University of Nebraska at Kearney Top Questions

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

Jeysel

I would say, "Jeysel, I promise you, you're NOT going to marry Jose. There'll be at least one more Jose in your life until you realize how unimportant this issue is. You're not a failure for going to community college first. In fact, you're saving yourself a lot money. Also, you need to start applying for scholarships yesterday, trust me you'll thank me later. Take Chem 145 before you take 160. It will save you many an all night-er. Stock up on flashcards. You're about to take the ASVAB in two weeks. Please, don't cry during the math portion. Frankly, it's embarrassing, and you'll do a lot better than you think you will. Practice makes perfect. In fact, later you find out that math is actually kind of fun. Don't be intimidated when you transfer to UNK. Apply yourself and you'll find that school isn't as scary as you make it out to be. Join ROTC the first week you're there. It's the best decision you'll ever make. Remember, you'll be just fine. I believe in you. Now go make us proud."

Shelby

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior I would tell myself to even out my social life and my school life. I would tell myself to go be with friends more because I based the majority of my senior year on studying because the social aspect of your life is important in college. These people are the people you are most likely going to have for most of your life. Another thing I would tell my highschool self is to appreciate the education I was able to obtain. Not very many people had the opportunity to receive 23 college credits for taking classes in high school. I would also tell myself to talk to my english teachers about doing more papers in APA instead of MLA. It was nice learning how to do papers properly in MLA but every paper I have had to do has been in APA. One last thing I would tell my high school senior self is to work more in the summer instead of go out and hang out with friends all the time.

Albert

DO NOT GO PARTY EVERY NIGHT

Veronica

I would tell myself to be myself. I would tell myself that things get better here and that my depression will start going away. I would say, "You are going to find friends here. Some friends might be unwanted, but other friends are going to be amazing." I would tell my past self that my relationship with my boyfriend is going to bloom and to not be afraid to tell him what's on my mind or else that will create problems. I would say, "Don't be afraid to stand up to Mom and Dad. You are becoming a mature adult and they can't boss you around. Don't be afraid to be yourself and to stand your ground." I would also tell myself to not worry, but knowing me, I would anyways.

Jaime

I went from high school senior to a community college freshman in one summer, transitioning to a community college wasn't as hard as I thought it would have been. If I could go back I would tell myself to save money and prepare for bigger things. When I decided that I wanted to go to Kearney I would have told myself to put money in a savings account once a month that way I had money for when my big college bills came; such as tuition for UNK, books, room/board, parking fees and more. Knowing now that money doesn't grow on trees and a university is more expensive, I definitely would have saved sooner and longer for my future. Grants and loans take time to pay off while scholarships are "free" money to those who are willing to work for it. I would tell my high school senior self, work on the scholarships as they are given to you, don't let them pile up, once deadlines are gone scholarships are done.

Katherine

The main thing I would drill into my younger selfs head is the value of saving every dollar you can. I grew up very very poor and when I got my own money I went a little nuts and now I regret it. I paid my bills and paid my own way but I didn't save like I should have. I would tell my former self "No you really dont need those shoes and no you don't need that new TV. What you do need is a ton of money to help your family pay for the massive bill that is looming over our heads right now to pay for my school." I regret not saving more but I've learned my lesson now and I value money now more than ever before. I'm thankful for places and people who offer scholarships to those students, like me who are struggling to find a way to pay for their furture. Scholarships can be hard work and can even be hard to find, but so rewarding. Thats the other thing I would tell myself. Start looking for them sooner and get them in place as soon as you can.

