Personal Statement : Student Affairs Program Essay

1298 Words Apr 15th, 2016 6 Pages
Personal Statement
My challenges as an undergrad was the catalyst that lead me to decide that my future career endeavors involve helping college students succeed. All students need and deserve a solid educational foundation. Higher educational counselors are the dependable support system students have in community colleges and universities. Financial Aid advisors, Academic Advisors, and Career Development Counselors and more are important in universities and community colleges. Students should have the opportunity to speak to counselors, regardless of their academic standing and background. As an advocate for education, I want to provide students with fundamental support for them to succeed in college. I am committed to helping students and to be a resource in their quest to graduation. I am passionate about the Educational Counseling: Student Affairs program as my life was changed by an Academic Counselor.
I do not have the professional training of an advisor but being part of a large Mexican family has given me opportunities to perform certain roles advisors have. I have been involved with their FAFSA filing, navigation of required software (ex. MyCSUB, RunnerLink), with their admission and graduation requirements, helped them determine classes they need for their major and I have attended freshman orientations. Helping them has always brought me pleasure and when I started working in Students Affairs I realized that my passion for educational counseling could become a…

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