Growing up money was always a concern in my life

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With money always a concern in my life, it was hard for me to focus on school. Growing up with my mother being ill, my father was the only one who could work. To make matters worse soon after 9/11 my fathers company went into bankruptcy, leaving him without a job. Since then, our financial issues have grown immensely. Struggling to find a job, he had no choice but to work at a retail store. So as soon as I was able to start working I began immediately. Even though I was attending high school, it was much more important for me to help my parents than to focus on school. However, after graduating, my father thought it was best for me to attend college. So I decided to attend Bergen Community, so I would be able to help my parents. Although I was only taking a couple of classes, my mind was elsewhere. After doing poorly, I decided to drop out and focus solely on work.
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Unformatted text preview: Ironically this was the best decision I could have ever made Since my return to Bergen Community College I have overcome challenges that I never thought I was capable of. I have upheld a GPA over 3.0 through each semester, worked a full-time job, and even made the Honors roll. In my last semester at Bergen, I now have a 3.4 GPA, and I am the Vice President of the Business and Finance Club. I have challenged myself through each semester, and have continued to stay motivated. I would like to attend Ramapo because they have a great reputation, and its the only school I feel that will challenge me the most. While attending Ramapo, I hope to be a part of the Accounting club and to continue my obligations to the Future Business Leaders of America. I truly believe that Ramapo can provide me with the best skills and education I can hope to gain from a school....
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