University of Texas | My Family Travels
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Over hearing my older sister's conversation with my father about her UT orientation this summer in July, I decided to rush into the room to realize I wasn't invited so i offered myself to go as my father and sister agreed to let me join them to go to Austin. I was extremely excited for the approaching event. After all I do envision this being my future college I plan to attend. It was shocking that I was unaware of the financial burden that students had. Apart from my sister she was among the statistics of students grabbing loans instead of having scholarships to cover tuition. However, looking at her struggle helps me define the importance of applying for a scholarship.

Seeing how college would be like during the three day event made me understand how life would be. As I walked around the UT campus, viewing each building, I stopped myself a couple of times to visualize how granted I am to be the youngest and allowing me time to look onto my future to become a neurologist. It excites me because I'm one step closer to my dream. Examining each affair, one of them happened to catch my eye, it included my future ambition. It dealt with surgical means, they happened to give the best advice for it. After obtaining a bachelor's degree you must apply for medical school which I've learned that certain amount of students make it into this rigorous career. Considering myself as a studious person, makes me ready for this challenage. As I'm sitting in the room with a pack of people I become conscious of what each upperclassmen had to say, I learned you have to at least get involved within a group or more in order to become social with the enviroment around you.

I became curious in how the groups happen to be oppression, to help people in foreign countries that live in poverty by providing them health care. It really makes me feel like sacrificing things just to help people and what they need. What im trying to say is if you apply yourself into doing something. You don't start what you can't finish. Becoming a neurologist takes plenty of work, but I've learned that it is not easy to become what you want when there is an abundant amount of people giving up. Obviously, its too much work to do but at the end the people that accoomplish their goals became stronger and begin living a great life doing what they love. I happened to have my mind set on doing the same thing and sticking to my major whether things take a heavy toil.

By accomplishing more than the usual, i'll try my best to become top 10% in my high school by senior year. Allowing myself to sign up for programs that I have in my school such as; HOSA, student council, track, softball, and much more will allow me to grab a first hand experience with socializing with people. I wish others would follow onto my footsteps; I would like to see young people in my generation look up to something far important. Overall this whole UT trip made me apprehend the importance of making good grades in advanced courses, joining clubs to become social, and apply for scholarships to help pay for college tuition.

 

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