Hi I am Caroline Teixeira Bonelli, I am an international student from Brazil. I graduated from high school in Rio de Janeiro in 2010 and in March of that year I decided to improve my English, which was pretty bad at that time, so my parents sent me to study English in CSUN, they have a nice program there called IEP (Intensive English Program) where I learned a lot not only English but about different cultures. After 6 months I went back home and after long days talking to my parents we finally decided it would be better for my future if I came to get my degree here in USA and that is what I did. When I came back to U.S. I started college after two years I got my AA degree with honors and after that, in Fall 2013, I transferred to CSUN (Cal. State University Northridge) where I am studying to getting my bachelors in Finance. My number one inspiration is my father not only because he is a successful lawyer back home but also because he is the most incredible and intelligent person I have ever met. My priority now is to get my degree and pass the CFP exam and my dream is after I get the degree I can work for a couple of years in order to gain some experience and knowledge in my field to start my own Finance company.
Since I moved here to U.S. to live alone, I begin to understand my strengths and weaknesses, and from this I can focus on my strengths to take actions when I meet a challenge. My weaknesses are exposed as well when the challenge is difficult and from this I learned how to fix or correct my weaknesses. I know that I am intelligent enough to apply my mind to any problem and find a solution. So this gives me confidence and abilities to succeed in whatever I put my mind to. With effort and hard work I know I can achieve what a set out to do.