Makenzi

If I could give my high school self advice, I would say to get ahead on reading assignments and dedicate as much time towards my studies during the week as possible, in order to have weekends mostly free for socializing with peers. I would also share that college is much more beneficial when you have an open mind to any and all information that is new to me. Absorb as much information as possible, but ask a lot of questions. Make the professor go into detail and challenge them to truly expand the knowledge the class. Also, when the opportunity to speak in class arises, participate. Spark discussions and debates, but do not shoot down the opposition. Appreciate and respect their point of view, but do the same for your own. This is an opportunity to explore uncharted territory for yourself and others, so take advantage of that. My last piece of advice would be to take any and all classes that spark my interest. You never know what conversation might change your future, so take advantage of having control of your class schedule! Small decisions cause big changes!

Laurann

Being a high school senior was hectic, but being a college freshman came as a shock. If I could go back and tell myself what NOT to do, my freshman year of college would have gone much smoother. I would have told myself to ALWAYS ask for help when I need it instead of putting it off—another great thing they don’t teach you when you’re preparing for college- -how to avoid procrastination. My senior self couldn’t see it, she thought it wouldn’t be that hard not to procrastinate—boy was she wrong! If I had a nickel for every time I put something off, I wouldn’t need scholarships. My senior-self said I’d get involved on campus, my college freshman-self said otherwise, lazy- - do as little as possible. With finishing my first year of college, my advice for my senior-self would have been to use the resources provided for me, get involved, and most importantly, do work now and have fun later!

Danya

Go to a community college for two years to get the general studies done and then go to a university. I wouldn't have the friends I do now, but I wouldn't have so much trouble with money. I would also say read the fine print and read it again. I missed so much just skimming over documents and readings that I didn't get the full feel of the class.

Lindsey

I would advise myself to soak in as much as possible from every moment. I would say to take a philosphy course right away. Not to gain all of the hisotrical information, but because it helps a person think through their worldview and adjust as needed. My philosphy courses gave me a great grasp on who I was as an individual and how I looked at the world. Once I knew those important things, I was able to also change some of the ways I thought. My philosophy courses weally helped pave the way for the rest of my college career, and even life afterword.

Michael

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to apply for any scholarship that I could find. Unfortunately when I was a senior in high school, I did not know too much about scholarships or really care about them if I were to know more about them. Now, as a sophomore in college, it really angers me that I did not take the time to try and find out more information about them. Now, here I am, just now applying for scholarships and applying for almost any that I can find hoping I can win at least one.

Ashley

If I could go back and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would definantely tell myself to apply for as many scholarships as possible and keep applying because you're bound to win at least of them. Also take dual credit classes to get the basics out of the way. By taking the dual credit classes it would cut down on some of the classes I would need to take and save a little money. taking summer classes at the local community college is cheap and the classes transfer to the major universities so the focus can go to the classes that count toward my major. Being invovled in school is very important as well. Do not wait until senior year to go and join organizations. Start as early as possible, this helps with networking. And most of all start looking into schools and majors around Sophomore year.

Jenna

I would tell myself to trust in yourself that you can do anything you set your mind to. I would tell myself that you need to cherish this last year of high school. You need to try different clubs and talk to everyone. You need to make many friends and know that changing your major is perfectly fine. I would tell myself to try my best that is all you can do. I would tell myself that it is perfectly fine to go to a tutor for help and be sure to email your teachers when you need help. I would tell myself to make sure you make an impact on teachers and be sure to get to know them in some way, so that you have people to write letters of recommendations when you need them. I would tell myself that it goes by much faster than you would ever think and each semester it gets even more real that you will be in the real world very soon. I would tell myself to remember that times can be hard but everything gets better.

Jamie

If I was still in high school, I would tell myself that I need to be more open about things going into college and take more opportunities when they are presented to me. I would tell myself that college classes can be hard and I need to study a lot more and be commited. I would tell myself that you need a high GPA to go to graduate school. I would also tell myself that I need to not worry so much about money and have fun in college and be myself, make memories and not look back and say all I did in college was sit there and had no friends. I would tell myself to apply for as many scholarships as possible because I'm going to need them so I don't have a ton of loans.

Jordan

I would tell myself to apply for any and every scholarship available. School gets expensive.

