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Advice Corner from an Echo Graduate
"Hi, My name is Kyra Herbert. I am a first year Education Major at Wesley College. Transitioning to college was easier than I expected it to be, the coursework is definitely tougher and the social aspect, as well, however, I have learned to adapt to the hardships of college life. Time management was something that surprised me because I was not very good with time management in high school, so when I arrived at college I was thrown for a loop. When you are looking at colleges you should look at size and scholarships so that you have money when you first start out in college.
I wished I had used the information I learned with The Echo Collective, especially money management. I will try to use those skills I learned this semester."
"Hi, My name is Casai High. I am a first-year Computer Science Major at Hampton University. Transitioning to college was harder than I expected it to be. The coursework is definitely tougher and the social aspect, as well. The only thing that surprised me was how fast deadlines came; it would seem like I had forever to complete an assignment then all of a sudden the due date was in a couple of weeks. Time management was something that surprised me because I was good with time management in high school. When picking out your college of choice I would say definitely visit the college on a regular day, not on a special day for incoming or accepted students, go on a day when nothing is going on so you can see how the college really is. Also, apply for a lot of scholarships because college is expensive. Work the summer before you go to college because you will definitely need money!
Honestly, I wished I had used the information I learned in the sessions with The Echo Collective like joining clubs and organizations and managing my money better. I will definitely try more this semester. "
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