My Hopes and Dreams

Scholarship Entrant: Alejandro from Lawrenceville, Georgia
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Alejandro: 1

I was raised on the belief that I needed to be a doctor or an engineer to be successful in life. When I got accepted into the Mercer University, it was not an achievement, it was just another step that I need to take to fulfill a dream that was not my own. The dream that I’ve had since I was young was to help people. My freshmen year I learned about the resident assistant position and how they were student leaders that helped others. My sophomore year I became a freshmen resident assistant and was nervous if I would be able to make a difference in the lives the students. Through the semester I realized that I enjoyed helping out the residence more than I enjoyed the work that I was supposed to do for the rest of my life. The turning point became apparent to me when someone left me a note thanking me for everything I had done for them, I decided at that point that I wanted to work in student affairs specifically residence life. Residence life provides personal and social support for students within the residence halls, the work we do is not recognized by many but as long as we can help one person that is good enough for us. The steps to complete my dream is to be a resident assistant for 3 years, finish my undergraduate degree, get a graduate hall director position, and then start working full time at a university.

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