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ACA-122 PortfolioCassidy WilkinsInstructor: Dr. Rainey2/18/18
Part 1: Self-AssessmentPersonal Narrative;I am now currently attending Durham Technical Community College to obtain an Associate’s in Science. I believe that Durham tech was my best choice fresh out of high school due to it being closer to home and more affordable. I have chosen to work towards an associate’s in science because I want to one day go to Dental School. I realized I was leaning more towards the dental side when I was young. All my friends would talk about how much they are dreading going to see the dentist but, yet I loved it. I was always fascinated with the strange tools and the hospitality of the hygienists and the dentist.I would without a doubt say that my fellow peers had the most impact on my decision. Growing up you always hear the kids that say they want to be vets, firefighters, cops, teachers, etc. I’ve always wanted to be the one who chooses differently. The one who stands out and decides to take on more of an adventure. I would say that the only obstacle I have crossed thus far is high school. There I took some challenging courses and found out who I am as a person. This, at times could be challenging, but I always carried on and had a drive towards my goals. Life always throws curveballs, but I had to learn to fight through it all. Although I would go back and relive moments, but they wouldn’t be a lesson learned without them. Pressing forward towards my goals, I would say that my family is my number one support system. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always driven towards not only making myself proud, but also my family. They love the fact that I am attending college and working towards my
goal of receiving a doctorate. They are giving me so much love and motivation because they want me to be the first in the family to have the “doctor” title. No matter where life may take me, I will always will keep carrying on. Knowing that I have such a great/supportive family to back me up means the world to me.
Part 2: Goal ExplorationCareer Summary;Since I want to become a dentist I researched information about dentists. One website I decided to search on was CFNC to find out what dentists do in their everyday life and what might they get paid. Starting off, I decided to look at the “skills you need” portion of the CFNC website. Some basic skills are listed as listening, reading comprehension, active listening, etc. (“Dentists,” Skills Needed). According to the CFNC website, Dentists examines your teeth and other issues that may occur in your mouth area (“Dentists,” What They Do). They can also diagnose,

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Term
Fall
Professor
Robins
Tags
Dentistry, Academic degree, Dental implant, Doctorate, North Carolina Community College System

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