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I wish I would have found a healthier balance between school and social life. I was consumed at first by the fear of failure that I did not take a lot of time for myself at first. I would have told myself to try and treat each day more like a 9-5 job and then took time for social activities in the evening or whenever time allowed. College is very stressful at times and you need to make time for yourself and activites. I truely have have enjoyed my college life and experiences. I have had a lot of wonderful faculty and made a lot of life long friends.


I would tell my high school self to take the time to find study tactics that work for me. This would have been helpful to know going into college. Another thing that I would tell my high school self, would be to get into a habit of working out, and stick to it. Not only does a set workout schedule help keep yourself healthy, but it also helps get your blood flowing, so that you can concentrate more when it comes time to study.


I would tell myself to step more outside my comfort zone. I've always been really shy and kept to myself. If you want to have a good college experience, you have to put yourself out there so you can make friends. I feel lonely and out of place a lot and realized that I have to make myself feel uncomfortable in order to fit in. I also need to focus more on the future than be stuck in the past because I really miss home but I know that this is a big time for change in my life and it's preparing me for the future when I really will be on my own.


Don't freak out if your major is undecided. Remember everyone is lost at some point. You'll figure it out. Get your general requirements out of the way to find out your interests. Be yourself and stay positive!


Obtain study habits in high school that you will take with you to college. Studying in college really is different from studying in high school. Back then, there were times where you could do little to no studying and be fine. Now, studying needs to be a lot higher on your list of priorities. Another thing you need to have under your belt is asking questions when you do not understand something. Either ask in class or email your professor while you are looking over the material; ask sooner rather than later because it only hurts you if you put it off and think that it will be okay and that it's not important.


Just because you are the first person in your family to make it to college, do not think your work has been completed. In fact, it has just begun. Positioning yourself to become a successful and happy member of society takes more than acing college level classes. You have to plan ahead; network and find any available opportunities to obtain exposure to the type of work you are interested in doing. In short, be more proactive in shaping your own future.


Hey, I know it's easy to hide yourself behind your work, behind pursuing good grades instead of friendships, but no time in life, not even the dreaded high school stage, should keep you from being all you can be both academically and socially. It is the same with college life. College is more advanced, more pressuring, and more confusing than high school, and you must not underestimate it, but you will find countless similarities between your senior year and your following freshman year. My advice to is: focus on your studies to keep your grades up, but most importantly, keep your chin up and be confident in who you are. You worry too easily about wasting your time, about squandering the time you've been given, but this is a sure way to waste it. Discipline yourself, transition to maturity with managing your time, with your responsibilities, but remember this is a special part of your life - just like every part - to be experienced and to be enjoyed. You know how to be careful, you know how to be safe, now balance on the fine line between that and living life to its fullest.


Take your time choosing a college and make sure you are ready for it. College classes are difficult so don't expect to get all A's. Do your best and you will succeed. Talk to other college students, they can tell you what to expect and can help you through the process, they havebeen there after all. College might seem like something to be worried about but it really isn't. College will present you with challenges, experiences that help you grow, and many new lifelong friends. Embrace the experience and make the most of it. College will be some of the greatest years of your life. Make sure to study and apply yourself and you will be able to succeed and do whastever you want in college. Be sociable, if you aren't then you will likely hate college. Friends can help you through the hard spots and will allow you to achieve more than you could do on your own.


If I could go back and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would have a lot of advice to give. First I would tell myself to look into scholarships at an earlier time, but I assumed that my 4.0 GPA would get me a full ride somewhere. However I have learned that is not true, so I would say “Sarah, apply for EVERY scholarship possible.” I feel this transition into college would be a lot easier if I wasn’t worrying about how I was going to pay for school, and stressing over the several loans I’m looking at taking out.


You are responsible for your life. In college, teachers won't make you study or turn in work. You are the one paying them whether you do any of the work or not, so take it seriously! Getting to know your teacher andy some classmates really helps you do better and get more out of a class. The most important things to do is keep an open mind and have a good work ethic. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Most of the instructors really want to help you beyond just being a teacher. So strive for what you want, try new things, and work hard in everything you do.


Not to waste time. College seems like such a huge deal but it is such a small part of life if you take a step back. I feel like I made the transition well because I came here knowing I was going to have to put in way more time studying then I did in high school. Even then, the complexity of the work shocked me a little bit. Being a collegiate athlete made it that much harder as well. Not only did I have my coursework but I had practices and weight training sessions to deal with. Learning time management is such a essential tool to being a successful college student. Nothing you do in high school prepares you for the freedom you will have in college. If you dont want to go to a class, you dont have to, no one will hunt you down. However, the consequences of not going to class are far worse then missing a class in high school. In conclusion, the advice I would give to my high school self is to budget time well for school, sports, and free time so you are successful in everything you attempt in life.


