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Columbia Transfer: How and why is your present school not meeting your needs?


mjk249 2 / 4  
Feb 9, 2010   #1
Short Answer Essay Question
How and why is your present school not meeting your needs? Please limit yourself to 250 words (1 page).

When I nervously peaked into my first class at a community college, I was confused if I had come to the right place. Some people wore suits with their company IDs and some had white hair and a walking cane. Since I was used to having a class with similar aged classmates, the classroom setting was radically different from what I had expected. Although I complained at first, I came to appreciate my times at a community college. It led me to valuable experiences such as tutoring which I learned the value of education by observing positive influence that my students received and sponsoring a child, Nara, in Indonesia gave me the desire to assist developing countries to structure their economies in ways that will enable them to provide education to all children.

Although my years at community college were worthwhile, it did not offer the proper education that I wanted to have to become a proficient international education economist. Upon finishing the most relevant program at the college, an associate degree in Liberal Arts with International Studies concentration, I realized the necessity to pursue further education in a competent four-year institution such as Columbia that will adequately prepare me to reach my goal: to provide education to children suffering from poverty by studying International and Development Economics and broadening both my academic and cultural perspectives.

any comments would be welcomed! =) Thank you so much!

SHABAIL 1 / 17  
Feb 9, 2010   #2
When I nervously peaked into my first class at a community college, I was confused about whether or not I had come to the right place.

Some people wore suits with their company IDs and some had white hair and a walking cane.were dressed professionally and were older than your traditional student.

Since I was used to having a class with similar aged classmates peers, this particular classroom setting was radically different from what I had expected.was used to.

It led me to valuable experiences such as tutoring from which I have learned the value of education by observing the positive influence that my students received and sponsoring a child, Nara, in Indonesia. This gave me the desire to assist developing countries to structure their economies in ways that will enable them to provide education to all children.

Upon finishing the most relevant program at the college, an associate degree in Liberal Arts with International Studies concentration, I realized the necessity to pursue further education in a competent four-year institution such as Columbia. By transferring I hope that will become adequately prepared to reach my personal goal: to provide education to children suffering from poverty by studying International and Development Economics and broadening both my academic and cultural perspectives.
OP mjk249 2 / 4  
Feb 9, 2010   #3
Thank you very much!!
SHABAIL 1 / 17  
Feb 9, 2010   #4
No problem
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,321 129  
Feb 10, 2010   #5
When I nervously peeked into my first class at a community college, I was confused if about whether or not I had come to the right place.

Some people wore suits with their company I.D. badges, and some had white hair and were walking cane.

Although my years at community college were worthwhile, they did not include the proper education that I wanted to have to become a proficient international education economist.

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