Golden Advice

Cal State Alumni offer advice to incoming transfer and freshmen students

Darwin Lopez, Staff Reporter

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Luis Parra: Engineer Major

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Luis Parra: Engineer Major

Luis Parra: Engineer Major

“If you have any type of income, set aside 10% from every pay-check and put it in a savings account if nothing else. If you are taking out loans to pay for tuition, this money will help pay it off much quicker. When buying books, always try to get the PDF first, if not used books are great.”

 

 

 

 

Jarely Rivera: Rehabilitation Services Major

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Jarely Rivera: Rehabilitation Services Major

Jarely Rivera: Rehabilitation Services Major

“As a new incoming student, I wish I had known how to give myself grace, it’s okay not to know everything, and your mental health should be one of your top priorities. Utilize resources on campus to help you during times when you need extra support. Be open and embrace changes as you navigate through college and make sure to stop and take it all in.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Chavez: Criminal Justice Major

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David Chavez: Criminal Justice Major

David Chavez: Criminal Justice Major

“A good place to eat is Everytable honestly. They have very healthy selections and are cheap enough when you can’t cook for yourself. If a student also cannot afford a meal, the store has a program where someone can buy a meal for a student in need. The person can redeem the meal and have food to eat!”

 

 

 

 

 

David Monterrubio: Nutritional Science Major

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David Monterrubio: Nutritional Science Major

David Monterrubio: Nutritional Science Major

“Build a relation with professors or advisors. You’ll need letters of recommendation if you’re looking into applying for grad school, internships, and jobs. Not having a professor or advisor to go to for help puts you at a disadvantage. I made the mistake of not staying in touch with most of my professors and regret it. There are places of employment that ask for any recommendations from individuals within your area of expertise. A professor can help you out with that if you don’t have the field experience.”

 

 

 

Jocelyn Sanchez: Communications Major

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Jocelyn Sanchez: Communications Major

Jocelyn Sanchez: Communication Major

“Level A of the library (basement). A lot of people don’t seem to know about this part of the library, but it has a lot of study rooms, chairs with desks to sit alone, and also computers to use. Whether it’s for studying, or just hanging out with friends, it’s a cool spot to hang.”

 

 

 

 

 

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