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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 Ins and Outs of Long Beach State

Posted by Evelyn

At every college, there are certain tricks and secrets that only those students who attend the school know about. After 3 years attending Long Beach, here are just a few of them that I’ve come to learn over the years:


– Use campus escort services! They will pick you up on campus and drive you to your dorms or right to your car. You may think you are being a trouble onto them by calling them up when in fact you’re helping them keep their jobs.


– You can rearrange the couches in the Horn Center. Just rearrange them back after you’re done if you don’t want workers to give you mean stares.


– During Finals week, Starbucks provides free coffee after midnight for students in the Library.


– There is a Lost and Found Center on campus; it is located near the art buildings.


– The campus was built on Indian Burial grounds and so there are rumors that certain places are “haunted”.


– There is a student who always sits on the field and paints in between the art and LA buildings. He gives free face painting if you ask.

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My Favorite Moment in College

Posted by Jade

It’s hard to think of my absolute favorite moment in college but one of my favorite and most memorable moments was voting for the first time. It was during the 2008 Presidential Election, and there were a lot of things going on at my campus. I remember everyone being so excited and moved by the election and encouraging all voter-aged students to vote. I felt like I was a part of history and making a difference in my country by participating. Of course, one of my other favorite moments was actually finishing college and graduating (smile). It was a proud moment having all of my closest family and friends there who had supported me along the way, and seeing how happy they were for me. I was the first in my family to finish college so needless to say they were beyond thrilled.

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Connecting Your Major & Career Aspirations

Posted by Jade

If you were to ask any student in college why they decided to pursue their degree, most of them would tell you “to get a good job/career.” That being said, it is important for students to choose a major that is aligned with their career aspirations. For example, if you want to become a lawyer you could major in political science or even English. If you want to work in the medical field to become a doctor or a nurse, you could major in Biology, nursing or some other science/health care major.


Now, for students who are unsure what career direction they are headed in, you can always major in broader area of study that can be applied to many jobs/careers (for example sociology, psychology, or communications). Whatever your career goals are, always make sure your college(s) of interest have the majors you want. Anyone who is undecided about it all can be undeclared and take different classes to explore what major they want to pursue. The opportunities are endless!



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