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Texas A & M International University


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

I would tell myself that college is going to be a different world than what you are accustomed to. It will take some time to ...

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

I would tell myself that college is going to be a different world than what you are accustomed to. It will take some time to get use to the fact that things are different but it is those new experiences that make college life interesting. Focus on your goal of a better life through your education. Sometimes things may not go your way or distractions can happen that may cause you to lose focus but think about how far you have come and how far you can go. Enjoy your college life both on campus and off campus because in time you may see this as some of the best days of your life. You can only go as far as you allow yourself to go so aim for the stars and hold on tight to your dreams.

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

If I were able to go back to high school and give myself advice about college, I would tell myself to not limit where I choos...

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

If I were able to go back to high school and give myself advice about college, I would tell myself to not limit where I choose to go to college based on my financial situation. I would tell myself to apply for any help that I could and to never settle for less than the absolute best!

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

If I could really go back in time and speak to my self knowing what I currently know about college, I would tell myself ” Ish...

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

If I could really go back in time and speak to my self knowing what I currently know about college, I would tell myself ” Ishwa! Now listen carefully, Please do not slack off in high school. Put in all the effort you can . My dear, What You’re aiming for is not easy at all, if you want to be a surgeon someday you most certainly can't just sit around and expect magic to happen. Money doesn't grow on trees therefore; you should take complete advantage of the benefits that you have been given. The free education you have currently won't be there after high school life. Since you don’t really have any savings to even attend college, you should apply for scholarships and maybe get a part time job. Just because you don't have enough to attend college doesn’t mean your dreams should come to an end. Nothing is impossible; you just have to figure out ways to make it possible. You got this. It might not be as easy for you as it might have been for everyone else, but that’s okay. ”

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

Take risks. Don't be afraid of the unknown. Yes, it's scary to leave your family, but there are opportunities waiting for you...

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

Take risks. Don't be afraid of the unknown. Yes, it's scary to leave your family, but there are opportunities waiting for you and they may not be found in your comfort zone. Study hard. I know it may not seem like it now, but what you learn in high school will help you later in life (especially during the chemistry class you'll take in a couple years). Be involved! Try out for that part in the play you won't think you'll get. Join that club where you don't know anyone. It's experiences like these that you'll remember later in life, or regret not taking. Most importantly appreciate your friends. Soon they'll be off in one city and you'll be in another. Don't fight over the little things. Trust me, after not seeing your best friend for six months at a time you'll give anything for those moments again. Finally, find some self confidence. You may feel insignifcant and nerdy compared to the other girls now, but you'll turn out alright. You've got an awesome, maybe even perfect life, now live it.

Miranda
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school is diverse, has great campus life, has amazing professors, and has many organizations to join to help the community...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school is diverse, has great campus life, has amazing professors, and has many organizations to join to help the community.

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

Miranda, college life is not what you expected it to be whatsoever. It is not care free, although at times it can be fun, it is very stressful. There are so many things you did not expect to experience during your college years. You always assumed it would be just like high school, for you remember how teachers always told you that going into a new grade level gets harder, but it usually never did. And here is where this train of thought will slap you in the face. College is hard and here is some advice I can give you to better prepare yourself. Stay on top of your school work and NEVER procrastinate; you were given slack in high school, but in college fat chance. Also join clubs and organizations for chances at scholarships and for the opportunity to build your resume. Basically that is the best and most important advice I can give you. NEVER procrastinate, and be sure to join clubs and organizations.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school, is its diversity. Since it is an international school, there are students from all around the world, and it is really great to see different people with different cultures other than my own.

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

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to buckle up because it's not an e...

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

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to buckle up because it's not an easy ride like high school is. I would tell myself that I better stop wanting someone to just tell me answers because in college you have to do it yourself. In high school, I would always just wait until the teacher pushed me to do my work. I would tell myself to not do that because in college, if you do not do the work there is no excuses. and you get a zero grade for that assignment. The biggest piece of advice I would tell myself is to stop procrastinating because in college that can really back fire on you, I know from experience. I am now in college and some way procrastination still finds its way upon me. It is not good at all which is why I am learning as I go to make the right decisions because college is nothing at al like high school. When teachers in high school said they were getting us ready for the real world, they really meant it.

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

You should put effort in your classes. They might not have to do with engineering, but the more you know the easier it becom...

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

You should put effort in your classes. They might not have to do with engineering, but the more you know the easier it becomes to learn things because of how the brain works. Make sure you try! You can also actually go directly into the school you want to go with a good enough GPA, make sure you put the effort though once you take your college classes. Even the easy classes matter, make sure not to slack on that. It all helps in the learning experience.

What's unique about your campus?

The professors really care about the education of their students. They go the extra distance to teach their students.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

There isn't much to brag about. I do not brag about the school.

Abigail
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

We are known for the diversity in languages and ethnic backgrounds.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

We are known for the diversity in languages and ethnic backgrounds.

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

If i could go back to my high school senior year i would tell myself to save as much money as possible. I would tell myself to keep my grades in the uper nineties in order to get more scholarships and financial help. I would tell myself that even though it will be hard with a newborn in my life to keep on moving forward and never give up. I would convince myself into doing everything possible to make my future education easier.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish i would've known the amount of dedication it takes to keep my grades up.

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

Going back in time would serve as a perfect way to correct many mistakes I made. One of the most important things I would con...

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

Going back in time would serve as a perfect way to correct many mistakes I made. One of the most important things I would consider correcting would be checking in with the advisors the school provided for me and seeking knowledge on scholarship applications and how to obtain help from any private or public organizations available. Although we are aware that school is the most important thing in our present day, one of the most common negative factors is the cost of school and figuring out how to pay for it. Attending school can be the most expensive thing in life, because it consists of things such as, shelter, food, a working vehicle, books and school supplies and most importantly time. Learning about sponsors and financial aid is crucial when one is on the path towards success. The most important advice I would give myself, if traveling back in time was possible, is to figure out ways of how to pay for college and still have money left over to survive. Creating a budget plan, seeking help from family members or other organizations and a good savings account would definately have made the path to success a less rocky road.

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

If I could go back in time, I would have a lot to talk to my high school self about. First, I would have to tell myself tha...

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

If I could go back in time, I would have a lot to talk to my high school self about. First, I would have to tell myself that life is going to be okay, and every trial and tribulation I went through is only going to make me a stronger person. I would try and tell myself to really think about picking up that first drink and that first drug because that decision had a very negative impact on a great part of my life. I do have to remember I am a stubborn teenager who thinks she knows it all. I would tell myself that it would be in my best interest to pursue college alot earlier than in my forties, that's for sure. I would let myself know that I am somebody important and I don't need to regret the past or shut the door on it. Everything I have done and have experienced has made me the person I am today. So I am not sure i would want to influence myself to change because I would not be the person I am today and I really like me today.

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