EPISODE 5 – This is Hard

EPISODE 5 – This is Hard

  Guillermo Guzman says he was never one of the most popular kids in high school, but he was one of the smartest. When he gets to UC Riverside, he feels like he’s pretty average. He struggles socially and academically. Finding it hard to connect with classmates,...
EPISODE 4: Slow and Steady towards her 4-year Degree

EPISODE 4: Slow and Steady towards her 4-year Degree

  Caroline spent a little over 8 years at community college. She wanted to pass her classes without feeling overwhelmed, and, she did it. Then she transferred to Cal State Fullerton and earned her BS in Health Science after four years. Finding the right major and...
EPISODE 3: Facing Challenges and Studying Abroad

EPISODE 3: Facing Challenges and Studying Abroad

Aniella Fields had the grades, but she was very hesitant about going to college. Her parents told her she had to give it a try. She was accepted to UC Riverside and moved into a dorm her first semester. The she struggled a bit as a sophomore and decided to disclose...
EPISODE 2: College during COVID

EPISODE 2: College during COVID

Jasmine Board is a junior at UC Riverside. She was on campus for a quarter when COVID hit, but it turns out online school is great for her. She doesn’t need a note-taker now because she can listen to the posted lectures at any speed she wants, as many times as she...
EPISODE 1: From Community College to Cal State Long Beach

EPISODE 1: From Community College to Cal State Long Beach

  Jonathan, a CSULB animation grad, talks about his trek through college, shares why he started out at community college, how he picked the right university and describes his ups and downs with dorm life once he got there.  Plus, why he’s now learning to drive,...