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College Dreams Blog

No matter who you are or how you’ve prepared for college, you’re bound to have a long list of questions. Our student ambassadors had college dreams just like you do and they worked hard to achieve them. Read their stories below and share your own with us on Facebook and Twitter!

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High School vs. College

Posted by Arzoo

Before I started college I didn’t know what to expect (especially since high school used to be such a drag for me). What most high school students don’t know is that college is actually a lot easier than high school. For example, there are hardly any rules in college. You can walk in and out of class whenever you want, you do not need to raise you hand every time you need to go to the restroom, and you can eat, drink and chew gum all you want. The best part of college is that you become a free and independent person. In my opinion, even the classes are easier than high school. Usually in college you only have a few midterms and a final, sometimes a presentation. It’s a really great experience and you just grow as a person.


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Dorm Life

Posted by Jade

One of the most fun and best learning experiences I had in college was moving out and living on my own in the dorms. At most colleges or universities, freshmen are required to live on campus at least their first year. Now that I work in higher education with college students I see the importance more so than I did back when I was in college.

 

Living in the residence halls allows you to meet new people and become more independent. Your parents and teachers aren’t there to wake you up for class or make you do your homework. It’s all on you now. There is a great sense of pride and responsibility when you experience it. I would definitely urge anyone going off to college to live on campus at least their first year. I’d also encourage you to live near or around your campus as well if you can because it makes your college experience all the more worthwhile! Don’t be afraid, you’ll love it! I guarantee it!


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An Embarassing Mistake

Posted by Tanya

You would think that the older you get and reach higher grade levels, the more you would know. Like in high school, you feel at the bottom of the food chain your freshman year but once you get to senior year, you are on top of the world and you feel like you know it all. It is moments like these that I am about to share with you to remind you to stay grounded and learn to laugh away the embarrassment of situations.

 

After finishing three years at CSU Channel Islands I was entering into my senior year. I knew so much about my university since I was really involved and also worked on campus. It was the first day of class and it didn’t start until 12PM so I got to sleep in. Walking to my class well rested, I checked the sheets they posted during the first couple weeks of school to make sure I had the correct class number to go with my class title. As I get to class I greet the professor and start having a friendly conversation since I knew her and had a couple classes with her before. I sat in the very front row of a long skinny class room and feel right at home talking to friends sitting nearby. As we start class and she takes role, she gets to the end and notices that my name is not on her role sheet. I am surprised since I know I was in a class called Cultural Conversations. A girl sitting nearby let me borrow her laptop and when I logged in to see my schedule my heart stopped… I was enrolled in a Cultural Conversations class, but it was at an earlier time and with a completely different teacher. As the whole class listened, I explained that I had made a mistake and was in the wrong class and had to take the long walk out of the classroom. The fact that everyone was staring seemed to make the walk even longer. I was embarrassed but quickly laughed it off becuase I had walked away learning a lesson that was far more valuable. It doesn’t matter how long you have been doing something, you are always learning new things. Next time I will pay closer attention to my schedule. Keep up with a sense of humor and remember… it isn’t the end of the world when you make a mistake.


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