It has been many years since I set out to achieve my educational goal, which is to acquire a bachelor’s degree, but during those years I have gained knowledge and insights that only experience can teach a person. I have been working full time and attending school part time for the past eighteen years. One of the most important things I’ve learned has been the importance of balance and flexibility in all facets of one’s life.
Having managed a department store for seven years, and worked as a sales associate for a hardware store for another eleven years, I have a strong desire to own my own business someday. Seeing the day to day workings of these particular businesses has led me to this decision. In order to realize this dream I will not only need this work experience, but I’ll need a good education as well. My career goal is to put my education and experience to use in owning a small hardware store.
I will graduate from Norwalk Community College in September of this year with a degree in general studies. This degree will not only give me a strong basis by which to start working toward my goals, but it also provides me with a diverse background and allows me a certain level of flexibility in my choices for the future. Having knowledge not only in the logistical side of a business, but also all in all other facets involved in owning business, such as human relations and technical support is crucial.