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'Ambitious goals' - Hofstra University! Educational, professional and personal goals.

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Oct 14, 2012   #1
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The essay/personal statement gives you the opportunity to share your thoughts on one of the following topics with the Admission Committee. Please select one of the following topics and prepare an essay/personal statement of 250 to 500 words.

1) Describe your educational, professional and personal goals.

Having certain goals is what differentiates person from person. To aspire to succeed in life is a hopeful way to keep looking positively towards the future. As I mature, my educational goals grow and I begin to expect more and more from myself. I no longer allow myself to 'slack off' as I may have in elementary school. I understand that my educational success only helps me begin to reach my professional goals.

I aim to go into criminal justice and become a prosecutor. It has been my dream ever since I started to comprehend and give the much-needed respect that people deserve in law enforcement and the justice department. I am constantly placing myself in that field's environment to really give myself a feel of what I have to look forward to.

I attended Bergen County Youth Police Academy this past summer as well as enrolling myself in the Bergen County Sheriff's Department Leadership Academy for the entire year. I absolutely loved, and still love, being trained by the men and women who went through the real deal: marines, army soldiers, air force personnel, in addition to drill sergeants and captains.

Along with Police Academy, I also interned at the Bergen County Superior Courts over the summer. I worked in the Family Court Department and was able to experience what it will be like to work in a courtroom. There was so much paperwork to deal with and so many cases to file, but even so, I loved every second of my internship.

Although I could've stayed home and relaxed all summer, I decided to put myself out in the field with my peers and get a basic, early understanding of what my career choice will be surrounded by.

Besides educational and professional goals, I have personal goals in which includes bettering myself in realistic ways that I know I will be able to reach. For example, I am currently trying to improve my learning abilities. By that, I am not just referring to academic learning abilities; however, the learning abilities that are skills needed to take a bad situation from the past and turn it around to learn the lessons it brings. When a negative event happens in one's life, he or she may reflect on that situation only for the worse, instead of understanding that there are precautions that can be taken in the future from preventing history from repeating itself. Learning exactly how to do this is one of my biggest personal goals.

To have aspirations in life, whether educationally, professionally, or personally, is powerfully motivating and causes more satisfaction from the feeling of accomplishment. I have ambitious goals, but I know I will achieve them through a good education, because as Horace Mann once stated, "A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated."

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