— If you’re a student who is finished with the college process, what advice would you give high school juniors?
Not to do everything last minute. Narrow down the schools you like and apply as soon as you can. Colleges get thousands of applicants and if you're one of the first ones you'll hear back quickly and have a better chance to get in. Definitely take college tours during vacation and summer because you want to make sure you've been there and like the campus because that's where you'll be living for the next four years of your life. Also I know it can be tough for some people, but try to have a general idea of what you want to do so you can pick the right school that offers what you want to learn and make sure it's affordable.
— What is your idea of what the perfect college for you might be? Why?
Normal size campus nothing too big or too small. I don't want to go to a huge school with a ton of students in your lecture classes. I like smaller sized classes where you can get to know the professor and the students around you. I want to study video production in college so I've picked a great place that offers that as your major and gives you the tools that real Hollywood films use to make the movies.
— In the end, how much do you think it matters where you go to college? Why?
It doesn't really matter where I go to college to be honest. The job that I want to have doesn't even require you to study video production. I could go to school for English and still be able to get a job as a camera operator. But it helps out to have the four years studying film to get the jobs because if the application comes down to 2 people, they'll see one person that majored in video production, and the other majoring in English. They'll most likely pick the video production man. As long as a college interests you and offers courses you want to take then it doesn't matter where you go, as long as you are willing to spend the next four years of your life there.