If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior I would remind myself that continuing my education is going to be difficult but worthwhile. I would tell myself to hang in there when the class work begins to overwhelm me, talk to my instructors whenever the need arises, and make use of a wonderful resource: fellow classmates. Acheiving a degree will enable me to support my family and be a good role model for my daughter, showing her that education is an ongoing process requiring committment and perserverance but paying off in the long run. In today's economy, knowledge is power. Having a degree will allow me to move beyond retail and food services, enabling me to start a career instead of just find a job. I would tell myself that it is never too late to enroll in college. Trust your heart and your head, listen to your friends and family, and take chances whenever possible. The most important thing I could tell myself as a high school senior is that I believe in me. We can do whatever we set our minds to.
I would tell my self this, victoria school isn't as hard as you think it is, the enrollment process is very short and all the teachers and advisors are very helpful. Also online schools isn't as hard as you think it is either, even though you always have to sit in the front row and be the closest to the teacher, being online isn't much different, other than you don't raise your hand, you still get as much help from the teacher online as you would from a teacher in a classroom and sometimes more.
I would tell myself to start taking education classes my freshman year and do the survey my sophomore year that would help Truman's German major have its own MAE program. I would advise myself to apply early for scholarships so that my junior year studying in Germany would not be such a financial burden on my family. I would encourage myself to get involved in German club at college instead of only being involved in Horseman's Association and Equestrian Team. Being involved in discipleship and small groups is important for Campus Christian Fellowship at Truman State so I would tell myself to not just be discipled but to disciple other students and be involved in a small group every semester.
The best edvice I would have given myself is to focus on school work and boosting my GPA to help with financial aid. I would have also told myself to apply for as much financial aid, (grants, scholarships, etc) whether I thought I qualified for them or not. I would have advised myself that it really is a dog eat dog world that is really tough to get anywhere without a college education, as I am learning today. It is much easier in life to dedicate time and energy to school when you are younger with no responsibilities as it is older with a family and bills to take care of.
If I couldn't convince myself to go to school and really buckle down and do well, I would advise myself to join the military, like I actually did. It is a great tool and opens many doors for graduating high school students who don't know what they want to do with life. It allows you to get an education, it allows you to get some experience and maturity in your life, and It could put you on a career path.
When I was a highschool senior I was very naive. I thought my life was set, my family had a successfull business going and I knew that there was no reason for my to further my education because of this company. Whenever I saw any of my friends applying for college and setting up those student loans I would often laugh to myself.
Looking back I really wish someone would have sat me down untill I understood the importance of a higher education. I thought I already knew everything and that school was a waste of time.
I would explain to my highschool self that an education is like a mechanic having all of his tools, he/she may never even pull them out of the tool box but in the off chance he does need a certain tool he will not be rendered helpless.
I have learned the hard way, my family owns a window covering business and it is directly related to new home sales. As the economy has slipped so has my job security. I have just begun to realize the importance of an education and have decided to do whatever it takes to obtain those tools.
If I were able to go back and talk to myself as a high school senior there would be a lot of things I would tell myself. The first thing I would tell myself is to wake up and make sure I go to class every morning. I would tell myself that college is very important and after I graduate I can get a very good paying job that will help me support my mother, since she has been both a mother and father to me. Without an education the only aspiring future I can see for myself is a dead end job with no advancement. I would also tell myself is to finish strong in varsity soccer and be able to play at the collegiate level, and hopefully get that full scholarship I need to pay for college. The most important thing, college education is essential and a life learning experience. It would be my step ladder of trial and error, so that when I do get that great job I would be able to adapt socially and mentally. College will be fun and at the same time stressful but it will be the key ingredients to my success.
If I had the opportunity to talk to myself when I was a high school senior, I would tell myself to make the time and effort to go to college. Although this sounds like a simple thing to say, I would explain that job opportunities would be minimal based on the amount of education that I lacked. I would tell myself to take college slowly, make sure and explore all career opportunities, talk to advisors and other people in the workforce to help understand what type of career to go after. I would tell myself not to rush into anything, make sure the choice made works for what I want. And, tell myself that if the choice made doesn't seem to be working out, the opportunity to go back to school will always be there. I would also tell myself to most of all, enjoy the social experience of college, there is so much to learn outside of a classroom as well.