Jamie

I would tell myself to prepare to study, and not the kind of studying I was doing in high school. Now that I am in college I participate in multiple study groups, take advantage of the schools help center and spend hours and hours each night with my nose in a book. I would also tell myself that I need to get more organized. Starting college has really helped me organize my life. It starting by keeping a planner so I knew when assignments were due, what dates exams were. Then I started adding in personal appointments, important dates and so on. Keeping a planner has made all the difference in keeping everything together. Last I would make sure to tell myself to always make school your priority. When I was in high school school tended to take the back burner to my job and my social life. I with I would have done things differently back then. School is what sets you up for success in the rest of your life.

Blair

Making the transition from high school senior to college life, especially being a quiet school focused child, brings a list of challenges. Aside from the classes, activities, and stress, the one piece of advice I would give my high school self is to take time out to relax and soak in the moment of accomplishment. I spent my first year of college focused on class and studying. I did not go to any parties, any school events, or never even took out time to make new friends. It was not until now getting close to graduation I realized I missed some of the fun freshman experiences I hear others talk about. So to my high school self, I say take your time, enjoy your self because these are the once in a lifetime years you can never get back. School is and always will be a priority but college will not be a fondest memory without those leisure once in a lifetime moments.

Heather

If I could go back, I would tell myself that it is going to take time to adjust to the life of being away from home. Take it one day at a time and if you need help don't be afraid to ask, whether it is with school work, roommate, or just missing home talk with someone who can trust. I would also tell myself that you will work hard in school and on your school work but also be make time to have some fun, and to not just sit around in the dorm. Get out and experience life of a college student! Make sure you are aware of what you want to study but don't be afraid to take risks and maybe change the direction of your career to make you comfortable. Last but not least, just have fun and make sure to get out and spread your wings; meet new people and try not to under any conditions be afraid to make a mistake.

Joshua

I don’t feel much different from my high school self, but five minutes of reflection would reveal how different I am. Needless to say I’ve made mistakes on occasion, but I’ve kept my GPA up around the 4.0 mark and I’ve stayed focused on school, but I’d love to be able to give experience to my former self. If I could tell my high school self anything I would be fairly straightforward with myself. I would have told myself to watch who I spend time with. That there are people who (somehow, usually because of financial privilege) legitimately do not care about college. They don’t go to class. They don’t care about rules or laws. They don’t have any direction in life. The old Spanish proverb “Tell me who you walk with, and I will tell you who you are” comes to mind. It’s fair to say that to some extent, no matter how much an individual can try to stay above it all there’s only so much you can do. My biggest advice would be along those lines I think something like that would have helped beyond belief.

Dalton

Go to a community college first. This is because it is cheaper than going strait to a univeristy. Also make sure you can get into college classes while in high school because it will help out alot to get out of college faster and get into the work force.

Cody

Apply yourself more, go out and try new things and apply for more scholorships. The only thing you deserve is what you go earn.

Ben

"Don't get distracted!" These are the exact words I would tell my senior self if such a thing were possible. College is full of new experiences - some good and some bad. Along with these new encounters comes freedom. For the first time in many students' lives, parental units are not around to nag about homework or curfews. It is now solely up to the students to take the wheel and control their destiny. That being said, it is not always easy to concentrate on school work, which is the reason you are there in the first place. As a college freshman talking to my senior self, I would re-iterate the importance of school work, especially in the midst of all the extras the college experience has to offer. The college life can be fun, but amusement must be prioritized behind the work that will undoubtedly lead to the benefication of the greater good of society in the future. We are America's future, after all.

Alexis

I love to procrastinate, I always have. Therein lies most of my academic setbacks, this may seem to be a very common problem among students but mine is a Stage 4 Procrastination. I have written more five to eight pages papers the day they were due than I would like to count or, for that matter, could count without having to use all of my phalanges and someone elses. My advice to my high school self would be to never EVER put anything off. I mean anything. The amount of times I put off the most seemingly insignificant assignments that ended up almost hindered me from graduating is more than embarrassing. I would definitely tell myself that even though procrastination seems rewarding at the time, it causes unearthly large downfalls in life, especially in the would of my education.

