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What should every freshman at Sullivan University know before they start?


If I could go back in time, I would tell myself to think about what I really wanted to do with the rest of my life and not waste money on classes I will not need. I would tell myself to take college seriously and not to slack off, ask for help if I need it, go to open labs, etc. I would tell myself to prioritize myself first comes school, work, and then all the fun stuff. I would tell myself to not let life knock me down or demotivate me from achieving the goals I have set up for myself, and not let harships get in my either.


Don't be in a rush to get a job, but make sure you have your money for school and your pocket money in order. Also don't be afraid to talk to other poeple including potential chefs that you may work for and find out information about the industry. Be on time to class everyday and take great notes. Have fun, but know when it's time to study. Keep all your things in it's place as well as mentally and you will be in great shape for the future.


I would tell myself that college is far more demanding than high school. You need to break the habit of procrastination (luckily I did) and focus less on video games. I would also tell myself not to miss any classes if possible, it isn't like high school. I missed many days in high school because I didn't want to go or knew I could get away with it and still get the grade. However, college is different and missing one class means a lot of information gone. This information is typically on the next test and losing participation points for that day could mean the difference between a letter grade. Beyond the acadmic side of things, I would encourage my high school self to fill out more scholarship applications. I could have done a lot more to further my financial aid than I was doing in high school. I didn't get serious about scholarships till the last few months of my senior year. I would also push myself to get involved in at least one more after school activity, perhaps tutoring students who were having trouble.


If I could go back to my senior year in high school I would start off telling myself to take things serious, stop hanging out with people that are only going to hold me back when going to school. I would also talk myself into going to the college in New York; I would say it would be okay to move away that my family would have supported my choice to move so far away to better my schooling. I would tell myself I needed to move away and be responsible enough to start and finish school at one of the top culinary schools in the US. I would make sure I knew it was ok to have fun and take school serious at the same time.


I would advise myself to stay motivated and push myself to make excellent grades. Also, start being more responsible and independent and plan early for college, such as gathering information about schools and apply for scholarships,.


I would tell myself to choose the university that I had wanted to go to in the first place. That to not stay in the city because it was what everyone else was doing because it would be "cheaper". That I would have plenty of money from scholarships and stuff that I wouldn't need to worry about anything. That I need to not listen to what other people say about colleges.


I would have done alot better in school and gotten scholarships to help with school. I would have also payed a lot more attention to all of my english classes, and papers I had to write.


I would tell myself that your higher education is what you make of it not what you expect it to be. Its time to buckle down and do what is neccessary to maintain and be prepared for when you enter college. There is a time to be serious and there is a time to have fun be able to differentiate between the two and know which should be used. Always ask for help when needed even if that means putting your pride aside it will benefit you more in the end. Go into everything you do with an open mind and a humbling spirit it will carry you far.


Going back to high school I would tell myself to try harder. I was the definition of a student who coasted by until graduation. My thoughts were that as long as I passed the assignment then that's all I needed. I would share my desire for the best grade possible and the blissful feeling that comes with being on the deans list. One of the biggest senior issues I would handle with myself would be deciding a college major. Being in college for about two years I have come to realize how harmless being 'undecided' is. I would explain to myself how the college schedule actually worked. Basically for three semesters I took super generalized classes. By the time I had an idea of what I wanted to do I just transfered my credits and dove in. Lastly I would express how powerful education could be and that I have young cousins looking up to me. Just find yourself and what you love and then learn everything you can about it.


If I could go back to my senior year in high school I would have dedicated more time to studying and getting more involved in student activities around school. I would be more focused, determined, and mature about a lot of things I did in high school. Also, I would have learned better time management skills. I did a pretty good job in high as far as grades I always made Honor Roll, but the childish behavior I would have changed. College is serious, and totally different from high school you have to be more mature and find balance.