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What should every freshman at Wright State University-Main Campus know before they start?


The best advice I can give is to not rush getting any degree because the major that you initially chose sounds like something you want to do, but you'll discover that it wasn't what you anticipated. Also, try to find a job that closely matches your major and you will know from there whether or not you really enjoy that kind of work. If you anticipate on progressing to an university, get as many scholarships and grants as you possibly can because Bright Futures, (or any state scholarship), will change the award amount without formal notice and you'll still have to pay for the remaining balance. Do not depend on others to make your decisions nor let anyone tell you what you can or can't do. Most importantly, remain true to yourself and that's all that matters.


There are so many things that would have been helpful to know before heading off to college. If I could travel through time I could go back and tell myself to study harder, and to not procrastinate and to listen. If I had only known those things I might have done better during my first year at college, right? Probably, maybe I'd even have gotten an A in biology instead of a B. That sure would be nice, but there's just something in my gut that doesn't feel right about this whole situation. After experiencing my very own first year at college, I feel like a completely new person. I feel like an adult: confident and mature. I feel smarter, stronger, and ready to experience the world. College changed me and helped shape me into the person I am. If I hadn't made the mistakes I did, I wouldn't have learned so much about life, and most importantly, about myself. I've decided that if I ever travel time back to my high school years and I happen to see myself, I'll just smile and walk by, because I love who I am today.


Don't be so scared of living, go to college now, start with the basic classes, and decide what career you want, and then go for it. Dive in and do what you have to do, in order to get that degree. Study hard and enjoy the experience, because it is for the best in the long run. By having a degree in what you want to do , you will enjoy it, so then you will not feel as if it is just a job or a way to get a paycheck. Do what you love and it won't feel like work. Do it for yourself, do it for a better life.


If I could go back in time and talk to my highschool self as a senior, I would tell myself not to worry so much. Before I moved to college, I was very nervous and scared. My school is about an hour from my home town. And although that doesn't seem very far, I had lived in my hometown my entire life. At the same house. I would tell myself to really focus on school work. I let "senioritis" get the best of me, and I slack off towards the end of my senior year.


Focus on yourself, not others!


I would tell myself to keep trying and dont settle. I thought because of money that I wouldnt be able to go to a college or university away from home. I always wanted a "college experience" and to be away from home. I didnt fill out scholarship forms or any sort of money help for school. I regret that now. I would tell myself to keep trying and dont give up on my dreams. Right now, I am not living my dream. I never dreamt of going to Wright State or to be living at home during college. So, if I was still a senior and could give myself advice; I would say to not give up, keep applying and trying, and get involved. You can do it, and no matter what, things workout for the best!


Dear Geraldine Macairan, senior of Hillsdale High School, I would like you to enjoy your last year of high school as much as possible. Remember to always try to focus on your important deadlines, grades, and extra-curricular activities. I know you like to hangout with your friends every friday or everyday, but keeping your priorties straight and having fun with your senior classmates and friends can be difficult. If you focus on studying for that important Algebra benchmark, or type up that five page essay, and take your time on it before it is due then the "procastination bug" will not bite you the night before your assignments are due. Doing homework, and college applications AHEAD of time should be on top of you "to-do" list. Then hanging out with friends can come in second, or third. You always dreamed of becoming a Pediatrician or a nurse in the medical field, and living that fun college life. But it isn't always about having fun. If you focus now, and focus on the first year of college, then you will be living your dream as a Pediatrician or Nurse, but remember there is no rush on growing up.


Erind, do not waste your time. Your parents came to the United States of America to provide you and your brother with opportunities to become successful. Many people wish to be in your position as they do not have access to the opportunities and information which you do in America. Remember what your uncle told you, "You can choose to either work hard now and live peacefully later on, or relax now and work the rest of your life." In order to accomplish your dreams to make your family proud, help your home country, and establish a respected name for yourself, you need to study and sieze every beneficial opportunity now. Surround yourself with individuals with bright futures and who will develop your knowledge. Remember the Albanian saying, "Tell me who your friends are, and I will tell you who you are." Get involved in clubs, get to know your professors, and always respect your fellow classmates. If you apply yourself, stay disciplined with your studies, and never give up, you will succeed in life.


Personally, I transfered from a community college to Wright State University. I was not really interested in the school because I have a learning disability. I did not want to be held back by my disability and I didn't want people to assume that is why I chose Wright State. My advice to myself then would be to give Wright State a chance go on a visit. I know now that had I done that I would have fallen instantly in love and could have avoided transfering.


I know loosing dad senior year came without warning and took a great toll on your college dreams. You are now disillusioned with your future and blame the world for this tragedy but I am here to tell you that your anger will damage what you have achieved so far. Soon you will understand what this terrible moment in your life means, it could break you or make you stronger. I know you think Miami dade college is not what you want, but you will be surprised to know that the two years you will spend in this school will be responsible for inspiring you to venture into the study of visual arts. The great knowledge and expertise the excellent art professors will share in their disciplines will give you a solid foundation and the tools to create successful pieces of art. You will spend many sleepless nights working on projects but as a-result you will learn the skills to think creatively, experiment with new ideas, and solve visual problems. Remember to never let your current circumstances dictate your future, you will be pleasantly surprised on the things you will achieve and you will transfer to your dream school.