As an exclusive for our blog readers, we’d like to share some of the early findings from the post-presentation surveys from our 7 presentations to over 600 students and parents at Granada High School in Livermore, CA. Four-hundred and ninety-four freshmen responded (of the 570 or so we addressed through the Freshmen In Transition (F.I.T.) program). The remainder of the survey responses came from students who attended our two panel discussions at College Night, which involved 11th graders and their parents.
Placing yourself in a whole new environment and breaking the ice with many new people and experiences can be exciting yet a little nerve-wrecking at the same time. Openly and positively interacting with others that don’t quite share the same personality or don’t have the same character as you do is a breakthrough with reaching out beyond what you normally are accustomed to. Learning something new in which you’ve never came across to before opens up a whole new world of possibilities that you may never have thought would spark your interest. I knew college was going to be a fresh new start and a journey of growth and development, not only academically, but personally as well. For those of you going into college, the first piece of advice I could give is to make sure you go into the experience with an open mind. You’ll discover a lot about [...]