Statement of Purpose

Statement of Purpose, Master's in Public Administration

It’s no secret that millennials want to change the world; an entire generation of young men and women who have been told repeatedly that they have the capacity to accomplish whatever they set their minds to. They are raised to be cognizant of global issues, to have compassion for those who suffer, and are instilled with a passion to leave the world a better place. Millennials have been taught that through positive change, one can find meaning and wellness in life. As a millennial myself, I embrace the philosophy of my generation, and hope to align it with my professional life. However, the path towards a meaningful career does not always manifest itself in the most clear of ways.

After graduating from California State University East Bay in the spring of 2013, I was left with the monumental task of determining my life’s singular passion, and then somehow turning that passion into a career. Degree in hand, I did as most undergrads do: returned to the part-time job I held throughout college, working as a head lifeguard at Pleasanton’s public aquatic center. As a lifeguard and swim teacher I was able to impact the lives of children and adults alike, and helped to provide services to the community that many would not normally have...

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