Life over the Next Five Years

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Khalan Howell
Final D.-Essay #1

Over the next five years.

Five years from now, my life will be incredibly different because I will have graduated from college, become a juvenile probation officer, will be married, and living in my dream house! All of these life changes will take a lot of time and effort. To graduate from college, I will have to attend classes regularly, study every day, and ask for help when needed. I am in a school program called TRIO, which is for first generation college students. In this TRIO program they require you to attend seminars that teach and help with study habits, note taking skills, test taking skills, help with FAFSA loans, help with direct loans, and much more. I also have monthly meetings with my counselor to go over my progress. Another step I take to receive help is tutoring. I meet with a tutor that helps me in all areas and subjects, mainly with organization and time management. I meet my tutor for an hour a day, three days a week. I need accountability but mainly I need to work hard to maintain a good grade point average. Right now I am very focused at obtaining my bachelor degree in the criminal justice field. College is something I intend to complete, and do so with good grades. Having good grades betters my chances of becoming a juvenile probation officer, therefore I will do whatever it takes. If it takes me six years to complete a four year degree, then so be it. When I am done with college the hard work will continue. Getting my degree is just the first of many steps involved for building my future. Before I start applying for a job with Department Of Corrections I will build a professional resume. This resume is something I have already started to put together with the help of my counselor. My resume will have reference letters from teachers of mine, school records with my grades, academic achievements, skills related to the job, and a list of reasons that I believe are necessary for the job. I...
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