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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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The Time to Experience Life!

Posted by Jennifer

Hi, my name is Jenny Calderon and I am a sophomore at CSU Channel Islands! I am majoring in psychology and minoring in biology. My ultimate goal is to become a pediatrician. I realize that it will take years for me to reach that goal, so in the meantime I try to accomplish multiple shorter-term goals. Before you get to college you plan on just going to classes and maybe working if possible. However, once you get there you’ll realize how much universities have to offer you and how many unique opportunities you are presented! For example you can join a club or start your own, study abroad in different continents like Africa, or conduct research with professors! So don’t waste any time once you are in college; take advantage and do everything you can! It’s the time to experience life!!


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Becoming a Leader

Posted by Ana

When I graduated community college and looked back on my two years I noticed that I had not been at all involved in school activities. Once I entered CSU Channel Islands I decided that when I graduated I wanted to look back and say that I had been involved in school. I became a member of different clubs and became a member of a great program called LEAP (Leaders in Education Awareness Program). LEAP has helped me meet amazing new people who I enjoy seeing every Friday when we give tours and presentations to K-8 students about college. Every Friday I look forward to meeting new children and talking to them about anything that’s on their minds. I also enjoy spending my Fridays with the rest of the LEAP members because even though we are so different we share the same desire to volunteer our time to such an amazing program. Because of LEAP I know I will look back and remember that I did get involved and that my years at CSU Channel Islands will be unforgettable thanks to the people I have met and the children I have helped.


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Getting Involved At School

Posted by Francisco

My name is Francisco, and I am currently a senior at CSU East Bay. I am originally from Southern California, but I have been living in the Bay Area since my freshmen year of college. My first two here, all I did was go to school, go to work, and then go home. Honestly, it wasn’t the best idea to do that. Finally, my third year, I decided to get involved at school. I am now a part of a national fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, the University Orientation Team, the Freshman Year Experience program. I’m also a student ambassador and now I am Homecoming King! I never knew how much more fun school and living on my own could be.

 

In other words, whatever you do, definitely get involved no matter what school you go to; it will change your life. I know it changed mine!


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