Write an essay where you tell us about what drives you in your pursuit of your graduate degree.
When I started my college path I went for a degree in Education because I thought I was going to be a military wife and they always need teachers on base. I graduated college with a 3.5 GPA and a degree in Elementary Education during a time when the field was flooded with applicants. My ex-husband decided the military was not for him. He went back to school and I struggled to find a position in rural Illinois that could keep us financially secure. So ultimately this led to me finding a job in the corporate world instead. I have been with this company for seven years and climb as high as I can go, having little business knowledge and no credentials to further myself here. So, I am going back to school seeking higher education so that I can become better at my current job and be able to keep moving up as a businesswoman.
When I started working for my company I did phone assistance for customers that called in, and I enjoyed my work. But as years went on, I kept taking on new roles because I wanted to be and do more than I currently was. This led me to working in the Account Management Department; this department was created because of work I did on a temporary project that they made permanent for me because I impressed the company with the results I gained. Now I find myself working with people that have business knowledge that I lack, and I feel the difference in our capabilities. Tho
Rebecca from Virginia
Western Governor University