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


I would tell myself to choose a career based on some of the things I already liked, such as social work, working within my community, helping the underprivileged, etc. Do not waste time on a path towards something you're not passionate about just because you believe you will make a lot of money. Your career path is more important than almost anything else you do in life and you should make it count for something you will be happy with. No one knows what they want to do at age 18 and some still don't know at 28, but use your time in college wisely. Your grades do matter because you never know what you may want to do later in life; attend Grad school, Law school, or some other entity that will consider your grades. However, your employer doesn't care that you had straight A's, but only that you graduated, so don't outdo yourself with attempting all A's; it's almost impossible for most people anyway.


We have all gone to High School at one point in our lives. It is safe to say that most of us if not all have thought at one point or another “if I only knew then what I know now, high school would be way different.” High school was our transitional period of finding out who we are as individuals. The most important advice I would give my high school senior self is to just find something you love and enjoy doing and pursue it. You can be and will be the best at what you love because the time and dedication you put in will be easier if you love what you are doing! Do not be stressed about college feel you have to have all the answers at once. College is the next stepping-stone in life. I think perhaps the most important thing I learned in high school is that it’s not how popular you are but how perceptive you are by being able to learn from all your high school experiences. Sounds cliché, I know. You live and you learn so don’t regret the past but look to the future.


More focus on studies, participate in as many extra activities.


If I could go back and talk to myself about what I know about college I would tell myself to not sweat the small things. Everything will get done. To always take advantage of opportunities that come your way. To apply to a lot of colleges and see which one's feel the most at home to you. The college admissions process is very stressful and to not put anything aside and to get it all done right away. Work hard during school. Don't fall behind becuase it's hard to catch up again. College is full of experiences and making memories. It's going to be hard but the experience is worth it. College is a new chapter in life. Make new friends and do different activities.


Looking back on my experience with having to attend college later due to having a child at a young age, my advise to my high school self would be to explore every opportunity presented. College life is about learning how to make the best decisions for your future without anyone standing over you and telling you what to do. When making the transition from high shcool to college, you have to remember why you are going. Figuring out your "why" will help get you through some of the difficult times ahead. Expect the best from yourself but don't be so discouraged when you mess up that you don't try again. Making the best choices means thinking about yourself, how it will effect you, and whether or not this choice will benefit your future career goal. Many times, you will re-evalutate the decision you are contemplating and make the right decision, but there are times you will make the wrong choice. It's how you face the wrong decisions and how you overcome the obstacle that will set the course of how you will deal with college, life, and your career.


I would tell myself to go straight to Bellevue University. Don't worry about getting your Associates Degree first. Bellevue was the right school to go to and I should have started their first. They have everything I wanted and needed in a school. The professors are there to help you reach your goals and they do just that.


I would have taken high school more serious. I would have appreciated the teachers more for their time, dedication and willingness to teach me what they worked so hard for during the labor of their own education. I would have asked more questions, challenged myself to do and be greater. I would have valued education more and involved myself around people who wanted more. I would have sought out sound advice about my career choices, made myself available to go above and beyond in the success of my career. I would have not used my parents not being in my life as an excuse to fail. I would have told myself that high school is just the beginning of greater, more wisdom, knowledge and understanding to a better life. For I believe now and definitely understand that to whom much is given much is required and that requires me to pay attention, learn, grow, be involved, and appreciate those who did try to counsel me.


My biggest words of advice would be to go to college right away after high school, do not delay ! I could have had my college degree already if I would have gone right after high school. I would definitly tell myself to wait to start having kids because having kids before college makes it tougher to get through in a timely manner and it makes it tougher on your life overall. Of course it is done but it would have made things alot easier to have it finished before starting a family. The second point of advice I would give myself would be to be more involved with community earlier. I have been involved since being at Bellevue University and it is such a wonderful feeling to help the community in whatever way you can.


I would tell myself how important it is to complete you homework and that obtaining good grades even in high school can help obtain scholarships and financial aid. I would tell my past self how expensive college really is and you will need all the help you can get as it is an extremem financial burden. I would make sure I understand how expensive college can be and all the hard work I did then would pay off in my future and really help me succeed more quickly.


I was had good grades in high school and didn't realize what a different environment college would be. I thought I knew what I wanted to do but changed my major about 5 times while attending my first undergraduate school. I would advise students to be mindful of the costs of education and really committ to the process before you start attending full time. THink about attending a community college to fulfill your basic requirements and to gain some direction before you committ a lot of time and energy into university.