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The Egalitarian

The student news site of Houston Community College

The Egalitarian

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My College Experience

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As May 17th approaches I look back and think about how Houston Community has been a huge milestone in my journey to success. Throughout my college experience here I’ve learned the importance of life as well as taking on opportunities to expand my career choices , resources and personal goals. Before I attended Hcc i had intentions on attending college the traditional way by attending a University. However , because I often battled with myself if college was something for me or not, I decided to start off at Hcc .

My first semester taught me organization . Having a mapped out schedule is important because in order for me to succeed I need to be prepared and organized to function and to make sure I’m not overwhelming myself . Throughout my first semester I also learned the importance of having an open mindset . In order for me to strive I needed to be open to having a positive attitude no matter how hard and stressful certain subjects can be . I often worried about math courses because I felt I wasn’t intelligent enough , until I changed my perspective by applying a positive mindset . Although Hcc has taught me many things, I think the most important thing I’ve learned  was to not be afraid to start over and try again or try something new .

 


I remember my second semester where I started taking classes for my desired major . For as long as i can remember i always wanted to be an entrepreneur and it all started way the age of 10 when i decided to start up  a lemonade stand business . Since then I always had the desire to be an entrepreneur so I decided to major in Business Management . At this time Covid took place and the school setting began to change from in person to online. As the semester went by I often started to struggle with attending courses online being that I’m a visual learner and  became uninterested in accounting so I decided to research and question other majors. I remember contacting my advisor who supported my decision wholeheartedly. She advised me throughout college that I will change my major several times until i figure out what exactly it is that I want to do .

She advised me that sometimes you have to start over to have a clean slate to think clearly and after discussing my opinions I then decided to switch my major to Mass Communication and Arts . At first I was scared to switch my major because I felt like I had to settle. However my professors and advisors reminded me that it’s okay to start over and to always be open to new options and opportunities .

Throughout my whole journey at Hcc I feelI feel as if I’mas if I’m content that I decidedI decided on this institute. From my supportive professors and advisors to the resources Hcc provided such as career hubs , certain student clubs , free events and all I feel as if I didn’t attend here I wouldn’t be as successful. With that being said thank you Houston Community College staff and board for all you do .

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