Reanna

If i were a senior in high school again I would have advised my self to do many more things. Taking some college classes while in high school would have been very beneficial for me in the long run. I would have taken these classes very seriously. I also would have applied for more scholarships. I had more free time back then and it would have been a better use of time. I would have explained to my self the importance of getting an education because gives me a huge advantage against my compition in the job market. These things would have made my life easier.

Gabriela

Don't take what other people say about you too seriously, they won't remain your friends in college and you will all go separate ways. Your academics in High School are very important, so make sure you study for that history and english exam instead of just cramming it all the night before. The ACT will haunt you for a while, make sure you are prepared for it. Living away from home will be a wonderful thing for about the first three years, then you will miss living at home and realizing how easy of a life it used to be. Not understanding Math, or Chemistry in high school is totally okay you can still be a Dentist, it's the teachers who do not know how to teach, in college you will succeed with flying colors in both those courses and you will love them. Your friends will not tell you that they care about good grades because it's "uncool" but they do, and so do you. Don't take life too seriously it is just high school. College will turn out to be one the most wonderful times of your life.

Jennifer

I would tell myself that I should've saved all the money I possibly could have for college. I wouldn't have spent any money so I wouldn't have to take out as many loans. I would also make myself realize that college isn't nothing like high school. You are responisbile for your own education and responsible for attending class and passing it. The teachers here care whether you are in class or not, but they can't force you to be there. I've noticed the teacher will help you, if you ask for help. They want you to succeed and do great, but you have to be willing to and try to as well.

Brittanee

Brittanee, remember to always follow your heart. College has so much to offer, and you will come to times where you feel the need to change your path and that is okay, every single time. But when you find what is truly right, you will feel it. Embrace it, and work your hardest to succeed at whatever it is. College will not be easy, but so long as you’re continually working your hardest, you’ll never fail. You’re going to get goosebumps when you graduate from High School. Strive for those goosebumps as you seek college graduation. Never forget that college is a place where you’re dreams are only going to be strengthened. Put a stamp on the hearts of others and always stay involved. You’re going to love the people, the places, and the opportunities it will continually provide. Keep an open mind and appreciate every moment. Don’t hesitate to ask for help. That’s what the professors and resources are there for. The going will get tough, but never give up and always remember that YOU CAN DO IT.

Megan

If I could go back and talk to my high school senior self, I would tell myself not to panic. In the months, weeks, and days before starting college, I panicked a lot. I panicked about anything and everything that I could. My biggest worry was that I would not be able to keep up with the school work in college along with working a part time job. In high school, my teachers always piled on assignment after assignment, and would say something like, "When in college you will need to know how to balance all of the school work your professors throw at you". That statement always made me worry. I knew that in college we wouldn't have the same calsses everyday, so I thought my school work was going to be even bigger and harder than it was in high school. Now that I am in college, I know that since we don't spend a whole day in classes, unlike high school, we have that extra time to spend working a job and doing homework assignments. I actually enjoy the college life, and there really was no reason for me to panic.

Brooke

Reflecting on what I have learned from the past two years at my current college, I would have plenty of advice to give myself as a high school senior. I would tell myself that choosing Early Childhood Education was the right major choice, even though they may not be the highest paying careers. You will realize this, your first semester when you observe a three year old boy, Logan, whose parents have recently split up and acts out in the classroom. This will hit home to you, when you reflect on how you acted out when your parents split up when you were his age. Your fear of not seeing your friends from high school who were able to go away will be subsided when you see them every day during your breaks and visit them when you are able to. You will make friends at college despite the slacker stigma it has. These friends will help you grow and learn more about yourself in one semester than you ever thought you would. And lastly, remember that although attending your Community College wasn't your first college choice it will be turn out to be the right one.

