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Student Spotlight - Megan

Hometown: Tempe, AZ
High School: Corona Del Sol High School    
ASU Major: Geography    

Why ASU?

I chose ASU because it was close to my home but I could still live on campus and experience college life in the dorms. I was offered a scholarship, so I didn't have to take out any loans to go to college. I also really liked the diversity of the school. There are many different colleges and schools and I liked having a wide variety of programs to choose from as I still wasn't quite sure what I wanted to major in.

What activities are you involved in?

While being a full time student, I also work 20-30 hours a week. I am able to work evening shifts so I can still go to class during the day but I don't get off too late either. I was also involved in a non-profit organization called HEAL International in which I could volunteer for events like AIDS Walk, Rainbow Festival, World AIDS Day Phoenix and World AIDS Day ASU. I traveled to Tanzania this past summer with HEAL International to teach women and children in communities about Malaria, HIV/AIDS and STIs.

Best thing about ASU?

The best thing about ASU is the immense amount of resources available for pre-law students. I really didn't know anything about applying or going to law school. I just knew I wanted to go. With the help of the advisors, I was able to take each part step by step and always felt like I could consult the advisors about any questions or concerns.

Advice

I think an incoming student to ASU needs to know a couple things. First off, just because your professor doesn't take attendance doesn't mean you should ditch class everyday — you are paying for this, make it worth your money. Second, doing your best doesn't mean you have to stress as well. You will have so much time to get something done, and that won't change whether you stress about it or not, so just take a deep breath and focus. On the other hand, do not wait until the last minute — professors know when you do. And lastly, do what makes you happy.

Test preparation

I prepared for the LSAT by taking the TestMasters Preparation Course. I think prep classes are by the far the best way to go, I do not believe I could have done as well as I did on the LSAT had I not taken a test prep course.