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Who I Am?
My name is Joe Manno and I am a
junior honors student at the University of Akron.
I am pursuing a
double major in Economics and Political Science. I am also the
President of the
College Republicans at the University of Akron.
My duties in
this organization include overseeing our over 8,000 dollar budget,
meetings and events, and helping political candidates with what ever
I am very interested in Politics, and that is one of the reasons I am
a degree in Political Science. I spend most of my time outside of
working with this organization, and spending time with my girlfriend.
My Educational Objectives
I hope to
graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Political Science and a
Science in Economics in May of 2011. Moreover, if I can graduate by
will hold two degrees before I am 21 years old. I also hope to graduate
grade point average of 3.7 or better. Furthermore, it is my goal to
A in all of my Economics classes. Currently, I maintain a 3.608 grade
average and have received an A in all of my classes.
I chose my
two fields of study for several reasons. As I mentioned earlier, I am
interested in politics, and that is why I chose Political Science as
one of my
majors. I also chose Economics for much of the same reasons. Because of
interest in politics, Economics helps me learn more about the policies
politicians are initiating in the U.S. and determine if they
actually help our economy. One of the main goals that politicians try
achieve is economic growth and stability, and thus this field allows me
analyze their proposals to determine the best. Also, I chose Economics
I intend on going to Law
Majors, on average, score higher on the LSAT than any other major.
Economics is also known as one of the best majors to have when
One of the reasons this is true is because Economists tend to think
Lawyers, and this helps law students as they prepare for the bar.
My Career Objectives
I work for the Department of Veterans Affairs, and I hope to spend the
my working career at this government agency. After I receive my
hope to move up and begin working in the administrative offices of the
While working here, I want to participate in the program at the University of Akron where I would receive a
Business Administration and a J.D. in Law in four years. After I
degrees, I would then hope to move up in the VA and work in the Office
General Counsel as an attorney for this government agency. I feel like
I am at
a distinct advantage right now, because I was hired in as a student at
and now have my foot in the door at an organization that I could spend
of my life at. In fact, I am currently building my years towards
the VA at the age of 19. However, if that does not work out for me, I
experience to enter the business world of Law with my J.D. and M.A. But
hopefully, it works out the way I want it to, and I stay with the VA