College and Career Project
4th Period English I
Baylor University was established on February 1st, 1845. The first president of Baylor was Henry Lee Graves. Baylor is known for Arts and Science. Waco Texas is where Baylor University is located. Baylor is a Division 1 school and a baptist community. This University is one of the oldest running universities in Texas.
I became interested in Baylor University because of their women's basketball team. Many women get drafted from Baylor to the WNBA. Ever since i became interested in basketball I would watch professional and college basketball. Baylor University was one of the best teams and always won.
In order to apply at Baylor as a incoming freshman you must have..
- Official High School Transcript
- SAT or ACT test scores for incoming freshman (ACT-24-30)(SAT-1140-1310 Math and critical reading)
- Completed Essay that explains why you would like to attend Baylor
- Resume and Letters of Recommendation are optional
Baylor was given its Mascot in 1914 (bear). The name of their mascot is Bruiser Bear. On campus there are two living bears named Joy and Lady. One can visit Joy and Lady at Bear and Eva Williams Bear Habitat (located in the heart of the campus). Every year students come out and celebrate homecomings with Parades, Pep-Rallies, and Freshman Mass Meetings. The homecoming parade at Baylor is the biggist parade in all the nation. This tradition started in 1909.
There are five traditional halls at Baylor University for men and women. Most people who live in the dorms are freshman and students that are from out of state. Meal plans are optional. If one does not want to eat out of a meal plan, many restaurants are near the campus.
The career pathway I have chosen is health science. Health science is my second choice if basketball doesn't work out for me. I would like to become a athletic trainer or a physical therapist because, I want to be able to still exercise, interact, and be involved with sports and others since basketball plays a huge role in my life. At Baylor University, health science is under "Health, Human Performance, and Recreation," (HHPR).
The HHPR program allows students to prepare for professional occupations such as Physical Therapy, Dental/Medical, and health associations. Physical Therapists assist others that were injured or need help recovering from something major (car crash, broken bones, back alignment). Athletic trainers are involved with sports most of their time. Their priorities are to help athletes who have been injured during games (cuts, concussions, bruises, dislocation etc.)
A Physical therapist helps people that have been injured. On a daily basis they clean equipment that is used to help patients, assist patients, give instruction on what to do, give workouts/exercises to their patients, and monitor heart rates or their progress. Hourly, Physical therapists make around $38.39 per hour, which is $79,860 a year. Requirements to become a physical therapist are a bachelors degree or higher, certifications/license, and a background in anatomy, physiology, biology, chemistry, and physics for education.
The most important qualities a physical therapist must have a being supportive to your patients because they may be old or not strong enough in certain areas, nice (no one likes a mean person), and being physically active since you need to demonstrate for your patients or to help them out.
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Letter of Intent
Carla Marelin Padilla
2260 Tierra Alegre Way
El Paso, TX, 79938
May 15, 2015
8401 Gateway West
El Paso, TX, 79925
Dear Mr. /Ms. last name,
I am responding to the employment opportunity listed on your online sources. Please accept this letter and accompanying resume as evidence of my interest in applying for this occupation. I feel my qualities and abilities would prove to be an asset for your organization. I am looking for an honored job that will add experience to my growing career. Here are some of my skills that I would bring to the position. I am confident that these capabilities make me a great applicant for this occupation.
- I am a self-starter. I don’t need anyone to tell me what to do more than two times. If I am told to do something I get on it right away.
I would appreciate your consideration of my credentials, and I welcome the chance to meet with you to hear more about your company, the position, and how my skills would be a good fit.
Carla Marelin Padilla
I would like to attend college on a athletic scholarship for basketball. I would like to become a Physical Therapist if i do not make it all the way for basketball (WNBA).
Aug. 2014 - May 2015
El Dorado Ninth Grade Academy
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El Pasos Wurst
Window, Cashier, Cook
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» I have work experience with my fathers' business. My dad has his own food truck and I assist him whenever he needs help or whenever I need earnings (money). I also have my own project that was tested in the truck, which will soon establish.
Sept. 2009 - Sept. 2014
Socorro Mission La Purisima
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» I have volunteered at the church that my grandparents attend every week. Yearly the Socorro Mission has an annual festival to raise money. My parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles all have booths that I help with
I can juggle, play sports, and I am very active. I am always eager to learn new things and create ideas that can improve important skills/abilities.