The Times asked 18 high school seniors about their plans, and only one said he was undecided about his future. Others said they planned or aspired to pursue careers in psychology, medicine, photography and other fields. How about you? What are your goals? When you look into the future, where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
The Times Magazine’s interactive feature “High-School Seniors Predict Their Future” includes photographs of the 18 students who were interviewed, all from Patrick Henry High School in San Diego, along with audio clips of them talking about their goals. One student, Nathan Rebelo, age 17, said this:
When I get older I want to be an architect. I really, like, just designing homes, and my ultimate goal in life is just to be driving somewhere downtown and just be, like — like, show my kids or my family — just be, like: ‘I designed that building, that is me right there. I have my own stamp on life.’ Next year I’m hoping to go to U.S.C., so my fingers are crossed to get accepted. If I don’t get into U.S.C., I’m kind of just hoping for a school out of San Diego – really kind of just want to spread my wings, kind of. I don’t want to say I want to get away from my family, but I really just want to get on my own and discover who I am and be able to kind of be who I want to be without worrying about who’s going to say this or, just, the judgment of high school.
Students: Tell us about your personal goals. When you look 10 years ahead, where do you see yourself? What do you want to be doing with your career and life, and why? What are your dreams and aspirations in addition to specific goals? If you’re undecided, why do you think that is?
Questions about issues in the news for students 13 and older.
"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." ― George Bernard Shaw
This quote is absolutely the best answer of me for the question. When I was a little child, many people asked me who I want to be in my future. In fact, my answers were different in specific times. Many years later, I grow up and understand that nobody can predict their future or tell exactly what they will do in the next 10 years because life is a long journey which is full of unexpected twists and turns. However, what I can sure that in the next 10 years, I would be a well-educated and successful man. In next 10 years, maybe I would become a programmer, an IT guy, or have the job relating to my passion. Moreover, in the next decade, I want to love every part of my life and live in a place that innovation and creation is valued. Lastly, I wouldn't like to be a selfish person or an anti-social guy that just only know about myself. Because of that, I wish I could be a useful person for society to help other people to get their dreams like the way I will have done.
Brian, the essay that you wrote is quite generic in feel. It does not offer any solid information that the reviewer can hold on to and assess as part of your college application process. While others will tell you that being genetic in reference to your statement is a good thing that will allow you to spin the fact that you have not made up your mind about your major yet, I would like to caution you against doing that.
This type of essay prompt requires you to examine your current college major choices. Are you absolutely sure about the major that you have chosen? Are you truly enthusiastic about studies in this field? Then let the reviewer know about the sense of self-assurance that you have by indicating a foretelling of your future. It does not have to be a solid plan, it just has to be a plan. Something that tells the reviewer that you understand the demands of your major and what your potential career will be.
Now, if you do not have a major in mind yet, you can use the statement you wrote above, BUT, it will definitely not be as effective as it can be in trying to make your application memorable to the reviewer. On that note, I'll try to point out some grammar corrections that need to be addressed should you decide to use this essay in its current form.
This quote is absolutely the best answer AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED for the question.
who I want to be in my future. my answers were different in specific times.
Many years later, I GREW up and UNDERSTOOD that nobody can predict their future or tell exactly what they will do in the next 10 years because life is a long journey which is full of unexpected twists and turns.
- Please break this up into at least 2 sentences. The idea you are discussing is too long to be expressed in only one sentence.
However, what I can BE sure OF IS that in the next 10 years, I WILL be a well-educated and successful man. In THE next 10 years,
live in a place WHERE innovation and creation is valued.
guy that just only knowS about myself.
Thank you so much for your advice @vangiespen ! I'm very appreciate that :)
Brian, I'd like to share a direct remark in your essay, I will delete and add words that will hopefully enhance your essay.
- This quote is absolutely the best answer for the question.
- When I was little ,
- many people asked me who I want to be in the future.
- life is a long journey that is full of unexpected twists and turns.
- However, what I'm for the next 10 years,
- I would be a well-educated and successful man ,
- I would be a programmer,
- an IT guy or have the job related to my passion.
- Moreover, in the next decade, I will love every part of my life
- and live in a place where innovation and creation is valued.
I'd like to rephrase the sentence below;
Lastly, I wouldn't like to be a selfish person or an anti-social guy that just only know about myself. Because of that, I wish I could be a useful person for society to help other people to get their dreams like the way I will have done.
Lastly, I want to enjoy life and be of service to the society.
Brian, I hope my remarks help. You actually have the idea for the essay but lacks the flow and thought of what to write first and next, however, I know that pratice writing will definitely help you, so keep writing.