I would tell myself not to wait a year before starting college. It is a very tough world out there and you need to be prepared for and the only way to do that is to get a good education. By starting late I missed out on so many great opportunities. Don't get me wrong I have a wonderful family that is very supportive of me going back to school, but if I were to go to college right after high school I would have gotten a great job and I would not have to miss out on all of the exciting a wonderful adventures with my children. So stay in school and you will have a happier and fullfilled life. All of your dreams can come true.
If I could travel back in time to speak to myself as a senior in high school, I would have advised myself to seek out the information I needed to get myself into college, don't give up on yourself. Putting off college will make life more difficult the longer you put it off. Opportunities will pass you by because you didn't continue your education. Talk to your counselors at school or talk to your teachers and ask for help. Focus on your education now because working full time and going to school full time in your later years will be more of a struggle than if you just do it now. Don't let fear or insecurities stand in your way. You are smart and could make it into nearly any college you want, but you have to get out there and pursue them. Pursue your dreams!
If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, the advice I would give myself is that education is important. In today's society to get a good job, you must have a college degree within a dominant field so that you can receive the job that pays you for what you know. You should also maintain good grades. Your grades will help you get recognize above others that are not doing as well as you. You should see counselors to receive advice regarding the job market. Research your opportunities in regard to what colleges you would like to attend. Choose three jobs as your goals to pursue once you graduate. For each of the jobs, research to find out what additional schooling is required, what employers are looking and how competitive the jobs are among the public. Finally, always find mentors in the fields that you are seeking employment so that you can learn the different skills to enhance your experience to give you a better chance at receiving the jobs.
If I could travel back in time to when I was in highschool I would tell my self to stay focused on my long term goals. It is much easier to transition to college from highschool then it is to transition from working life to college. I would emphasize that maximizing my time is important because when time passes it is lost for good. I am happy with where I am in my life; however, if given the opportunity I would have stayed focused when I was younger. Now I understand the economic benefits of attending college early. I would tell myself to ignore the distractions. The girls, alcohol, and good times will be there when you push through school. Unless he or she is the one then your education should be top priority.
I did not take college seriously as a senior. I thought I would take a year off and then go to community college. I graduated in 2003 and have yet to obtain a degree. I would tell myself to take it seriously and apply for good schools and find out all the information I could about the college process. I would tell myself to apply for a ton of scholorships because as a senior I had no clue how much college would really cost me. I would also tell myself to think about the future and what if I didn't always have the good stable job that I had when I was a senior. What if I got laid off and really couldn't afford to pay for college. When I was a senior if I knew that I would not be able to get an education due to lack of money I would have done everything possible to get better grades and strive for scholorships to better schools. If I could go back in time and talk to my old self knowing what I know now, I would have pushed myself so much harder.
I know what I know now I have made the right decision. It has been a long road to finally have goals and many of them. Keep on going to succeed, get the most of college, be strong and never, never give up. You have so many goals to in life. There are so many more to obtain. The road is a long road and to be continuing on that road you will have many bumps to get over them. You have to strive to achieve those many goals. Keep learning, keep working hard and obtain those goals you have been wanting to make for a very long time. The reason for continuing in that direction is because you will finally achieve the destination you have been searching for for most of your life. You have to be safe and strong and reach for the stars. Continue to go in the path where you have always wanted to be. This is something you have always wanted all your life, so keep on doing this to get to that place where you will be in your future. From high school graduation and then college, your life will change so much, forever.
If I could go back to when I was a senior in high school , I would make more time for looking into colleges and really look into the school and see everything that it had to offer. I would tell myself that living on your own is not all that its cracked up to be. I would tell myself that hard work is so important and that we need to take school work very seriously. The hard work that is ahead of you is something that you will never experience and it all will be worth it when you are done with schoo. The things that you think are importnat now really do not mater at all and what matters is your future. School is so important and if you put more effort into your school work and less into your social life you will be much more rewarded in the long run. Living on your own and getting to make every life choice by yourself hard. Knowbody tells you to study more or to look over your notes or to even go to class you have to learn the hard way that the choices you make will affect you.
I would tell myself to make absolutely certain that I was in the field that I really wanted to be in, not the field that I felt that others wanted me to be in. I would tell myself to stay in school, study every day and make sure that I got the grades that I know I can get. I know though that I would never listen to myself, so it really wouldn't make much of a difference, but I'd have to try anyhow. Mostly I'd be freaked out that I was there from the future talking to myself.
I wish that i would have made more decisions on what i would do with my life. and be more prepared for collage. I also wish i would have went to collage after high school.
Life is about moving forward. Don't think about conquering the mountain, just put one foot in front of the other and you will reach your destination.
