|Nothing specifically has surprised me from my college experience so far. The atmosphere is just how I expected it to be. Everybody actually cares about their education. I love going to the library to study, as well as participate in study groups. I found myself going to all of my math teacher’s office hours just to get that extra help. Tutoring is a great way to help you stay on track. There is a lot of helpful tutors that can assist you in every subject. Also there are many programs you can join. A surprising thing can be diversity but I knew this before I attended my school. More than 50% of the student body is considered white. It was a little overwhelming at first, but I learned to deal with it. I think I adjusted really fast compared to other students. I’ve learned a few things about myself during this time. I mostly knew them already but my experience in college has affirmed them. By participating in CAVE (community action volunteer education) I knew that my passion was helping kids. I’ve been wanting to be a social worker for kids for quite a while know, but actually working with them made me affirm that. I volunteer as a teacher aid for a kindergarten class. It has been a great experience so far and I wish to continue volunteering for the rest of my college years. I have also learned that I’m really good with managing my time and that has really helped a lot. On another note I’m also more relaxed and productive when I’m in my dorm vs. being back home. I can get more things done spending a weekend away than at home. So now I know not to visit my family if I have tests coming up or lots of homework due. Overall I have a busy schedule and I’m a little bit stressed, but I’m doing fine and I love college.