My first semester of college was picture perfect. The campus was gorgeous, the dorms were quiet and clean, and everyone I met was kind and beyond helpful. My only difficulties came after I moved back home and chose to switch colleges. Due to some misinformation on my part and a bit of naivette I wound up in a year long contract that made finding a new college very difficult for me. Now, the problem is being handled, but given the opportunity, I would be more than happy to warn myself to be far more discriminating in my decisions, particulary involving money. Otherwise, I would tell me to simply soak in the moment and make the most out of one of the most pivotal experiences of my life.


I would look myself in the eye and say, "Take a deep breath, because I know you're scared to death." I would tell myself to not worry about making friends, or adjusting to life away from my family. Leaving home is not as bad as it looks or seems, it's actually quite easy. To stop worrying about everyone else and pleasing people. Living up to their expectations will only stress you out, you have to be doing this for you. Pick a major that you want, one that will keep you interested. You have to be willing to let go of the old life, and be willing to embrace the new one. The course load is a lot, and the work is tough, but with enough drive and want, I can do anything I put my mind to. You don't need to worry about failing, because the professors, with help from you, will make sure you succeed. Lastly, I would tell myself to just enjoy being a senior in high school, to stop wondering about where I'll be ten years from now; because that's what college is for.


The advice I would give myself as a senior in highschool would be simple. I'd tell myself that the best thing to do when it comes to deciding a major, have a couple of ideas. Then when you start taking classes to sign up for that major, but mainly gen. eds. That way if I decide to change my major, I haven't fallen behind. I'd also let myself know that making friends is easy. I'd reassure myself saying that, it's best to be yourself, or even a little more weird than normal, because, everyone in college is weird. I'd also say that if I were to act a little more weird than normal, and it didn't work out, then I could just be normal and others would think that it was just me being nevous the first day or attribute it to something else. Either way I wouldn't have the pressure of being someone I wasn't and could have friends who like me as I am.


I would tell myself to get more involved in student activities. I went to a large school and mostly found out things from my dorm-mates. However, there were so many more activities. There was a whole theatre department that put on wonderful plays and concerts that I was not exposed to until I was a senior. I wish I had found these nuggets earlier on. I did several co-ops and internships and I would definitely do that I again. I would recommend internships to anyone as it is a great leg up when applying for jobs after graduation. I would tell myself to live on campus for at least two years. It is a great way to meet life-long friends. I would attend sporting events as supporting a team is great fun! I would make sure that you make some time during the week to study. Even though I wasn’t a big partier, I would go out on the weekends to socialize. Know that Sunday is the ‘day of study’. Everyone holes up in their corner of the commons area or the library and studies like there’s no tomorrow.


I am currently going for my second Bachelor's degree and in the accelerated nursing track. I first went to a bigger college in Louisville and wish that I would have chosen Bellarmine from the beginning. I would tell myself that size of college is not that important and whether you went to a big high school or a small high school that is not going to matter when getting to college. College is a completely different world than high school and hard to adjust, chose the school that is best for you and that you can handle financially. It is very important to look into what you are going to have to do to graduate on time and to look at the application procress and competitiveness if you do have to apply to an upper division program in your undergraduate career. Go with your gut but listen to your heart, picking a college can be stressful but be sure to look at all your options!


If I could go back and give myself advice about making the transition to college, I would warn myself about the importance of dealing with stress and change, especially from being independent, peer pressure, handling extensive amounts of school work, being in a new environment, etc. Unknowing to me, swimming in high school was a way I had subconsciously dealt with these types of stress before. Unaware of this, I assumed that continuing to swim in college would add stress to an already stressful time, but in reality, ended up causing me to have an even harder time dealing with change. Not knowing how to cope, I was under so much stress that I unknowingly weakened my immune system so much it caused me to develop over fifteen food allergies, some so serious that I am now at risk for undergoing life threatening reactions, even by close contact. Although I learned the hard way, I realized the importance of developing ways to manage stress in the future so I can prevent in continuing the vicious cycle that has started. Determining ways to cope with stress is key to succeeding in college, as well as in a healthy and successful future.