Budget your time wisely and make education the main priority. Making the transition was not that difficult for me so I would just tell myself to be really organized and save all the money I could for special books, software, etc.
Don't rush yourself or fill your plate too full. Its important that you pace yourself and make sure that you are able to handle the load. Sometimes a slow start give you an edge. Remember, slow and steady wins the race. And even though its important to have fun, you have to make time for your studies also.
Taking time off between high school and college to work in the real world is one of the best choices that a person can make, as it focuses you on the goals and responsibilities of life. While high school is about showing that you learned something, college is about showing that you can find the answers and back up your opinions with credible sources. In other words, high school is about learning, college is about thinking.
If I knew back in high school what I know now, I would have started college much sooner. I did not place as much importance on higher education until I reached my 30's. I have enjoyed college so much, that I am angry that I delayed attending for so long. I cannot stress how important it is to continue learning for the rest of your lifetime. Even beyond high school and college, one should expand one's horizons.
The biggest piece of advice I could give myself would be prepare to buckle down. There are a lot of research papers and tests that you need to consider. If you are taking classes on-line chances are you will have at least an essay due every week and term papers due every other week. Even if you choose not to do the on-line classes then you have tests that require you to study for them. This is not a time to slack off and let your social life become the priority. This is a time to work hard and learn the material for your chosen degree.
Deciding to transition from high school to college is an important step to establishing what path for the future someone will follow.
If I could travel back in time and speak with myself as a high school senior, knowing what I know about college and making the transition, I would advise myself to attend college because it is an investment in my future. Also, the benefits of time invested as opposed to wasted or just spent will pay off financially, mentally, and emotionally. This will eliminate a host of potential problems, issues and negative alternatives later in life. I would point out that a Master?s degree can be earned in six years, which is half the time it took to get to be a high school senior, and look how quickly that time went by.
I?d let myself know that with a college education, more options and freedom to make more lucrative choices would be available to me. I would also tell myself that my future starts now, and I have the power to shape where my future will lead by deciding to give myself the best chance in life possible by earning at least one college degree.
Going back to my senior year in high school, I would have several pieces of advice to give about the transition into college life. The first piece of advise I would give is to not delay the process. Taking a year off or jumping right into the job force may sound like a great idea but education is vital in finding a career that is suitable for meeting needs. The second piece of advise would be to not be afraid to ask for help when making choices regarding colleges and classes. Advisors are there to help so please utilize them, you are only 18, you may think you know everything but you don't. Lastly, I would say to stay focused. There is always time to have fun later, party when you land that six figure position after graduation. Taking advantage of the opportunity to learn is what should remain priority but do take some time here and there to relax.
The advice I would give myself would be to keep a level head. Don't let being on your own for the first time and being able to make your own decision go to your head . Remember your education is important for where you want to be in life. Party when you graduate and have a great job. Don't forget what grandad always said "time spent for studying can never be lost but if your to lazy you will pay the cost". Trust me it's true and not just a saying he got you to repeat for money. You will have a family one day and if you don't work hard now for what you want later, you will not be the only one who has to suffer for it.
I would take classes sooner than I did... Making life a little easier, and getting through with my studies on time.
If I could go back to my senior year of high school, I would tell myself to avoid the online programs and attend a community college nearby. While I cannot say that I regret my past decisions, I know now that I deserve a more challenging set of coursework, that allows me to be face to face with my fellow students and professors. I would tell myself that, while the online program is in fact convienent, it is not practical for the learning ability of which I am capable. I would tell myself to push myself that much more, and find a way to balance a full time job, as well as being a full time student. I would tell myself that it is possible, and that if anyone in the world can do it, it would be myself.
I would remind myself that anything worthwhile takes effort. As a high school senior, I was not as worldly as I thought I was. I was not patient and not as dedicated as I should have been in regard to education. My advice to myself would be to research job opportunities and adjust my education to meet those requirements. I would also remind myself that regularly meeting with an advisor would help me to achieve my goals. I would tell myself that opportunities are not something to be overlooked and procrastination is not a solution. Most of all I would tell myself that I should go after the profession I really want and not take any shortcuts because the older I became, the more regrets I would have.
As someone who has recently returned to college, I would give guidance to myself during my high school year in managing college life along with work and social obligations. One of the most important words of wisdom I could have received to prepare for college would have been organizing the hours in my day and staying on task with maintaining an A average. It is a completely different arena to live on your own, balancing financial responsibilities, household duties, household buills, work and college in comparison to living at home where all is taken care of except schoolwork. For me the most important advice I could have given myself, would have been preparation, organization and perserverance are all key to my success so stay focused on what it takes today to acheive my future success.
