Honors College is usually observed as the place where all the smart kids are, however, I see far beyond that. When I think of UIC’s Honors College program, I automatically think of community. In high school, my group of friends and I saw education as an opportunity. Since we shared that mindset, it encouraged and helped us to strive harder and to achieve more. Although I could have achieved as much as I did without those friends, I feel that our shared love for learning played a vital role in my academic and personal success. I feel the Honors College will provide me with that same sense of community, where we as a whole offer the equivalent dedicated mentality.
Small communities are imperative in vast populace colleges like UIC because they provide support in a place where it is easy for students to feel alone. Being a part of the National Honor Society College would supply me with the kind of support needed to help me strive for better and achieve more. I want to be surrounded by other students and faculty who are just as determined as I am and will encourage me to do my best, just like I will for them. Since the Honors College is comprised of students from various colleges and backgrounds, it offers its members the chance to cooperate and see from alternate points of view. I am always attempting to enhance the manner in which I see the world and being a member of this program will enable me to considerably do more so than before.
As fellow students and friends, it can be difficult to efficiently accomplish tasks, since we tend to socialize more than work. My experience as a Taekwondo instructor helped me develop my leadership skills. My leadership skills are something that I am proud of because I know how to balance working with friends and socializing while maintaining productivity. This allows me and others around me to balance productivity and fun.
In the past, the support I received, within my community, played a crucial role in my academic success. It is essential that a community provides a positive support system where its members encourage each other and help build each other up. This can go as far as helping the overall community by sharing my diversity and knowledge with those around me. More specifically, I will share my drive to succeed and my love for learning with my fellow peers. I also hope to provide emotional support to those who feel alone at UIC. Regardless of how I may feel, I will continuously show that I am resolved to proceed.
If I were to be a part of UIC’s Honors College, I genuinely feel like I would be able to immerse myself in a community of students who want to succeed as much as I do. This program would provide me with a supportive community and an array of opportunities I would not be able to access elsewhere.