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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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Getting Involved in College

Posted by Monica

Getting involved in college is a rewarding, fun and beneficial experience. Personally, I love giving back, and especially like working with kids, so I chose to get involved by volunteering to give campus tours to middle school aged students as well as inform them about how to get to college. Some of my friends have been elected positions in Student Government and the HRE, which is the group of students who are in charge of the decisions made about living on campus. They love doing what they do, and I really love getting to talk to kids every week. I’ve made tons of friends through getting involved on campus, as well as other connections that may be beneficial. After getting involved I’ve gotten to know the University President, the Dean of Students and the Vice President of Student Affairs, all of whom I didn’t know before getting involved. In the future if I need a letter of reference for a job, it can look very impressive to have a personal letter from someone who holds such a prestigious position at a university. Getting involved in high or middle school can have similar outcomes, and I highly recommend getting as involved as possible!


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Study Tips for College

Posted by Marissa

Getting a good GPA in college is crucial and in order to do so, you must learn how to study properly and effectively. Make sure you find out what study method works best for you.

 

Note these tips below to ace your exams in college.

 

  • Make flashcards.

  • Find a study group or study buddy.

  • Have a designated study area that is quiet and comfortable.

  • Highlight and annotate the material.

  • Rewrite essential information.

  • Make a study guide.

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Explore Your Talents & Discover Your Passion

Posted by Jade

Greetings students! Being a college student is a lot more complex than most would think. You learn a lot about yourself as a person and as a student. Some of the best advice I can give you as you pursue college is to explore your talents! Get involved in things that interest you or explore new things you aren’t familiar with. You may think you know exactly what you want to do with your life now, but things can and do change. I myself was a Criminology, Law & Society major in college and ended up pursuing my Master’s degree in Counseling focusing on Student Development in Higher Education. My experiences before, during, and after college all played a role in me changing career directions. One thing I am most proud of is that I let myself evolve and accepted my true passion—education. There is a saying “if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” This holds true for me and probably will for most of you. Use your natural skills and talents to do something you are passionate about and you will be fulfilled in your educational, career, and personal lives too!


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