Science and math classes are purposefully challenging. You will be required to apply your knowledge to solve new problems, to come up with original ideas, and to master basic principles so that you can apply them in more complex situations.
Sometimes your classes will be very difficult and you might struggle with the material; sometimes your struggle comes not with the material itself but with the balance of a busy personal life and your academic studies. Struggling with your classes and your college experience is a normal thing but, in order to be success at CSULB, you need to understand how to persevere and recover.
This Is My Story, CNSM's Resilience Project, focuses on personal stories from science and math undergraduates detailing their struggles, their successes, and what they learned along the way. The goal of this project is to show our current CNSM students that you are not alone in your struggles and that there are multiple paths towards recovery and resilience. Resilience is your capacity to tolerate disturbance without collapsing, to withstand shocks, to rebuild yourself when necessary, and to improve yourself when possible.
As you navigate through This is My Story, we invite you to read and listen to the stories of fellow students and find ways to connect your stories to those featured. Continue your growth by reading the articles and taking the self-assessments to understand how you can build your own resilience to academic and personal failures and obstacles.