Katelyn

No matter what, put yourself out there. Be brave, let your personality shine through and meet as many people as you possibly can. Remember who you are and don't let attempts to fit in change the person you are meant to be. Prop your door open, especially the first week, so others in your building know you are an open person and want to meet them. Bring multiple, stackable crates for organization purposes. Communicate openly with your roommate, nothing gets solved if you both bottle up issues that can be easily sorted out. Also understand that you each need your space sometimes, and respect that. Within the first week, get into a comfortable routine and stick to it so you don't become overwhelmed or get behind. Call Mom and Dad, they miss you and as busy as you might be, you will miss them too. Write letters to friends and family, because keeping those connections is important and getting mail brightens any day. Never let someone get you down, and remember that even though not every day is good, there is good in every day and you are so incredibly blessed to be where you are. Keep smiling.

Elizabeth

There are a few things that I would share with myself as a senior. I was pretty shy in high school and wasn't very good at speaking up or talking to new people. I learned quickly that you have to put some of that behind you and just go for it. There are going to be a lot more people at college than in high school and you have to put yourself out there and try new things and that's ok. It's fun too! You have to be willing to get involved and meet new people in a lot of areas. Also, you have to keep an open mind. There are a lot of new and different things that you will be exposed to, both good and bad. Just be open to all the wonderful oppertunites you have at this time. There are so many things that you won't get a chance to do again. So take full advantage of what's to come. And the last thing is what everyone tells seniors, but it's true so I must say it too. Read your textbooks. They help tremendously and will do you good.

Kimberly

The best advice I would give myself is to not declar a major right away as I go into college. I would advise myself to just take general education classes first and then declare a major. It would have saved me a lot of money and time. Another advice I would have given myself is to start saving money early as soon as I was able to get a good part-time job, I should have started saving right then and there. Also to apply to as many scholarships available to me.

Jennifer

When packing think about every item, do you need it? Are you sure? Have you used it in the last month? Think again. Don't be afraid to get involved right away on campus. Groups are waiting for new members, they are fun, a lot more fun than homework.

Stephanie

"Save more money!" That would definitely be the first piece of advice I'd give to my past self. I had to get my car fixed and pay for gas, but half of each pay check went to food for lunch most days. I'd tell myself to go home or pack a lunch, and save all the money I can before the summer, because summer didn't go as I had planned it to. Maybe I'd tell myself to study a little harder, because getting my GPA up a little bit might not only help me academically, but it would boost my confidence level. Going into a pre-med major, I need all the confidence I can get right now. The last, and most important, piece of advice I'd give, though, is to just relax and let go of all my worries. "College life will be the time of your life, girl. Chill out and stop worrying." I doubt I'd take that advice, but it's the best I could give myself.

Samantha

Everyone changes their college major at least once throughout the course of their college carrer. It's okay if you don't know exactly what you want to do with your life, go in as undecided and take classes to learn what interests you most. From there decide which direction you want to take your life in. The transition into college isn't overly difficult, but be prepared to miss home. Save money so you don't have to work as much in college, that way you can participate in extra-curricular activities more. Study hard and pay attention to deadlines, late work isn't really accpeted in college. First tests are generally the worst of the whole semester, don't panic if you don't do as well as you normally do. Most of all: have fun your college years are suppose to be the best years.

Troy

College life has taught me to manage a daily schedule in order to balance sports, classes, organizations, and other extra curricular activities. In high school I relied on my fellow peers to help me out with homework. College education does not allow for this to happen, as a student you solely have to apply yourself to your work in order to maintain a good grade. To sum it up, I would advise any senior to develop a study pattern that works well with their schedule in order to receive the best grade possible.

