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Elvia Cabrera

Published January 31, 2018

My Path to CSULB

I was attracted to the city because of the beach. The beach is my happy place and having a campus near the ocean seemed perfect. I knew I did not want to go far from home.  I also knew CSULB is affordable, and is known for diversity.

My Beach Experience

I started my first Beach family at the Beachside Residence Hall off campus. It allowed me to branch out into many different groups of friends, explore the beautiful city of Long Beach, and feel like a part of the Beach. I love the diversity on our campus because it allows me to grow, whether it’s all the clubs I have participated in or the friends I have made. I saw another side of campus when I joined student government. As a part of the Senate, I dealt with many difficult decisions, met many wonderful people, and learned much more about the Beach. I then ventured out into the College of Business Administration and joined the American Marketing Association where I made incredible connections and really developed my networking skills. When I joined the President’s Ambassadors, I was able to see the amazing opportunities the city offers and see how nice people are. My heart feeds on service and I hope to continue doing service after graduation. I am proud to represent the President on and off campus.

Life after The Beach. What is next after school?

I plan to pursue a job in Human Resources. My ultimate goal is to open my own nonprofit organization. I have not decided the focus yet but I know it will be great. For now, I will continue to focus on personal development and continue to grow. I hope to learn as much as a can about entrepreneurship so that I can effectively mirror a successful business of my own. I really hope to become a mentor to young adults who want to become the best version of themselves.

What does it mean for you to give back and donate through the BPT?

It means keeping that connection to CSULB strong and helping other future alumni appreciate the amazing community we have available.

Favorite Quotes

“You can never solve a problem with the same level of thinking at which it was created”

Favorite Professor

Dr. Kreiser

Favorite Spot on Campus

ABSOC Room and Japanese Garden

Activities and Organizations

1.       Associated Students Incorporated; Senator for the College of Liberal Arts (Fall 2016- Spring 2017)

2.       American Marketing Association; Corporate Relations Director (Fall 2017)

3.       President’s Ambassador (Fall 2016 – Present)

4.       Dispute Resolution Programs Act; DRPA Mediation Certificate (In progress)

5.       Student Communication Association (Fall 2014-Spring 2015)

6.       Mentorship Opportunity (April 2016-Present)