S: Continuing Education
BC: “Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.” Martin Luther King Jr.
FC: Continuing Education
1: I have decided to attend Virginia Military Institute in Lexington Virginia to continue my education. While I am at VMI I would like to study Political Science and International Relations and minor in Arabic. VMI operates as a class system and requires everyone in the school to participate in ROTC. It is a well regarded school that ranks nationally in every program.
2: The first step in my education is to attend the Summer Transition Program which occurs during the summer before my first year. This helps new students to take one class to make their first semester easier. This period also allows me to work on my physical fitness. Even though this means I must start school on July 2 which is much earlier that most people it will pay off in the long run
3: While at VMI I will be exposed to many different opportunities that are not found at traditional schools. For example, I will have the opportunity to march for the president, go to airborne school, mountain warfare school, and jungle school. These opportunities allow me to continue my education over the summer in ways that most people do not have the opportunity to experience. It is opportunities like these that help to set VMI apart from other schools.
4: VMI has many study abroad programs that helps students expose themselves to different cultures. Over any summer I can travel to Morocco, Jordan, Russia, China, Oxford University, and many other locations to study abroad for a summer. Between my junior and senior year I would like to travel to Jordan to study abroad. This opportunity will allow me to continue studying Arabic, Arab culture, and Islam in a way that you cannot learn in a classroom.
5: Overall I am excited for my future at VMI and the opportunities that come with the experience. After graduation I would like to seek a career in one of the alphabet soup companies such as FBI, CIA, DEA, or DIA. VMI has links with all of these companies to help students obtain a job with them. 97% of all VMI graduates obtain a job or are seeking a higher degree within six weeks of graduation.
6: Attributions | Front cover picture of VMI campus. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Virginia_Military_Institue.jpg Creator- Mrzubrow at en.wikipedia Photo located on page three containing cadets in formation. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vmi_164.jpg Creator-Mgirardi Located on page one of the book containing the picture of the cannons. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:VMI_Cannons.png Creator-Flickr user "koocbor" Picture of VMI campus located on page two. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vmi.jpg Creator-Jan Kronsell Picture of the globe located on page four. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jordan_on_the_globe_(Afro-Eurasia_centered).svg Creator- TUBS Picture of the FBI seal located on page five. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:FBISeal.png Federal Bureau of Investigation