Since I have been at my internship site for two weeks now, I have noticed different qualities/characters in both students and teachers that I would like to develop. A characteristic I see in the teachers and students at my internship site that I want to develop in myself is a positive attitude. Every morning when I’m greeted by the kids, they have such a positive attitude and it’s a great thing to see which puts me in a better mood. I would like to develop having more of a positive attitude because being negative will get you nowhere. Having a positive attitude will allow me to become more happy and hopefully encourage others to become more positive as well. When I walk to my teacher mentor’s classroom in the morning, I am always greeted with a “Good Morning and how are you?” I reply back with a Good Morning as well and share how I am, and my mentor does the same. My mentor’s attitude is something that I would like to develop in myself.
A skill that I have done a pretty good job at carrying with me throughout all my years of school has been organization. Being organized will help me at my internship site because I know that since I am basically a teacher’s aid, I will most likely sort the teacher’s paperwork and grade students’ work. Having good organization skills will help me not misplace any paperwork that may be important. A skill that I would like to improve on is my time management skills. I have noticed myself falling back into the routine of waiting the very last minute to do an assignment and I would like to work on that. I know that in a real job, due dates are crucial and there will not be an exception for late work. I think that I have been so accustomed to thinking that teachers will accept late work, but in the real world, that’s not the case at all. There’s not going to be people who accept late work and gave you partial credit for it, and that is something that I need to realize.
Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve always been interested in pursuing a career in the medical field. As I entered high school, I knew that I wanted to become a pharmacist. During my sophomore year, I started having doubts on if becoming a pharmacist was what I really wanted to do or if it was what my parents wanted to me to do. Whenever my family or even my parents’ friends would ask me what I’m interested in studying, I would always say, “I want to be a pharmacist.” I repeat those words in my mind a lot and I don’t know if becoming a pharmacist is something that I am truly passionate about.
At this point in time, I really don’t know what career I would like to have in the future. I hope that I find a major that I am really passionate about. I know that trying to find one at this time may be difficult since I have a limited amount of time before I start applying to colleges. My big dream is to graduate from UCSD and have career after I graduate. Besides graduating from UCSD, my other dream is to make my parents proud. My parents have made a lot of sacrifices for me and I think the one thing that they want in return is to make them proud.