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College SuccessCourse IntroductionMy Story
My StoryWelcome to HD 121: College Success (for Student-Athletes)My name is Erich PfeiferI will be your instructor in this classI want to start this class by sharing my storyMy story as a studentMy story as a teacherMy story about why I created this classMy story about why I teach this class
My StoryI never liked school growing upI liked the playgroundI liked recessI liked my friendsBut I didn’t like the booksI didn’t like studyingI didn’t like schoolI never thought I would go to collegeI never thought I would have a college degree
My StoryI graduated from High School with a (2.0) GPAI almost never paid attention in classI almost never studiedI almost never readI just did the bare minimum to passWhen I was done with High SchoolI thought I was done with school – for life
My StoryAfter High SchoolI thought I would just go to work in the “real world” and succeedI joined the militaryI spent five years in the militaryThe military taught me a lotI appreciate everything the military taught meI respect the militaryAfter leaving the militaryI started my career helping kids
My StoryLike some of youMy life at home wasn’t easy growing upI grew up roughSo I wanted to help kids who grew up rough like meI got a job working with kids who had been locked upSome of the kids had been arrested and convicted of crimesSome were just beyond their parents ability to control themI was a counselor working with (16-18) year old guys in this program
My StoryMy job was to help these kids try to turn their lives aroundI loved this jobBecause I took what had happened to me growing upAnd used it to try to help othersThat felt goodTurning “my negative” – hopefully – into “their positive”I became a lead counselor in this programI was good at what I didBecause the kids could tell I was realBecause the kids could tell I cared
My StoryThen I applied to become a supervisor at this jobThat made senseBecause of the success I had working with these kidsI was the best at what I did as a counselorSo It made sense for me to climb the ladder and become a supervisorBut remember that thing about schoolI didn’t have a college degreeWithout a college degree my job said I couldn’t apply to be a supervisorWithout a college degree this world said they wouldn’t let me climb

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Winter
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Tags
Academic degree, Bachelor s degree, Associate s degree

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