Myname is Arturo Perez, I am a son of migrant workers and the first inmy family to get a higher education. I was born and raised inPlainview Texas, and I am the youngest of three siblings. Getting aMaster degree in Applied Psychology from Angelo State Universitywould be an honor and a privilege. I come from a family of Mexicanimmigrants where education was put on the back burner, while puttingfood on the table and family came first. So I have been working sinceI was five years old to some capacity. My mother has a fifth gradelevel education and my father received his General EquivalencyDiploma when he was 50 years old. I am 43 years old and would be theonly one in my family who has a college degree. As anMexican-American, I would like to set an example to all older andyounger minorities that it is never to late to better your statuscareer wise. I first got myAssociates Degree from Houston Community College and then went andgot my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology atthe University of Houston Main campus in 2012. I was pursing myMaster degree at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas and did soearning 18 hours with a GPA of 4.0. The only problem with Lamar'sMaster in Education in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling, is theclass schedule and number of credits needed is much longer and timeconsuming than I had planned for. So I transferred to Angelo StateUniversity, and got accepted into the Master of Applied Psychologyprogram in January, of 2015. I plan on graduating in May, of 2016.
professional strengths that I have learned or accomplished by owningmy own business on and off for the past ten years managerial experience and how to talk to people and clients, whichin-turn makes me have excellent skills in communication andpresentation whether it be in English or Spanish since I am fluent inboth. Through my working experience I have also learned stronganalytical and problem-solving skills. My dedication to succeedingin school and in life has taught me how to effectively produceresults, manage my time, and solve problems. These skills andknowledge will make me a valuable part of my family and any company.