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

My mother, my sister and myself inspired me to pursue a graduate degree. My mother always pushes me to do better and to achieve the ultimate best. She came to this country as an immigrant from the Dominican Republic and has worked hard to put my sister and I through undergrad. My sister inspires me because I serve as a role model for her to do better and continue her education and to know that even thought there may be an obstacle in the road we must overcome it. I inspired myself to go to pursue my graduate degree because I have seen how hard my mother has worked with no degree and seen the many obstacles and hard times she had. Also, there is so much I want to accomplish and I believe a graduate degree will help me accomplish that. I want to become a financial consultant and a college professor.

Jeison from Pennsylvania
Eastern University