Write an essay where you tell us about what drives you in your pursuit of your graduate degree.
The value of a graduate degree opens doors that aren't typically accessible. In my current position as a fellow for the Department of Police Accountability, my supervisor/ Executive Director asked me when I would earn my graduate degree so that I can be eligible for hire. Having proved myself in the workplace as a fellow, I am starting to recognize that a graduate degree is a symbol for qualification in addition to a testament of the work one has done to earn it. While pursuing a graduate degree, I currently work 3 jobs, two of them are full time.
My inspiration to complete this graduate degree goes far beyond a desire for the opportunity to improve my financial position in through employment. As an employee in the public/ non-profit sector, I look to utilize my extensive experience that starts from my teenage years, to retain a management position that will allow me to influence change. Earning a graduate degree will allow me to qualify for that particular leadership position. At University of San Francisco, the courses focus on leadership with moral/ ethical consciousness.
Elijah from California
University of San Francisco