In the past few weeks I have come to the realization that my life is moving far quicker than I had imagined it to be. It seems like just yesterday that I entered high school, when in fact I am a rising senior. Senior year marks a stressful time in which thousands of diligent students fill out college applications that will decide where they will spend their next four years. The period in between application submission and admissions decision is one of high stress and curiosity. Decisions bring either grief or sorrow, but everyone goes their separate ways, making their own paths.
Looking towards my future, I have not yet decided the path that I would look to pursue, but there are a few things I would like to see myself accomplish. Success is in interesting person, in that it is flexible, with each person having a different definition. I view success as being able to carry out my goals, but I can only do so if immerse myself in what it is I’d like to do. Junior year was a year of exploration. I tutored children, I partook in programs throughout NYC in both business and law, and I even worked for a major sporting event. After much exploration, I began to believe that business was a viable option for what I’d like to do with the rest of my life.
With the decision to potentially pursue business, I enrolled in the “Secrets to business success” course. This course sounded really appealing in that it could allow me to understand what it takes to become successful in this field. The program I did involving business was at Credit Suisse in New York City, with tasks including pitching ideas to potential investors. This program did however, only provide a basic introduction and I am still not too familiar with what it takes to be a successful businessman. Another reason in my enrolling in the class was a hope that it could provide a solid foundation in business.
After reading the definitions of both entrepreneur and innovator, I have come to the conclusion that I identify moreso as an entrepreneur. Innovation entails introduction of new ideas, and I am not the most creative person. Entrepreneurship, however, entails organization and management, two skills that I believe I possess, and even use often. I view this class as a tremendous opportunity in helping me figure out what I’d like to do later in life. As of now, I see myself studying business, or something related in college. As for further down the line, I’m not entirely sure what I’ll be doing but I hope that I do not stray from my desire to work in business.