Professor P. Gobin
Past, Present, and Future
In this three-part paper I will reflect on my personal and professional growth during my program of study at the University of Phoenix. In part one, I will reflect upon where I was in my personal and professional life when I started the University of Phoenix program. Part two I will evaluate the growth I experienced during my University of Phoenix program of study. Finally in part three, I will analyze impact of completing the University of Phoenix Bachelor’s program on my current and future professional goals.
Part I Reflection While I was growing up I always wanted to be a police detective, so I just knew I was going to go to school for Criminal Justice. As time went on, and I finished high school, I discovered I was pregnant, which that stopped me from leaving off for college that I applied and was accepted too. I signed up for a local community college to pursue my education while pregnant. I also was working full-time at the women and children hospital here in Orlando. Since I was pregnant, working full-time, and going to school full-time was exhausting. Once I begin working at the hospital I had a career change, and decided that I wanted to become a nurse so I switched majors and begin taking nursing courses. Once I gave birth to my son, I continued school and working, but it was becoming extremely hard for me to do both and give my child his full attention. I got majority of my prerequisite courses done for the nursing program, and while hours at my job was being cut, I was forced into job hunting where I applied at courthouse and was hired there.
Working at the courthouse made me realized that criminal justice is really where my heart is. So I switched majors again and picked up where I left off. The struggled continued with me working full-time and school, and I became comfortable at the job I was working and eventually I