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Patricia

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Why did I decide to become a student ambassador? ⟩
May 30, 2024, by Patricia

First-Gen

I love working and communicating with prospective students, organizations, and schools that are interested in higher education. During my undergraduate studies at CSULA I had the opportunity to work as a student ambassador. I had the opportunity to work with high school students that resided in the east area of LA to apply and help them with their on-boarding process to CSULA, attend college fairs, support campus events, and more! I loved my role as an ambassador because I got to know and learn from everyone, but most importantly, develop relationships with students. As a Latina and first-generation student, I understood a lot of what students expressed and had concerns about. For example, ‘how to pay for college?’, ‘what do I want to major in?’, ‘what is graduate school?’, and the list goes on. Five years after receiving my B.A. those questions and unknowns were still applicable when I searched and applied to graduate school. I became a USC student ambassador to be an asset to you all. I am more than glad to help you in any way I can by sharing what I know, what I wish I knew before starting grad school, and more. If you are interested in learning more about Occupational Therapy, the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, or just simply wanting to chat, please reach out.