University of Phoenix
I decided to pursue a master’s degree for two specific reasons. One is to accomplish a personal goal. The other is to increase the opportunity for a career change. The specific career I am seeking is some type of post secondary teaching position. According my Jungian 16-Type Personality I am suited for a position as a teacher. In this paper, I will discuss how receiving a master’s degree will satisfy both reasons. I will discuss how being goal oriented has assisted in my success in life. I will show how statistics from the labor department show that a graduate degree is essential for the majority of post secondary teaching careers.
Satisfying a personal goal with a masters degree
I have always been a goal driven type of person. All the accomplishments I have experienced in my life were the result of some type of goal. I am a list maker. I consider my lists to be goals that are in need of accomplishment. I make short-term goals in the form of a daily to do list, and long term goals in the form of monthly, quarterly, and annual business plans, etc. I went to a seminar once about how to set goals and accomplish them. The most important lesson I received from this seminar was to write down your goals. If a goal is on paper, it is no longer a dream; it is now on a list and real. As I said earlier, I consider my lists as goals that are in need of accomplishment. The last big goal erased from my list was to receive an undergraduate degree. In June of 2008, I received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from The University of Phoenix. The feeling of satisfaction that I felt was unparalleled to any other academic accomplishment that I have ever experienced. In that instance, I knew that receiving a master’s degree would surpass that feeling accomplishment. I thrive on that sense and use it as a motivator in...