Why Questions are Your Most Important Asset
If I have one piece of advice for any prospective college student, it would be this: Ask questions – freely and often.
Questions, no matter the situation, are always important and the college admission process is no exception. This inquiry is crucial-- from application to graduation and beyond. Where should I apply? What size school do I want to attend? Do I want a university with Greek life? The list goes on and on.
As a student ambassador on campus, I have vowed to begin all of my tours by urging the students, parents or whomever I am guiding to ask questions – even if it causes an interruption. I do this because answering your question is going to be more beneficial than giving a generic fact about Gonzaga. This is your experience; get the answers you need to know.
Ask all of your questions – the answers will only help you with what can be a very overwhelming process. I believe, and as one of my professors here at Gonzaga once said, “The only dumb question is the one that you don’t ask.” That gave my classmates and me (and can give you) the freedom to ask questions that lead to new perspectives and possibilities.
Another thing about questions, I can guarantee you that you’re not the only one with the question you have in mind. It’s true – especially on a college campus tour. Think about it; you’re trying to decide where you’re going to spend the next four years of your life!
So whether you do it online, on a campus, at your high school, or with an Admission Counselor, please ask questions – be willing to deepen your understanding and grow more. In the end, you are in control of yourself and your future, and questions will be a most important asset to both.
Michael is a Sophomore from San Diego, CA. He is studying Psychology and Journalism.