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


I would remind myself that a college professor's paycheck is not contingent upon their students grades, so the success of the student is totally dependent on the student. I would also tell myself that being involved with campus activities is a good thing, and I should participate in all the school activities that I can. The last thing I would tell myself is that every person you meet in college can help you, whether you know it or not. The sooner you start developing a network of contacts and knowledgeable resources the better.


If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, the advice that I would give is to live life to the fullest while in college. I would say this because while a student is getting their education, there are many oppurtunites out there that can make a difference. For example, if a student does a study abroad program for their major, the student will have a very good resume when they graduate, will be fluent in another language, and will learn about another culture. Any oppurtunity that comes across, I would say, "Go for it!"