To me, college is like taking a journey to find one’s self, not knowing where you will end up and what experiences you can gain. College is different from high school in many ways in which you are given more freedom to decide what path you want to take and it is your own responsibility to reach out and participate in the many opportunities given to you.
One of my main concerns about my freshman year at Baruch College is getting comfortable with the school and getting to know the resources available because unlike in high school, where you had some sort of guidance, it is up to yourself to get involved and get to know the resources and opportunities given to you and take advantage of them. Another concern from being a freshman in college is maintaining a good GPA.I feel that maintaining a good GPA is important because it opens up more opportunities and choices. In high school for example, those who achieved higher GPAs were rewarded with scholarships and opportunities at better Colleges while those with lower GPAs were given limited choices. In order to maintain a good GPA, one must show that they understand the subject and complete the assigned work within the given time. This leads me to my third concern in College, time management. I feel that time management will be my biggest concern in College because having been given all this extra time, I may slack off on my work and hold it off until the very end before completing it which may cause me to not do so well.
I am hoping that in my first year of College, I will be able to find out what I am interested in and decide on a major. Some changes that I expect from my first year of college is having to speak more in front of a large audience and making new friends in order to pass my time and have fun during my time in college.