Biology, as opposed to a Bachelor of Science; because as much as I enjoy learning biology, I have a keen interest in some areas like forensic science, English, mathematics and philosophy. A Bachelor's of Arts will surely help me gain the necessary knowledge to help me obtain a career in the scientific field, but still help me explore other areas that will surely( don't write "will surely" a lot) make me a more well-rounded individual.

As I continue to work on my Bachelor's in Biology, I plan to apply to internship programs that will give me hands on experience in the scientific field. One of the internship programs that I will be applying to will include the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program. Hopefully, getting into that program will provide me with the opportunity to gain experience in the federal government by allowing me to participate in Federal Sponsorships like the Central Intelligence Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

After college, I would like to find a career as either a Laboratory technician in a forensic field, or something similar. Then, I would like to perhaps pursue a Master's Degree to get into an institute like the National Biocontainment Laboratory in Galveston, Texas. The knowledge and experience I gain from my college career shall benefit me in finding a profession that will stimulate my enthusiasm for investigating and researching the world around me.
OP smtz88 1 / 6  
Dec 18, 2011   #3
Thank you, that does sound a lot better :)
deveonrose 2 / 2  
Dec 20, 2011   #5
i just happened to read your essay, this is very good and i wish you the best
OP smtz88 1 / 6  
Dec 20, 2011   #6
Thank you! and likewise :)

Hope to hear from the program soon!


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