The import of your future when you are 18, is somewhat negligible, so I recall my time at Long Beach State as carefree and a lot of fun. Even though I often worked two jobs-mainly to afford my car - I look back on my four years as memorable and comfortable.
I was mostly active in my sorority, Delta Gamma, especially Spring Sing and the Barbershop Quartet contest. I was part of the quartet for three year's running when Delta Gamma won Sweepstakes. 49er Day was such fun and always eagerly anticipated.
"Back in the Day" - late 50's, early 60's - the cafeteria was the place to spend your extra time. Since each fraternity and sorority had their special table, that was always a destination to socialize.
Dr. Elizabeth Neilsen, my "Kiddie lit" professor; Dr. Steiner, for geography; Dr. Donald Shipley, for biology and Dorothy Deatherage and Sally Royal for P.E.
Taught school for 3 years and then became a stay-at-home mom, active in volunteering with PTA and the Scouts and occasionally substitute teaching.
I am member of Women and Philanthropy on the campus. My Soroptomist Club sponsors several scholarships at CSULB and I am involved with those processes. We faithfully attend men's volleyball in the Pyramid and support Women's Tennis. On the social end, we love the summer Concerts in the Grove and often attend events at the Carpenter Center.
There are so many more options, especially for women, than in my day. Try to mesh your interest or passion with a certain practical outlook, as to where the jobs are.
We went to school with Bobby Hatfield, and loved his musical talent. Little did we know he would become famous as a Righteous Brother!
My husband, Tom, (B.A-1961, M.A. -1963), and I are retired and enjoying traveling, the outdoors, bird watching, and attending our grandchildren's sporting activities.