For Students

  • Along with your new freedom come some important decisions:

    Consider your Options
    Along with your new freedom come some important decisions:

    Consider your Options
    Everyone tells you what to do, but things are going to change.

    Pretty soon you’ll be free to make decisions on your own. You will decide how to spend your time and how to earn and spend your money. Going to college is also your choice. It’s something you do for yourself to get a job you enjoy and to help you achieve your dreams.

    What’s important to you?
    What do you like to do?
    What do you dream about when you think about the future?
    What kind of person do you want to be?
    How will you get there?

    Before you make those choices, make sure you have all the information.
    Sometimes what looks like a short cut can turn out to be a dead end.

    You don’t have to have all the answers yet, but now is a good time to begin thinking about them. The single most important thing you can do today is to focus on school. You don’t have to have a career plan or get perfect grades. You just need to stay with it and do your best so you have options after high school.

    (From the MN Department of Higher Edcuation)