University of Texas at El Paso

4th period English 1

Paulina Torres

University of Texas at El Paso

    I chose this university because I feel that it is full of so many different opportunities . What is really fascinating is that if one day you ever decide to change your mind in a different career pathway, UTEP has so many other great options to choose from. Also, I chose this university because it is ranked Top 10 in the nation with many great programs that will prepare me with the right and useful skills I will need for my future.

   The University of Texas at El Paso was first named The Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy when founded in 1914 located around Ft. Bliss. A while later a fire destroyed the campus, making the university move to its original location. In 1949, the name changed again to Texas Western College of the University of Texas. It's current name originated in 1967. This university first opened with 27 students enrolled, now in Fall 2011, it reached a record breaking 22,640 students!

In order to apply, you will need to go to the website and fill out as many questions as possible. That website can be used for all the schools in Texas. Once you apply, you will get your Miner Insider ID emailed to you to check up on your admission application status. Then you will need an official High School transcript that includes your diploma type, rank, and GPA. Finally, you will just need to send out your official test scores to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment.

Admission Requirements

Getting into college isn't just filling out an application and sending some money. No! You need to really earn your spot. It may be tough, but not impossible. You need to have a certain amount of credits in several subjects to get accepted into UTEP. English you will need 4 credits, Mathematics- 3 or 4 credits, Natural Science - 3 credits, Social Studies- 4 credits, Foreign Language- 3 years, Health- 0.5, Fine Arts and Computer science- 1 year, and lastly P.E- 1.5 years. Test scores are also a challenge in this college. SAT scores have to be at 1350 or higher mixing math, reading, and writing. ACT composite scores have to be 18 and if possible, higher. If a student exceeds its required test scores and grades, they have an almost guaranteed admission.

Campus Life

* 55% women 45% men

*4 Varsity men sports & 8 varsity women sports

*96 track athletes, 33 basketball athletes, 110 football players, 20 golf players, 36 soccer players, 20 softball players, and 18 volleyball players.

* There are 4 major clubs and organizations sections. Musical Groups such as choral groups, marching band, etc. Performance arts ; Dance, Theater, Opera and Drama. Journalism and publications and lastly ROTC.

My Career as a Nurse

  I want to pursue a career mostly in medicine or nursing. I chose this career because I really enjoy helping others and taking care of them when they are in need of attention. Ever since I was a young girl, I have never been disgusted by anything! I can see blood, vomit or any other gory objects and unlike most people, I wont be affected by it as much. I feel like that's a very good characteristic for someone who wants to work in hospital settings like me.

    From this research I have learned that nurses don't just fluff pillows and follow doctor's orders. They are a very important part when it comes to healthcare. They also don't just treat patients who can be injured and or sick, they can offer emotional support and advice to the families of the patients. I have always been a person with a bright personality with positiveness all around. I work extremely hard and push myself every day toward everything I set my mind on. I believe that this nurse career would be a perfect fit for me. Soon, everything will be worth it.

Job Description

The BLS reports the median salary for a registered nurse was $66,220 in 2013. The best-paid 10 percent made more than $94,320. Mainly, it is a range from $45,000 all the way to $95,000.

Nurses get paid an hourly rate for 12 hour shifts. Also, overtime if they put in for it for missing breaks or having to stay after their shift is over. They don't get paid overtime after 40 hours (work 84 hours in 2 weeks) but they do get a paid day off every six weeks, which is equal. It's actually really nice because if you take that day with a stat day you get a paid week off every six weeks.

Job Duties and Description

1) Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records. 2) Monitor, record and report symptoms and changes in patients' conditions.
3) Record patients medical information and vital signs.
4) Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions.
5) Consult and coordinate with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans.

Educational Requirements and Benefits

You'll need to start off with an associates degree in nursing (2-3 years). Then you'll need to continue to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. In between those years you'll learn Community health, Leadership in nursing, Healthcare management, Nursing research, Health assessment & Professional issues in nursing.

Primary Source

Letter of intent

Paulina Torres

3500 Mike Godwin

El Paso, TX 79936

(915) 238-7539

May 13, 2015

Forever 21

8401 Gateway Blvd W Q01B

El Paso, TX 79925

To Whom It May Concern:

I am responding to the employment opportunity displayed on the window outside your store. Please accept this letter and accompanying resume as evidence of my interest in applying for this great opportunity that I will later benefit from. I feel that my great abilities to work well with everyone, being fluent in both English and Spanish, and my outshining charisma would prove to be a great asset for your company. I’m really interested in an honored job that can add experience to my future accomplishments and this job seems like the perfect fit. I was raised as a disciplined, hard working and self-learner child, which made me the independent young woman I am today. I feel that those are some of my key strengths that would bring out the best in your company. Also, I believe those qualities would make me an excellent candidate for this position.

I would appreciate your consideration of my credentials. And I welcome the chance to meet with you to hear more about your company, the requirements of the position, and how my skills would be a good fit.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.


Paulina Torres

Works Cited

"Background History." UTEP History. N.p., 22 Dec. 2014. Web. 27 Apr. 2015. <>.

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"Explore. Apply. Repeat." Apply Texas. N.p., 31 Oct. 2014. Web. 27 Apr. 2015. <>.

"How to Apply." Office of Admissions and Recruitment. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Apr. 2015. <>.

"Nurse Job Description." Snagajob. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2015. <>.

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Team, Utep Web Developmental, ed. "Undergraduate Admission Requirements." Undergraduate Catalog. N.p., 19 Jan. 2003. Web. 27 Apr. 2015. <>.

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Paulina Torres

Career Objective

To work in an environment that can help me grow experience and skills for my future career path. To be prepared for any challenges and responsibilities headed my way.


July 14 - May 15

El Dorado 9th Grade Academy
El Paso, Texas

» I started my High School years at the 9th grade Academy as a freshman.

Work Experience

Sept. 14 - Apr. 15

Elizabeth Orozco
El Paso, Texas

» I babysat a 3 year old girl, 3 days a week for 4 hours. Got paid 10 dollars an hour.

Volunteer Experiences

May 15 - May 15

Run 4 Unity
El Paso, Texas

» Run 4 Unity is a program where people form all kinds of races, cultures and ethnics get together and perform tasks to form as one together. This program enforced equality among each other.

Apr. 15 - Apr. 15

St. Mark's Catholic Church
Toy Drive
El Paso, Texas

» I stood outside with a couple of other friends holding out posters advertising a toy drive the church was hosting. We had a box with us at all times for any people that donated toys for the orphans

Sept. 13 - Mar. 14

Hungry and Homeless Society
Organizational Leader for Canned Food Drive
El Paso, Texas

» Since I was president of the NJHS, I had to plan an organization for others to join. I started a canned food drive for the homeless and hungry society. We gathered about over 1500 cans in 6 months.

Awards & Certificates

»NJHS president (July 14)

»A Honor Roll (May 14)

»Citizenship Award (Apr. 14)

»Presidential's Award (Apr. 14)

»2nd Place City Science Fair (Nov. 13)

Extracurricular Activities

Softball, Honor Society, Fundraising, Volleyball, Choir/Chorus

Skills & Abilities

»Microsoft Office

»Able to multitask, Creative, Problem-solver

» Fluent in Spanish and English.

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