Saturday, April 17, 2010
An evening with Sue Kim
On April 16th at 6:30, a group of us, seven girls, met with a College Consultant Sue Kim at the Pinole Valley High School library. But before that, we were told to bring our transcripts and fill out a questionnaire. The questionnaire had questions about us, our fears about college and what we want from her. I was pretty excited to hear what she had to tell us.
After arriving, we received a binder each with forms, papers and calendars that we need. We went over numerous topics such as college entrance exams, being open-minded when it came to college selection and which classes we should take in the fall. We also set up future workshops to go into more depth and go over our college applications.
My mom was comforted to know that she has someone to fill out the FAFSA with who will help her comprehend the college application system. I recognized that I’ve put myself in a box when it comes to colleges I want to apply to. However, I should have an open-mind and try to find a school that fits me, not just ones that are popular or prestigious.
This meeting made me really think about colleges and realize that it’s all happening so soon. In about a year I’ll have to make my final decision on which school I will attend. Scary! It’s quite frightening to know that the future is right around the corner. Nonetheless, I’m glad I have someone like Sue Kim, who knows so much about the process, to help me sift through the horror and answer any questions I have.
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