Provide a 2 pages analysis while answering the following question: Look into descripton. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. “Reach for the moon. Even if you miss, you might just land on a star What the old and wise people say about life’s circumstances shaping a person’s perspective and attitude towards life is true. I have had a difficult childhood, adolescence and adulthood, but in spite of this difficulty, with the help of psychology and self help books, I persevered and became who I am today – a responsible and mature woman, and soon, I hope, a clinical psychologist. Now as I begin a new chapter in my life – as an aspiring candidate for the John F. Kennedy University’s Doctor of Philosophy program, I can’t help but be excited of how this journey will help me realize my personal and professional goals.
Growing up in a Muslim-dominated country such as Iran has affected my personal views significantly. Being a member of the minority, the non-Muslim group, had motivated me to use my skills and knowledge to help others cope with similar personal, environmental and social challenges. Now, as an adult I want to be of service for people who have difficulty expressing themselves when the opposition’s voice is too loud, I want to devote my time helping those who can’t help themselves. During university, I became a tutor and teacher’s assistant for the opportunity to help students cope with the changes that entering university usually causes. My dedication to my job and in helping others was not unrecognized by my peers and superiors. as such I received several appreciation awards. In the future, I still see myself devoting more and more of my time educating people on how to help themselves.
A Ph.D. from the JFK University will surely help me achieve this personal goal. As a Ph.D. student, I will be given the opportunity to explore and research human behavior extensively. This opportunity can help me hone my skills in dealing with people, specifically those underprivileged.
The environment of my childhood and adolescence had instilled in me a strong passion for achievement. As a non-Muslim in Iran, I pushed myself to do better. As an immigrant to the United States, I mastered the English language. As a university student, I received the Golden Key Honor Society Award, Laureate Program Award and Provost’s Honors. Moreover, I graduated with a GPA of 3.97 which earned me summa cum laude honors. These achievements show that I have a strong commitment with my professional objectives.
Professionally, I aspire to be one of the best clinical psychologists in the country. I want to be a clinician, evaluator and supervisor exhibiting world-class work ethics and standards. Being in the JFK University’s Ph.D. program will expose me to a rigorous training unparalleled anywhere else. This unparalleled training is what I need to be the best in the field. During all this time, I also hope to contribute to the development of psychology as a science. Being the best is important for me to be able to achieve my personal goals – helping the underprivileged who are usually the children. My travels all over Europe and Africa made me experience first hand the sufferings of children. Anyone who saw what I saw will always be moved to do something. My ‘something’ begins with my John F. Kennedy University journey.
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