San Diego State University Student Panel
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About this livestream
Ask current SDSU students questions about academics, campus life, dorm living, and more. Livestream viewers will get to vote on questions and ask their own!
Meet the panelists: Leyla, Abel, Aliea, Jake, Lauren
Leyla is a fourth year student at SDSU majoring in Accounting and minoring in Interdisciplinary Studies through the Weber Honors College. She is involved on campus as an SDSU Ambassador, member of Mortar Board Honor Society, and as a Student Admissions Representative. Leyla participated in a SDSU faculty-led study abroad trip to Barcelona, Spain last winter, and she has thoroughly enjoyed her time living on and off campus while at SDSU. She interned with Deloitte Tax this past summer, and she will begin working with their San Diego office full time upon graduation this upcoming May.
Abel is currently a 2nd-year graduate student at SDSU and is in the process of obtaining his Master of Science in Counseling degree with a specialization in School Counseling and the California Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credential. Abel graduated from SDSU back in 2018 with his degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with 3 concentrations in Counseling, Economics, and Public Administration. During his undergraduate career at SDSU, Abel was a resident advisor, an SDSU Ambassador, worked of the Office of Housing Administration, and for the SDSU Office of Admission!
Aliea is a fourth year Real Estate major with a Women's Studies minor from Mukilteo, Washington. She is involved in a business fraternity, a cultural club, and a service club on campus. She has worked at the SDSU bookstore for three years as well as holds a position on the Recruitment Team for Out of State Admissions.
Jake Czubinski is a third year student at San Diego State University from Houston, TX. He is majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with his emphases in multimedia design, journalism, and sociology. He is a member of two honor societies, Golden Key and Phi Eta Sigma, and is also a member of the SDSU Arts and Culture Club.
Lauren is a fourth year student at SDSU majoring in International Business with an emphasis in Spanish & Western Europe and Marketing. When she is not working on campus in the Out-of State Admissions department, she is heavily involved in student organizations. She is currently the President of Camp Kesem and is an Outreach Competition Coordinator for the university food drive campaign, Aztecs Rock Hunger. Lauren is from New Jersey and loves San Diego in so many ways. Her favorite things to do in San Diego include going to the beach, hiking Cowles Mountain, and doing her homework at the Turtle Pond on campus!
Undergrad College: San Diego State University '12
Graduate College: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, MS; Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, MD '23
Work Experience: I have worked as a research scientist in cardiology, including research developing models to study the heart using stem cells - one of which is going to the International Space Station in 2022! While not as exiting, I have also worked in the health insurance industry.
My Admissions Story: I found an advisor I trusted and used their advice and any help they offered. Only good things came from having an extra set of eyes to look at essays and complete applications. The key for me was to find that person early on, and build that advisor-advisee relationship.
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