As I prepare to go into college, I can say I feel more ready than before. It hasn’t been an easy experience having to learn how to be independent as I prepare to take an important step in my life. I’m glad that I have people around me that are willing to help me. Without their help, I would have been clueless. I have now learned to make my own phone calls and communicate with my school if I have any questions.
The On Our Way event at UC Berkeley was one of the best experiences I’ve had so far to help me prepare to go into college. When I saw how long it is was going to be I thought it would just be filled with lectures, but I was wrong. There were hundreds of students at this event and we were divided into smaller groups based on the college we are going to attend in the fall. We were then taken to classrooms on campus and had an instructor that gave us helpful information about our school.
I also had the chance to interact with others that will be going to the same school as me and was able to make new friends. I never imagined that there would be so many people that had the same interests as me. I learned about one of the many programs available at my school called the Crews Program. It is an interesting program that helps students adapt to college life and encourage students to connect more to their campus. I was able to talk to one of the leaders and during lunch time, she talked to me about what to expect and her experience as a freshman in college.
Besides workshops they had for us, there were also games that could help students with their everyday college life. It has happened that we can wake up late to go to school and end up rushing to get dress. There was game to see which team could put on and take off a shirt the fastest. These games were planned, so that we used team work to try to win and also start bonding with students that will be going to school with us. I look forward to all the new experiences that I will have in college, such as meeting new people, learning new material, and joining groups to be more connected to my school. I know college work won’t be easy I feel like I will struggle at first, but I know I will learn to adapt to it.