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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Advice to future Aggies


Students discuss what they would tell incoming students about college life.

If you could tell high schoolers one thing about college, what would it be?


brandon_nguyen_rovingreporter_fe_LandryBrandon Nguyen, fourth-year computer science major


“I would tell them to put a lot of effort into researching the school as opposed to [picking] the first one they see.”






mackenzie_emi_rovingreporter_fe_LandryMackenzie Emi, second-year psychology and managerial economics double major


“You don’t have to feel like you need to have your life figured out when you get to college; have an open mind to see what you want to do.”





Jon_Peña_rovingreporter_fe_LandryJon Peña, second-year neurobiology, physiology and behavior major


“Manage your time.”





Grace_Weeks_rovingreporter_fe_LandryGrace Weeks, second-year environmental science major


“Enjoy your pets at home because you’ll miss them.”





Jonathan_Thomas_rovingreporter_fe_LandryJonathan Thomas, first-year computer science major


“It’s not like high school, it’s a lot harder. You gotta study ahead and not the night before […] to get an A.”





Joanne_Agus_rovingreporter_fe_LandryJoanne Agus, first-year clinical nutrition major


“You’ll feel like you’re a small fish in a big ocean.”





Marly_Jean_rovingreporter_fe_LandryMarly Jeane, second-year environmental policy analysis and planning major


“Talk to every single person you meet and learn how to shake hands well.”





Dylan_Scalzo_rovingreporter_fe_LandryDylan Scalzo, second-year biological sciences major


“Get involved early because you’ll meet more people and you’ll find your place.”





Emily_Rabbitt_rovingreporter_fe_LandryEmily Rabbitt, first-year biomedical engineering major


“Know yourself and have a routine.”





Shailaja_Chadha_rovingreporter_fe_LandryShailaja Chadha, first-year sustainable agriculture and food systems major


“Not working and not studying will not help you. You will fail or not pass well.”





Shyamal_Sheth_rovingreporter_fe_LandryShyamal Sheth, third-year neurobiology, physiology and behavior major


“Doing community college first is an intelligent decision. It should not be looked down upon.”




Keshav_Tirumurti_rovingreporter_fe_LandryKeshav Tirumurti, third-year computer science major


“Start taking interest in your classes. That’s where you’ll find your passion and what you want to do.”

Written by: Alan Castillo —  features@theaggie.org


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