Raleigh, NC
Wake Technical Community College


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

I would have told myself to be gentle and smart. Do not fall prey to the superficial wants and words of ordinary people. You ...

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

I would have told myself to be gentle and smart. Do not fall prey to the superficial wants and words of ordinary people. You only have one life and you have to make it worthwhile. Do not be worried to complete a task all by yourself and to use manual labor to get there. Get close to your teacher and absorb as much information as possible can. Do not worry about vain things. There will times when people will seem idiotic and offend you with their words. Do not show a responce of affection towards them. Most of all do not let them get under your skin. Hold yourself up to a high esteem but be modest about it. Everyday you are slowly building and sharpening yourself up to be something greater than what you are. Keep that in mind and live accordingly.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone and everyone. This school has a spectacular education program and leaves students prepared and financially stable for their future years whether it be at a 4 year school or their career.

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

The cost of living is very helpful and the amount of hours per cost ratio is very helpful as well. Because of this I was able to be accepted and one day fully transfer to the Univeristy of Oklahoma.

Joshua
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Wake Tech is well known for it's game design and engineering programs, as well as it's medical technician certifications.

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

Dear highschool self, You are not a freak, not broken, not damaged. You have Asperger's Syndrome and, while you don't think like other people and you see the world differently than they do, embrace that. Being an Aspie need not be a disadvanage. It is up to you to choose your path in life. College may get hard, and you will experience bumps in the road that others won't understand, but you also have a gift for finding patterns and for out-of-the-box thinking that let's you find solutions no one else can. Also, you don't have to be alone. There are people out there that will appreciate your differences and see the wonder of what you are. They are rare, like precious diamonds, but they exist and are worth finding. They can help you understand the world and succeed in college and all of your other endeavors. Be proud, younger self. Be brave. Take chances and dare to fail. Fear and confusion will be your worst enemy, but they only have the power that you give them.

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

If I could go back and time and talk to myself as a high school senior the best advice I could give myself is to enjoy the ti...

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

If I could go back and time and talk to myself as a high school senior the best advice I could give myself is to enjoy the time that I have left in high school. Most seniors in high school are anxious to go off to college but do not realize the amount of responsibility that comes with it. In addition, if you are going to a school away from home I would highly suggest learning self-control. Many students go away to their first year of college and get pulled in to bad habits through the influence of their peers. Therefore, make sure you start your first year off strong by staying focused and managing your time correctly.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about his school is the image that it gives off to the general public. Most view Wake Tech as a school where "losers" or "failures" go when they have no other options. This is not even close to true because many people, including myself, go to a school like Wake Tech for financial reasons.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates at Wake Tech are all the same in the fact that they want to go to class and go home. At a community college like Wake Tech there is no intention for social activity because most want to get out of here as soon as possible.

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

Wake Tech is a great school for learning trades and for getting your basic liberal arts transfer courses done for less.

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

Wake Tech is a great school for learning trades and for getting your basic liberal arts transfer courses done for less.

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

Dear Younger Self, You're not gonna believe this, but you have no clue what you are doing right now. You think you do. But you don't, and that's okay. Use the state scholarship and stay at home for a few more years. You're just not done cooking yet. Don't let anyone tell you what you should do. Trust your first instinct! Just concentrate on figuring out what makes YOU happy. And don't even think about boys yet! You've got too much on your plate to be distracted by social pressures and raging hormones. So, to review: 1) You're not a grownup yet. 2) Do what makes you happy. 3) Leave the boys for later. Love, Older Self

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Wake Tech really is for all types of people!

Brittany
What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about Wake Technical Community College is that you have to take Pre-Reqs inorder to take your offi...

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about Wake Technical Community College is that you have to take Pre-Reqs inorder to take your official classes. It's a waste of money and they shouldn't punish you just because you missed taking th test by 2-3 points.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who wants to get their Associates Degree at first and then attend a University afterwards to give you something to fall back on. If you're well driven or if you do not want to attend a university I'd recommend someone to attend Wake Technical Community College. The teachers work well with you and you'll become successful in any classes you want to take.

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

The adive I would've gave myself was to be more focused, to pay attention to what really matters. Because, my future is in my hands and I should've applied myself more.

Andrew
What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about WakeTech is the size of the classrooms. Instead of large lecture halls WakeTech is comprised of smaller...

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about WakeTech is the size of the classrooms. Instead of large lecture halls WakeTech is comprised of smaller rooms allowing for more one on one teaching. This is great because it allows students such as myself to feel included in lectures.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

WakeTech is full of diversity because it is located near the heart of the State. The fact that it is a commuter school also adds to the diversity. People both young and old go to WakeTech. It is also a part of the North Carolian C-Step program which allows students to recieve his/her AS and transfer to any number of in state schools.

