Mid-State Technical College Top Questions

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?


Do not quit. Keep going. Apply for financial Aid and Scholarships. The outcome is so worth it. Getting an education is the best thing that could ever happen to you. Not only are you educated but you are better prepared for the world and a career. The sooner the better. Never let personal issues come in the way of your education. Strive for goals and then achieve them. Make a check off list and the more you check off, the more you have achieved. When you are finished, you will feel accomplished and ready for the world! No matter what you are stronger than you think and YOU can do it Carrie! Love yourself and what you have to offer the world.


The advice that I would give to myself is that to study much more, because it’s not the same as high school. Always search for help in the material that she doesn’t understand. That we have to learn to sacrifice our hobbies and stay an entire day studying so that we could achieve good grades. On the other hand, if you have bad grades in a test, of which you studied, don’t give up and keep trying giving the best of yourself. This is a very important step in the life of a person that wants to have a successful professional future, and to achieve it, we have to learn to make a lot of sacrifices because of this depends the rest of the life of one person in the professional field.


I would tell myself to fill out as many scholarships as possible because school is expensive and you could use all the help you can get. Also, how I should be more outgoing because it is always better to be active in classes rather than sit back and watch. It is much simpler to learn if you are engaged in what your learning instead of just skimming through your book and notes. Another really positive thing to do when you get into college is try to make at least 2-3 friends in all of your classes. If you miss a class for any reason it is much easier to talk to your classmates about the class and get whatever materials you need from your instructor. It is hard for an instructor to reteach a class with how many students he or she has. Apply yourself into the college. The more time you spend at the campus and around people the less nervous you are for starting new classes each term. The last thing I would tell myself is to just have fun. You aren't in college your whole life. EMBRACE IT!!


If I could give high school senior me advice I would tell me that I should have taken AP classes in school. AP classes would not only help me gain college credit, but will prepare me for the work load of college. Another thing I would of told myself to do would be to apply to other Universities. Finally what I think the most important thing for me to tell high school senior me would be to pay attention to the classes I take. In college I had to take Biology, Physics, Math, English. All of those classes I took in high school. If I studied harder in high school I wouldn't have had to studied so hard in college in these classes. If I kept my schoolwork from high school I would of had extra notes to look at for my classes.


I would tell myself to take the time to figure out what I really want to do with my life. Just because everyone else is going to college doesn't mean I have to jump on the same train. If I want to take a year off from school and go out and work, then do it, but do continue my education down the road. Really do research on what type of school I want to attend- what they have to offer and their location. Take the time to visit the campuses and explore. Research majors and really take the time to determine what I can see myself doing 10 or 20 years from now. Just because most of my friends are going to a 4-year college doesn't mean I have to follow suit. Really take the time to consider what I want and what works best for me. Take the time to do it right!


I would tell myself to really figure out what is best for me in the LONG run. Apply, apply, apply for student scholarships. The worst that can happen is you don't get them, but there are always more. I would suggest to myself to lay out everything I need to complete my schooling as far as classes, funding, expenses, etc, etc. College is such an enormous transition from high school and I don't think 10% of students are truly ready for it at first. I would reccomend to myself to completely focus on school and achieving my degree because the rest will fall into place.


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