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

I recently graduated with a Bachelors of Applied Arts and Sciences with a concentration in Business. While working on my degree I knew I always wanted to pursue something bigger. I will be starting that pursuit this fall. I am choosing to pursue my MBA because I would love to ultimately work with a non-profit agency. Specifically one that deals with immigration. I would love to help others understand the process and help create solvency in a non-profit that is desperately needed. Recently I went through a tone of immigration proceedings with my husband and have a new and improved appreciation for what those people do and I would love to find a way to be a part of that change. We realized there is so much stigma surrounding being undocumented. This is especially true in recent years. The language needs to change. People are not illegal. Saying a person is illegal to me makes a person no different from a commodity. "Drugs" are illegal, drinking and driving is illegal both of these items can effect people but they are not specifically people. We need to change the language around this topic in order to change the immigration conversation. I want to make the US a better more hospitable place instead of pushing us further back into the dark ages. We as American's are better than this, we are smarter than this and collectively we have the power to change this. Pursuing my graduate degree is so much more than just a piece of paper. It's the key to my voice and being the change I want to see in the world.

Jennifer from Texas
University of North Texas