Third, I have been involved in coaching youth football for years and it is an activity that has always been rewarding on several levels. Only recently did it begin to dawn on me that coaching in the manner that I have been doing somewhat successfully incorporates many aspects of teaching, irrespective of the fact that it is unrelated to academic studies. In principle, it requires the same fundamental ability to conceptualize ideas and communicate them in ways conducive to the meaningful understanding of learners. It eventually occurred to me that teaching the elements of pass route running or reading defensive alignment indicators on a football field requires many of the same skills as teaching in general. Similarly, I realized that the sense of satisfaction that one derives from watching a football player execute plays correctly as a result of my coaching contribution must be similar to that which motivates effective teachers in academics as well.
The combination of my academic improvement as a result of positive learning environments in specific classes, the exposure to at-risk juveniles and juvenile offenders, and my experience coaching youth football have convinced me to pursue a career as an educator. To some degree, it is related to my desire to pass along the benefits I received in Mr. Selen's and Mr. Roslund's classes. In other respects, it is a function of my desire to contribute positively to the lives of at-risk youth before they encounter legal problems rather than working within the criminal justice system where most of my encounters would likely be only after offenders have already given up on their educational potential. Therefore, it is my sincere hope to begin my formal academic study of Education and teaching at Long Island University.… [Read More]
Graduate School Personal Statement - Chemistry
Most of my friends start to yawn when I tell them what kinds of experiments I performed during a hard day's work in the lab. My usual pattern is to ignore them completely while I rave about fresh discoveries or rant about the frustrations of the day. Yet I can't help myself; even after a full day's work I still want to share my enthusiasm for my chosen line of work with others. However, I am often reminded by my sympathetic friends and family that being a chemistry junkie is a rarity in this world.
I can't remember not being keenly curious and fascinated by the world around me. I have always craved a deeper understanding of the basic structures that underlie our physical universe. Some approach this understanding through philosophy or religion, but I always knew that science -- and chemistry in particular -- would offer me the clearest, most brilliant glimpse of the world.
Throughout my academic career at Whatever College, I vigorously pursued coursework in the physical sciences but also took every opportunity to…… [Read More]
Graduate school admission letter for one interested in pursuing a career in economics.
There are many careers available in the world today. One can be a doctor and perhaps discover a cure for cancer, a teacher who inspires the next President of the United States, or even an astronaut who may one day travel to Mars.
A enjoy working with the numerous financial dealings of companies, making a career path in Economics the best choice for me. Currently there are few minorities choosing to major in Economics, however it is a steadily growing field due to the creation of several organizations aimed to support those who do pursue this vocation.
Short-Range and Long-Range Objectives have a number of professional short-range, as well as long-range objectives that I would like to implement. My short-range goals include obtaining a Masters Degree in my chosen field of Economics, incorporating all I have learned academically and professionally. My long-range goals include obtaining a position utilizing analytical, quantitative, communication skills I have acquired through previous work and academic experiences.
Particular Program have chosen to pursue a Masters Degree in Economics because I enjoy the financial aspects of all forms of businesses, whether it is assisting customers in a bank, lending my expertise to a new company, or working as an accountant in a firm.
I have strong organizational and oral skills, as well as being accomplished in speaking Spanish and fluent in Gujarati, which is a dialect of Northwest India. These are great assets for the international financial dealings many companies…… [Read More]
Graduate School Entrance
Dear Melissa Nicholaus, Taubman Center for Public Policy:
Thank you in advance for your courtesy and for the opportunity to apply for admission to the Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown University. I appreciate your consideration of my application to become enrolled in your Master's Program in Public Policy. It will truly be an honor to be part of such an august learning environment as Brown University -- a venerable, highly-revered institution that first opened its doors the very year that American Colonists began their organized revolt against the British imposition of the Stamp Act, in 1764, which opened the door to the Revolutionary War.
