ljcasas

Student

Hidalgo HS - Hidalgo ISD
The University of Texas-Pan American (Edinburg, TX)

Pharr, TX

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"goooooo on and be Great :) …. life is waiting for you…so LIVE IT."

What are your goals or plans after graduation?

I plan to work for a program that involes a setting among families and children. Something that involves helping out my own community.

What are the challenges and tradeoffs in pursuing higher education? Is it worth it?

Being a UTPA student changed my entire way of viewing things. I manage my money alot more carefully. I spend less time watching my favorite tv shows, and instead i study for hours. Every sacrifice, will indeed pay off. The output is only as good as your input.

How is getting a degree or certificate going to change your life?

It will not just obviously change it financially, but i am going to change my surroundings as well. Im going to be able to give back to my parents, and hopefully work with a program that gives back to the community. I know that once i get my degree, things are still going to be tough everynow and then, but most things will change for the better.

How are you going to use your education to make your generation the most successful ever?

My education is going to open up several doors. Ive beend denied simple jobs, simply because i have no working experiene other than being a migrant worker. I feel like people sometimes should give young adults an opportunity to gain the experience, how can we gain knowledge in the workingfield if nobody wants to give us an opportunity? My generation is deffinitely a good one! More and more students are realizing that an education is the only way out of poverty. With my education background, i am going to reflect on every situation ive been THROUGH and help others succeed as well; because people that are often belittled can be great too.

Why are you Generation TX?

I love the program!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think there should be more programs that reach out to help out students. Especially down here in South Texas, many of us are first generation students so we are really set into certain situations where an adult might know best. Generation Tx, is a great guiding program.

What is your favorite quote?

"Cuando estas dentro la pobreza, el Ășnico lugar al que ir es hacia arriba." Which means "When you're at the bottom, the only place to go is UP."