My Career Goals

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Just recently, I was reviewing my academic information in preparation for the completion of my applications. I stumbled upon one of my essays required for admission to my undergraduate college choices. I had originally wanted to major in biology. I was always fascinated by the miraculous operations performed by the body, especially the mind. As probably heard before, I took my first psychology course and realized that I had to change my major. I felt compelled to pursue psychology as my career choice. Throughout the first few years of college, I enrolled in several psychology courses, my mind inundating with various concepts and definitions. I remember having the feeling of being lucky. I was one of the few students whom I have encountered who not only thoroughly enjoyed her major, but also was fascinated by it. As I began to delve deeper into the study of psychology, I began to see psychology from a personal perspective.

        I believed that I would have been a successful biologist since I enjoyed absorbing information and making connections between mind and body. What I had not wanted to neglect was my intuition and ability to connect with individuals. I wanted a life and career that would be satiating and not bereft of interactions with individuals on a personal level. I work part-time as a tutor at the Center for Academic Enhancement at the College of New Jersey. I tutor a variety of psychology courses in addition to Spanish level courses. I chose Spanish as a minor of study because I feel that the study of a prevalent foreign language enables the availability of communication and connection for those whom may be seeking assistance but cannot express their concerns through the English language. I decided to tutor throughout my college years in lieu of pursuing...