You're an inspiration. I'm glad to see that you aren't being a doctor just for the heck of it. I'm glad that you've chosen the field that makes you happiest. I love the way you're so real with yourself. You're awesome, Susan! Good luck with everything!
Awhs, thank you so much!! I really want to be a role model for anyone who does look up to me. I don’t want to be so real that I’m rude, and I also don’t want to be so fluffed that I’m not true to myself!
Always have goals and dreams in mind, even if the change as you grow, as long as you have something to strive for and love! Do it for yourself and no one else! Better yourself everyday, physically, mentally, emotionally.
It all starts by accepting yourself! :]
Is going to a UC with a higher rank really better than going to a UC with a lower rank?
In my opinion, no it isn’t! I’ve had conversations with my friends about this topic all the time and we agree that no matter where you go, you’re going to be fighting for the highest grade in the class. You’ll be sitting in a classroom/lecture hall with so many other brilliant minds that you might or might not meet! You’ll put on the same playing level as every one else and you’ll fight for that grade! Some classes are graded on a curve and some are not! Some go by the same old point scale while other classes you take, you’ll be crossing your fingers in hopes that the curve is in your favor! No matter what, you’ll be studying just as hard no matter where you go!
ALSO, keep in mind that this is on the undergraduate level, if you want to talk about graduate schools, you want to get into a school that is highly known and highly ranked in that certain area! :] GRADUATE SCHOOL IS A WHOLE DIFFERENT TOPIC THAT I DO NOT KNOW TOO MUCH ABOUT.
She needs to sign the paper for girls league and refuses too, what can i do now?
I say, go to Terry or Ramsey about it! They’re understanding and will help you out with it along the way! I know the application to a parent by seem a bit iffy because it looks very formal, but talk to them first! They can work things out! :]
my mom isnt letting me join girls league because she says its a waste of time and money, what do i tell her
My mom felt the same way. But Girls League was something I was so passionate about, I just did it anyways. I paid for it with my own money that I saved and I just took that big of a risk and just waited to see where it all led out to.
Junior year in Girls League is nothing to strenuous. But when senior year comes around it’s a little hectic, there are days where you go insane and days when the other girls keep you sane.
I didn’t know that I would get a position on board, and when I told my mom about it, she was furious with me. But as she slowly started to see that I relied on these girls as much as they relied on me, then she will understand how much it will mean to you. My mom didn’t understand at first, but by the end of my senior year, she knew that Girls League was all that I put my efforts into.
I say, go with your gut, and if you really want to do it, apply, see where that takes you, and go from there! Sometimes you just need to break a couple of rules to realize something else!
You’ll be fine, don’t worry, it’s not like you’re robbing a bank or holding someone hostage.
Take that change, you’ll be great!
I read what you told the other person who asked about UCLA/Berkeley. You said UCI was great but not for you. I feel the same way about the school I'm attending and I even feel the same pressure about picking a major. I'm just curious how you're handling the situation. Are you thinking of continuing there, trying to transfer, or what are your thoughts?
I think I’m just going to continue at UCI. I’ve kinda built a life for myself outside of the school realm and I really like it so far. I work, I’m beginning to pay for my own phone bill, my own gas money, a little bit of everything! The only thing I’m not paying for is room and board, I live with my brother.
I think the biggest thing that I thought about when picking UCI was the thought that I’M GOING TO GO TO MEDICAL SCHOOL. That mentality was what got me through high school and everything else, but now I’m being true to myself and understanding that I only wanted to be a doctor because I wanted the title of a doctor. In my heart, I just wanted to help people, bring a smile to someone’s face, brighten someone’s day, and I re-evaluated my life goals. I now want to be a nurse and not a doctor. I was thinking of finishing UCI with any degree and I would be happy. AND on top of that, I’m thinking of applying to the nursing program at GWC at the beginning of next year and getting an associates in nursing so I could be an RN by the time I graduate UCI. KEEP IN MIND THAT IF YOU DO GRADUATE UCI WITH A BIO DEGREE THAT DOES NOT MEAN YOU CAN DO SOMETHING IN THE MEDICAL FIELD, YOU NEED PROPER TRAINING FIRST. LOL. That’s was my notion and thought for the longest time, but there’s so much school involved with that. And after finishing the two year program, I can decide if I want a BSN in nursing and continue school to get the BSN. There’s so many path ways, so many options.
But life is always changing! Maybe within a year from now, I might want to be a doctor and go to medical school, or I might want to work in a lab all day! Nothing is ever static, you have to keep your options open and do your research before hand. THAT’S VERY IMPORTANT, research. And if you have questions, ask! No one is out to get you, people will find it in their hearts to make time and help one another out.
what was it about Berkeley that you knew it was the perfect fit for you, how did you come to realize it?
I was in a program called the National Student Leadership Conference on Health Care and Medicine up in Berkeley during the summer going into senior year. It was a ten day program, you got to eat at Crossroads (their cafeteria), and dorm, and just see what campus life was like. The program was also hosted by college students, not all from Berkeley though, my staffer was from Penn State!
What really took my heart when I was there and just knew that it would have been the perfect school for me was the weather, the character, and the city-like life that took my breath away. People walked around Berkeley, there were cars, but it just seemed so impractical to use one. Everything was walking distance from campus. It kinda took me out of my usual realm here in Orange County where we rely on cars so much. Even at UCI, students take shuttles to get from their living areas to campus, but everyone there walked!
The atmosphere all around campus was nothing I’ve ever seen before! there were brick buildings, little shops, little things that made Berkeley feel so old school, so nostalgic. I remember hearing stories of the 4.0 hill, of the bell tower. I got to walk around campus and visit the asian ghetto (where you get asian food), the t-shirt orgy, C.R.E.A.M., Daiso.
I fell in love with everything up there. The small streets, the cool weather, the I’ll-just-walk-and-not-take-my-car vibe. It was a new experience, a new atmosphere, that you just need to see first hand and then make a decision. It’s a hit or a miss!
I recently got rejected by the college of my dreams (UCLA) but got accepted to UC Berkeley (although I don't like it as much). Do you think I should just go to community college then transfer after 2 years to UCLA or should I just go to UC Berkeley and not like it as much?
I got rejected by the college of my dreams as well, UC Berkeley and at the time I just wanted to go to a UC so I wouldn’t have “failed” my parents. If I had to do it all over again, I would go to a CC and transfer in two years. It’s not that I don’t like UCI, UCI is great and it has treated me well! But after being in the class room setting and fighting for my grade, it’s not worth MY efforts. And I stress MY efforts because it’s all based on my opinion!
Sure, there’s the prestige of going to a UC, especially Berkeley. But if you feel as if it’s not the right school for you and that your dream school can wait for two years, or even one, just take it!
Also, with a CC, there’s more room for you to find what you like! At UCI, I feel the pressure of picking a major everyday because of the difficulties of being able to take certain classes! Like there’s a set course study for every major, but sometimes the classes don’t overlap with each other if you do want to switch majors. With a CC, you’re most likely taking a lot of GE’s and knocking them right out of the park! And after those two or one year(s) you’ll have a better idea of what you want to major in and what you want to do! :D
email me, if you have anymore questions or want to talk!! :]