As for my decision to work towards a Master's Degree in Public Affairs, I currently hold a Bachelor's of Arts in Philosophy from ZZE University; I am proud of the effort I extended during my undergraduate career, which resulted in a 3.91 GPA and…… [Read More]
Graduate School: Criminal Justice
An employment announcement in my area residence attracted and dictated my line of education and professional pursuit. It was then that I had to compel to the idea that I wanted to engage in issues pertaining criminal justice and homeland security. In addition, family involvement and experience as a military with the Air Force have seconded my desires. Upon separation from the Air Force, I instilled discipline, which was a big problem in the past and in the course I decided to build my interest in matters of law enforcement through a higher education facility. Presumably I nobly and loftily agree that knowledge is power, but it was not until I joined Excelsior College that this notion dawned reality upon me. Through Excelsior, I have come to terms with being responsible, motivated and focused in achieving my long-term goals. Consequentially, I successfully attained my Associate degree and Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice, a milestone in determining my educational and professional future.
I believe that social, economic and political empowerment lies in the stability of an economy. This stability is steered up by effective security and state protection. The efforts that the United States Department of Defense is carrying out are commendable and my dream has always been to be a part and parcel of that positive change that distinctively put our great nation ahead. The success of a security mission such as the capture of the former Al-Qaeda leader, Osama-Bin-Laden and the fight in curbing illegal immigrants from South America inspired me a great deal. How would I feel if I am the head of security in charge of the mission? How have I participated in ensuring my country's security? These are some of the questions that linger in my mind.
I have a strong conviction that my vocational, education and personal long-term goals can be achieved by pursuing a Master of Science in Criminal Justice. The world is constantly changing and this is attributed to the mindset of a person. I…… [Read More]
pursuing graduate studies and describing future plans.
Write a three-page essay.
Graduate degrees can provide more expertise in a particular area, resulting in a better career path.
What is my reason for pursuing graduate study at St. John's University?
My primary reason for attending St. John's University is to obtain my M. BA in Finance. However, there are many universities that offer programs comparable to the one offered at St. John's. Deciding to attend graduate school is not only a huge commitment of time, effort and money but also selecting the right program at the right school is a key decision. I believe that St. John's can provide me with a comprehensive program curriculum that offers not only the theoretical information but also practical application to the degree that I am pursuing.
When I first began to consider completing the requirements for my MBA, I began to research universities that I felt could provide me with an unsurpassed educational experience. Graduate school can be very stressful and becomes a major part of your life, so I wanted a school that would help me evaluate my options and select realistic goals. St. John's not only provided me with information but also recommendations and concrete suggestions about the program, the requirements and the financial implications.
The university offers a wide range of elective curriculum as well as core classes for achieving my MBA in Finance. The school also has a reputation for having an experienced faculty who hold the appropriate academic credentials and can provide the opportunity for me to experience personal and professional growth in a student-centered learning environment.
St. John's also offers superior financial and administrative support that can help me obtain my MBA and reach my goal of a career in Finance. The school has provided me with a wide range of the academic and support services that they can offer and I believe that attending St. John's would allow me to maximize my opportunity to complete my degree requirements.
What are my future plans?
My major goal is to finish graduate school and obtain my MBA in Finance.…… [Read More]
graduate program in Social Studies is very important for me because it will give the best chance of unifying my interest in helping people through the therapeutic approach. I am very certain that when I finish my graduate program and specialize in the field of my choice, I will offer an immense contribution to the field of social studies and to the understanding of the socio- therapeutic approach in solving people's social problems. I studied psychology and graduated in 2008. The course has enhanced my greater understanding that not all people's problems requires a medical approach and large percentages of people's problems can be solved by the social and therapeutic approach.
After finishing my undergraduate program, I have worked with diverse organizations that have made me gain experiences in the field of social work, which has assisted me in caring for people. Moreover, I worked at AHRC in New York making me to gain wide experience in social study.
The major reason for pursuing graduate program in social studies is to accumulate a body of knowledge in the therapy in order to solve social problems. I intend to purse my Master program because of my understanding that the therapeutic approach can assist in solving people's problem and this has heightened my intention to gain body of knowledge in the therapeutic study in order to address people's social problem.
