“I was looking in every department for an opportunity that I did not know what I was looking for, but I know I wanted to find resources.”
— Alexis Flores, communications major
My experience is a little different from most students, and I am what the university considers a reverse transfer, which means I transferred out of CSUF my freshman year, and then returned as a transfer my junior year.
I came to CSUF during my freshman year and left for a while to go to community college because I could no longer afford to pay tuition.
After completing my general education courses at my local community college that was closer to my home, I applied to come back to CSUF and was accepted once more.
Since returning to CSUF, I made sure to get involved, and that started with joining the Dinner with 12 Titans program and then being a part of the club that puts it all together. I joined multiple clubs, and, to be honest, I was looking in every department for an opportunity that I did not know what I was looking for, but I know I wanted to find resources.
To support my college funds, I got a part-time job off-campus and a student assistant job on campus, which led me to meet my mentor. I also joined Latino Communications Institution (LCI) which helped me work towards my dream job. I was able to experience a new community of minorities and relate to people at CSUF.
I am a first-generation college student, and I don’t think I would have made it this far without the community I helped create here at CSUF.
Alexis Flores is a communications major emphasizing in public relations and involved in campus programs like the Latino Communications Institution. He is also a student assistant for the CSUF Alumni Association and is inspired by Titans that have graduated before him.