If I was able to go back and time and advise myself for the future I would encourage myself to plan better. College is an experience that takes dedication and hard work; if you do not take the time to find the most well suited college for your needs then you will not achieve the goals set for yourself. Do not be scared to disect your learning style and find what will allow you to succeed; pave the path that you want to travel on your way to success. I would remind myself that a college degree is a necessary part of the modern world and completing it would only help propell a promising career. I would also like to remind myself that being a grown up is much harder than it looks; I am going to need all the education and knowledge availabe to me to achieve success.
If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would probably impress upon myself, the importance of earning a college degree. The past several years have proven to be extremely challenging both financially and professionally, due primarily to my lack of education. Many employers today do not hire people who do not possess at least an Associates degree, and many prefer at least a Bachelor degree. Had I known then what I know now, the days of supporting my two children on my own would have been a bit easier. However, knowing now that I could have attended school via an online program, I would tell myself to do what I had to so that I would benefit from earning a degree. I would tell myself that whether I accomplished my goals by physically attending a college or by attending a non-traditional college such as the online program I am currently enrolled in, I should just do it. It does not hurt, and although it can be expensive, the negative aspect of financially continuing my education could be offset by the positive aspects of a potentially higher salary.
Don't just "be" in college - be a student. Living in the dorms, making friends, working, and all those other activities that take time and attention are fine, and good for you. Remember why you are in college - your end goal is not only to simply graduat, but to learn all that you can in order to succeed in the career path you've chosen. You'll goof off some, that is expected, but you have to be sure to work hard, make good decisions, and learn all that you can in your major. You'll take some classes that will make you think "I'll never use this in the real world." Sometimes you will be right, but sometimes you just don't know the big picture yet. Trust your professors when they teach something they think you'll need - they have been where you are, and are there to help you with their experience.
If I were to be able to go back into time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would say, "Do not wait, don't take that year off. It is only going to hurt you. College is a huge step in your life and you need to jump right into it and get moving. It is really easy to just put things off and to keep putting them off once you started. It is going to take a serious change in your life to get yourself back on track, and it is a needless change if only you would have stayed on track. Also, do not waste your money. As you get older money gets tighter and yea it is fun to buy things, but once you realize where your money has gone its gonna hurt. So stay on track please, it will make our life a lot easier."
If I were given the chance to go back and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to not stress about college, because I never had the chance to enjoy my senior year since all I did was study. I took extra classes that looked great on transcripts, however after I graduated high school I realized there is more to learn than what is taught in school. I learned that yes it is very important to have a degree so that I could have a better paying job and be able to afford everything that I might want. However, life is short and it is not wrong to enjoy it for what it is. After high school, I took a break and decided not to continue with school, because before that I never allowed myself to be distracted with what life had to offer. I would say to myself "live, laugh, and learn," you have to live your life to its fullest, laugh as hard as you can, and never stop learning; college is a chance to learn more about yourself and the strengthes you are capable of so take the time to embrace that .
If I could go back in time and talk to myself about college I would tell myself not to wait as long as I did to go. I am thirty and the only thing I have besides my high school diploma is a certification in buisness management. When you get to this point in your life you will need all the education you can get to make it. If you want to work for more than minimun wage then you better go to college as soon as you graduate. The online campus is by far the best since you go to school around your schedule and you dont have to worry about a last minute appointment. The best part of it for me right now is I get to stay at home with my son and I dont have to put him into daycare or pay someone to watch him so I can go to school. The weather is not the greatest outside right now so I also don't have to worry about commuting back and forth to campus. Put yourself first and get a good education it will pay off in the long run.
I would tell myself to focus on my goals .And not to get side tracked by what looks like a glamurous life.
If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would persuade myself to pick a college and plan to attend right after graduation. I would take myself be the hand to complete as many scholarship applications that I could possibly get my hands on. I would tell myself that attending college is the most important part of my life and choosing not to attend would haunt me later in life as I would struggle to pay the bills with a job that could only offer me a less than perfect job without a degree. I would tell myself what my parents never attempted.
After completing high school, make sure you focus on school and not the environment. The environment of freedom can cause problems in academic life. If the partying scene takes over your life, your schooling will be reuined. College is must easier after high school, than it is as a parent with children. School will speed by, if you stay focused.