If I could go back and talk to a much younger me I would first say "High school is almost over Emily! Don't give up hope, never surrender, Because these next four years will be the ones you'll remember. Prepare now, so that college will be a breeze; Study hard, get the grades, and ask for help, please! Follow your heart, and make your dreams come alive, But be sure to make a pathway first so that you may always thrive. One last thing that I would like to say before I go, Keep on smiling, try your hardest, and always let it show."


The most important advice I would give myself as a present senior in college would be to take as much time as possible to really enjoy all the opportunities college life offers. I would also recommend taking more time to decide on a major, and not rush as I fear I may have done. While college is very intimidating--especially to a first generation college student, it's important to take the time to enjoy every new experience and not become too overwhelmed. Just like we shouldn't rush to grow up too fast, it's as equally important to not rush through college. There are many opportunities only available to college students such as on campus activities, dorm life, community involvement, and even promising internships. As a present senior, I now recognize the importance all these opportunities have in the life of any student and young adult. College helps define and mold us into the adults we will soon be. That's why it's important to completely immerse yourself in college life and experience every opportunity available. Take your time and enjoy it, you will find yourself in the real world soon enough!


The advice I would give to myself as a high school senior is always have a method and plan in mind. Be prepared, don't be afraid to stand up for yourself, and take leaps to achieve the next mile. Do extensive research and be money wise when it comes to college, money is everything, so don't waste it. The advice given to me from parents, teachers, and friends are motivation to strive harder in college and to make myself someone I'm proud of.


I waited ten years after high school graduation to attend college. This is a decision that has made my life very difficult financially, emotionally and has halted many life goals, like starting a family. If I could go back in time I would tell myself how difficult life is without a college degree. That without a degree you will live paycheck to paycheck, never being able to use the money you work so hard to get for the things you want in life. People will never take you seriously without a degree, no matter how intelligent you are. There are so many benefits to going to college straight after high school, scholarships, fraternities, and maybe the most important, time to decide what you want to do with your life. All of these are unreachable when you decide to go at thirty. The most important thing I would tell myself is the one thing that I truly needed to hear after high school, you are smart, you can be successful, you can do anything you want in life, and not having a degree is the only thing holding you back. The only great failure in life is never trying.


If I could go back in time to my high school years, I would give myself a reassuring hug and say, "Don't be afraid." Everyone says that college is the most exciting time of a young adult's life, and it's true. But, being a timid person by nature and consequence, I did not take full advantage of the opportunity of a fresh start at Bellarmine. I regret not getting involved in Psychology club, STAGE, and auditioning to be in a student production of the Vagina Monologues my first year. Instead, I spent my freshman year in my dorm room, studying and wondering if I was cut out for college. I was too afraid of looking foolish, of what others might think of me, of not having friends, and not measuring up to my academic standards. After a successful first year, despite my expectations, I gained the confidence I needed to ignore my fears and became a part of everything I wanted to join my sophomore year. I thrived. As cliche as it is, if I had known then what I have learned from experience now, I would have started my fresh start sooner and happier.


As a high school student, I felt very anxious about college. I am the only child in my immediate family to attend college out of a family of 2 girls and 3 boys. I did not think it was possible, considering my family was low-income, and I had no idea what to expect. Now, I have graduated with two degrees, and will be attending Edinburgh University in the fall to attain my Masters Degree. I would look back at my high school self, and tell her that it was going to be difficult, but well worth the fight. That I would continue to fight and work for financial aid, and that studying hard and going to conferences is worth the stress. Working hard is worth it, and it will show. I would tell myself to continue to research, and to never stop the willingness to learn, the eagerness to learn. I would tell my self, most importantly, that money is a small issue. Because my family cannot afford to help me, doesn't mean I am not worth this education. Pushing and fighting for what I need to better myself academically is worth every moment and every penny.


Time travel is something everyone wishes for. If I had this power I would go back to my high school self as a senior and prepare myself for college. I would tell myself not to worry about not knowing anybody. The search for friends really made me mature and find my true self. I would also tell myself to continue to push myself in highschool to learn the most I can. What you learn in highschool can truly help you be ahead of the game in college if you strive to remember all that you can. College is a big step but a great learning experience. I would tell myself to take the shock of moving away from home one day at a time and be open to new things and everything great and amazing you can experience in college will follow. I would add, to keep your head high, your mind open, and get involved, and your transition to both social and educational aspects of college will be easy and a great experience that you will never forget or want to forget. These words were exactly what I needed to hear and wish I had knew as a senior.


