During my time volunteering I had the chance to talk to a parent and multiple high school students, the parent in particular shared his story of how he had just graduated from college himself and was there with his daughter who was very interested in attending Texas State University! I was so happy to know that someone was interested in my university.
The father continued on asking questions about financial aid, the cost, the campus environment and the majors. I told him that in my particular case I received a lot of financial aid help and that I was also a recipient of several scholarships that helped pay for my school. I informed him of the costs and the scholarships available to students. I told him”I know the big number can be scary especially during these hard times, but with all the help the school is worth it!” He definitely seemed less tense than before.
The daughter seemed to enjoy everything I said about the university that she even asked for my personal email so that I could continue answering her questions. She thanked me for being honest and then went to look at the next booth.
Being there and speaking with students made me realize that although many people have an idea about college it always helps speaking from personal experience because they can ask more personal questions.
-- Sheyla Meza