As with many young people, I was an idealist in high school, wanting to save the world. Under the impression that studying Political Science might help me to go about doing this, I earned my first bachelor's degree in 2011. I learned enough to know that I did not want to enter politics, work for politicians, or spend the rest of my life studying politics. To support myself I spent several years in the corporate world, working as an assistant to corporate executives. This also failed to satisfy me as a human being. I am thankful to have found my passion, however, in SLP and will be completing my second bachelor's degree this coming May 2017, in Communications Disorders and Deaf Education.
This area of study and practice does fill me with a sense of purpose and increasingly brings immense joy to my heart. This is reflected in my GPA so far: 3.68. Before I joined corporate America, I worked with special needs students as a special education teaching assistant providing speech and language services. I often found myself thinking about this experience in my corporate office, so much so that I realized that I should return to SLP and make it my career.
I would very much like to work in a school setting, with children in great need. My long-term dream is to one day partner with other professionals in my field, such as an audiologist, occupational therapist, and an otolaryngologist; and open a clinical practice along with other practitioners. Sometimes I dream of helping singers recover from voice overuse, on other occasions I brainstorm and search for a solution to a laryngeal disorder of some kind. In addition to my professional responsibilities, I look forward to doing as much volunteer work as possible in the future, both in my local community and by participating in missions to the Developing World.
I have lived in NYC for several years now and I love the energy and pace of my new, permanent, adopted home. I look forward to many decades to come in the city serving as an SLP-CCC. In this position, I will truly be able to feel that I am giving my all and making my maximum contribution to my community and my fellow man. I want to learn the latest technologies and provide non-invasive, highly effective therapy for my clients with voice and swallowing disorders. I also look forward to doing research and attending and speaking at seminars, hopefully combined with an annual volunteer mission trip.
I have been enjoying earning my second bachelor's degree in communication disorders and I fear I may miss my studies desperately after I graduate this coming May. Thus, I hope to be selected to begin your program this coming September. I also look forward to quitting my job in the corporate world – less money and more life – and go to work for an organization such as Rockland Bocis where I volunteered several years ago, catering to the needs of clients with speech/language and/or swallowing disorders.
I am leaning towards the medical-related side of our profession, treating clients with vocal nodules, dysphagia, and pitch disorders and I am also keen to learn as much as I can about all aspects of SLP.
I thank you for considering my application to your distinguished program.
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