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What would you tell the young version of yourself after graduating high school?

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Riley’s Answer

I would tell myself to put more research into what career I wanted to go into! I love the career path that I chose, but I feel like there were so many different options that I didn't even think to consider. Also, one of my biggest regrets in early college was that I took 3 electives and only 1 class for credit in my first semester of freshman year. I did this because I thought adjusting to college would be really stressful and I wanted to make sure that I had time to relax and make friends. This definitely did make my transition pretty smooth, but it was always hard for me to catch up with my degree after basically wasting my first semester. S don't procrastinate the hard classes because they will catch up with you!

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Taylor’s Answer

Hi Caitlin, thanks for submitting a question! I would tell the younger version of myself to have fun. After graduating from high school, I had one summer before heading to college and I wish I would have traveled more, spent time with friends, and stayed up too late.

However, it sounds like you are about to graduate or you have graduated and you're unsure what you want to do . Not sure if college is right for you? Are you interested in going to a technical school? Do you not want to go to any more school at all?

I think this is a great article you should read that will hopefully help you make your decision: https://www.thebalance.com/should-you-go-to-college-525564

If you're still unsure after this, meet with an adviser at school, talk to your parents, family, a mentor. I've found the best person to ask is the person you look up to the most, but make sure they're not telling you to do one thing. You need to make the decision for yourself. I hope this helps! Best of luck to you.

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Ashish’s Answer

Hello dear,

College is one of the best lifetime. If you want to know that which college is best to pursue or Will I do good after college or Do I get what I want? They all are waste questions.

I have chosen the course which no one wants to pursue from my area because that was specialization. Me and 1 more, we 2 have chosen that. That course is related to engineering. But now I am educator.

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Pursue the career away from home. Enjoy hostel life etc.

Whatever you will pursue do with believe and discipline. Only your believe and discipline can make your life happy and best.

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Richard’s Answer

Treat school like a job. Get up early, get to work and when your work is done at the end of the day, you can spend time on social life or organizations.

Go to class. Plan to spend 2-3 hours studying for every hour of lecture. Attend your professor's office hours and any TA review sessions. If there is a test bank, use that as a study tool to understand what your professor wants you to focus on for the test.

Don't forget the purpose of college: getting an education. Sometimes having the "college experience" will have to take a back seat to studying.

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Rachel’s Answer

I would tell myself not to stress so much. It will all work out. Granted, I would still say that I needed to study, go to class every day, prepare for exams, and commit to school. After that kind of commitment, additional stress about test scores does nothing to improve outcomes.