I will like to focus on the Family-focused Therapy in my graduate program to assist people in unifying families across the world. The Family-focused Therapy is one of the specialized fields of Social Studies used for the treatment of bipolar disorder, and the graduate program will enhance my body of knowledge on the strategy to assist people in solving their family problems. My interest is heightened in the Family-focused Therapy because the program is designed on the assumption that…… [Read More]
Simmons Graduate School Management
Applying the Burke-Litwin Model
The Burke-Litwin Model is also called a Causal Model of Organizational Performance and Change. The Burke-Litwin Model is used to determine how the external and international factors influence production and sustainability of an organization. Many factors are of interest when it comes to management of productivities within and outside organizations. With the use of the Burke-Litwin Model, organizations will be able to access and use strategic options that elicit the difference between productivity and influences of the internal and external factors. The Burke-Litwin Model provides a framework used to assess the organizational and environmental dimensions that are noteworthy in gauging success within organizations. Success is a lucrative achievement in every organization. As depicted by the use of Burke-Litwin Model, organizational dimensions should be linked in order to avoid externalities that threaten productivity. Change in performance should be achieved in order to mark what is called diversity and continuity of the organizational productivity lines (Burke, 2010).
There are different facets that effect on productivity of an organization. One of them is the external environment in which productivity is central and evident. The Burke-Litwin Model exemplifies approaches that are used to provide linkages within organizations and channels of productivity in order to access easy ways of producing and maintaining productivity. The Burke-Litwin Model is a guide material driving organizations into realizing diagnosis and planned changes and goals. Moreover, the Burke-Litwin Model is a straightforward tool used to depict on cause-and-effect relationships in organizations and organizational productivity.
As used in the case study, Burke-Litwin Model is a generative model that has been employed by the organization in order to deal with cases involving gender equality and inequality. With the use of the Burke-Litwin Model, the case study has exemplified on various analysis and descriptions together with extraction of lessons derived from a collaborative action research. The aim of the research project is to exemplify and strengthen the effectiveness within organizations and other tools of production. As part of describing and analyzing the existence and performance of the international organization in Mexico, the case study has applied Burke-Litwin Model to analyse the…… [Read More]
I believe that I can achieve this goal by learning from the graduate program the different practical and theoretical information about the ways children learn and develop. I intend to seriously participate in the different activities that the graduate program will hold in order for me to learn the skills required to achieve success in my profession of being an early childhood education teacher.
Thirdly, in entering the graduate program, I aim to be empowered in providing competent teaching processes to children. This includes high-quality educational experience provided to children, characterized and embodied by appropriate learning programs. I understand that the graduate program provides its early childhood professionals with diverse instructions based on frameworks of theoretical research and studies. Through this, I believe that the achievement of my goals can be facilitated.
In summary, I want to enter a graduate program for early childhood education because I have the passion for learning diverse methods of effective teaching, as well as a passion for providing a meaningful experience of learning to children. I want to provide competent and high-quality learning experience. I believe that the philosophy and mission of the graduate program is right and fitting for all my goals and objectives. Moreover, I want to enter the graduate program because of its variety of vantage points, such as classroom instructions, teachings on how to support the intellectual, social, and psychological development of a child, which can all be beneficial to achieving success to my goals.… [Read More]
graduated from the University of Massachusetts in June of 2000, in the field of Finance. I began working as a substitute teacher at Botanic Gardens Children's Center, after which I took a position as assistant administrator at Liberty Mutual. After this I was able to use the skills acquired during my studies in the more responsible position of coordinator in charge of handling export documentation, accounts receivable and payable, equipment control and booking at Hanjin Shipping. My office is one of the smallest, but also one of the busiest in Korea's shipping giant. My duties as an export department representative are demanding, and my days seldom comprise only eight hours. Despite the pressure, I advanced quite quickly to achieve my current position in the company. Indeed my advancement speed is nearly two years ahead of what is considered to be typical promotion speed.
My duties as Coordinator for Export include several routine tasks. I am for example responsible for administrative tasks such as documentation of accounts, equipment control and booking. I am also responsible for compiling and filing shipper export documents with U.S. customs, cross checking loading against shipper documentation, and updating inventory on a daily basis. Furthermore my duties included communication tasks such as contacting customers for documentation, overdue payments, and monitoring export documentation communication. These, among the other duties that I perform for my company, are important, but also mentally unchallenging.
While the amount of my duties is therefore challenging, I also feel that I am frustrated by the basic level of intelligence required to perform some of the more dull and routine tasks. This does not excite me, and I find myself needing greater challenges to meet the level of my abilities.
I for example have noticed many areas around the office that could benefit from improvements.
The problem is that my position as department representative does not authorize me to implement any of the improvements myself. I am obliged to make suggestions to my superior. My manager however has interests and focus that differ from my own, and therefore efforts on my part to make suggestions usually go unnoticed.
