Every Friday before the first day of fall classes, CSULB’s president delivers their convocation address. This annual speech is the president’s opportunity to reflect on the university’s accomplishments from the year prior and provide a vision for the year ahead.
As 2018 gets underway, ASI continues to stand up for undocumented students on campus and those affected by the uncertain future of DACA since its rescission last year. ASI will continue to offer resources and support for students affected throughout the coming semester and year.
First off, I want to thank Vice President Musman and the Senate for allowing me to deliver the Fall 2017 State of the Associated Students address. As a former senator, I know the hard work that goes into fulfilling the duties of your positions. You face the challenges that accompany the positions you hold, and you continue to overcome adversity in your personal lives as students of Long Beach State.
I think I speak for all of us when I say the past several weeks have been both disheartening and hopeful. I was pleased to see so many people and organizations stand up to Harvey Weinstein, Amazon's chief of programming Roy Price, and the many other offenders in the stories shared through the #metoo social media movement.
As the academic year comes to a close, many students are beginning their search for a summer job and/or internship. To help make the search a bit less daunting, ASI wanted to offer students some quick tips to help boost their chances. ASI Communications Assistant Daniel Sunkari sat down with Peggy Murphy, a program coordinator with the Career Development Center (CDC), to develop these five pieces of advice.
As the academic year comes to a close, I hope each of you were able to accomplish the goals you set for yourself. Whether it was getting that GPA you were aiming for, asking out that special someone you’ve been crushing on, joining a life-changing student organization, landing that job or simply getting through the year – I hope your year was one full of positive experiences.