My College Plans Essay

At first I never had wanted to go to college because I didn’t like school, but now as I get older I realize that I will need a college education to make it in life. So when the question came up what college would I like to go to? I knew right away that I wanted to go to the University of Kentucky. It is the only college that I would ever considering going to, I love this college with a deep passion.

They have my favorite basketball team and the also represent Kentucky (The state in which I was born. . From its modest beginnings in 1865, when it was known as a State College, he University of Kentucky has grown into one of the nation’s most outstanding institutions of higher learning. As a comprehensive land-grant university, UK offers an educational experience that cannot be matched anywhere in the Commonwealth. The Lexington campus consist of 764 acres and 24,200 students. It also employs 1,796 full-time faculty members.

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UK ranks among the top 100 research institutions in the nation. When I was asked the question what I wanted to be when I grow up I really didn’t know, until my Sophomore year of high school. It wasn’t till then hen I decided that I wanted to be a journalist. I guess I just hadn’t had my call until then. This was the year that probably changed my whole life. It was the year that I took my first year of newspaper class. I really chose the class not knowing what I was about to encounter.

But, after I got to know everyone and how the class worked I knew that I found my calling. I really enjoyed the class that year because I really liked the teacher and the student editor. They made learning how the newspaper class worked and how to work together as a team fun. I am now in my second year of the Pacer Post and looking forward to another year ahead of me. Hopefully when I graduate I will have 3 years of high school newspaper class plus, I would like to have some on the job training.

I already have a lot of experience with all kinds of computer programs such as: Microsoft Works, Microsoft Word, Adobe Pagemaker 6. 0, Corel 6. 0, Netscape, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Windows 95. I think that the combination of all these things plus a college degree will make for a good career in journalism. When I attend the University of Kentucky I will not have to work through ollege because my father said that if I decide to go to college he will pay for it.

I also plan to study some other courses in college that will also make a good career. That is so if my journalism career falls through I will have something else to fall back on. I will live on campus in a dorm and will probably do a little of the partying that goes on at colleges all over the world. But, I think that I am responsible enough to know when it is time for me to get serious about my education. I really cannot wait to go to college. But, also I would like to enjoy my Senior year of high school while doing so.