Name: Cory Carrasco
Grad Term: Spring 2014
Hometowns: Manhattan, Illinois
High Schools: Lincoln-Way Central High School
Major: Communication Studies
My name is Cory Carrasco and this is myBeach Experience:
CSULB has been my home for the past three years, and I could not imagine being anywhere else. I have made the most amazing friends during my time here. When I first came to campus, I stayed in the dorms in Parkside J Building. Dorm living was an incredible experience, building a friendship with a random stranger and also creating new friendships in a completely new state. Throughout my time here, I have learned so much about what family and friends mean, especially being so far away from my home and family in Illinois. Eventually I rushed a fraternity and met some of the most incredible people I know. Friendship, leadership, courage, and love are the most important lessons I have learned from college.
When it came to selecting a university, Long Beach was not exactly what I had in mind. The tough decision to make about the school was whether I wanted to move 2,000 miles away, or stay close to home. Eventually I decided I needed to make that great leap.
The work I put in during high school helped me get to CSULB. I was a part of many distinct organizations including athletics, theater, and honorary societies. I can tell every single person who feels that they cannot make it, that it is necessary to put in the extra work in order to see the outcome you want.
I am currently interning at a couple different companies involved in event marketing and public relations. I am looking to find a position in one of those areas for a career. I am planning on staying out here for the rest of my life, but I know not everything can be planned. I look forward to what the future holds for me and my career!
Favorite Professor: I have had the most amazing professors in Communication Studies Department, I can’t even begin to name specifics! Every single professor I had throughout my time at California State University Long Beach has been inspiring in some way.
Favorite Class:-Event Planning: This class was just an amazing opportunity. It was treated as an internship and Dr. Moss treated all her students like adults. This course has helped me prepare for a career in the event marketing industry.
-Folklore and Myth: I took this class as a freshman. It was such a fun and interesting class. I learned about different myths and all different cultures. It was a great first time opportunity in college.
Favorite Spot on Campus: My favorite spot on campus would have to be commencement lawn. The reason is because it has a feeling of success. Every time I was on that lawn I had a feeling that commencement was getting closer and closer. I am beyond excited to finally be on that lawn graduating in May.
Activities and organizations:
-Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity (Spring 2013-Spring 2014)
*Director of Public Relations
*New Member Educator
-Inter Fraternity Council- Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator
-InterACT Performance Troupe (Fall 2012-Fall 2013)
President’s Ambassadors (Fall 2013-Spring 2014)
Volunteer Ability First- Long Beach
Favorite Quote: “Whatever you do in this life, it's not legendary, unless your friends are there to see it” -Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother)
- Cory Carrasco