College 101 - Where do you Start?

College and CareerCollege 101

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first of all why are you going to college What

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do you hope to get out of that's in terms

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of the degree that you might want to study or

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just all the possibilities that you can take his different

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majors you want to think about the size of the

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college in terms of are you comfortable in a huge

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environment like thirty thousand students Or do you want more

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like fifteen hundred students where you walk around to know

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pretty much everybody After a couple of years you want

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to think about the setting in terms of the like

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is it in a town a small town a huge

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city like new york or somewhere in between like suburb

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You want to think about the political nature which is

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something a lot of people don't really think about until

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they get to college and they think hey these people

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don't really dress like i do you know what's with

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all the piercings the tattoos the multiple hair colors or

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they want to go to something a little bit more

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traditional or school spirit or a greek system like they're

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all these different factors to think about And so i

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think it helps to know yourself and be honest with

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what she like and don't like and make a list

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of those things and a lot of colleges will actually

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match those So would you say it's important Teo kind

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of narrow your focus that where is it good to

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keep your options open and say you know well right

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now i feel like i'm more traditional but maybe i

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want to push my boundaries or the other way around

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i think it's good initially to keep your options open

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What i found is typically the colleges that get ruled

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out sometimes without even visiting them are small rural liberal

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arts colleges and what do you have to do is

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actually go to the campus and see about three or

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four hours ago i just had one of my students

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email me i'm from williams college and she gets back

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from there and says i am so happy i visited

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here We just drove through trees for hours and we

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got here and i thought this is totally a place

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for me and she wasn't going to go there But

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she just took the suggestion and said i have nothing

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to lose it's early and i'll just check it out

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And now she's all about small liberal arts college is

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in the middle of the woods Ask yourself why you're

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even going to college and what you want to get

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out of it Think about the majors offered by each

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college and how they match with your goals Figure out

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what sized college you want to attend a small liberal

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arts school or big public university Think about whether you

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want to go to a school in a small town

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a suburb or a city No your politics decide if

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you care about the liberal or conservative leanings of the

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school Is there anything else you care about School spirit

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greek system quality of food know yourself Keep your options

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open give smaller schools a chance Visiting is a great

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