My College Plans Essay, Research Paper
My College Plans
Business Computer Applications
Sunday, March 30, 1997
At first I never had wanted to go to college because I didn’t like
school, but now as I get older I realize that I will need a college education to
make it in life. So when the question came up what college would I like to go
to? I knew right away that I wanted to go to the University of Kentucky. It is
the only college that I would ever considering going to, I love this college
with a deep passion. They have my favorite basketball team and the also
represent Kentucky (The state in which I was born.).
From its modest beginnings in 1865, when it was known as a State College,
the University of Kentucky has grown into one of the nation’s most outstanding
institutions of higher learning. As a comprehensive land-grant university, UK
offers an educational experience that cannot be matched anywhere in the
Commonwealth. The Lexington campus consist of 764 acres and 24,200 students.
It also employs 1,796 full-time faculty members. UK ranks among the top 100
research institutions in the nation.
When I was asked the question what I wanted to be when I grow up I
really didn’t know, until my Sophomore year of high school. It wasn’t till then
when I decided that I wanted to be a journalist. I guess I just hadn’t had my
call until then. This was the year that probably changed my whole life. It was
the year that I took my first year of newspaper class. I really chose the class
not knowing what I was about to encounter. But, after I got to know everyone and
how the class worked I knew that I found my calling. I really enjoyed the class
that year because I really liked the teacher and the student editor. They made
learning how the newspaper class worked and how to work together as a team fun.
I am now in my second year of the Pacer Post and looking forward to another year
ahead of me.
Hopefully when I graduate I will have 3 years of high school newspaper
class plus, I would like to have some on the job training. I already have a lot
of experience with all kinds of computer programs such as: Microsoft Works,
Microsoft Word, Adobe Pagemaker 6.0, Corel 6.0, Netscape, Microsoft Internet
Explorer, and Windows 95. I think that the combination of all these things plus
a college degree will make for a good career in journalism.
When I attend the University of Kentucky I will not have to work through
college because my father said that if I decide to go to college he will pay for
it. I also plan to study some other courses in college that will also make a
good career. That is so if my journalism career falls through I will have
something else to fall back on. I will live on campus in a dorm and will
probably do a little of the partying that goes on at colleges all over the world.
But, I think that I am responsible enough to know when it is time for me to get
serious about my education.
I really cannot wait to go to college. But, also I would like to enjoy
my Senior year of high school while doing so.
Go Big Blue