News Release| Journey to Success; Cal State L.A.

February 1, 2012

Media Advisory: Saturday, Feb. 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Cal State L.A.

‘Journey to Success’ at Cal State L.A. to welcome hundreds from the surrounding communities

Indie-rock band, dance performances,
cool classes, crafts, food, prizes offered

Los Angeles, CA -- On Saturday, Feb. 4, the “Journey to Success” college day, hosted by Cal State L.A., will introduce hundreds of potential students and their families to Cal State L.A. and other CSU campuses and provide them with vital information about college education.

“Journey to Success” is part of the CSU Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) initiative to improve college access and graduation rates for AAPI students from underserved communities across the state.

The day’s activities will include free food, live entertainment, special giveaways, drawings, children’s craft projects, campus tours, and a student club and organization fair. There will be information booths promoting CSU campuses and Cal State L.A. programs and student organizations.

In addition, a workshop titled “Why College?” will be offered in English as well as Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese. Other sessions include a Student/Parent Panel and “What’s Next for Admitted Students?”

Cal State L.A. is at the Eastern Avenue exit, along the San Bernardino Freeway, near the 10 and 710 freeway interchange. Admission and parking are free to the public at Structure C and Lot 5. For the complete schedule, contact Cal State L.A.’s Admissions and Recruitment office at (323) 343-3839.


University-Student Union (U-SU) Plaza:

12:30-2 p.m. – College Fun Fair, featuring student clubs and organizations.
12:45-1:20 p.m. – Live entertainment: CSULA Spirit Squad, student indie-rock band, dance performances, and more.

U-SU Los Angeles Room

11 a.m. & 11:50 a.m. “CSI: Cal State L.A.” – A mock crime scene investigation, where participants conduct laboratory tests on evidence.

U-SU San Gabriel Room

11 a.m. & 11:50 a.m. “Tricks in Math” – A demonstration of various tricks and tips in doing mathematical calculations.

U-SU Alhambra Room

11 a.m. & 11:50 a.m. “Engineers: Solve Problems, Create, Innovate” – A competitive engineering project that puts participants’ knowledge to the test.

U-SU Boardroom

11 a.m. & 11:50 a.m. “Music from Around the World” – An interactive discussion and performance of favorite music from various cultures from the U.S. to the Pacific Islands.


* “Why College?” (10 a.m.) – a general overview about college, including information for younger students to learn why college should be an option for them.

          English – Golden Eagle Ballroom 1-2


Mandarin: Golden Eagle Ballroom 3

Cantonese: U-SU Boardroom

          Korean – U-SU Alhambra Room

          Vietnamese – U-SU San Gabriel Room


* “What’s Next for Admitted Students?” (10 a.m.) – Learn about upcoming deadlines, as well as an overview of financial aid.

High school seniors (U-SU Pasadena Room)

Transfer students (U-SU Montebello Room)

* Student/Parent Panels (11 a.m. & 11:50 a.m.) – CSULA students and parents of college students will share their experience, lessons learned and offer suggestions to help prospective students and parents prepare for the overall university experience (Golden Eagle Ballroom 3).

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