Experiences of a future CSUB grad

Amie Birks



As I reflect on these past four years, I can surely say this- time flies.

It seems that just yesterday I was a freshmen anxiously awaiting graduation, and now graduation is anxiously awaiting me.

That moment that I’ve waited for will soon be another memory that I keepsake, but before that moment slips into my past, I can’t help but recollect all the memories that have led me to this point.

The entirety of my college experience has been a wonderful time in my life. It has been filled with times of doubt and triumph, but every moment has been unique and has shaped me in some form.

I was fortunate to have had some really amazing professors that cultivated within me a loving interest for my major (English) and have influenced me to pursue my career with passion.

My family and friends have also played an important role in my college experience by encouraging me in times of defeat and rooting for me to push on.

In the end, the most important thing that came out of my time spent in college would be the unending ability to learn new things. Though my college years are about to come to a close, I will continue to be a student because there is always something new to learn.

Needless to say, it has been a journey-one in which I wouldn’t trade for anything.

If I can offer any wisdom—it would be to cherish every moment of your college years. Enjoy the exciting times, all the new opportunities even the challenging and trying times.

As mentioned, time has a tendency to creep up on you and before you know it your college experience will be a mere memory. So, treasure each moment because it is irreplaceable-it’s a unique time in your life that you don’t get back, so savor it.

One undying piece of advice would be to get involved in some capacity. There are a plethora of different opportunities and clubs available that will likely strike your interest, so go for it and meet new people.