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For a college graduate: If you could go back to your freshman year of college, what is one thing you wish you would have known, and one thing that you would do differently?

Asked Federal Way, Washington

I know that now, as a senior in high school, there are a few things that I wish I could go back and tell my younger self... such as "don't worry about what other people think of you," "be more outgoing," and "apply for more scholarships your junior summer." In the same way, I am sure that there are practical and valuable things that college graduates wish they would have known when they were first starting college. I was wondering if any people who are now in the work force and have graduated recently or a while ago would share their thoughts! #college-major #graduate-school #graduate #experience #college-jobs #first-job #graduate-recruitment #career-goals

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Cicily’s Answer

Updated Las Vegas, Nevada

What I wish I knew as a Freshman?

  • socializing is not all that bad. I would have interacted more with peers surrounding me at the time. Took time out to get to know people, and not have taken my time so seriously resulting in missing many great conversations.

What would I have done differently?

  • took more me time, some type of vacation of some sort. I never stopped to smell the roses, but that's due to having so much going on in my life that if one second was wasted I could have feel short.

Hope this answers your questions... DO WHAT COUNTS AT THE MOMENT, AT THAT TIME, BECUASE a PRECIOUS COMMODITY THAT'S TAKEN FOR GRANTED is TIME!

Thaiz’s Answer

Updated São Paulo, Brazil

If I could give some advise to younger myself... I would talk about the importance of a good contact network, law and people. Here in Brazil when you choose a career in College, usually you have technical classes related to that profession, but at real life in any job, your role will be part of a complex chain and you'll need develop your ability of having a good professional network, engaging people and respecting the law will. It will be crucial for ensuring your activities success.

Yvette’s Answer

Updated New York, New York

I would definitely tell myself to keep an open mind and use my freshman year to explore what I am interested in. I would tell myself to volunteer more. For example, gain experience in a hospital to see if I am interested in pursing pre-health. I would also tell myself not to worry about what my major is because ultimately no matter what it is I can still take the pre-reqs I need to advance. I would tell myself to let my guard down and get to know people. College is great for networking.

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