Caleb is majoring in Anthropology and plans to transfer in the Fall of 2019.
Livermore, CA | Las Positas College
I attended a four year university out of high school and I was not ready for it. I struggled mentally with the change and performed poorly academically. I decided it would be better for me to return home and start at the community college.
I realized my lack of motivation was due to my misconceptions about my originally intended major. After taking an introduction to biological anthropology class I became very interested and ended up switching my major. I ended up preforming and working harder than I had when I was at the four year studying something I had a vague interest in.
"I see now that the circumstances of one's birth are irrelevant. It is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are."
Takeshi Shudo (Mewtwo)
Community college gave me time to develop mentally, explore my interests, and keep doing the activities I've always enjoyed. I discovered my academic passion through taking a variety of classes and I became part of a community through competition with the schools swim team.
SHARING MY STORY
I had a really difficult time when I left for a four year university out of high school. I let my pride influence my choice of school attendance and ended up having one of the worst years of my life. I know now community college was the right path for me and I wish I had realized that before I left that year. I would absolutely recommend to people of all ages looking for higher education opportunities to consider community college before going to a four year.