Top advices for students who are graduating high school or entering college.

I know a lot of you have started classes earlier this week so I wanted to share some advice.  These advices are what I wish someone would’ve gave me when I was at this period of my life.  However, I’ve gained these insights based on my own experiences and learned them over the years when I was in school.  Hopefully this will help many of you if you’re feeling lost.

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My top advices for students:

  1. If you’re a senior in high school and plan to go to a university, apply to as many scholarships as you can.
    • There’s tons of scholarships out there and all you really have to do is google Scholarships for high school seniors 2018.  Also, look into corporations like Walmart, Macy’s, and etc because they also offer scholarships.  My advice is to apply to every scholarship that you’re eligible for, whether it’s for $1,000, $500, or $10,000.  If you apply to many, you have a good chance of getting at least one or more and it’ll really add up. I was able to send myself to school for free in my first year (and throughout) because of this.
  2. Choose a major that will help you get into a career that you’re actually passionate about.
    • When considering what you want to do in the future, don’t think of what job will “make you a lot of money”.  Realistically, taxes, rent, utilities, and other bills will take most of it away so if that’s your source of happiness, you won’t be left with much.  However, if you choose something that you actually enjoy, you’ll find yourself fulfilled and happy to do it everyday.
  3. Get rid of this phrase: “I want to do (insert your dream here) but I don’t think I’m any good at it”.
    • Anything worth doing isn’t going to be easy.  If you really want to do something, you have to accept the challenges that come with it.  Be courageous and don’t hold yourself back from your potential greatness.
  4. It’s ok to not know what you want.
    • This is totally normal!  Finding your passion takes time but you could start by exploring options.  You could take classes that sound interesting, shadow a professional at work, or join different clubs.  As long as you’re proactively exploring and getting to know yourself, you’ll find out your purpose and passion soon enough.
  5. Take advantage of what the university offers and get involved.
    • Some classes can be really difficult so take advantage of the tutoring sessions, library books, and office hours.  It’s also good to get involved on campus to enrich your college learning experience (and resume).
  6. Travel at any chance you get!
    • Student life is great because you’re essentially the boss of your own time.  After you graduate and get a full-time job, you won’t have the same freedom.

And that’s really it!  There’s probably more details that I’m missing but I think these are the most important ones to know for students (at least in my experience).  If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment and I’ll do my best to help.

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  1. These are some good points! The hard part about #4 is how everyone around you know has a some kind of plan as to what kinda job they’re going for or going to grad school…it makes you feel like shit tbh…well, at least from my experience. I’m very lucky/thankful to have a job but I’m still lost as to what I wanna do. The struggle…

    • Hang

      I think this is where you kind of have to have a tunnel vision and ignore what everyone else is doing. I had the same problem for most of my life even through college and only found myself a year ago. Be patient ^_^

  2. I appreciate this post especially as I’m at the point where I don’t know if I want to continue college. From personal experience, it’s never been something for me and I don’t see anything there for me even after a couple years. Any tips for those who want to go another route other than the traditional “go to school and get a job” cycle?

    • Hang

      Sure, there’s many entrepreneurs out there that didn’t go to college and became successful. My advice is to just have a game plan. Do you have a business idea? Know what you want? What’s your plan of action? I would research and read up on options.

  3. I really like your photo shoot.
    What kind of you using Camera?

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