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October 6, 2009 1:47 PM

Why I chose to become a CNR Peer Advisor

My primary reason for becoming a PAL was to meet people from a variety of majors throughout the College or Natural Resources. Normally my shyness prevents me from talking to many new people and I felt that having the position of the peer advisor would give me opportunity to have something about which to converse with other students. Also the PAL program has allowed me to find friends within the PAL program. As a result of talking to many students in a variety of majors I have been able to learn about the majors that CNR has to offer and many of the classes offered here at CAL that I normally would not have found out about. I have been able to learn some details of administration through answering questions. Through this new knowledge and my life experience as a returning college student I hope to help other students navigate through paperwork and strategies.
The outreach portion of the program appeals to my interest as a peer advisor. PALs provide outreach seminars within the University to undeclared students and throughout the community in high schools, junior colleges, etc. I know that when many prospective students are looking at CAL as an option the larger colleges may seem overwhelming in size or the majors may seem broad for what they are looking for and this gives us the opportunity to share about the smaller size of CNR and the smaller community feeling compared to the other colleges here. Also, a career in the sciences may seem intangible to may students in preparation for graduation or transfer but hopefully with meeting students who have been in a similar situation applying to our science majors will feel realistic.


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