Write an essay where you tell us about what drives you in your pursuit of your graduate degree.

I decided to pursue a graduate degree in order to be able to pursue the career of my dreams. I had a college professor once say 70% of students will earn a degree and not pursue a career utilizing it. It was a shock to me given how hard students work to earn it and now I understand as I am part of the 70%. I want to work and become part the 30% who have a career in their area of studies. I realize in order to begin doing so I have to work hard and earn my Mater’s. That is the first step and from there I can achieve anything. I hope that my Master’s will facilitate the beginning to a new fulfilling career.

Samantha from Connecticut
University of New Haven