Favorite Things About College:
1. Academic Exploration: College offers the opportunity to explore various subjects and majors, helping students discover their passions and interests.
2. Independence: Many students appreciate the newfound independence and responsibility that comes with living away from home.
3. Social Connections: College is a time to make lifelong friends and build a diverse social network through clubs, organizations, and dorm life.
4. Extracurricular Activities: Participating in clubs, sports, or cultural organizations can be a highlight of college life and a way to pursue hobbies and interests.
5. Learning and Growth: College is a period of personal and intellectual growth, where students develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills.
6. Faculty Relationships: Building relationships with professors can be enriching and provide opportunities for mentorship and research.
7. Career Preparation: College often includes internships, co-op programs, or career services that help students prepare for their future careers.
8. Diversity and Inclusion: Many colleges emphasize diversity and inclusion, fostering an inclusive and welcoming community.
The professors were top notch. Very experienced, knowledgeable, supportive and understanding of each student as an individual. My professors for my major as well as the professors for required courses were very effective and actually had an entertaining flair. Even my Nutrition course was entertaining ! Everyone was always so helpful and welcoming.
Nothing can compare to the quality of friends I made in college. I socialized mostly with theatre people with a few exceptions. All I ever did in college was theatre related - on campus and off. I also went to a lot of art galleries as I had a lot of artist friends. I kept busy either being in plays or attending plays that my friends were acting in or directing in the community. Between my freshman and junior years I obtained a summer job teaching acting to children at five different locations in Sacramento. I also enjoyed swimming, tennis and skating during my college years.
I liked the assignments in both my major and required classes, too. Very challenging, but time consuming, forced me to learn time management very quickly. I went to college during an era before VCRs, camcorders and the internet were in every household, so I did everything the traditional way : typing on a typewriter, reading hand held hard copy textbooks and going to the library and audio/visual department. We didn't know any different. I always liked to write, talk and be creative and college certainly gave me that opportunity.
I loved the CSUS campus. At that time, it was maybe half the size it is today, visually different looking as it looks today but always very beautiful. There were enough comfortable hang-outs for us to gather on campus and the beautiful American River right at our side. The atmosphere and the weather were perfect.
So, I loved everything. It was a time I will always cherish and will never forget.
Attending online didn't leave much room for participation. However, I came across this non traditional sorority, Sigma Chi Psi Sorority Inc., that was geared towards women who pursue their degrees online so I joined. It has proven to be a great decision so far and I have been able to develop some great Bo ds with a great group of women.