Where I have been and Where I am Going

Hello, my name is Robert Amparo.  I was born in Brooklyn, New York but live in Staten Island.   I enjoy watching T.V., playing basketball, and reading.  I attended St. Jospeh by-the-Sea high school in Staten Island and enjoyed it there.  However, I also wanted to see something new, so I chose to go to Baruch.

Being the youngest of two boys in my family has had a significant impact on who I am today.  My brother is five and a half years older than me and I have looked up to him my whole life.  When I was younger, he was all I had and I wanted to do whatever he did.  When he played basketball and ran track, he inspired me try as well.  When it was time to decide which high school or college to attend, I ultimatley chose the one where he graduated.  Although he  is still my older brother and a great role model, I have started to make more decisions on my own.  I feel that I am at the point in my life where I am coming in to my own and at times it can be difficult, but I know that I will never reach my full potential if I copy someone else.  Only living my own life will satisfy me and make me happy.  As I begin my college career in the same school and same honors program as my brother, I still hope to achieve at least as much success as he did.  The only difference is that I want to achieve my  own goals in my own way.  I know that my first semester at Baruch is crucial and I am finding my transition into college smooth so far.  I hope to get A’s in all  my classes and make some new friends and connecitons along the way, especially in my Learning Community.


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4 Responses to Where I have been and Where I am Going

  1. Douglas Medina says:

    So how is the commute between SI and Baruch, Robert? It’s great that you are defining success in your own terms at Baruch! I am here to help you with that.

  2. ra140776 says:

    Fortunatley, I live near the Verrazano Bridge so my commute is only about 40 minutes by express bus. It’s so much more relaxing than my high school commute which could take more than an hour on the regular city bus. Thanks for your help so far!

  3. ss113481 says:

    Robert, I’m sure you will define yourself at Baruch. You may have chosen to go to the same college your brother went to, but there are plenty more decisions to be made! Good luck with your first semester at Baruch!

  4. Thanks Sam! Good luck to you too.

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