1. What are some of your fears about returning to school? What negative and positive experiences have you previously had in school? I foresee Time Management being my biggest challenge. I have been working 2 jobs the last couple years and have been able to successfully balance my career and personal life. But with my new, relatively unstructured schedule, I will need to learn to manage my time in a completely new way. I guess, organization will be the key to my success. I will need to set my priorities, create my own study schedule, and discipline myself to stick to it.
I have only had positive experiences in school, hence, my constant aspiration for learning. 2. How does a team concept impact the way you learn? What is the value (if any) of diversity in a team? I remember finding the team learning concept challenging, back in my first year of college, but ultimately very rewarding. I am sure that the BSA program at UoP Online will in its time present a demanding workload. I hope for my team to provide me with a personal and academic support system to help me balance my academic, career and family commitments. The value of diversity in a team is in interaction with peers who possess different perspective and expertise, which can give you practical and applicable experience as a team player.
3. What do you expect to get out of this class? I chose to look for personal development though formal education so that I may maintain and improve my job-related skills and enhance my ability to compete for reasonably attainable jobs within my organization. In my first class at the University of Phoenix (GEN 300) I expect to improve my competencies in communication, teamwork, research and other core skills that are necessary for being a successful student at the UoP.
I have achieved a quite number of things in life at my age of which some I did not expect, but was by God’s mercy, and what I realized is that it is not good to be discriminative when it comes to getting a job because it is from that job that one can advance to another. When I was still a high school student, I used to have money problems. My parents used to give me money, but it was never enough ...