[D]eciding to become a Political Science major came naturally to me. Since I was a young girl, I would sit and watch the news, fascinated with the way the United States government functioned as well as with the media that would broadcast its trials and tribulations. In middle school, my appreciation for politics grew with an inspiring civics teacher that taught me the ins and outs of government. From this teacher, I learned to speak in front of an audience, as well as to take positions on issues that I felt were politically salient. Although I already figured that I would one day study politics and government, in the seventh grade I became sure of it – I would someday attend college as a Political Science major.
Fast-forward a few years and there I stood a freshman embarking on a long journey to obtain my bachelor’s degree in political science. An aspiring law school student, I soon realized that in order to become a competitive applicant for law school, I would have to expand my horizons and do more than just obtain a degree in political science. After meeting with several advisors and spending countless hours performing research on the different majors available at my university, I decided to pursue a second major in International Relations. Making this decision was difficult and taking classes for my second major has proven to be an even bigger challenge. While government and politics have always interested me and been the easiest subjects for me to do well in, studying the history of numerous different countries as well as their relations with each other has not been as simple.
Despite the challenge that my second major in International Relations has posed, I have become determined to do well in the classes for it and because of this I have become a well-rounded person. Forcing myself to learn and study very hard for a subject that was not second nature for me has taught me to not only fall in love with international relations, but with learning and education as well. I am confident that both of my majors have made me not only a better candidate for law school, but they have also made me into a better student and a stronger, more determined woman.
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