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What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known that it was a highly Education school more than anything else. I was not aware of the fact that Concordia was an Education school and that most of the students that go there go into Education majors to become teachers. But I think that having found this out after having decided to attend there has made me realize what I want to major in. I have chose to major in Psychology and be a child psychologist in a school.

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I wish I would have known how to manage my meal plans better. My first year, I got the average meal plan, and it was excessive. My second year, I planned accordingly and signed up for the smaller meal plan instead. BAD IDEA. I had to rely heavily on friends with larger meal plans to make it through the year.

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I wish I had known that I would get so involved in the lives of my friends. It is completely different from high school because we live with our friends and see almost exclusively those people. I never thought that the most difficult part of college would be the relationships.

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I wish I would have known about the lack of post graduation jobs or internships available. I feel as though the college has lacked in that area.

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That there was no need to worry about anything. Everyone was very friendly and as long as you are yourself you will gain respect.

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How cold it actually is, that the buildings are super old, the the idea of "you don't really need a car" is a lie.

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