The popular saying “hindsight is 20/20” may ring true when reflecting on your college years, but the reality is, we all made mistakes during our tenure at school. Here are tips and bits of advice FOX Business readers shared for current and future college students.
“The one thing I might have done differently was to become better acquainted during high school and community college with other students with similar aspirations and with teachers who could have served as mentors.” – David
“Show up for class. Not finishing school is a bigger hassle than going to class.” -Ben
“Shatter your personal paradigms. Do everything you can to get out of your comfort zone and learn from it.” - Jim
“Turning assignments in late can really screw with your GPA.”- Sarah
“Only take out student loans for what you need! 20 years of $320/ month stinks!”- Brandon
“That I needed to study to get good grades. When I finally figured it out I went from a ‘C+ average’ to a ‘B+ average.’” -Barbara
“I really wish I had known who I really was! I went to college and changed my major seven times. I actually changed colleges about five times and even spent a year in law school. All this because I really didn’t know who I was. What was my personality? What was a great fit for how I was hardwired?” - Amy
“Diplomas don’t guarantee success, people do. I learned more about my major from my one-semester internship that I did all four years.”- Layla
“Before investing time and money in a career path, spend time with people in the field to see if it's really for you.”- Andy
“Students should research the companies they want to work for, find the pros AND the cons.”- Kristelle
“What would I say to college kids that I wish I'd heard? You're gonna live longer than you think, save some money.”- Bob
College is all about gaining your independence and figuring out who you are, but it helps to learn from other’s mistakes.