San Joaquin Valley College-Central Administrative Office Top Questions

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


The advice that I would give to myself is to stay focused and don't let anything block your view from what you really want in life. Never quit going to school because your future depends on it , learn from your mistakes don't keep making the same mistake over and over. I would tell myself to never doubt yourself, you can do the impossible, all you have to so is apply yourself. Listen to what the older students have to say they are more experienced and know what they're talking about. Don't try to follow in anyone's footsteps make your own prints in this world, so that someone can look up to you.


I would tell myself that it is extremely important to plan out your continuing education financially, so apply for as many grants and scholorships as you can. Focus on your studies, as the knowledge will be priceless, and the people you meet can be valuable. Do not do anything that will hinder your academic performance, such as drugs and alcohol. Try to go to school every day, and be on time. Try out new techniques, like recording what you study on audio, then playing it back as you sleep, or when you study in class. Involve yourself in volunteer activities, and sports, because they will introduce you to new friends that may become important in life. Know which goals you wish to achieve in life, and make preparations to accomplish those goals. Find inspiration in life and stay positive. Ignore pessimism and negativity, because they will slow you down. Imagine the world as a place you would enjoy living in, and take steps to make your images become a reality. Never quit reaching for your dreams, because winners never quit, and quitters never win. Believe you can make this world a better place to live in, because you definitely can.