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For Students By Students

A-Team and UNiQUE are Sac State’s popular volunteer-based organizations. They organize a variety of events and provide students with the opportunity to get involved, meet new people, and engage in fun campus activities. Both organizations…

Confessions of a Graduating Senior

As I approach my last year at Sac State, I can’t decide if I’m more excited to be finished with school or sad that my college life is coming to an end. Throughout my time…

9 Great Ways to Please Your Wallet

Buy the older editions of your books. You can save 70-90%. Check with your professor first. Buy Movie tickets to Regal, Century, and The Crest movie theaters from the student shop. Regal/Century = $6.75, Crest…

Horoscopes

Capricorn: Resist the urge to go the easy route-shortcuts never lead anywhere good, anyways. Aquarius: Today you may question a long-held belief. I’ll save you some time. Santa doesn’t exist. Pisces: Daydreaming is a great…

Sac State Celebrities

01. BRIDGET MARQUARDT Profession: American television personality/model/actress Major: Communications (Public Relations) Featured In: The Girls Next Door 02. LESTER HOLT Profession: News Anchor for NBC Major: Government Featured In: NBC’s Today and Nightly News, The…

We Love Sports

Forget the clich© sayings that you hear from most tour guides and remember this; the best way to get the most out of your college experience is to get involved Sport Clubs on campus provide…

Tales of a Transfer Student

After I joined the club I gained much more confidence on campus and in my classes and started openly engaging people in my class.

Sac State is a campus that has a vibrant college life and social scene hidden behind a shrouded veil.  You have to be willing to travel back alleys, eavesdrop on fellow students, and generate informants and contacts. Just kidding; student life at  Sac State is extremely fun and easy to get tapped into if you know what to do.

I remember my first day at Sac State.  It was the Fall semester, the campus was full of bright-eyed freshmen, club tents, and young adults traveling from class to class.  I was excited to meet new people and make new friends, but this was a bit harder than I anticipated.  I am an extremely social and outgoing person, so imagine my frustration when everyone on campus just walks from class to class with their headphones ignoring everything around them.  The people I did meet in class were quick to leave right after it ended to go home; this was not what I expected college to be.  

Being a transfer a student is a bittersweet situation; on one hand you are an older upper class man, on the opposite hand you missed out on forming relationships on campus like the 4-year students who are now in your classes.  Add this to the mentality of students on campus and you possibly could have a recipe for an uneventful college experience. Lucky for you I've climbed that mountain and conquered it.

I quickly realized that in order for me to tap into a social scene on campus, I would have to get more involved.  First thing I did was find a club that aligned with my interests.  There was no doubt in my mind what club I wanted to join, I had lived in Lake Tahoe for two years, so the Ski and Snowboard Club was the one for me.  

After attending just one of their meetings, I met a group of friends that I instantly connected with and who would go on to become my best friends, support group, and compatriots in our many adventures and excursions.  Joining a club is a sure way to make friends and meet people who share similar interests; it's also a great opportunity to try something new you've never done.

After I joined the club, I gained much more confidence on campus and in my classes and started openly engaging people in my class.  The other cool thing about it was being able to walk across campus and see a bunch of people I know and slap hands with them and chat about life.  Shortly after this, I got a job on campus working for Associated Students Inc. in their Marketing Department.  This put me in contact with even more people on campus to the point where I cannot walk across campus and not have someone scream my name and say hi to me.

The moral of the story is if you're a transfer student or any student the best way to start having that college experience is to get involved on campus with clubs, student orgs, or employment, and start meeting people and making friends and connections. You won't be disappointed.

 
 

Your Voice: Favorite Hangout Spots @ Sac State

ASI represents the student voice at Sac State. We want to hear from you! This week we have YOUR FAVORITE HANGOUT SPOTS AT SAC STATE: Christopher K. – The PRIDE Center! Good people, good conversation.…

ASI Election Results

The ASI Election came to a close yesterday with over 12% of the student body casting their votes. ASI hosted a LIVE chat as the results were announced. 80 people tuned in online to watch…

Reach the summit and gain new skills with Peak Adventures

Peak Adventures is helping students reach new heights with inexpensive workshops Sacramento State students can take advantage of starting next week. Peak Adventures provides outdoor recreational and educational opportunities, including rock climbing, to students. Rock…

ASI making efforts to increase student interest, participation

Associated Students Inc. is revamping its volunteer program to pique interest and increase student participation by branding volunteers as VIPs and offering new incentives, skills and experience. “We had a volunteer program in the past…

Week of the Young Child

The ASI Children’s Center is hosting the Week of the Young Child coming up later this month. Children/s Art Show- More Than Just Scribbles In honor of the National Association for the Education of Young…