For online classes, learn good study habits and be dedicated to course work. Learn to balance school, family, and work environments in addition to obtaining support from family, friends, co-workers and managers to reduce depression while attending difficult or heavy course work classes.
Don't just settle for any type of degree. Go for what you want to do and stick with it. Ask questions and get all the information you can. Do not quit.
I would seriously tell myself not to take the time off between high school and college.
I am 45 years of age and am just now attending college because I am unable to progress in my career field without a degree. If I could go back in time I would have gone to college right after I graduated from high school. I had no idea that every well paying position would require a degree when I graduated from high school in 1982. I wish I could go back in time and tell myself to attend college. I have wasted much of my life in jobs that do not pay well enough and have no benefits. I want to be able to support myself and my family and a degree will help me reach that goal.
Go to school. Complete the courses and graduate. Upon graduation immediately return to school and receive your Master's Degree. Regardless to what others say, know that you are a designers original and you and do anything but fail.
We all have dreams of grandeur of what we might accomplish when we make out of school. Doctors, pilots, vetenarians, and astronauts tend to be on the top of the list. All of these are excellent fields of study and have the potential to bear good fruit.
I was most fortunate to have a handfull of teachers in high school who encouraged my appitite for history and as a result I have been able to incorporate the lessons of history into my life.
Given the oppertunity to visit myself in those days I would reassure myself that I was on the right path for real education and self-discovery. I would remind myself and anyone else who would listen that if you are true to yourself and who you are you will find peace and happiness no matter what you do or what you study. Education is something that no one can take away from you.
Go to college directly out of high school, it is much easier that way instead of trying to balance a family, full time work and full time school. Also study harder on computer stuff as that is the field you want to go in to.
Don't blow off college because you think it is too much for you to handle or it isn't worth the time and hassle. The time it takes is NOTHING compared to the time you will enjoy the fruit of your labors. I know you are anxious to get out there and start working, but I promise you will not regret an education. I also know that it seems like such a mountain to climb and you aren't sure you will succeed. All it takes is just putting one foot in front of the other, day after day. The days will pass and the classes will pass with them...much quicker than you think.....and all of a sudden you will be there! Education is available to all of us and anyone can do this! YOU CAN DO THIS! You have no idea how great you are going to feel about yourself! You have no idea what it will be like to stand on that platform, accept that little piece of paper and know that YOU DID IT! Don't chase that goal around by looking for substitutes.....go for the real thing! Just DO IT!
If I were to go back into High School, I would tell my self "JUST GET IT DONE!!!". I hate the fact that I have taken so long to get my schooling together. The work load is sometimes tough to keep up with, but just set time aside and do it. I would also reccomend myself to study more, and to take the extra time to really understand what I am studying. It is all worth it when you are done, and you look back. Having a job, and going to school is very stressful. If I would have went right after High School I would have been able to focus on just that one thing, instead of many. So go full force into College with your best foot forward, study hard, and you will be very happy you did! Trust me, i'm you in ten years!
Forget the social drama, work hard and focus, it's the only way to reach you're dreams. Your real friends will stick by you and support you no matter what, your family is always there to help whether you think they are or not.
Miranda, you know that going to school and getting a college education is one of the most vital parts in order to making a successful career in society, and if you want to be successful, be able to provide for your family, not have to worry about the bills, have stability, have a nice home, provide more your family moreso than your parents were ever able to do for you and your sister then I suggest you go to college, and look in to what you would like to do when you are an adult. Now that you are an adult you need to really consider who what career you would like to get in to, think aobut one that is going to pay off, what is their a demand for where you live, or if you want to live in or around the town you grew up in because some careers may cause you a lot of drive time if the opportunity is not available here in Brevard now. College can be fun, an exciting experience, and you can have things you work hard for and deserve by having an education that will get you the job you want.
The older you get, the more responsibility you typically acquire. With more responsibility, it becomes harder to go to school and obtain a degree. I waited to finish school until after I was married, had a child, and had to work full-time. It was very hard, many nights of very little sleep and it hurt the relationship between my husband and I. Now I am going back for a master's degree with the same responsibilities, but at least this time we all have a better awareness of what it will take for me to finish this degree. It is scary, but not as frigtening as not having the needed skills for the future workforce. I really appreciate school and the knowledge I have obtained, I'm not sure I would choose a different route. Even though it has been tough, I not sure I would be as proud of my efforts, plus I would not have my beautiful family as my support system.
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