the Fall/Winter issue we asked readers to share their advice for incoming
Here are a few of their tips.
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!"
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."
Genevia Gee Fulbright (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."