The above frustrations have inspired me to look for ways in which I could make a change in order to find greater satisfaction in my career. The opportunity to study at the Graduate School of International Studies not…… [Read More]
Personal Statement Grad School
Statement of purpose essay -- why graduate study, why now?
One of the unique attractions of Ohio State University for a graduate student is its simultaneous melding of the personal and the professional elements of the graduate educational experience. It is a huge, spirited institution that strives to prepare all of its graduate students for the cutthroat elements of what is termed 'the real world,' whether this real world cumulates in the cutthroat life of academia, or the 'real' world of business life. Yet it also offers a highly competitive academic environment, in which all students may thrive in an atmosphere of scholarship.
The decision to embark upon a path in graduate education has been a difficult one for me. Like many undergraduates, when I initially embarked upon my undergraduate program of study, I was somewhat unfocused in my interests, pursuits, and my academic purpose or telos in life. However, now I feel that I have matured enough as an individual and as a scholar to present myself to Ohio State as a credible candidate and an asset to the campus.
When a school selects a student for undergraduate study, I am well aware of the fact that the campus expects someone to be relatively rough and unformed as a person. However, much like an individual attempting to present him or herself as a candidate for employment, a prospective graduate student must attempt not so much to show the school what he or she can become as a human being, but what he or she can do for the campus and the program he or she is about to become a part of. Where I am 'now' as a person, I believe, makes me an asset to the campus and to the classroom.
A graduate program of study makes a commitment to a graduate student in the time and effort of its faculty members, and also often in the form of a financial commitment…… [Read More]
This article discusses the role of graduate students in teaching others. The author provides insight into the teaching process, and seeks to give lessons to graduate students with respect to improving their own teaching skills. The author notes that time management is a critical challenge when juggling teaching duties. This work is something of a primer to help graduate students meet the challenges associated with being both students and instructors. The work is not academic in any way, nor is it published in an academic journal. The author is a member of faculty, but again this does not mean that the article is strictly academic in nature. Rather, the content constitutes advice to graduate students, rather than the results of any particular study. The information has been compiled largely through informal and anecdotal means, and it is by these means that it is being transmitted to the reader as well.
The common theme in all three articles is that they are all written by members of faculty, but none qualify as academic works. It is important to separate the credentials of the authors -- all of whom are presumably capable of creating academic works -- from the credentials of the work itself. In each case, the work is not academic in nature, nor published in an academic journal, nor subject to peer review. The authors all have experience in the subject, and this can be valuable for the casual reader, but the works should not be confused with peer-reviewed academic work. They are valuable to the audience, but only in the sense that they provide good advice from experienced people who understand the subject matter. These works, however, do not deliver verifiable fact as much as they deliver opinion -- they are just educated opinions.
Works… [Read More]
sports science with a teacher certification, obtaining this certification is most appropriate for my immediate goal of being able to teacher sports science in a middle or high school. However, I also want to continue my education and obtain a graduate degree in education so that I could also take my skills to the university level and teach if in the future I so desired. Thus, upon achieving certification, I plan to enroll in a graduate course.
At the same time I am also considered pursuing a psychology degree as I have an interest in working with troubled teens and providing teaching, mentoring, coaching, or therapy/counseling to them. I could, for example, pursue a job as a school counselor at some point should I find few opportunities in the way of teaching sports science in schools. Essentially, I want to keep my options open and be ready to fill a number of roles based on my credentials.
Becoming a licensed psychologist, however, requires two years of post-graduate work in the field under the tutelage of a sponsor, who monitors your activity for a specific number of hours. This is a significant amount of time that must be devoted to this line of work but it is absolutely necessary in order to obtain a psychology license and be able to practice on your own. Thus, were I committing myself to a psychology course, I would need to block out at minimum another two years for graduate school and then another two years for post-grad work in the field in order to apply for professional licensure.
My plan for pursuing my entry-level position as a sports science teacher in a middle or high school, therefore, is my first priority. This will allow me to work and gain experience teaching as I simultaneously work on obtaining my second degree in…… [Read More]
knowledge, by seeking to enter graduate school in education? Why now, at this juncture of my life and in the educational life of this nation? I believe that currently, the nation is in a state of crisis, in terms of its evolving attitude to education. America hopes to make its students widely competitive in the global marketplace of ideas and the professional, global market of business, yet it also wishes to keep its focus on creativity and individuality in education.
