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

When asked what inspired me to pursue my graduate degree, my mind exploded with nearly a hundred reasons why. The world is constantly changing. There are new inventions coming out every day, new ways of thinking being shared across the world, a constant splurge on innovation. If you do not keep yourself updated with the current resources available, you will be left behind in the dust. As the inspirational Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

With education comes an opening of abilities, skills, connections, and thoughts that allow you to take on new heights and challenges. I will never stop seeking a higher way of thought and education, and graduate school is simply the next stepping stone in my quest for knowledge. So why am I inspired to pursue my graduate degree? Well simply, education gives me the strength and confidence to speak, lead, and live my life day in and day out.

Nicolette from Tennessee
Lipscomb University