New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Top Questions

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


If I were able to go back and talk to my high school self, I would do whatever it take to convince her that nothing is more important than an education. If I had known at seventeen what I know now about the importance of higher education, I would have been writing my scholarship application thirty years ago. I am finding, however, that returning to school now when I am forty-seven has definite advantages. I am now more mature and able to derive more meaning from my classes. In fact, attending one class in particular has changed my career path substantially.


Without a doubt, you should make the choice to advance into a college degree program. I understand that you may not be completely aware or coherent of what field would suite you the best, but you should persevere, nevertheless. There are so many demands for many jobs out there, and there is an increasing chance that you will find an interest or drive in one of these high-demand careers. I encourage you to strive towards the careers that are available to you, and to connect with them in any way that you can in order to find an individual purpose within them. I know I had a hard time doing the same, but it became possible as my education progressed. Do not give up, and do not slow down. There is a reason that these careers are so demanding; the victims within these careers (best known as patients) are in need of your help.


I would tell myself to not give up. Stick it out when it seems that it's too hard to continue. There are so many outlets that you can use to your advantage so don't be afraid to ask someone for help. Make sure you really thought about what degree you want. If you are sure then go for it, if not then really weigh your options because you can waste alot of time pursuing things you're not sure of. Overall, have fun with school and make lots of friends.


the advice i would give myself is that you need work hard and stay on task no matter how hard it can get. if you work and put everything you have into college you will succdeed.


I would tell myself, do not wait! Go to school, there is always a way to pay for it.


Some advice I would give myself would have been to continue my education right out of high school. I waited about 7 years out of high school to attend college. Also focus on your education more than anything else, because that is going to get you where you want and need to be in the future.


If I was able to go back as a high school senior with the knowledge I have now, I would prepare myself for the future more. I didn't work through high school because I didn't think I'd need the money, and I didn't do too much work to get myself acquainted to the college that I was going to. Sure, I applied and visited the campus, but I didn't feel the need to give myself some extra money and knowledge that could have been very useful once I actually placed myself in the college life. I would also try to start contacting other students who were going to the college, that way once I got there I would have acquaintances and friends that I already knew. Instead I found myself surrounded by strangers, and that combined with being in a new place can be pretty intimidating.