Hello! I'm new here, so if these questions have already been answered, feel free to redirect me! I'm going into grade 12 of high school in Canada, my final year and then I plan to head off to university. I plan on living with my parents while attending there (they are willing to move and support me in anyway possible). I am unsure of which university to attend, but I will probably go to the one that has a well accredited biochemistry program. My passion is, and always has been, genetics. Proteins, cells, and everything in-between has always fascinated me. My dream would be to work at a fertility clinic, but I'm unsure as to whether that is even possible with only 4 years of education in university... Nonetheless, I find that as a student, I have very limited accessible information. This leaves me with, many, many questions as a young, confused, and somewhat anxious student. So if you can help me in ANY way possible by answering any of my questions, or giving suggestions/extra information, it is very much appreciated! I realize some may ask for very basic information, but I please understand I really don't know much. Thank you! 1/ How do you get to classes? From what I've seen, campuses are very large but they seem to lack a lot of convenient parking areas. What if classes are right after one-another, how are you supposed to get around quickly? 2/ How do you take notes from professors who are lecturing? Do you write things down or do you type them? Should I invest in taking typing courses to type faster and more efficient? 3/ How hard is biochemistry courses? What grades did you have going into university? I'm very hard working, and I predict I will have a low/mid-90 average in grade 12. Is that good enough? Do you have to study so much as to not have any free time at all to pursue other hobbies? 4/ If you take a biochemistry course that lasts 4 years, does that leave you with a bachelors or masters? Does anyone know what jobs I could get (as in, would it be desk work or is it right behind the microscope for most of the day)? Would I make enough money to sustain myself on my own? 5/ Do most people complete 4 years of university and then work for awhile, before getting their pHd? Do you need a pHd to be a "geneticist"? 6/ Is there any suggestions on good places to volunteer during high school as a student who would like to pursue genetics?