Finding the Fit: 24 and Overboard

I took a deep breath when the clock struck 12 and 2014 began.  I knew that this year would be different.  Besides the fact that I'm turning 25, which is scary in its own right, the spring would bring news of where the rest of my life was going.  School for the fall had been another adventure. Working on the school newspaper as an editor and a part-time job left little time for a social life.  As the days flew by and the weeks seemed to disappear, I knew that the deadline for applying to colleges was fast approaching. Thinking back to the days in early October... So far I have gotten a parking violation, spilled coffee on my math book, and have wanted to run away only twice. #WIN I thought we were supposed to get wiser as we get older? The only thing I've gotten is a 60% on my first math assignment. At this rate, I'll be writing about transferring for the next two years instead of one. However, now that I have had my math melt-down, it's time to research something more … [Read more...]

Finding the Fit: Cali Boy

Hi friends. I am a 19 year old community college student in California. I will be applying to universities for the Fall of 2014 and am preparing applications now (as a TAG student). I have decided to apply to mostly UC campuses, as well as a few CSU campuses.  After researching the different options available to me last year, I feel that the UC system would be the best avenue for me to take. Their ties to the California Community College system as well as their affordability make them an extremely tempting option. Furthermore, many of these schools are well respected academically and many friends and counselors I have spoken to recommend these universities as an excellent place to continue my education. To prepare for this journey I have followed a few steps I would recommend to any student looking to transfer successfully. Step 1 is simple: Work hard in your classes. Community college is different from high school in a lot of ways, but for me personally I noticed immediately that … [Read more...]