Saturday, October 17, 2015

post grad

I am currently majoring in Economics and Communication, I choose these majors because of my interesting in communications and economics because I believe I will be at an advantage when it comes time to find a job. My ultimate goal to get an MBA so I believe economics is a great background to have. My oldest sibling was an economics major with a mathematics minor from the UIC and got a job with JP Morgan Chase. She became one of my main motivations to become an econ major because I believe I could follow in her foot step. I learned from my sister the importance of having a good GPA and good work experiences. The reason behind having a great GPA is to be given the opportunity to even be considered for a position. Without that great GPA it becomes hard for one to be given an opportunity to prove themselves.

            So far my GPA is not as great as it needs to be, that is one thing hindering me from applying for jobs because I believe the employee is going to have a lot of strong competitors. I believe without a doubt I would be a great candidate for any position because of my experiences, without a good GPA though, I am unable to prove myself. My last 2 semesters on campus have been geared towards getting excellent grades so I can be able to bring my GPA to where it needs to be. My biggest fear is graduating college and being ideal, that would be a very devastating situation. I also come from a family for people who graduate college with job offers so I cannot let my parents down and go back home idea, they have greater expectations for me. I believe it is my responsibility to make sure I have the GPA required regardless of what situation might be taking place in my life. I have failed at making that happen but luckily I have 2 more semesters to do better. 

1 comment:

  1. Having high expectations placed on you by your family is a double edged sword. On the one hand, they do that because they want the best for you. On the other hand, you are at that juncture in life where you should be expressing your own wants, in part based on your own talents. So I would ask whether you are enjoying any of your economics course as well as why your performance hasn't been up to the standards that your parents expect of you. I would also ask whether it is any different in communications. Do you have a preference for one over the other?

    Sometimes lack of prior preparation can be an impediment for students. Other times, students don't try hard enough or don't access the help that is available to them early enough. So there are a variety of possible reasons to not performa well. If you perform a diagnosis, can you then go about identifying a remedy? After that, the issue is whether you can stick with the regime.

    The market doesn't always identify a late bloomer well, but sometimes it does. My son was like that in high school. He really struggled in 9th and 10th grades, but then kind of figured things out. Ultimately, I believe the struggling period helped him, because he learned what he needed to do when things got hard for him. I hope you can likewise get on a good path.