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College Dreams Blog

No matter who you are or how you’ve prepared for college, you’re bound to have a long list of questions. Our student ambassadors had college dreams just like you do and they worked hard to achieve them. Read their stories below and share your own with us on Facebook and Twitter!

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How I Ended Up Choosing a CSU

Posted by Arzoo

Choosing which school you want to attend can be quite difficult and frustrating. During my senior year I was stuck between choosing from a CSU or private school. Of course we think that graduating with a degree from a top private school will land us that perfect job afterwards. This is not necessarily true, I ended up choosing a CSU and it was one of the best decisions I have made. I often compare myself with friends that chose a private school over a CSU and I see them struggling everyday financially. Tuition is incredibly low compared to private schools. Here and there I hear my recent graduate friends complaining over their $40,000 or $50,000 loans and I just sit there knowing that I will graduate with no loans because my tuition is affordable and I receive financial aid. As far as landing a good job, that can depend on many different things and not just which school you graduated from. Overall, make a decision where you don’t over burden yourself with a huge loan at a young age.

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For Middle Schoolers!

Posted by Evelyn

When I was in middle school, I know I wasn’t interested in college yet. I just saw it as the next step after high school so it wasn’t really something that I thought about. But, I’m here to tell you that it is never too early to start thinking about it! I know it seems so far away, but high school goes by really fast and before you know it you’re applying to colleges. You may think you’re too young to start preparing, but that’s not true. Here are some things you can start:


  • Volunteer! Some places may need you to be a certain age but you can definitely find a list of places that you can start helping out at your age. Volunteering will also help you during high school so it’s always good to start a habit early.
  • Read! Reading a lot of good quality books will help you become a better writer for high school as well as when you start writing your college essays.
  • Do your homework on time! Making sure you don’t procrastinate and do homework on time will help you be successful in high school and college.
  • Visit a college campus! Seeing a college will help you start thinking about what it is like.


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Alpha Pi Sigma Rush Week

Posted by Marilu

The excitement of homecoming might be over but the excitement of rush week is around the corner for sororities. Rush week is the time were sororities and fraternities have various types of events to recruit new members such as; information nights and socials. In most cases, organizations rush around the same time but it varies depending on the organization. Even though rush week can be stressful its still fun. Every year we have a theme and this year’s theme is NFL and our slogan is “Drafting the best since 1990”.

As social chair, I’ve been planning a few socials with different fraternities and sororities. Our rush chair has planned information nights and events where the interests can get to know the sisters and more about what we do. We will rushing starting February 10-19th and I hope its a successful rush and get a good group of girls interested in our sorority. Below is the flyer of events:



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