I have now experienced my first college fair. It was a fun experience. I still have no idea where I want to go or major in or even what honors/AP classes I want to take. It left me a little bewildered. SF provided donuts though; I ate one between every workshop.
All of the colleges at the actual fair were Catholic to some degree. There were a few with really good arts programs, psychology, and international affairs majors; all of which I find interesting. My main problem with seeking out a good academic course to take is the fact that I truly don’t know what I want to do. My friend Juliette does, that’s why she’s taking harder math and science classes (Doctor). If I knew what I wanted to do, narrowing down my future honors/AP classes would be much easier. I need to take a personality/career test. I don’t think any personality test is that accurate. Still, I need help.
The first workshop was on how to plan for college. Find your interests! challenge yourself! BLAH BLAH BLAH. I know all that stuff. Get A’s! Of course, I’m planning on getting A’s as well. Apparently, I need to begin leading people. And I’m not talking about being the president of a club or being a Core Service Leader for Campus Ministry. I’m talking about, or rather the counselors talked about, inspiring people, sharing your passion, and most of all making the universities and colleges see that your leadership skills make a difference. That makes everything a heck of a lot harder. Now I have to start a program that enriches poverty and hunger stricken people in Uganda and put 10,000 people to work to feed the Ugandans. At least in that scenario I’d get to travel to Uganda.
The second workshop was on private colleges. Nothing really eye opening. They have smaller classes and the atmosphere sounds communal. Sounds like a super expensive SFHS. Statistics show that the population is more diverse. Many have excellent study abroad programs!!!
The final workshop was on the infamous college essay. The whole point of the essay is to answer the prompt the college gives you and to show another side of yourself to the college’s admissions directors. The applicant has to sound original. Most prompts ask students to write about their passion or unique talents. This statement gave me an idea. Instead of writing about my passion, I should just say that I can do amazing and superhuman things. The colleges want someone whose talented…well I’ll give them some talent.
I’m can jump over a building in a single stride. I can withstand the intense heat of a volcano. I have laser that shoot out from my eyes. I can speak to house flies. I can be really sardonic when I want to.
That last claim is true. Ha Ha. I’ll get points for creativity.
I can’t think that far ahead to college yet. I’m still trying to figure out freshman year.
Yours Troubie, Cranberry Lorraine.