I grew up in Tianjin, China.I’m from Houston Texas. I attended school in Houston as well.I’ve never really been like out of state before.I’ve never really, really experienced anything other than like life around the reservation.At graduation events at high schools, colleges and universities across the United States,students ponder their futures as they prepare for the next chapter in their lives.I’m the first one to graduate.I started taking dual enrollment classes at college as well.My mom has a GED and as well my aunts and uncles.I’m interested in immigration law, my mom’s an immigration lawyer, so I’ve kind of grown up hearing about it and now more than ever I think the topic is super relevant.I ended up kind of falling in love with engineering.I’m really excited to work in this field.
While there are different experiences, high school and college have no doubt shaped their characters and their future choices.For some, the immediate goal was to take time off to enjoy a well-deserved break in the summer before they prepare for their new paths in the fall.I will be going to Virginia in a few months, to the University of Virginia.I’m going to Minnesota State University Moorhead.I’m gonna major in social work and maybe hopefully get my master’s one day. Currently, I work as an intern at an international police station, and after I graduate, I plan on going to the National Guard, possibly getting a job at the Mill Police.I never think I started doing a lot of community service.I knew that I really liked to help people.
Next, I’m gonna be working for UC Berkeley extension.This new job works with International Programs and it’s definitely something that I have been passionate about since I was a child.Despite their very different backgrounds, these recent graduates share one thing in common.I’m really excited. I’m really excited. I think I’m more like excited. I’m really excited.And with their futures now squarely in their hands, some will be reminded that destiny always rewards those who are prepared.
Esha Sarai for VOA Student Union，Washington