Describe how you have taken advantage of a significant educational opportunity or worked to overcome an educational barrier you have faced.

Assignment Question

Write an essay to the three questions below. The given points/answers should be included in the essay. Make sure to connect the answer to the essay written. Minimum of 250 words. Maximum of 350 words.

1. Describe how you have taken advantage of a significant educational opportunity or worked to overcome an educational barrier you have faced.

Points: Moving to the US at the age of 16 alone, with no family, friends or anyone I know affected my academic grades badly. Moving abroad without knowing anyone meant that I was all alone and was not taught by anyone how the school system works here. When I first moved here, I was very confused on how the school system, such as Canvas, and the college system works. I moved from Indonesia to the US without knowing anything about the places, transportation, school system in the US. I was very clueless. Additionally, I moved from Indonesia’s high school (Bina Bangsa School) to The United States school (Community college), these two school systems are very different from each other which led me to confusion. During my first semester at my community college, I faced a lot of challenges. I did not know that colleges provided educational resources such as International Student Center, Support center, Tutoring Center, Academic counseling, and much more. I was very lost during my first semester at the community college. Over the pandemic of COVID-19 I became an introverted person and prefer to not socialize with people. However, moving abroad has forced me to step out of my comfort zone and socialize more with people. I forced myself to make conversations and socialize with new people, even though it was awkward for me at first, I tried my best to improve on my social skills. Now, it is very easy for me to socialize with people again, even though my MBTI test still says that I am an introvert. But at least now I know when it is appropriate for me to pretend to be an extrovert and when to become an introvert. Stepping out of my comfort zone had led me to a very fortunate event where I met a friend who is also from Indonesia. I thought I was the only Indonesian at my community college. He was the one who told me about the International Student Center and that I could set up a meeting with the academic advisor there. He was the one who also introduced me to a lot of Indonesian students at my community college. After talking to the academic advisor I realized that there are a lot of clubs and educational programs and resources I could attend. During my 2 years at my community college, I have utilized the tutoring services the most, I have also joined workshops like accounting workshops, movie night in campus, voluntary work at my community college such as earning service hours by helping clean up after a big game in campus, like for example the most recent one was after prom night, I stayed behind to volunteer to help them clean up. Additionally, I found out that they had an Indonesian club at my community college called PERMIAS, an organization that gathers Indonesian students in the United States. Prior to finding out about PERMIAS, I signed up for an interview to become a board member of PERMIAS. I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to become a PERMIAS board member. Next, elaborate and answer more regarding this question. You can make it up but make it believable and connect it to the things I have mentioned above.

2. Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to overcome this challenge. How has this challenge affected your academic achievement?

Points: The challenge I have faced: I suffered from ADHD and anxiety. During my first year at my community college, I used to have a hard time focusing on studying, I would also sometimes not finish my exams on time due to my ADHD. Fortunately, some of the Professors were kind enough to extend the exam time for a few more minutes. I used to have test anxiety as well. Steps taken to overcome this challenge: Help me in making up the solution and how I overcame this. Mention that I no longer have ADHD and test anxiety anymore, and that I have improved a lot from my first year studying abroad. How has this challenge affected your academic achievement?: Mention that my ADHD and test anxiety was not that bad and I can still control it, however, it did bother me and hinder me with my studies. Mention that my ADHD and test anxiety affected badly in the way I studied and did my exams. I did just fine on my studies, but it just gave me a lot of challenges and difficulties to face. Furthermore, now I have overcome this problem and no longer have to worry that much about my ADHD and test anxiety since I have improved a lot on it and can control it better. Next, elaborate and answer more regarding this question. You can make it up but make it believable and connect it to the things I have mentioned above.

3. Describe how you have prepared for your intended major, including your readiness to succeed in your upper-division courses once you enroll at the university.

Points: Major: It is about Business Experience: I started my own small business in Indonesia when I was only 15 years old. It was a thrift store clothing business that started off with me posting and promoting it on instagram. It then expanded to me selling it online with its own website. This small business continued for only one year and a half because I had to move to the US for college. During the one year and a half selling and doing business experience, I had over 57 orders and customers. Moving to the US did not stop me from starting another small business online. I made an account in depop and started selling clothes I no longer use. However, my customers in depop were not as much as my customers back in Indonesia, in depop I have only sold 13 clothings in total in the time frame of five months. Experience: I also played stocks. —> help me in explaining how this works and mention that I made profit from stocks. Mention that I have a lot of experience with stocks. Experience: I did an internship in Indonesia, Jakarta in a company named KPC. It is a mining company and during my internship I was assigned to the finance department. Elaborate on this, tell them what I have learned from these internships and the obstacles that I may have faced, you can make this up. And then mention that all of this, ever since I was small I have always been interested in the business world and want to learn about money and business. Mention that I have always been very passionate about it. Next, elaborate and answer more regarding this question.

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