College Advice from LS Alumni

As the year slowly comes to an end, all seniors can think about is college. Whether you are nervous or excited, college and the future can be extremely scary.

Jessica Damer, a Lake Shore Alumni is attending Western Michigan University, and stayed on campus this year in the dorms. Damer gives some advice by saying, “It’s going to get worse before it gets better. I really thought I made the wrong decision in October and was miserable, but by the time December rolled around I was a whole new happy person. So if you think things can’t get better, just give it a little more time.”

Sarah Tackett, another Lake Shore Alumni is attending Michigan State University, and stayed in dorms on campus this year, but plans to get an apartment for the next semester. Tackett spoke on what helped her through her first year, “Having a close relationship with my RA and people in my dorm hall really helped.”

Angie Larowe, an ECM student that graduate this year stated, “One piece of advice I would give to incoming freshman would be it’s okay to fail a course, it doesn’t define you, and the professors teaching methods probably weren’t the best for you, so take the course again with a different professor.”

Some life hacks these alumni’s learned was, bring tupperware to the dining hall, to bring food back to the dorm instead of spending money on food outside of your meal plan. As well as a website to “Rate Your Professor”.

Overall college is going to one heck of a ride to prepare you for your future career. It’s something to look forward to, not worry about. The most important thing is to have fun, and get your work done!