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What should every freshman at Bellevue University know before they start?


I would tell my high school self don't wait to go to school. I have decided to go back to school because I cannot obtain the job I want without a degree. Going to school while working, being a mom and a wife is way harder than it would have been if I had went right after high school. Life is full of oppertunites take them while you can while life is not so complicated.


The advice I would give my self would be to turn things in on time. I would tell myself to study hard for a test and not cram like I did in high school because you don't get good grades if you do that. I would tell myself to keep trying and not give up. I would also tell myselft to apply for more scholarships so I have enough money to go to college and not go into debt. I would also tell myself to take my time and take things one at time. Use Bellevue's writing center and tutoring center more. I would also tell myself to lose the shyness and be involved more and help out. I would tell myself to keep encouraging myself and be the first my family to graduate with a Bachelor's Degree. I would tell myself to be a good role model for my younger siblings and show them that it is possible to be someone and get a Degree. I would encourage myselft and tell myself to keep going even when things get hard.


As a high school senior in 1972 I believed that a career in retail was a good chooice that did not require a college degree. While I was able to support and raise a family, a degree would have taken me much farther in my field and would have secured a higher standard of living instead of stuggeling for the little things in life. Although I did enter college when I graduated, it was to gain a deferment from the Vietnam War. My college carrer only lasted one semester as I learned that a person needs to do something because they relly want to, and not to avoid something else. It was a lessen that I carried with me my whole life. Taking a job because it did not require a degree and entering college to avoid war were both poor reasons for the choices that I made. I would now encourage my younger self to to make desisions based on what is in the heart. A college education is priceless and will serve you your whole life.


Well I am in my forties and when I was a senior I told myself that an Associates Degree would be enough and for part of my career life so far it has been ok. But the present job I have it seems to get brought up all of the time that I do not have a 4 year degree. So I wish I could have told myself back then to get as much education as possible, because life can get in the way of obtaining some things in life. It's funny and strange now to think that I am going back to college and I have two kids in college as well. And that we all hope to graduate about the same time. I'm sure the next graduation party will be something I never forget.


Please don't ever change who you are for someone else, or for who you think someone else would want you to be. You ask; "What if I fall?" My response now is "Oh darling, but what if you fly?" You are worth so much more than you even think you are capable of. And If you could see yourself now, I know you would have that confidence that you lack now. Please remember who you are and what it feels like to be a kid. Please hold on to the memories and cherish the little things, because everything you have now will one day be gone. Remember the freedom and fireflies in the air on sunmer nights. Remember what it's like to create new experiences. When was the last time you did something for the first time? And please, most of all, hug your family one last time. Keep them close. Cherish what you have now. It sounds so cliche but if I could send this back in time, I would in a heartbeat. You are worth more than you know. Please love deeply. Stay strong, sweetheart. God has awesome plans for you if you just hold on.


If you're not completely sure on what you want to be when you grow up. Then don;t go to college but I would highly suggest that in 5 to 10 years you check on what's available in the feilds of your interest. Then go to a college of your choice and acheive your dream. Don't let anyone stop because of your age. Anyone at any age can always learn something new.


If I was able to speak to myself in the past, I would say that, programing is not difficult and the concept is very simple if you go to the computer labs and apply yourself. Focus on simple, small achievable goals and you will be a great coder


The advice I would give myself would have been to continues my higher education right after I graduated from high school in 1982. In my opinion, I did not do to bad for myself with a practical nursing diploma from a technical college in 1984 and a 16 years career in the Air Force as an Areomedical Technician until 2002. I am thankful to God that I was able to return to higher education to obtain my associate degree in 2013 during the time my two children were college students also. Hopfully in my fifty's, I can obtain my bachelor degree in health care management. So the only advice would have been to obtain my degree in my early years and not my later years.


I would tell my high school self to not give up, keep pushing and work harder. I wasn’t positive with what I wanted to do in life; I had a thought of becoming a Physical Therapist but didn’t want to keep up with school to get there. School is important and college is more expensive than high school do don’t go unless you are committed! Don’t procrastinate, save your money, study more, apply for scholarships, and ask for help if you need it!


I would say to follow your dreams and what you have a passion for in life. FInd classses that will relate to a career that will make you happy to go to work everyday and not one that is all about the money. Trust your insticts and perform at the best of your abilities in everything.