I grew up in a lower-middle class home that gave me no illusions about how tough life can be when you don’t have money. If something broke in our house that we couldn’t fix ourselves, then it would stay broken because we simply didn’t have the money to hire someone to fix it. One year we went without running water for six months because a pipe had burst that winter and we had to take showers and get jugs of water at my grandmother’s house up the road. I saw the toll working long hours at exhausting, dead-end jobs was taking on my parents, and I knew that no matter what, I was not going to end up that way. Luckily, I have an excellent opportunity to improve not only my lifestyle, but that of my family as well.
After being accepted into Emmanuel College in Boston, I learned about their majors and programs. Not only do they offer interesting and useful classes, but they also help you organize your resume and practice interviews. The exciting internship opportunities in Boston give me hope that I can make my resume shine and land an excellent job. The fact that the average starting salary for one of their graduates is twice as much as my household income gives me hope. I never thought it was possible for me to have an exciting career that I love and a comfortable income that provides enough for me and my family until enrolling in college. Getting my degree has never as possible and as beneficial for me as it has now, and I can’t wait to join the workforce with a resume full of internships and volunteer positions from college and a diploma from my majors in Business and English.