The “American Dream”, a national ethos, plays a large role in how and why individuals in our society strive for success. The desire to ascend the financial ladder and create a better life fuels people’s engines. As a Psychology major at Rutgers University, I have opened myself to many ideas. I found that the “American Dream” is missing a vital component; the ability to aid in the development and growth of others. The United States has fostered an “every man for himself” mentality. The truth is we need each other and I wish to help bring that missing component to life.
I am a calm, very approachable, and patient individual. As an older brother and cousin, I have firsthand experience with all ages of children with different temperaments. Children in their early stages of growth can be affected both negatively and positively by their upbringing. I want to be a positive influence, to children and their parents. A safe and constructive home atmosphere is essential to a child’s development.
After I attain my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, I plan to take my journey through graduate school and receive both a Master’s degree and Ph.D in Clinical Psychology. I want to use my education and real world experiences to provide counseling for children and adults. I desire to focus on children with domestic issues. My work ethic, attention to detail, and love of children combined with my formal education will enable me to make a difference in the lives of others. I want to help people break through their internal struggles so that they can reach their own “American Dream”.