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The Time to Experience Life!

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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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Being Part of a Bigger Community

Posted by Jessica

Joining organizations and being part of a bigger community helps a person grow. It helps a person increase their leadership skills, communication skills, and also their friendship skills. It allows for students and professional staff to know each other and to build a bigger network in their educational process and also in their work field. It’s important to make friends because often students come to college without their high school friends and often are alone. It’s nice to venture out and meet people with different personalities. The different personalities that you meet help you to learn how to handle certain people in a way that won’t be disrespectful or even handle them in the best way possible. Life is always going to throw punches at you and by learning how to handle different personalities and situations, it also helps you learn about yourself.

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Explore Your Talents & Discover Your Passion

Posted by Jade

Greetings students! Being a college student is a lot more complex than most would think. You learn a lot about yourself as a person and as a student. Some of the best advice I can give you as you pursue college is to explore your talents! Get involved in things that interest you or explore new things you aren’t familiar with. You may think you know exactly what you want to do with your life now, but things can and do change. I myself was a Criminology, Law & Society major in college and ended up pursuing my Master’s degree in Counseling focusing on Student Development in Higher Education. My experiences before, during, and after college all played a role in me changing career directions. One thing I am most proud of is that I let myself evolve and accepted my true passion—education. There is a saying “if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” This holds true for me and probably will for most of you. Use your natural skills and talents to do something you are passionate about and you will be fulfilled in your educational, career, and personal lives too!



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