Unfortunately, I do not think that Walden University is a good fit for me. Personal Goals When determining a career goal, one must also consider the effect on personal goals. My most important personal goal is to provide a positive home environment for my family. Stress associated with being enrolled in school can affect this goal. I need a school that can provide the needed feedback in a timely manner. This would help to reduce this level of stress. Another personal goal that I have is providing economically for my family. I believe that furthering my education will assist with this goal.
According to an article from 2011 by Olivia Winslow, “The income of American workers is far more affected by education level than other factors, including gender and race, according to a new Census Bureau study. The study is based on estimated lifetime earnings of people aged 25 to 64 using demographic data from the bureau’s 2006-2008 American Community Survey. Data collected include education level, age, income and race. ” (www. newsday. com). I believe the outcomes of this university would align with this goal. Career Goals My main career goal is to ultimately obtain my Master’s degree.
While considering this university, I agree that the outcomes that are set forth in my Learning Path would align with this goal. I am not so sure when considering the features of this setting. While there are both positive and negative aspects of this setting, for me, the negatives outweigh the positives. I believe that I have to choose the best path on the journey of reaching my career goal. I currently work in the classroom with children. I need a learning environment in which I can obtain information that can be implemented in my classroom on a daily basis. Conclusion
In conclusion, I have determined that Walden University program outcomes do not align with my ultimate goals, both personal and career. I have carefully weighed all of program features and outcomes, as well as all aspects of the Learning Path. It is ultimately my responsibility to choose the best path for my education. I need an environment that will support my learning in all aspects and from every teacher. Therefore I have made the decision to end my journey at Walden University. References http://www. newsday. com/news/nation/study-higher-education-equals-higher-pay-1. 3155907