I wish to become a part of the current educational revolution that is transpiring in the world around me. I wish to answer that challenge to American educators, to find a way to merge the practical focus of American education with a form of education that truly nourishes a child as a unique moral individual. Both are necessary for every individual to truly realize his or her potential in the classroom and in life.
A also know that, having established a sound foundation for my education as an undergraduate, I require a more extensive background in educational theory before I can truly feel confident as a professional…… [Read More]
It is my goal that in the workforce, I will be able to move quickly through the managerial ranks. I have the raw talent, but the MBA program will give me finely-tuned skills that will help propel me. I have already demonstrated during the course of my undergraduate career that I have natural leadership ability. I feel that if I were an ordinary individual with ordinary potential, I would not need an MBA. However, as one of the best and brightest, I must be able to readily demonstrate my talents to potential employers and to my bosses when I start to work. The mere title of MBA is a starting point, reflecting the vast array of skills that I will bring to the table.
I feel that furthering my business education will allow me to develop a broad base that will make me useful in many different situations. Executive level talent cannot be one-dimensional. I feel the best managers are able to synthesize a wide range of information and skills, including finance, human resources, IT and management. As such, I feel that an MBA will give me the balance that I need in my educational background.
Overall, I feel that the MBA is the next step in my career development. I have performed well to this point, but that my differentiated talents require a mark of distinction such as a Master's of Business Administration. I fully expect to live up to the degree, and carry my success well throughout my career. Thus, I feel that an MBA is integral to my future success, and the pursuit of this is the next logical progression for my career.… [Read More]
Economics is one of the basic means of explaining human behavior and the interactions that drive the world.
In the center of Edinburgh, there is a statue of Adam Smith. That tells me that when we as economists do an exceptionally good job at explaining our world, we are making a profound contribution. The better we understand our world, the better we can run our world, both on an individual level and on a macro level. I really feel that building a greater understanding of economics will not only help my career but it will also help me to understand my role in the world better -- and allow me to take a bigger stake in the world.
For my undergraduate education, I earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting. That led me to my current career. It is important to continue learning, however, if one wishes to continue growing. I know that I will be a valuable contributor to the economics program. I have taken it upon myself to become well-read on economics, which will give me a good sense of perspective in classroom discussions. I have the strong mathematical skills to understand existing models, and hopefully to build a few new ones as well. My contributions will also be enhanced by my voracious reading of economic opinion regarding our current crisis, as I have taken to analyzing the conflicting views about not only what is happening but how we can resolve some of the problems in the economy. As an accounting assistant, I have learned that one of the greatest uses of understanding is to solve problems, and that is the approach I expect to take into my graduate-level economics education as well.… [Read More]
My academic progress has been quite successful to date, and I know that the breadth of knowledge I received as an undergraduate is extensive enough to meet the needs of the graduate school programs I have identified. In addition, my practical experience and the references I will be able to produce should work quite strongly in my favor with graduate school admissions personnel. I also believe that I interview quite well, and am able to present myself in a very affable and confident manner that enables me to express my qualifications, skills, and other "selling points" without seeming arrogant or boastful, and this will also help my chances of admission.
Although I believe I am able to present my qualifications, skills, and knowledge quite well in interviews, the most challenging aspect of the application process by far was the writing of the personal essay that both schools required. For some reason, I find it much more difficult to write about myself than I do to talk about myself, at least when I am trying to be both impressive yet honest and humble at the same time. There is so much more that can be accomplished with body language, inflection, and side comments than can be communicated in the black and white of text on the page, and this helps create the appropriate balance for such a presentation of self. Writing personal essays in an attempt to come to the same type of balance is far more difficult for me, and not nearly as enjoyable. While there were some parts of the application process that seemed less necessary or that were more tedious to complete, completing the personal essay in a way that I was satisfied with was without question the most difficult part of the application process.
