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Hello! My name is Crystal Montoya and I am currently the CSU College Corps Program Coordinator. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies and minor in Special Education and Master of Science in Educational Counseling from CSUB. I am a Shafter High School graduate, go Generals! I have been with the program since it first began and have witnessed its improvement firsthand. I worked as an advisor at East Bakersfield High School and North High School. I strongly enjoyed working with students and providing them with valuable information and resources available to enhance their high school experience, career exploration, and life after high school. It was a wonderful and rewarding experience; this is an awesome program that truly makes a difference one student at a time.
Each advisor is assigned a cohort of 30-35 students at a pre-selected high school. They continue to work with their assigned cohort all four years of high school, freshmen through senior year.
All pre-college advisors receive summer training about the CSU system and CSU Bakersfield admission requirements, financial aid and scholarships, academic advising, transcript evaluation, career assessment, outreach programs, CSU Mentor, test administration, math and English placement tests, record keeping, leadership, confidentiality, and professionalism.
In addition, all pre-college advisors are required to enroll for a General Studies course primarily focusing on the CSU College Corps Program implementation, activities, services, and updates. Topics discussed include record keeping, school updates, college awareness, career exploration, workshop coordination and implementation, lesson plan strategies, handling difficult situations, ethics, professionalism, customer service, admission requirements, and financial aid.
My name is Tania Burgos and I am currently a senior at CSU Bakersfield majoring in Business Administration and concentrating in Marketing. I graduated from Ridgeview High School in the Class of 2010. I am a very motivated and driven person that loves to encourage other to success therefore joining the CSU College Corps has been a perfect job for me. I worked 2 years with North High School students and just recently saw them successfully graduate. College Corps has not only helped me reach my potential but also has given me the opportunity to encourage young students on their way to higher education. College Corps is a great program that many students should take advantage of because there are so many steps that may seem confusing or overwhelming for a student and parent but as a pre-college advisor I will try my very best to get a student to college.
My name is Samantha Gallardo and I am currently a senior at CSUB majoring in Criminal Justice. I come from a small town named Arvin and attended Arvin High School. I started working with the CSU College Corps Program fall 2011. I am an advisor at Bakersfield High School advising freshmen students. I enjoy informing students about what they should do in high school to be successful in college. Having that extra person to give you a hand with questions and concerns is always helpful. I am excited to hear and see how my students grow and prepare for their life after high school!
My name is Pablo Hernandez and I am currently a senior at California State University, Bakersfield majoring in Criminal Justice and minoring in Psychology. I graduated from Wasco High School (Class of 2009). I am very involved on campus in executive positions with the Delta Zeta Tau Fraternity, Criminal Justice Club, and Greek Council. I have been with the program since fall of 2011 and am currently assigned to Bakersfield High School. What I love most about working for the College Corps is being given the opportunity to mentor and guide high school students on the right path to achieve higher goals in life and go to college.
Hello everyone! My name is Rosio Perez, I majored in Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies and minored in Sociology. I am currently the assistant for the CSU College Corps Program. I’ve been working for the program for 4 years now and have enjoyed every day of it. Growing up, I was unaware of the A-G requirements and what steps I had to take to get to college. This program has allowed me to make a difference in students’ academic career by providing information similar to the information I did not have growing up. I look forward to seeing my students graduate and become aware of essential information they need for college.
Hi! My name is Angie Rodriguez. I am currently a junior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Child Adolescent and Family Studies. I have been working with the CSU College Corps Program for nearly a year and am currently working at East Bakersfield High School. I enjoy being able to assist and provide students with the resources and knowledge they need to attend a four year institution. I am eager to see all of our students graduate from high school and attend a university.
My name is Sonia Sandoval and I am currently majoring in Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies at CSU Bakersfield. I began working for the program in spring 2011 and I am currently working at East Bakersfield High School as a Pre-College Advisor. I enjoy working with high school students and helping them through their entire pre-college journey. As a former student at Shafter High School, I do not recall having programs like CSU College Corps available to us. This is especially why I am extremely proud to work for a program that makes a difference.
Early Intervention Programs
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway 47SA 126B
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099
We are located next to Outreach.