Simpson University Upward Bound AUHS

By: Canty Yang

College is important to attend for me because, it will further my experiences and my knowledge about the career I want. I think attending college can help me make a better decision with what to do with my life. It can also help me get a higher or better level paying job/career. College isn’t necessary but it is indeed very well recommended. Honestly, I just want to go to college so that when I actually get a job in the future, I’ll be able to support myself and people around me. I want to achieve things during the years of furthering my education. Get to know more people and see the reality of the outside world. I want to learn many things outside of my life and see the opportunities waiting for me to take. I know that having further education can and will increase my chances of opportunities available for me. My education will allow me to do things that I want to do to achieve a goal that I’ve set for myself in the future, whether it’s soon or later. College can do many great things for me. Going to college paves my path for my future, it’s like preparing for the things I’ll be doing or may have to do. After college would be the importance that college gives me. The things I do would be the things college has given to me. But, I also have to be the one taking the opportunities and taking chances. It’s all about my ambition, whether I have the time and effort for college to do more better things in the future. I can be given many choices, but it all depends whether I want to take it and try it and go out of my comfort zone to actually do the things I want to do. Stepping up would be a great thing that may motivate me further on with college also.

Why I Pursue Culinary by Cristina Manzo


I wish to pursue this career because being a chef means you alone, are master of your kitchen, and what you say goes. You are judged by each and every plate that goes out of your kitchen, and it is a responsibility that you thrive upon. There are very few jobs where there is so much freedom to operate as individually and creatively as that of a chef. My dad influenced me because he owned a restaurant and I was able to grow up in that business. I would always go and watch him cook, help around the kitchen and make people happy by serving out delicious food. I was always up in or around restaurants because my dad’s side of the family owned a lot whether it was local or out of town and they still do. My dad and I are constantly in kitchens and exploring other restaurants. Everyone who owns a mexican restaurant knows of my dad or his family. This food is apart of me and I want to carry on this legacy of my family.