First Year in College

My first year in college was definitely a great and new experience in my life. I learned that if I work really hard, I can achieve all of my goals. This year one of my goals was to get really good grades in the classroom. I wanted to start college off on the right foot. And, I did exactly that. In fact, I did better than even I expected of myself to do. I only got one B this year and the rest were all A’s; finishing the year with a 3.9 GPA.

I also learned some new skills in my first year of college. One was learning how to manage my time better. With school, playing basketball, and working at the same time, it can be very difficult to stay on track academically. However, I stuck with it and was very successful. I also learned how to take care of myself without the help of my parents, and really learned how to be an adult.

It also helped that I had a great support system from the staff at my college to help guide me through my first year. My basketball coach supported me a lot academically and so did a few great counselors at school. I enjoyed getting involved and volunteering at my campus because it is a wonderful environment and I enjoy being there.

Now that my first year of college is over, I am really looking forward to the next year. I had a great time this year and I can’t wait to make more great memories.

– Joie, Contra Costa College ‘16