Applicant #25: Steven Carroll

Steven Carroll is a 25-year-old from Southfield.

Steven's video application:

Steven's current situation:

My name is Steven Carroll who is currently working full-time as a Stationary Engineer. I am also a part-time student at Oakland Community College pursuing an associates degree in Applied Science, with plans of transferring to the College of Engineering at Wayne State University. I have been exposed to people that come from various ethnic backgrounds and walks of life, and I am able to relate people at all economic, and hierarchy levels. Not to mention it is a pleasure being exposed to such diversity, because there is something new to “pick up from” each and every person that we come into contact with.

Steven's blog post:

We have all heard the saying “children are our future”. Well the fact of the matter is that the future is here, and now we are adults. This means that we have more freedom, but less free stuff, and with the added responsibility that we gain, comes less room for error and wasting of money. Sure we all need recreation, maybe even a party every now and then, but when it comes to achieving stability in the future as well as financial freedom, the time is now. As young adults the decisions that we make all come with a price, and can affect our lives for years to come. Since I graduated from high school I have had loads of fun with family, friends, and social events, because it is expected, not to mention that all of us whom are striving toward a goal, deserve the opportunity to celebrate and enjoy these outlets. Through these years I have always maintained a vision of what the future may behold, and by keeping this hope alive we can all s tay positive, and learn to “bounce back” from any obstacles that we may encounter, while avoiding life altering situations that will hamper us as individuals, or our image. With this being said, I think that it is great to be sociable, and this is one of the strengths that people in our age group posses, even in the midst of countless technology advancements over the past two decades. We must, stay focused, and look for a “bigger picture”, ultimately motivating us to do what is right as well as helping us decide which financial, and educational pursuits will accommodate the person that we are to become.