Deciding who to approach for references was rather difficult, as some of the people I thought might…… [Read More]
Networking in Student Affairs
Student Affairs Networking
Graduate students who will be moving into work in higher education and student affairs have much to consider, including professional development and networking. Ideally, that networking should start well before graduation is imminent, because it allows the student to develop contacts in the professional world before he or she moves into that world on a more permanent basis. Students who have professional contacts before they finish graduate school are more likely to see success in the working world in an earlier time frame, which can help those students make the transition from educational institution to professional working environment more easily.
While this type of networking and development does not guarantee success, it is one of the most significant things a student can do to move toward career placement and advancement in his or her chosen field. The literature that is addressed in Chapter Two will focus on the networking that is seen among graduate students in general, with as much emphasis as possible on those who are moving into careers related to higher education administration. Since the literature on that specific career path is scant, at best, an overview of networking and professional development in the graduate student population will be provided. This will show both the valuable information needed by graduate students when it comes to networking, and the large gap in the literature where higher education administration, graduate students, and networking is considered.
The purpose of this study is to detail the information that is important for graduate students who are focused on professional development. These students must take care to learn all they can about their chosen profession, and there are several ways to do that. The knowledge they acquire in the classroom matters a great deal, but so does the networking they will engage in while they are still at their educational institution. Mixers and other events, where the graduate students get to know professional contacts in their chosen profession, can be among the most…… [Read More]
Graduate and the New Left
In the United States in the 1960s, the nation was going through a change both in the psychological and sociological makeup of the population. Everything about the country was changing quickly, right down to the very moral code which makes up the identity of a culture. The American Dream and the belief that everyone could become successful if they were willing to work hard and if they lived in America was proving to be a fallacy in the wake of oppression, disenfranchisement, and racially-biased or gender-based prejudices. A group emerged who not only wished to be entirely different from their parents, but they also desired to completely upset if not outright eradicate the status quo and change what it meant to be an American citizen with an American identity. One of the components of this movement was a decidedly liberal perspective and agenda. This group would come to be known as the New Left. The ideology of this group, the inability to conform to expectations, the rejection of post-World War II ideals, and the need to create individual decisions regardless of the potential outcomes, is illustrated in the film The Graduate and the character of young Benjamin Braddock played by actor Dustin Hoffman.
The values of post-World War II America had given way to a revolutionary attitude that demanded change. Those who were reared in the post-war era were raised by a patriarchal, traditional family unit where father was the working man who dealt out the punishments and mother's job was to cook and clean and to nurture. It was expected that the man would hold a job and the woman would stay home. She would raise children who were well-behaved ladies and gentlemen who would then grow to be replications of their parents. Every child born to this dynamic was supposed to repeat it by aging, marrying, and then taking part in the appropriate activities of their gender delineation. However, for some members of the American population, this was not the kind of life they desired…… [Read More]
Teaching at the university level and at the grade school level can be vastly different. Institutional differences account for the largest part of the disparities between these ostensibly similar careers, but methodological differences also exist. Teaching is considered the primary focus of the grade school teacher's career, whereas university professors are often academic scholars rather than educators and teaching for such people is far less important than academic research.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in four Americans are enrolled in educational institutions. Education is the largest industry in the country, accounting for nearly 12 million jobs. Most of these people teach at the grade school level. Teaching is considered a trade rather than a profession: teachers are usually unionized. Teaching positions constitute almost half of all educational services jobs and require at least a bachelor's degree. Most school districts give their employees incentives to pursue further education; typically a master's degree. Teachers typically attend liberal arts colleges and pursue a bachelor's degree in elementary or secondary education with a concentration in a particular subject. During their final years of study, these students will become 'student teachers' and pair up with local schools as teachers' assistants in order to gain valuable on-the-job training.
Secondary school teachers educate students that are closest in age to University students. Of these teachers, the ones that teach courses most similar to university-level courses teach Advanced Placement classes, which are taught to advanced students who wish to pass standardized achievement tests in order to gain college credit before entering a university. These courses are often taught by the senior-level teaching staff and are considered the most prestigious classes to teach at the high school level among public school students. Other teachers that focus on material similar to that found at the college or university level teach college preparatory classes such as calculus and foreign languages. In most schools, text books are standardized as at the university level only more so. However, certain discrepancies exist. For instance, college faculty need to solicit enrollment for a class unless the class is required of all students. This creates a market for popular teachers and courses.
College faculties are more specialized than high school faculties; the most similar style of teaching to the high school level is done at small, liberal arts colleges…… [Read More]