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SFSU Magazine Online, Spring/Summer  2004, Volume 4, Number 1.

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Tips for Beginners
In the Fall/Winter issue we asked readers to share their advice for incoming freshmen.
Here are a few of their tips
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A series of photos of campus activities: a band performing, a woman swimming, dancers dancing, and a professor assisting a student with research in a lab.
Dan Young
(B.A., '78), an independent publicist, writes: "My tip for first-year students is to get involved. Attend concerts. Take your lunch and go to a senior recital in the music department. Attend lectures that are out of your field. Go to plays and readings. Join an intramural sports team. Get out and meet people. Networking is going to be a main part of your adult life. There is no better place to start than college. If you're going to be at SFSU, be there!"An illustration of a three-story house with a front porch.

Cheryl Villanueva (B.S., '96), a realtor and mortgage broker, recommends that freshmen keep an eye on their financial future: "Do not apply to just any and all credit card companies that offer credit. Take care of your credit status. It may not mean much to you now, but when you graduate your credit history will determine the interest rate you qualify for when you are looking to buy a home."

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(B.S., '84), CPA, vice president/marketing director of Fulbright & Fulbright, CPA, PA, writes: "Dream big and work on your strategic plan to succeed. Select a major that will lead to what you think will be an enjoyable profession. Find at least two or three diverse mentors to shadow and test your ideas. Take networking and team assignments seriously to identify strategic partners. Seek to be a resource to other students—you never know who might be in a position to help you realize your dreams."

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