The advice that i would give to my young ignorant self would be to take more time to pay attention to all the college aspects such as where its located the cost and applying for scholarships so i would not be financially challenged such as i am now. It would help out alot instead of just trying to find a good school with a football team that i can play on while getting my education because in the end it is all about getting your college education taken care of. If you are blessed enough to play the sport that you love while attending that is just a big plus that you can add to your college memories. Other than that i believe my transition from Highschool to College went very well i still have the same work ethic to keep my grades up and get all my work done no matter whats is going on outside of school.
If I could go back in time and talk to myself knowing what I know now about the college life and making the transition, the advice I would give myself is to not get involved with peer pressure and just be you. Nowadays it's hard for kids and teens to love themselves and not get involved in what people say. You're created to be a leader and not a follower, so don't let society effect you on being someone you're not. Always guard your heart to strengthen your weakness. Surround yourself with people that reflect who you want to be because that's what true friends do. For example I had this one friend was comfortablearound me. He even told me that he felt normal around me. But one day he was acting strange around a group of his so called "friends" . I asked him why are you acting like this and he said that he wanted to fit in and was scared to be himself. So if you have to change your persoality to fit in don't waste your time and find people that aren't afraid to claim you as a friend.
I have got so much out of my college experience so far. I have learned alot and had fun hanging out with friends and play basketball. In the class room the teachers work with you and cares about what is going with you witch is very helpful in your future. The skills that I am learning no at WIU will helping in the future become the best in my field and my ultimate goal is to become a General Manager for a Professional sport team and i believe that Webber International University will help me get there.
I am very glad that I have had the chance to go to college and be accepted to everywhere that I have applied. The only bad thing about my college experience so far is the cost and debt I have to put myself in. But on a better note I attend a buisness University and i have learned so much already in one semester. And i can only imagine all the skills and information I will learn in the next 3 1/2 years. And that is why i think college is so valuable to attend because not only do you live away from home and learn life lessons. I have met some truly good people around my campus and probly life long friends also! But I cannot wait to graduate so I can use all the skills I am learning and apply them to a buisness in the future and help make a difference. And by knowing I made that difference, and helped make the company grow by all the hard work it took in a long 4 years. And also college has so far been valuable to attend because I want to become successful!
Anverdieu Jean Campus Discovery Essay contest August 18, 2010 Dear Committee Member: I felt very pleased with my decision to go back to school; because, I wanted to set an example to my youngest siblings. Beside, I'm the first one in my family to attend college or university. I work full time and going to school full time at Webber International University. I' m majoring in Business Management. I'm financially struggling to buy my texts books and other school accessories even with my student loans. Yes! It is very hard especially in this recession. For this reason, I apply for your scholarship. As I enter higher education, they were many unexpected challenges that I did not expected such as the decision between gas and foods, and so on. Despite of all the difficulties, I always have a position attitude toward my financial hardship. Because, I believed one can thrive from hard time or financial hardship for that matter. Thank God, for foundation like yours so people like me can have a brighter future. I'm financially struggling, but I believed with your foundation support I can see light at the end of the tunnel. Sincerely Anverdieu Jean
While attending my first year at Webber International as a freshman the main thing i learned and was able to take away was people skills. I learned how to meet new people, talk to professors and such. Before attending I already considered myself a people person, always involved in activities and clubs in high school and working as a waitress I had developed people skills. However, when arriveing to Webber, were I knew no one and had no common ground I had to learn how to meet, greet , and handle others in a totally different manner. I learned who could and could not be trusted. I learned who I could rely on and whom not to bother with for assistance. I believe that is and was my most valuable skill I walked away from that campus with this past year. Of coarse I recieved knowledge from my studies, however none that can be applied at any time other then at work or in the classroom.
I have gotten expierence and education by not only my teachers but by my friends and classmates. My roomates were from Mongolia and Ukraine. I am American and can only speak english and a few words in other languages, but my roomates spoke Russian, Mongolian, English, and Spanish. I got to learn about thier backrounds and share my home and family with them. They became apart of my family and offered me the oppurtunity to visit thier countries and have a friend to help me in a foriegn place. I would say that I have become much more well rounded from attending an international university.
I think the only advise that I would give myself if I could go back into time is I would tell myself to apply to as many schools as possible even though your SAT/ACT scores wasn?t high. Take the time to go and visit as many schools as possible and really think about what school is for you and what school would fit best with your personality. Apply to many scholarships because even if you can pay for the tuition/room and board money in your pocket can go a long way.
Get everything done early: FAFSA, applications, tests, everything! DO NOT procrastinate. The faster you get it done the more time you will have to look at colleges and make sure you make the best choice. You don't want to get to a school and not like it and have to transfer. Transferring is hard. Not all credits tranfer, so you're wasting time and money if you don't pick the right school the first time. Why spend college life looking for schools when you could be living the college life?
Honestly sit down and consider all of your university choices. Going to college is a big investment of your life and you don?t want to just throw money away. also just remember to Live, Laugh, and Love.
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