I would tell my high school self to branch out and meet all different types of people because it is a wonderful experience to learn about every different culture that there is. Also, to prepare for time management better to keep on task with everything that is to come. Stay involved because you never know who you will meet and what references you will need for the future. These people will be your lifetime friends and colleagues so respect everyone's opinion whether you like it or not and learn from these ecperiences with all these different types of people. I would also tell myself to never pass up any opportunity that is in reach because you may never get another chance to experience something so wonderful and especially with the poeple you are surrounded by!


Being able to confront my senior-self would change everything. I would tell her only one thing: talk. I have always been the shy kid who needed a little more time to warm up to the people around her. By my senior year in high school, I was bubbling and bouncing off the walls; I was involved in countless clubs, held several offices, and walked down the halls knowing everyone's name, greeting them. Of course, that took me three years to achieve. I was so sure I wouldn't make that same mistake in college, but I did. I shut up. My freshman year, while still amazing, was stunted. I was not in clubs. I had a small circle of friends. I saw myself slowly starting to break out again over the summer, and realizing my mistake, I sped up the process. Now I'm involved, outgoing, and spunky again. But I still regret my shyness. I'll always look back on my freshman year and think it could have been much more. That is what I would tell myself.


I wold take my career path more serioisly, and complete my education earlier.


I would tell myself to work harder at getting scholarships. I'd say that the college you end up attending costs a lot and it would help immensely if you could fill out more scholarship applications. I would also tell myself that everything would end up working out in the end and that even though you're moving during your senior year, it doesn't turn out as horribly as you would think it would. You get into a good college and even get scholarships. Have fun and enjoy the remainder of your high school days.


I would tell myself that everything would be just fine and that I was headed on the right path. I would also say that college is admittedly hard, and you have to work for it, but there's not much that's too surprising. Study more and don't fall behind, but always remember to have fun with what you do. Even if it isn't going to make you a lot of money in the future.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself about college I would tell myself that I need to do what's best for myself. I need to choose a college that best fits me and is financially smart. College is very stressful and a busy time of your life so I would like to prepare myself for all the studying time that is required. It was a very hard transition from my little bubble of my home and going into the dorms at a huge university.


If I could talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself not to worry about not having any friends once I get to college; everybody's trying to make new friends and we all feel awkward about it. Being involved on campus alone will offer all the opportunities I need to form new bonds with people away from home. I would also tell myself to start using a planner religiously. There are tools I'm going to need in college that I didn't use in high school, such as studying and organizational skills. There's a lot more responsibility required of us in college and with that comes the need to organize everything outside of your memory. And after all that, I would tell myself as a high school senior to have fun! These next four years will be completely different than high school, but they will be an experience no other place can match.


I have only been in college for one semester so far, but I believe that I have already grown as a person. I have learned new facts about many things including myself. Going into my first semester at college, I was incredibly insecure. I thought I wouldn't be able to measure up with all the other students at Bellarmine in the field of academics. I knew that Bellarmine was a very prestigious college and I did not have the confidence in myself that I could do it. Instead of quitting, I began taking everything one step at a time, trying to keep up with my studies. Then I took my first exam and got a B+. It was then that I realized I could get good grades and make it through the semester. I went on to make an A in all of my classes. Now I know that I can do almost anything if I put my mind to it. College has begun to give me the confidence that I never had before, along with a great education.


Attending college is a goal that I have accomplished. Being a first generation student, I did not know what to expect. Financial aid, resident housing and even academics where blind to me. One of the most important lessons that I have learned from my college experience is how to be independent. I come from a single parent in which I am the only child. In this case my mother natured me until time for my depature. Coming to college has improved my indepence. Another thing I have gotten out of my college experience is how to study. During high school, I was the kid who never had to prepare for anything, all of my subjects came natural, but after attending classes at Bellarmine, I quickly learned that studying only improved my abilities. This is been the most valuable time of my life. I have grown up, learned to help dig myself out of a ditch and carry on in difficult times. I thank God each and everyday that I have the support and care from my family to attend a four year university.


The best thing I have gotten out of my college is experience is the opportunities. I feel as if a lot of the world is at my hands, and if I need help it's there and it always will be. I have gotten a support group that can nuture me and push me along my life path. I've also learned many life lessons that will stay with me forever.


Along with getting my education in Business and International studies, I learned how to handle myself in front of a crowd, in a variety of social situations and over come being somewhat introverted. I was able to find out at the end of my undergraduate who I was and what I wanted to do with my life. Bellarmine allowed me to explore many options and find the best fit for me. In this struggling economy, it has been great having a college education to back up my resume. College had taught me to how make the best out of a bad situation and to keep working hard to acheieve the goals I have set for myself.


