Write an essay where you tell us about what drives you in your pursuit of your graduate degree.
Now, I have endured and thrived upon completing academic accomplishments to pursue my career goal and be accepted into a graduate school. I was able to do this by asking the right questions and taking the time to research information on my own. I have continued to seek out knowledge and set relevant goals for myself, while also asking for support from others when necessary. Every year I have created a plan of action for balancing my life, unprompted. I found organization, not as a commodity, but as a necessity. At the beginning of every school year, I schedule events of my personal life and internships around courses, while integrating volunteer hours and work. By doing this, I was able to plan ahead and succeed. For example, I understood I would be taking anatomy courses, something I had no prior academic experience in. I took it upon myself to study terms and materials on the subject before taking these classes, being aware that this type of knowledge was critical for a base understanding in my future major and career goal. Curiosity and motivation to attain further knowledge such as this, were key components of cultivating independent learning, something I have practiced for a majority of my life.
Marah from Minnesota
St. Catherine University