There is not much I wish I had known. In terms of academics, I am completely satisfied with my time at Santa Rosa Junior College. I suppose wish I had known how to get more scholarships. With my full time studies and part time work, I found it hard to fit in any extra curriculars or other enriching activities.
I wish I would have known what I wanted to major. I spent a lot of semesters taking general ed classes which was great but when i finally figured out what i want to study i could have killed two birds with one stone and could have taken my general ed and the classes my major needed.
I felt very prepared for entry into my school. In retrospect, I don't feel like I missed a thing.
Students always are bombarded by useful tips to succeed in college, however the one tip I was never told was the importance of meeting at least one person in every class. Unexpected events come up in college, and the ability to call somebody from every class makes overcoming these events so much more simple. These acquaintances can help in so many aspects of college, from copying their notes from the previous class, to becoming homework partners, and having an alli is priceless.
Had I known that I would end up graduating from the SRJC almost 15 years after I first began, not just two as was standard, I would have continued on when I first started college. Joining the work force before graduating from college puts an employee at a severe disadvantage both emotionally and financially. General education classes are designed to help students learn how to think critically and objectively; lacking demand of these crucial skills, it's much more difficult to analyze situations in a timely manner and execute the most efficient and sensible decisions for life in general.
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