COLLEGE: Ohio Northern University
Cornell University President David J. Skorton said, “In the midst of life, we must look toward the future and define our way forward.” I believe that the first step in defining our way is to get an education. I’m going into electrical engineering and one day will obtain a doctorate degree. My main reason for wanting a doctorate is to keep my options open. With a doctorate, you have many options. Besides being more qualified for a job position, one would have a lot of the schooling out of the way in case one wants to go back to school to become, say, a professor. Also, since there is so much school required, you could take courses in any field, which would give you a well-rounded knowledge.
Another reason to obtain a doctorate is because it has been proven that the higher the level of education one has, the higher the salary. I am not saying I want to be in the 1 percent, but I would like to live comfortably. I’ve seen it many times at my school and around Canton, people are having money issues, especially with the state of the economy. There are many people living below the poverty line, and that’s difficult to see. With the money I would hopefully make, I would like to take some of the excess and give back to my school, my family and my home community.
After schooling, I want to work for a Fortune 100 company. While there, I want to work on a major product that will help people in some way. I want to be able to say that I affected, not changed, the world.
I have a pretty good idea of where I want to end up in my life, and I will do my utmost to get there, but, as we all know, nothing is certain. Tomorrow is not promised, and fate will do with us what it will. I look at my goals as more of an outline and the final story will write itself along the way.