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New emails give students experience with Outlook

New Microsoft Outlook emails bring access to Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint and lower Amazon Prime rates to all CSU Bakersfield students.

New Microsoft Outlook emails bring access to Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint and lower Amazon Prime rates to all CSU Bakersfield students.

New Microsoft Outlook emails bring access to Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint and lower Amazon Prime rates to all CSU Bakersfield students.

New Microsoft Outlook emails bring access to Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint and lower Amazon Prime rates to all CSU Bakersfield students.

Andrea Calderon

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After years of waiting, student emails for CSUB students and alumni is finally a reality.

Over the summer, students were notified that CSUB would finally provide an email for its students and 2015 graduates.

The student email is provided through Microsoft Outlook, which will give students multiple benefits.

According to Lisa Kerr, public affairs and communications coordinator of the university, one of those benefits is experience with Outlook.

“It will give students experience using Outlook, which is used by about 80 percent of employers,” said Kerr.

Another benefit that Kerr pointed out is the availability of Microsoft programs. With the new email, students will have access to Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint free of charge. The regular price for the Microsoft Office 365 is $69.99 for a one year subscription according, to their website.

A benefit for students who do a lot of online shopping will be Amazon Prime. Currently, Amazon offers a free six-month trial for students that include multiple benefits such as free two-day shipping and a 50 percent off its Prime membership.

While Amazon Prime was available even without a student email, it will be easier since all students have to do is provide their username.

Even though this new email provides multiple benefits, some students may have mixed feelings.

Many students were accustomed to using their own personal email to communicate with the university and professors. Now, the university will only communicate through the student email.

“Students will be responsible for checking their email,” said Kerr. “If they are having trouble setting their email, they can call the help desk. There is also a website csub.edu/email where students can go, and it provides them with answers to frequently asked questions.”

However, some students like Aman Alshaif, a senior child development major are looking forward to this new change.

“I haven’t started using it yet, but I will as soon as the quarter starts,” said Alshaif. “I think it will come well with the semester system, and it gives CSUB a whole new look.”

 

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