Interested in joining the OL team???
Hi! My name is Melissa Venegas. I am going to be a 5th year here at Cal State LA, and my major is nursing. I enjoy hiking, going to the beach, traveling, hanging out with my family and friends, and sports, especially basketball. I love to meet new people and try new things. This is going to be my 4th year participating in the Golden Eagle Orientation Program. My advice to the incoming students is GET INVOLVED! My journey here at Cal State LA would not be what it is today if I did not get involved. For this very reason, I encourage everyone to get involved because you never know who you are going to meet or what you are going to learn.
Hi everyone, my name is Arlyssa Warner and I am a senior Communication Studies major. My hobbies include: cooking, dancing, volleyball, gardening, rock climbing and recently gymnastics. I consider myself as an adventure enthusiasts because of my craving for new experiences. I have been working with the New Student and Parent Programs department for two years now and the advice I would love to give everyone is: BE OPEN MINDED! Whether it’s work, school or fun you’ll never experience the magical side of life playing it safe in a box. Take a leap of faith to color outside the lines until you find your voice! Peace and Blessings : )
Hi everyone! my name is Kim and I am a second year Psychology major with a minor in Criminal Justice. I am very excited to be working with everyone this year to help you make your orientation experience magical! Orientation is a wonderful experience to know all of our campus resources and meet new friends. Enjoy every single opportunity!
My name is David. I'm going to be a 5th year Sociology major with a minor in Rehabilitation Services. My hobbies include: binge watching Netflix originals, hanging with friends, exploring LA and trying new things. I'm a very social person and love making new friends. My advice to you would be to WORK HARD and PLAY HARDER. Focus on finishing your college career with flying colors, but don't miss out on all the amazing events and organizations we have on campus. They help make college more enjoyable. Also take advantage of all the great resources we have here. Soar on Eagles!
Hello all! My name is Candy Noriega. I am a 5th year Criminal Justice and Sociology major, with a Psychology minor. My hobbies include reading, writing poetry, volunteering, traveling, singing, and playing my violin. I LOVE Cal State LA to the point where most of my friends have stated there should eventually be a statue of me somewhere on campus, ha! I cannot stress enough about being involved, you get to meet so many new different people and their personalities. I've been in the student government on campus for 2 years now, I have volunteered for various campus events as well as sat on various university-wide committees. I have learned so many lessons and made so many connections, which I would have never obtained just going to class and then going home. My advice for both incoming freshman and transfers is to get out of your comfort zone, I know that is easier said than done especially when you're horribly shy like myself. And yes, I said I am a shy person which is true, I get scared and anxious when even the smallest things bring attention towards myself, but I learned to still do what I love and am curious about and you can too. Enjoy every opportunity that comes at you, and see everything as a learning experience.