College gives young adults the chance to find themselves and make the best decisions for their future lives. College to me has given me individuality, new friends, great experiences, and the chance to better myself as I make my way into adulthood. Bellarmine University has helped me shape me into a better person, and will make me into a wonderful teacher. My college experience has been difficult and yet exciting! I have had to make new friends and work very hard on focusing on my classes. Throughout college I have learned to be patient and to not procrastinate. College has taught me to be more outgoing, but to be focused. College is a very important part of a person’s life and everyone should attend. College teaches people to meet new people, go to a new place, and to make you have a better future. Going to college will help you get a great career and along the way having amazing experiences with amazing people you will never forget.


My college experience at Bellarmine University has made me grow into a stronger and more outgoing person. Before college I was a shy person and didn't really pay attention to my grades or focus on my career. After my first few months of college I was a completely different person. I had made friends and I knew how important it was to focus on my future. I make sure that I try my best and get the best grades I can on all of my assignments in the classrooms. My school is small, so if I need to I can always talk to one of my professors. Also at Bellarmine, they let you have hands on experience with your future careers. I am going to be a teacher and every semester I am able to observe in a classroom. This is extremely beneficial to me because it shows me what my career will be like. College is very important for me to attend and I enjoy everyday that I am in the classroom at my school.


I have obtained both strength and tenacity from my college experience, as well as the knowledge that I can overcome any physical or personal challenge or adversity. I'm a single father of five children and have recently been diagnosed with Pulmonary Sarcoidosis, although there's no cure for the disease, being successful in my college courses keeps my spirits and outlook on my prognosis positive. I believe it's my duty as a student, father, and mentor to achieve academic greatness; this is my second consecutive semester being on the Dean's List with a cumulative grade-point-average 3.68. I'm a firm believer that it's both imperative and valuable to attend college. College affords the opportunity of self-discovery and understanding of other people. College provides a platform of mutual respect and conducive learning. Personally, college has allowed me to showcase my skills and abilities in a way I didn't know possible. My college experience has been invaluable and has allowed me to be an overall better and well-rounded person.


My college experience has been unbelieveable. I have been able to balance have a social life, study abroad in Italy, be in a sorority, and graduate college in four years with this institution. I will be attending Bellarmine University's nursing school because my current university, Indiana University Bloomington, has given me the resources I need to succeed in life. I cannot imagine I would be the same person having not attended Indiana University. I have become my own person through the ability to express myself on such an open and accepting campus. The diversity on campus and amazing professors has made my college experience a unique one. I have been taught my professors who are famous in the academic world, discovered things and are credited professionally. Indiana University is a hidden gem in the Midwest, offering more than people would realize. I can honestly say I have come out of college having learned and grown much more than I ever thought I would.


As a first generation student, college is a place that I have always wanted to attend. Since enrolling at Bellarmine University, I have encountered many experiences. First and foremost, I have learned how to be independent. Being the only child, life was always made simple for me. Secondly, from my college experience, I have learned to come out of my shell. Coming from a public school with only 92 students, I was afraid, but since then I have learned to open up and make friends. Finally, attending college has been extremely valuable to me. I have overcome obstacles that I would have never expected. Also, being at college has helped me build a better relationship with my parents. I have come to realization that I can do whatever I set my mind to and to not let anyone bring me down.


Through college I have gotten a great deal of my life back. I have PTSD. When I was twenty one I was working a K-mart and going know where. My Dad decided to take a class at the local Monterey Peninsula junior college for fun. In his class he met an academic counselor from Monterey Peninsula College who was also taking the class for fun. My Dad and Susan the counselor became in class friends. When my dad told her about me she suggested that I meet with her. I did not want to meet with her in my fragile state. I ended up giving in and meeting with her. I had no plans of signing up for that Monterey Peninsula College or any college. I was just going to get the meeting out of the way and go home. By the time the meeting was over I was signed up for three classes. I earned my Associates Degree in December of 2008. I am now back to finish up my transferable credits. I will be entering a four year state college in either spring or fall of 2011 depending on the California Budget.


I have gotten that I have to work extremely hard to achieve my goals. With the right resources and determination I know that I can succeed in my goal as becoming a nurse. It is so valuable to me because with the economy you have to have a job with stability in the future and nursing will always be in high demand.