Ashley

The advice I would give myself if I could go back in time would be make sure I study and stay on top of homework. Make sure I never give up on the things I love to do,like band and choir. To join more activities on campus and to make a bunch of new friends because having a good social life along with doing great in school is very important. I would also tell myself that I need to figure out finacial issues and fine finacial stability as soon as possible, because it is not a good thing to be stressing over your finances and school work at the same time. Another thing I would tell myself is not to pack and bring my whole room to the dorms at once. There is not enough room for it all if you have a roommate that does the same thing. There will always be time to go home on the weekends and holidays to switch out items.

Cassandra

I would tell myself that make sure and you don't procrastonate. Do things in a timely manner and don't put off doing something because it does not sound fun. Things will not always seem like fun but it is better to get the boring and required stuff out of the way so you make sure you get the reqirements done. Also don't be a hermit crab. Make sure and get out and live a little. Introduce yourself to new people and make friends. These people will be a major help in the transition into your college life.

Jonathan

My University it's beautifull, is very good.

Amy

I would have to start out by telling myself to learn to manage my time just a little bit better. The staying up late and proscrastinating is something that going into the graphic design business you just can't do. I would like to tell myself to have a better financial plan too. I never saved the way that I should have, I would definitely go back and tell myself not to waste my money on the little things I thought I needed but never really did. That would have saved me a lot of stress this time around. The next thing I would do, would be to tell myself that it's ok to let go of some of the friends from high school that never really got you anywhere and embrace the new friends that you'll meet in college. Don't be afraid to meet new people because you never know, one day, you could be working for them, or they could get you the dream job you're trying to achieve. Mostly I'd want me to just relax about life a little more and know that everything was going to go great later on.

Ashley

During high school I was painfully introverted; if I walked out into the world with this perspective on life I doubt I would have made anything of myself. Throughout college I’ve come to understand people better. Not through psychology classes, but from the structure of the classrooms in all subjects. As I took classes I found that a majority of teachers respond to students in a pleasant manor. Teachers seemed excited that they were there, reveling in the thought of sharing their own knowledge with a passion that inspires intrigue. Students were for the most part pleasant, not conniving and prone to exclusion of others. The college experience forces people to act kindly. It might have something to do with the wish not to feel excluded themselves; they only interact with each other a few hours a week and want to be liked. In any case seeing that college students were not as negative as high school children I really came out of my shell. I have become more open to others and have made many friends because of it. I feel more alive because I am a social being now who can still respect the value of solitude.

Rachel

The University of Nebraska at Kearney has provided me with many opportunities that I would not have had at a larger college. I was able to study abroad at the Utrecht School of the Arts in the Netherlands through an exchange program at Kearney. The small size of Kearney allows professors to get to know me better which, in turn, enabled me to build a portfolio that made it possible for me to get into an art school overseas. The opportunity of studying abroad has made me a more independent person and has given me a life experience that I will continue to draw from after graduation. Having this experience as part of my resume and having the support of the professors at Kearney will be helpful when I start applying to graduate schools next year. The University of Nebraska at Kearney truly wants to see students succeed.

Michelle

Hello my name is Michelle Sequeira,and I attend Diablo Valley College(DVC).Its a community college that has done wonders for me.I love it ,I love the teachers there I admire them the way they teach with such passion and that to me does it all!.My school has open me to tons of experience such as the knowlegde I get ,the new people I come across on a daily basis the staff that help with everything trying to make everything as easy for you as they can.The value of attending such a great college is the education you recieve,the option of choosing and making mistakes and no one judging you.A staff that really just wants to help you find what it is you want to become or do ,also the people you meet because its a little taste of the real world you learn to become a well rounded person which is very valuable.When I first attended college my state of mind was that this is not for me that they are setting me up to fail and I was wrong!.I am here loving it ready to become some one in life.

