American Public University System
My personal essay with GEMS (Gilbert Education & Management Systems)
My essay will include me talking about my reason for seeking a college degree in Emergency and Disaster Management and why I chose to do it online vs. in a classroom. This essay will also include my learning style and why it works best for me, followed by a few examples to help support my learning style. I’ll also be talking about my grand type and my work preference indicator (WPI) as described by the Gilbert Education & Management Systems (GEMS) essay. There’s a ton of reasons why people choose to further their education but mine is quite simple. It was because of my daughter. After I graduated high school in Germany, I never thought about attending college. I was almost 17 when I graduated and I loved not being in school anymore. For me it was all about going out and having a good time. I didn’t have a care in the world, until I got pregnant at the age of 20. While I was pregnant I reflected back on my life a lot and what I have to offer her. Even after the birth of my daughter it took me a long time to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. I knew if I were to pursue a college education not only would my parents be proud of me but I would also be a great role model to my daughter. With the economy as bad as it is, you have to have a college degree in order to get a good job. Thanks to my husband he helped me figure everything out, including what I’m majoring in. Emergency and Disaster Management is not a common career plan but I chose this because of the 9/11 tragedy, hurricane Katrina and the Sri Lanka tsunami. Every one of those disasters left me baffled. Instead of sitting there and crying, I wanted to help. I felt as if it was my duty to do something to help those people in need but because of certain circumstances I couldn’t do...