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Ly-Bach Truong '20

Published December 3, 2019

My Beach Experience

I had a good time at CSULB. I met many friends, made many memories, and grew in ways I never thought I would. I became a more well-rounded individual and more confident in how I feel and where I’m going. Though I’ve lost some friends over these past few years, I’ve also made many, where I know with absolute certainty that these are connections that I’ll keep with me for the rest of my life.

My path to CSULB

To be quite frank, this was the only college I actually applied to. I didn’t even want to attend a CSU at first, as I preferred the option of transferring from a community college due to financial reasons. I only applied to CSULB and attended all four years because both of my parents went here, where my mother studied computer science and math education and my father studied music. I suppose I’m a combination of my father’s artistic side and my mother’s teacher-like nature, which is quite fitting since we all went to the same school.

Life after The Beach. What is next after school?

I’m going to join the police academy and become a sworn police officer at LBPD. It has everything I want out of a career and will help me complete my financial goals of eventually having enough capital to invest in real estate.

Why did you get involved with the myBEACH Program and CSULB Alumni?

I wanted some guidance in my career goals and personal development. I want to be a better person, not only for myself and my family, but also for my community. I originally wanted to become a high school English teacher after graduation, but I decided to postpone that goal due to financial reasons. At the end of the day, I don’t care what I do as long as I’m helping other people.