5‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ paragraph paper describing professional goals, academic and research interests. 1) bio- intro of myself: fall 2021 graduate from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor of general studies under the college of liberal arts and sciences. completed program with a 3.4 gpa. prior to NIU enrollment graduated from prairie state college in spring of 2020 with an associates in general studies; also i ended the program with a 3.75 gpa and membership in phi theta kappa honor society. Im a wife and mother of two children. product of single parent home that resides on the westside of city of chicago, il ;

 I was raised by mother. my mother was a high school graduate that advocate that championed for higher education . my mother is sophisticated, strong work ethic, great desire to be an ever learning student. understood the significance of receiving a college education as it could help round you both personally and professionally also she was an employee of juvenile court seeing countless cases of at risk youth succumbing to the challenges of inner city issues and the prison system. I’m also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc

. I desire to be come an academic advisor, and am willing to start my career at an entry level position to further solidify my professional network and expertise. my desire to step into this role is inspired du‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍e to me having a positive exposure of advisors who continuously worked with me and helped me reach my goal of graduating when i felt that my chance to do so was bleak.

 2)academic/ technical interests; learn about the intricacies of the administrative operations, gain insight on how to efficiently help students navigate enrollment (academic advising) and streamlining to graduate, learn laws and policies that protect student rights and advance the school/ department, and multicultural awareness . also cultivating conducive collegiate environment through on campus resources and orgs.

3) connect academic and technical interest with future academic/ professional goals; acquire my masters degree and graduate with goals are to work in a college setting initially in an entry level role to gain experience and advance to higher level roles . director of student leadership and development) 

4) connect future academic goals to short term and long term goals after graduating within a 5 year range; use gained knowledge from internship and studies to seek career at a non profit four year or junior college and work in an administrative role or academic advisor. with hopes of eventually becoming an associate director of student leadership and development or greek affairs.

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