In my field of study, which is construction technology, I feel that there is so much that I can do to help my community. The reason is because, like my father who was in metal fabrication, I too would like to be able to provide opportunities for other Latin-Americans in my community. I would like to be able to give other Latin-Americans the same chance at living the dream in the United States; similar to the chance that I have.
I have learned from my parents two “laws”: the law of learning and the law of giving. I believe the more you learn the more open you become for learning. I am convinced this University is a great fit for “the law of learning.” My success and my accomplishments in the academe will herald the beginning of the fulfillment of my personal and professional goals.
On a personal level, I believe that my most meaningful achievements have helped me further these dreams of mine. Winning the President’s Award for Educational Excellence and organizing community work in the Crop Walk: Walk to fight hunger are some of the things that I believe will aid in this quest. It is said that the one thing that nobody can ever take away from you is your education and that is the one thing that I plan to not only gain for myself but for others as well. I have learned from my parents the critical importance of the law of giving, and I am both attracted and committed to this model of community service, particularly that “students apply skills to effect social change.”
While I personally believe that “there is no such thing as a free lunch” and that everything a person has in life must come from hard work and perseverance, I also believe in charity. I believe in helping others who do not have much in life. I believe in helping people regardless of their nation, race or creed. I believe in being a better person so I can best help myself and others around me. I believe that this academic environment is the best place for me to turn these beliefs into realities. I am fully aware of the significance of being considered for acceptance, and I am sincerely grateful for your time and consideration of my application.