Last summer, a friend and I had an interesting conversation looking back at college. It's weird to be in that reminiscing phase when you're so fresh out of college, but even though it was only months ago, it still seems like it is right there. Sometimes I miss it.
But, I came up with this question, which drives the blog post, and I wanted to throw it out there.
If you could go back to college, knowing what you know now, would you pick the same college or another one?
In other words, if you could do it all over again, would you pick a small state school, big state school, small private school, big private school, a college far or close, etc?
Would you spend more time studying or socializing? Working out or joining clubs?
Would you take classes that you actually cared about learning something about, not just classes that were easy?
Would you change your major or course of study?
Overall, what would you do differently?
I think it's interesting to see how you would go through college given a wiser frame of mind, not just from being older, but from going through the experience. I think it's also interesting to see people who would want to keep their experience the same and how others would like to drastically alter it for a different experience. Why not try something new?
I'm finding that, being a bit older now, I take school more seriously than I did when I was in college. And maybe that's a good thing. I was pretty social and learned a lot about the world, not just theories and facts from my classes. I think I know now to value education. I think that would change my experience completely.
So what do you think of any of the above questions?