Felipe
Describe the students at your school.

Students are focused, diligent, and determined to pass their classes in the best possible of ways. Most of them have part-tim...

Describe the students at your school.

Students are focused, diligent, and determined to pass their classes in the best possible of ways. Most of them have part-time, full-time jobs or families that they need to take care of. Although one can make good acquaintances and a few good friends, there is not much priority for social interaction among students since many of them are busy enough with their own life. Most of them are decent, educated persons who are willing to offer their help if asked.

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

Spending time in unproductive activities during college hours and frequently pulling of all-nighters to finish projects that were poorly done and graded, I was among the many students for whom the concepts of proper time management and effective study methodology were completely unknown. I would tirelessly rote-review my class-notes the night before a test to end up failing or passing with a C; nevertheless, I finally realized that this ill-devised modus operandi would drive me to utter academic disaster had not I changed my strategy. Thankfully, by reading the book “How to Become a Straight-A Student” by Cal Newport, I have learned that an excellent time management and effective study methodology are the foundations of academic success; were I a high-school senior again, I would advise myself to especially value and exercise them. By understanding and remembering better subjects, scoring better grades in exams and essays, and by getting more work done in less time than ever before, I have become a more efficient and diligent person in all aspects, and I shall achieve academic and professional success by applying the techniques described in Newport’s book and by exercising the two foundations aforementioned.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

There is not enough support for cultural or social events in Wake Tech. Days tend to be very monotonous, for the focus is mainly academic. The activities done by the directors or the student government association are not really interesting at all and do not promote any trascendental or conscious cultural value in my opinion.

Brittany
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Wake Tech is an exceptional school. It is an incredible school that truly cares about it's students. Wake Tech wants every st...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Wake Tech is an exceptional school. It is an incredible school that truly cares about it's students. Wake Tech wants every student to succeed and to accomplish greatness. There are many ways a student can get plugged in whether it be through clubs or sports. It is the largest community college in North Carolina. It has over 180 programs of study.

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

You need to buy scantrons and a lot of paper. The scantrons are for quizzes and tests; the paper is for taking a LOT of class notes.

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

If you are going to be a college freshman, go onto ratemyprofessor.com. You won't regret it.

Describe a typical weekend.

A typical weekend consists of doing homework and hanging out with friends & family.

Tell us about your professors.

The professors are super, nice, awesome, helpful, encouraging, and amazing.

What are the most popular classes offered?

Psychology, sociology, and British Literature are the most popular.

What do students complain about most?

Parking is horrendous, unless you get to school earlier than 8am.

Describe the dorms.

Wake Tech does't have dorms.

Do you feel like you changed a lot?

I have changed a lot. I used to be super naive about political issues, but a lot of my teachers go over current events. I have also learned how to study better and to ask more questions in class. I am not afraid to get help from teachers and classmates anymore. I use the help centers as much as possible.

What's the dating scene like?

Thankfully, you don't see a lot of couples around campus.

What do people really wear to class?

Most people wear jeans or shorts. The majority of the students dress neatly and modestly.

Where is the best place to get work done on campus?

The library, the Quad, the cafe, and the hallways are the best places to get studying done.

What are the academics like at your school?

The classes are challenging, but amazing. The professors always have office hours, where they can give extra assistance to their students. Every class will challenge each student and a student will come out of the class well prepared in that subject.

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

You're young; you're starting your own life and becoming an adult. How exciting, right? You're going to make so many friends, and your "best friend" is going to the same school as you, but you have to leave your boyfriend behind. What if he cheats? When will you be able to see him agian? I hope we're going to be able to stay together. Don't think about stuff like that. Seriously! You are going to miss out on so much stuff if you go home every weekend to see him. Yeah, you're going to get home sick, but you are going to miss out on what college is really about if you're worried all the time. You're going to make friends, life long friends, that will be there for you no matter what. The "friends" you had in high school are not your real friends. You're going to find yourself and you're going to figure out who you really are. But, you're never going to really experience college if you're worried all the time. Have fun! Worry about yourself not someone else! Experience life!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Takes a very long time to get financial aid. I am having to wait over a month to get my loan to pay for books and supplies. I am having to pay for all of this out of my pocket right now because it is taking so long.

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

Use your time wisely. College has more fast paced and difficult courses and a student needs to make the most of his/her time ...

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

Use your time wisely. College has more fast paced and difficult courses and a student needs to make the most of his/her time in order to give coursework the necessary time to sink in completely. And since you are are on your own, time must be allowed for eating, sleeping, washing clothes, working out, and other necessary activities as well.

What's unique about your campus?

Course Material. Knew a lot about electronics when I left.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Pretty campus, small class size.

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