Tyler

My college experience has been a lot of fun. Being an athlete has its perks but I wouldn't go to college any differently. I feel that athletics keeps me focused on school work and keeps me in the classroom. I first started attending college at a junior college in Colorado. The junior college helped me so much with getting a feel for college and knocking out numerous general studies credits. Transfering to UNK has been great. I have been able to jump right into my upper level courses and am looking forward to receiving my Bachelors degree. It is tough right now because I am in a degree that requires a lot of work and time. But I feel confident that I will be successful in getting a degree in Construction Managment. I look forward to my time remaining at the University of Nebraska Kearney not only as a student but as a baseball player. I wouldn't do anything differently in the road I have taken to accomplish a proper amount of higher education. College isn't what you see in movies and TV. I Think it is better.

Brianne

So far, I have gotten a lot out of my college experience. I have been able to grow and become more independent. I was able to learn how to fend for myself and solve problems on my own. Also, I have learned how to get out of my comfort zone and meet new people. When I started at UNK I didn't know anyone and I was able to just sit down at random tables and talk to people because everyone there is so kind. Another way my college experience has affected me is that I have learned a lot about my major in just the few classes that I have taken thus far. I really like all of my classes this past semester. They were very hands on and the professors were open to your ideas and loved when the class actually asked questions and got into a discussion. Overall, my college experience has been excellent. I have made a lot of new friends, gotten a great education, and become a better me.

Jamilah

The first thing I recieved from college was a since of responsibility. It was no longer up to my mother to asisst me with selecting courses. It became my sole responsibilty to show up for class to learn the materials to pass. It became my responsibility to reach out to my teachers if I am not grasping the information being taught, outside of class. I have become responsible to pay for my school and pursue a job to be able to afford my tuition. Also, I am responsible to get material and textbooks for courses work. It has been very valuable for me to attend school because I have learned so much information. The general education erquirements allow me to learn material that I never experienced in high school courses or that I may not Know much in. It has been valuable to attend because I know when I graduate I will be able to find a great job in my field of study, that I can not without any college experience. I will have many job fields I can go into with accounting and not be "stuck" in a position and unhappy that I had potential that I wasted.

Brian

College has been an eye opener for me. College has helped me figure out who I am as a person and decide how I am going to make a difference in today's society. I have learned that College is not just a place I can go to listen to lectures and meet new friends. However, it is a place that I can go to begin opening doors towards wonderful opportunities. I believe that the knowledge I have and will gain from taking College classes will show others the value that a College education has on your life. You can go places and do things that you would not have been able to do otherwise. A College education is a very valuable tool to have because it shows employers that you are dedicated, responsible, and willing to challenge yourself in many ways in order to be successful. College has provided me with the necessary skills needed in order to face the future and begin planning the rest of my life. Truly understanding the value that College offers students is complex, but helps others become more prepared for what the future holds.

Krista

I have gotten a lot out of my college experience. I have decided what I want to do with my life which is huge. I have already gotten some time in a school setting that has really made me realize that teaching special educaiton is what I want to do. I have made some amazing friends and met some really fun people. I have had some great professors that have helped me out a lot with furthering my education. Making friends and having great teachers is valuable because my friends are a great support system and my professors are helping me and pushing me to do the best that I can.

Laura

My college experience has forced me to mature and hold me accountable for my actions. It is relatively easy to enroll in a college and register for classes, but there is no one to wake you up and make you attend classes. You get out of it what you put in to it. Going to college has exposed me to people and cultures I otherwise would not have experienced, and without the adventure of a college education I do not believe I would be on the path I have now chosen for my future.

Elizabeth

I would tell myself to pick whatever college that I wanted to pick. It does not matter what anyone else says or chooses, it is important what I feel is the best choice for me. It is not not important what choices my friends are making or where they are going to college. I would also say to pick a size college that I know that I would feel comfortable in, because that is different for everyone. I would also make sure I think about everything that is importnat to me in a college before I chose one. I would tell my self not to worry about chosing a major, eventually one will come to me. I would tell my self to be relaxed about everything and try not to worry too much. I would tell my self that something will work out and it will be great.

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