Introduction

What do you want to be when you grow up? The future “you” will be the product of what you do now and how you go about doing it. So what kind of person do you want to be?

The sunny June day was all about me...my graduation party. The party tent was decorated in my school colors of green, white, and yellow and with banners reading “Congratulations, Emma,” certificates, letters, and every first-day-of-school photo for all the guests to see. Even Grandma Sheila from Dallas made the trip. I thought it was my day to relax, enjoy my success, eat my favorite Mexican food, and hang with my friends. Boy, was I wrong.

“What are you going to major in?”

“Do you have a job for the summer?”

“What internships do you have planned for the future?” ...

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