Current FLC Student majoring in Social Science
"Besides my classes, I enjoy being involved in campus life and activities to learn more about myself and others."
When did you start taking classes at Folsom Lake College (FLC)?
Originally I am from Schleswig-Holstein, Rendsburg, a small town in Northern Germany and I am here as an International Student until I reach my educational goals. I transferred from Berkeley City College over to Folsom Lake College in the fall of 2008.
What is your major?
After four semesters, I am happy to say that I will be receiving my A.A. degree in Social Science. It took me a while to decide what I would be passionate about, but it was worth the time at FLC and the discovery through many different classes. With the help from my Counselor, Chris Clark, I was able to visualize what my educational goal would be and where I would like to transfer. Ultimately, I would like to receive my B.A. in Psychology and transfer to a University in Munich, Germany.
Why did you choose FLC?
Everyone in the nearby community recommended Folsom Lake College as a welcoming and beautiful college to attend. After attending only one semester, I found myself improving my studying immensely, thanks to great teachers, coworkers, and classmates. Furthermore, with the support of Folsom Lake College, I succeeded in all of my classes to obtain an A.A. Degree.
What was the best part of your experience with FLC?
I decided in 2008 to become an International Student here in California. My best experience here was meeting new students and amazing teachers and getting to know the California school system. To be quite honest, Folsom Lake College provided me with the best International Supervisor, Evelyn Retter; she was always helpful and made me feel like I belonged here at the College, she is very much appreciated. In addition, I had the opportunity to work as Student Help in Admissions and Records. This job helped me in so many ways to better understand the inner workings of the college and learn about the resources Folsom Lake College offers to students. Best of all, I am now working with The Office of Outreach and Recruitment as a Student Ambassador, helping other students reach their potential.
How do you feel FLC helped prepare you for the future?
Everyone at Folsom Lake College helped me prepare for my future, whether it was a teacher or counselor; together they encouraged me to keep going and succeed. It did not matter what question I had, someone was always there to help me.
What are you doing now?
Right now I am a working as student help in the Admissions and Records Office and a full time International Student. Besides my classes, I enjoy being involved in campus life and activities to learn more about myself and others.
What would you like to do after you leave FLC?
Once I have completed all my classes at Folsom Lake College, I will apply to different Universities throughout the United States and Europe. Ultimately, I would like to attend a University in Munich and major in Psychology.
What did FLC do to help you achieve your educational goals?
Folsom Lake College guided me towards my educational goals, even though it took some time. My counselor listened to what I was interested in and encouraged me to go reach for those goals. The College also gave me many opportunities to experience personal growth, which helped me to be more successful at school. Most of all, FLC has helped me to study on my own and be successful in my classes. Every semester, teachers have provided me with great advice and support and I appreciate that very much.
What are you particularly proud of that you accomplished with FLC?
I am proud that I can share my knowledge that I learned in Admissions and Records and help new students be successful. Many of them are overwhelmed with so much new information, it makes my day to be able to help them get through the admission papers and answer their questions. It is such a great feeling knowing that a student leaves with a relieved smile and feels more encouraged for their school success at FLC.
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