Submitted by Mikayla L.

How I imagine surpassing myself is discovering and finding what I truly am. Surpassing to me, means being a better version of myself; better than I imagined. I imagine finally realizing what career I want to pursue and achieving my dream job. Surpassing myself would be reaching all my goals and aspirations, to be able to prove to my family that I am capable. Overall, I think it means throwing myself out there, trying new things, and working hard for what I want. I can go further than I ever thought I could go.  

People these days need to learn how to humble themselves.

The one piece of advice I would give to incoming freshman commuter students entering SDSU in future years is be involved! As a commuter myself, I remember being very bored with going to school every day, going home after class, doing homework, and repeat. Though I am the type of person who likes to be social and involved, I guarantee that even if you’re introverted that getting involved on campus will really benefit you! Entering college, most of my best friends went away for college so I only had a few friends with me, but I really wanted to make new friends and memories! Because of this, I joined a sorority, Sigma Phi Omega. At first, I had no intention in actually going through with rushing for the sorority but something in me decided to give it a shot and honestly, it has been the best decision I have ever made. I have met the most amazing group of girls who are now my forever sisters! This sisterhood has opened up doors for me like introducing me to volunteering opportunities, networking, study groups, internships, etc.! Getting involved has not only been amazing for my social life, but has also highly benefited my academic life as well! Now, when I am lost in what classes to take or when I need advice in regards to my major, I can turn to my alumni sisters! I know that getting involved can be a little scary to some people, but it doesn’t hurt to give it a try! You never know who you’re going to meet, what opportunities that may open up for you, and what you get to experience! Getting involved may change your life like it did mine, so go out of there, step out of your comfort zone, and make your mark!