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Arizona State University prides itself for being #1 in Innovation. When I first got into ASU, I was proud to be called a Sun Devil. I also was unsure what it was I wanted to do with my life. I bounced around from major to major (three times, to be exact), and it wasn't until an hour long talk with an advisor. By the end of our call, I realized Organizational Leadership would be the best degree for me to pursue. Fast forward three years from that call: I graduated with my BA in Organizational Leadership, got admitted to a Sociology Graduate program, and I have my life under control. ASU helped me go from a frazzled young student, mother, and wife, to a well-put together young woman who has her life under control. I pride myself for being an ASU Sun Devil.
My B.S. in Health Sciences, with a focus on Healthy Lifestyles Coaching, prepared me for a variety of career paths. The combination of exercise science, nutrition, psychology, and public health classes for this degree have helped me thrive in the health coaching and behavioral health fields since graduation.
The teachers at the school are very supportive and there are tons of opportunities to meet people and make connections. You can get involved in hundreds of different clubs, organizations, volunteer opportunities, internships, and job opportunities. The honors college gives me the sense of being in a small college but I also am connected to the larger school opportunities and people. I have met so many amazing people at this school and there's just so many ways to improve your education. I never feel at a loss for something to do, study, or participate in on campus.
Arizona State University stretches across four campuses and online. The best part? Students, regardless of major, can take classes anywhere! During a semester, I was unable to be on campus but did not have to stop taking courses because I was able to use the online platform to learn. When college dorm living because to expensive and I moved home, I was able to take classes on the campuses closest to me even though my major was housed on the main campus. ASU is a place to learn, make friends, get involved, create networks, and build memories. I highly encourage anyone to attend Arizona State University.
The Materials Engineering program at Arizona State is very rigorous. but is also a rewarding program. The program does a good job of focusing on mechanical and electrical properties of materials at are beneficial for not only the overall knowledge of the student but also for their employment opportunities. This directly benefits many companies in the local phoenix area, such as Intel, NXP, ON Semiconductor, as well as many other companies from a multitude of industries that need Materials Engineers to produce superior products for the market place. The instruction could be improved, there is way to much emphasis in many classes is on test taking rather than actual application, which I feel application in the form of small projects is more applicable if one is going into industry. Also one thing about the over all curriculum that could be improved is in the middle of the junior year allow students pathway courses for specific material they are interested in. For instance if a student interested in polymers, ceramics, metals, bio-materials or semiconductors have courses that specific to those classes of materials. All that aside the program as whole is very good in comparison with other schools and the graduate program is one of the best in the country, I would recommend the program to anyone interested in pursuing Materials Engineering.
Arizona State University, being the largest public university, has many resources to help students succeed. They offer tutoring services, both in-person and online, and their financial aid and scholarship department has online search engines to help students find aid, to name a few. Arizona State is a great university to continue your education because they provide you with the tools you need to be successful. The faulty and staff care about their students' futures.
The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at Arizona State University is a great program for students interested in a career in applied mathematics, mathematical biology, and computation mathematics. However, students wanting to enter a field of theoretical research may want to look elsewhere. A vast majority of the faculty is interested in applied mathematics, and theoretical classes are not offered adequately for many undergraduate students. I am studying applied mathematics, however, and am very satisfied with my experience in the SOMSS.
The iTeach program that I was in at ASU was great. It was very thorough and went through many different teaching methods and contents. The best part of the program was the full year of student teaching. Without that, I would not have been as prepared to teach as I was. The way that the program is set up is why I have an issue. We were in a cohort that met for our classes at an elementary school. My classes were in a kindergarten room with too small chairs. The chairs aside, the reason I was disappointed was the lack of opportunities to be on campus. My campus life was nonexistent. I never got the sense of college unity or pride from my fellow members in my cohort. ASU is a college that I am proud to come from and it is why I chose to return for my Graduate program. I wish I could say the same for the rest of my cohort.
Arizona State University has become not only the institution that I know and love, it has become a safe-haven of respectable, knowledge-seeking individuals that represent the future of our generation. This institution has provided me the education to feel confident in my major and actually feel excited about entering the real world. I have found that ASU is a very large and diverse institution, however, with the vast size of ASU (80,000+ students), I find that anywhere I go, i feel a connection to a person with an ASU hat or a car decal. It's like walking down the street and seeing your cousin, you can stop by say hi and just talk about ASU. Beyond the camaraderie of ASU, the teaching staff for my major has been very helpful in many ways. Firstly by providing me the tools i needed to improve my skills and become the knowledgeable individual I have become. Secondly they have shown me how top pus myself to do better and excel to the top of my class. Lastly the professors at ASU are always so helpful when it comes to any out of class questions, and actually show a keen interest in our future, education, and general life problems. I would highly recommend ASU to any student, not only for educational purposes but for the overall experience of meeting interesting people and creating a family network that you can take with you wherever you go. Thank you for you're consideration for this scholarship opportunity. I would also just like to add why I am applying: Currently I go to ASU as a full time student (some semesters taking 18 credit hours) in Mechanical System Engineering. I also work about 30 hours a week as a server/manager at El Encanto Restaurants. I am also getting married June 16th, 2018 and I am currently accepted into the 4+1 Program at ASU. This program allows me to complete both a Bachelors and Master's Degree in 5 years instead of the normal 6 years. I have a 3.78 GPA, and am also a National Society of Collegiate Scholars Member. The $2,500 would be going towards my tuition, books, and other academic fees. Please take these things into consideration Thank you once again for this opportunity!
Arizona State University (ASU) has a plethora of resources available at a students fingertips. There are immense amounts of opportunities: student organizations, flexibility of scheduling classes, and the well-established academic department. All of these can allow a student to thrive academically, personally and professionally growth. The challenging aspect of being an ASU student is navigating the sometimes overwhelming amount of stimuli the campus offers. Because of its mere size, its difficulty to know about all the resources the university offers.