Student Success Stories
San Francisco State University
During five amazing years at San Francisco State, the Educational Opportunity Program taught me that success does not happen overnight. It is a process - consistently attending class after an exhaustive week of back-to-back exams, joining a student organization and helping others find their career paths, and volunteering to make a difference in others' lives. Part of that process is realizing that even after doing everything right, success might still be delayed. I earned my degree in Physiology with academic honors in May 2012 and I did not expect to spend the last year in manual labor, substitute teaching, and volunteering in a university laboratory to gain hands-on experience. Finally, I was offered a fulltime tax analyst job for a hardware company. EOP taught me that one who seeks success must be patient and focus on the big picture. Mine is to one day become a successful Crime Scene Investigator.
Read personal stories of extraordinary drive, persistence, and commitment, from these CSU students who stand as examples of the success of the CSU Educational Opportunity Program: