How do you feel about graduation and what advice would you give to incoming freshmen? Ricardo Vega, 24: "I am excited because I am a first-generation college student who is also pursuing their masters right away. I would tell Freshman that time management is important and that there will always be a time and place for everything." Mayra Sanchez, 21: "I am excited about graduation, but I am also feeling nervous to graduate because now I have to decide what I am going to do after I graduate. I have worked really hard these past years and I am very proud of what I have done. I am excited for what life has set up for me. The advice that I would give to incoming Freshman would … [Read more...] about Vox Pop: Seniors reflect speak about graduation
Many students feel clueless when given the question, “Are you ready to graduate?”. Countless students respond similarly with “ Finishing school yes, but not the real world.” I asked a few students why they felt that way, when the Career Center is there to help ease that feeling of what comes next. Numerous students have never attended the Career Center workshops. CSUSB student Janneth Milian explains how difficult it is to go during the scheduled times the career center scheduled the workshops. “Always the same time, twelve to one,” Milian said. Like Milian, many students have work or class at the time. They wish they can attend workshops on internships, resume building and … [Read more...] about Are students ready to Graduate?
Students can invest in their current studies and future careers by pursuing and interacting with mentors. Jonathan Miranda Jr., a Communication Studies student at CSUSB, was able to simplify a mentor’s role in the student’s life. In 2014, the Gallup-Purdue Index was created. According to their website, it is the largest representative study of college graduates in U.S. history. In this study, they focus on several things including quality of life and happiness once a student graduates. Mitch Daniels, President of Purdue University explained, “Our survey clearly indicated that it wasn’t where you go to college as much as it is how you go to college—what you extract from the … [Read more...] about Get equipped for the future by finding a mentor
Bubbles and applause erupted as Tierra Roman said ‘yes’ to her CSUSB sweetheart Thomas Robles’ marriage proposal. The proposal took place at 5 p.m. at the Murillo Family Observatory, as Robles, CSUSB alumni, diligently organized the elaborate surprise event. Robles got the idea to propose at CSUSB because the school meant so much to both of them. “This is the place where we met, this is the place where we had our first kiss,” Robles said, “This is where I want to start our life together, CSUSB.” Since the engagement, the couple has been enjoying the start of their new lives together. "This has been the happiest time in both of our lives," Robles said, "I love that we are … [Read more...] about SOAR leader says ‘Yes’ to CSUSB sweetheart
Since the very start of freshman year, every college student anticipates the moment they will walk across the stage at graduation with a degree to show for their efforts in pursuing a higher education. It's a Hallmark moment filled with smiling farewells, inspirational speeches, and group pictures to capture that feeling of accomplishment forever. What often gets overlooked in the afterglow of alumnal bliss, however, is the question that lurks in the back of a recent graduate's mind: what's next? There are several paths one can follow after receiving their bachelor's degree. Some take a year off to embark on a journey of self-discovery (and well-deserved rest) while others prepare to … [Read more...] about Finding your way at a post-graduation crossroads
By Crystal Harrell |Staff Writer from Palm Desert Campus| The 2017 CSUSB Palm Desert Campus Commencement is scheduled to take place on June 15 at The Show at Aqua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA. In preparation for this event, students have already begun registering to walk in the graduation ceremony, including 29 of the first freshmen ever admitted at the satellite campus. Graduating senior Laura Ramirez will receive her B.A. in psychology and, like her fellow four-year graduates, she is grateful for the higher education she was able to receive in her hometown. “I grew as a person while also gaining new leadership skills. A lot of opportunities were made … [Read more...] about First Palm Desert Campus Freshmen to Graduate this Quarter
By Amber Childress |Staff Writer| Although college is supposed to be a four year plan intended for all students, not every student agrees. Some students see college as a process that every student has to go through at their own pace in order to advance. “The process of graduating is everything you’ve done to get you to finish," stated student Jackie Barajas. "It’s the hard work you put in for years, the long hours of studying, the stress, and everything else that comes with it,” added Barajas. Other students consider requirements that must be fulfilled as a determining factor in one's graduation plan. “Before you start taking classes for your major you have to go … [Read more...] about Students discuss graduation plans
By Hairuo Yi |Staff Writer| The Pre-Graduation party offered graduation details and post-graduation advise. Senior students on campus received plenty of useful information regarding graduation at the pre-graduation party, which was held at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, Nov. 1. This event was targeting seniors, but also hosted students from earlier stages of undergraduate careers. “We set up for all students. We had an advising table to help them, introduce advising for the next couple of quarters or to see their holds or to direct them to who their adviser is,” said Director of Advising and Academic Services Eduardo Mendoza. Many students express their fears on graduating due to the … [Read more...] about Pre-Graduation Party
By Israel Ramirez |Staff writer| Many students who obtain a degree do not necessarily know what to do with it. This can only mean they are not prepared for what we call the "real world." When I refer to the "real world," I am speaking about the job industry and what it will take for us to compete with others in order to land a job after graduation. As students, we must be prepared to perform to our full potential. "If I could go back and do something differently it would have to be networking with other individuals and attending school events in order to meet new faces who could later be an influence when attempting to obtain a job," said library service specialist Manuel Veron. Even … [Read more...] about Are you ready for the “real world”?
By Steffanie Martinez |Staff Writer| Tough choices have to be made after obtaining your college degree—a huge one in particular: choosing between attending graduate school or going straight into the workforce. This is not always the easiest decision to make, as there are many factors to take into consideration. Graduate school is not an extension of your college life—there are big differences. “From studying to socializing, you’re entering a new world. But if you choose to go to grad school to study something you’re passionate about, you’ll likely find it much more rewarding than college," stated Dr. Melissa Boone Brown of Columbia University. Speaking to recent grad school … [Read more...] about Pursuing Higher Degree Education