All About ME

Michelle G.
9th Grade
May 2, 2014
AVID 1
Mrs. Edwards
Hunt High School
Project Purpose: Become more familiar with a potential career and a college that would allow me to get this degree
Sources: cfnc.org, lawyeredu.org



My ultimate goal is to one day become a criminal defense lawyer. I want to pursue this career because I like to debate on issues relating to criminal offenses. The beginning salary could be about $45,000 annually. The average salary is $78,000 annually. And the highest salary is $130,000 annually. It will take a total of 7 years to accomplish my goal. The degrees required are 4 years to get my bachelors degree. Also 3 years in law school to get my doctorals' degree. I am willing to study for 7 more years after high school just to reach my dream career of becoming a lawyer. Everything is worth it to have a job that you will be happy with and not just work with no real happiness.

Everyone has rights even after committing a crime, everyone has the right to seek justice.

Change and iniquity into Justice with the help of a criminal defense lawyer.

The college that I would like to go to would be Duke University. It is located at Durham, Nc. Its tuition on campus is about $45,576 a year. Off-campus tuition is about $30,000. The cost for room and board is about $13,000. The downside about Duke is that you are required to be on campus for the first 3 years. If one is interested by saving money by sleeping off-campus will have to do their 4 year at Duke. Which for me is not so good. The ration of undergraduate students to teachers at Duke is 9.5:1. Other colleges that I have in mind is Campbell University,Wake Forest University, and North Carolina Central University. I prefer to go to a college where the student population is a little low. Because this way there is a better chance will easily talk to teachers one on one. High School Chemistry is not required to be admitted into Duke. As long as you have 3 sciences is enough, but they do strongly recommend to take hard level classes. To earn my degree I do not need Chemistry. The minimum High School GPA is 3.75.

Even after knowing the on campus tuition, it does not change my views on how great Duke is.

Some classes that I could be taking at Hunt High School would be:

Public Speaking and Debate, Wilson Community College Course. For example

1) Victiminology  2) Criminology 3) Intro to Criminal Justice

Other degrees that interest me that are offered at Duke is their Medical Field. Which is the only thing that interests me. The best thing I learned while doing my project, was that it helped me come out of doubt of what I really wanted to become. Also the steps that I would manage to accomplish to reach my goals. I enjoyed working on my box project because I loved decorating it with paint.

How I felt while working on my project.

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