I have grown so much through furthering my education at the County College of Morris. I will be getting my two year degree in early childhood education and I am hoping to pursue my bachelor's degree. Over the past two years my life has changed drastically; my parents got divorced after twenty five years of marriage. My father has left my life, and was the sole provider, so I have watched my mother work three jobs to provide for my little sister and I. I have always worked and gone to school full time but now without any help from my father paying for my education seems almost impossible. I want to go to school so I can have a career that will provide for my mother and sister. I know an education is important to having a successful life, and I have my mother and my sister to motivate me to get there.


I never thought I would do well in college, after my first semester of college, that intuition became actuality. I was not prepared educationally or mentally for what was to come; the only thing that came to me was a big black cloud that followed me everywhere. To say the least, it wasn’t one of my shining years! Although I didn’t give 100 percent, I continued on with college and not until transferring and moving back home did I finally grasp what I needed to do. I shoved the concept of working hard into my stubborn head and finishing what I began in 2008, I transferred to a community college and worked harder than I have ever worked at anything in my life; my efforts were beginning to pay off. Now in my third year, I have learned that it was an extremely valuable experience to not only go to college but purse through the bad because no one can ever take your education away from you. If you have nothing left in this world but that piece of parchment that states graduation, you’ll always to be able to start a new beginning, just like I did!


I have gotten so much knowledge out of my college experience. The book knowledge that I got is unbelievable, from learning new terms to processes. I have also become more knowledgeable of the world around me, and what it takes to get a job and survive , especially in tough economic times that we are in now. I have learned far more than I ever thought possible, not only inside my major, but outside as well. I have learned about U.S. and World History, Philosophy, Psychology, Writing, Literature, and so much more. The requirements for my major were fun and informative as well as challenging and rewarding. My decision to attend college has been very valuable. It has taught me that there is so much more out there to learn, and so much more we can do to help the environment and the people living in it. I will take all the knowledge I have a use it when I go for my Master's as well as when I go out into the workforce. I believe that college prepares you for the workforce and for your life ahead.


College is a lot different from high school. The first thing i noticed is the workload. very intense. The major challenges of college work and the large volume of reading, the short deadlines, and the writing, and the list goes on and on. Lots of Finances and sacrifices to make .To me the college experience is experiencing everything college life has to offer. That means going out, meeting new people, joining clubs and a fraternity/sorority, all night cramming sessions, as well as all night gaming sessions. But most importantly the college experience is experimenting and experiencing new things. To me college is about making mistakes, because once you’re an adult you can’t be making those same mistakes.


My family values for education are very high. My parents both attended college and it is expected of my brother and I to further pursue secondary education. The experience of college is one that many can not even begin to imagine if they themselves have not been experienced it. The challenge of being on your own and becoming an adult can be tough but it is worth while. The accomplishment of every test, exam, and completion of ever class and degree is an amazing feeling. To know that only twenty percent of United States’ population holds a Bachelor’s degree and now we, my graduating class, have become apart of the twenty. Is pure joy and accomplishment; to know that we will become the movers and shakers of tomorrow’s world; bringing people closer together and pushing ourselves to the limit. We are more diverse than before and moving towards a better life and if it were possible, I would encourage everyone to invest in some sort of secondary education. For the knowledge and the experience that can be obtained from both our peers and professors.


I have gotten alot out of my college experiance. It has taught me to become more serious with my education needs. If i want to be able to have a good job, that pays well then I need college. I do not want to be like my parents and struggle through this tough economy, I want to be able to help them. I have been able to meet some great people that has become some of my best friends. I love college, it is the best experiance in the world.


Haven't really got to experience anything. But i do hope to expect a lot from it.


College has, like for many people, been a defining moment in my life. Like a single minute suspended over four years, I feel like I breathed in and out, looked around, drank a beer, and then it was over. Yet, as quickly as it blinked by, I am sitting here today reflecting on how truly valuable my college experience was. For four years, I was a typical college student - I partied, studied, ate junk food, stayed up way to late, became addicted to caffeine, and rolled into class five minutes after it started. But somewhere in that whole process of having a good time and "living life," I discovered that I had become a complete person. I was able to speak my own ideas, banter wittily with fellow students and professors alike. I could dress myself in something other than sweatpants (sometimes it's difficult). Moreover, I truly wanted to learn. College helped me to align myself with my passion, to take it into my embrace, and grow through more than class, but through outside reading, discussion, and research. Wanting to learn, needing and desiring it as part of my lifesource - that is what my college experience gave to me.