College Being from Sycamore High School, I

College life is a tremendous jump for anyone who decides to take it and not everyone who attends comes in with the same expectations.

Being a Northern Illinois University student, I have high hope and expectations for myself. While I would like to have a lot of fun socially, at the same time I know it’s just as important to succeed academically. I believe NIU is an excellent place for me to grow as an individual. I think being able to commute will help me translation better without having to feel homesick at any moment, knowing that I have a strong support system waiting for me back home. Socially, I want to meet new people. I’m looking forward to meeting other individuals and learning a little about themselves such as – where they come from, what live is like in their part of the country, why they too choose NIU. I think it’s interesting to get to know people who grew up from a totally different culture/background than myself.

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Being from Sycamore High School, I already know a couple of friends on campus and that will make me even more comfortable. As far as academics go, I plan to be challenged a bunch. I know the work is going to be tougher than high school where you could coast through. I think I am up for the challenge and plan on pushing myself to give one hundred percent in the class room.

I’m often told people tend to get behind in college by not asking for help when needed, so I plan to use all my resources around.


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