Advice to Our High School Selves
Michelle (Gina) Kim ‘18
Potential Major: Biology, PreDental Track
One piece of advice I would give about the college process is to really consider what kind of environment you will thrive in the best. For me, this was Tufts University. I love that Tufts has such a strong commitment to global citizenship. I am very interested in issues of multiculturalism and social justice, and when I visited Tufts I found this was a school where I could continue with this passion. I am so excited to be part of the Class of 2018. Go Jumbos!!!
Gladys Argueta-Xiloj ‘18
Los Angeles, California
Potential Major: Biomedical Engineering
If I could go back and give my high school self a piece of advice about the college process it would be to be happy, whether or not things don't turn out the way you want them to go. Many times I would be so stressed out and think of a worst case scenario and I would have saved myself from those anxious moments if I just took a deep breath and thought more positively.
Maya Laughton ‘18
Pembroke Pines, FL
Potential Major: Cognitive Science
If I could go back, I would tell myself to start attending information sessions and visiting colleges sooner. Because I transferred to an American high school from Australia, I had only heard of three [Ivy League] American universities. I didn’t know where they were located, but I knew that they existed. I started my college search by making color-coded tables with multiple categories for the top sixty schools on U.S. News. Unfortunately, on paper many of the universities looked the same, and I ended up with an extensive list of schools to apply to. Attending information sessions and visiting schools really helped narrow down my list. I didn’t start doing these, however, until my senior year. Luckily, I’d had a gut feeling that Tufts would be the perfect fit and my visit simply proved me right.