19 Feb 2013
Beating the freshman blues
Beating the freshman blues, what does that mean? Going into college freshmen face many problems, and have many questions. How will I pay for school? Where do I find the motivation to stay in school? What classes or career choices do I have? All around campus you will find the answers, from counselors to college career guidance classes. You are never alone. Motivation to finish was a challenge for me, I realized how long it would take for me to finish school, and ultimately I felt it wasn’t worth it. My advisor helped me through the doubt spell I had, and led me to realize that it’s better in the long run. College is full of great experiences. For example being on your own for the first time. “High school graduates are three timed more likely to depend on public assistance programs”. So it is proven that going to college is beneficial to both you and your pocket. As a child growing up I wanted to be something different every other day, my career interests varied from police officer to archeologist, and everything in between. It’s still a little confusing, but that’s why colleges offer so many different clubs and classes. The various classes available help us choose what we’re meant to do in life or at least make it clearer. There are also different online tests you can take that match up your personality to possible career choices, and that also can help you determine what you would like to pursue. Some people, including me, are pretty average. I didn’t qualify for any special scholarships, and FAFSA did not accept my financial aid request. Basically paying for my schooling was my only option, or is it? There’s an easier way to pay for school that doesn’t make it as stressful as having to foot the bill all at once. You can split up your payments which make it a little easier on the person paying for it. Lonestar also has various scholarship opportunities for a student to pursue....