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Tips for Success in College
Student Outreach and Recruitment

Going to college is exciting and fun – but it can also be a bit overwhelming and intimidating. Here are some tips from LBCC's student Outreach Ambassadors:


  • Make sure to sit in the front of the class. Not only will you retain more information from lectures but it will allow you to build a stronger connection with your professor.
  • Join a club! You’ll meet people who are in the same boat as you are most of the time. They are around our age and they understand the challenges of a college student. They may have taken some of the same classes as you will be taking and they can help you choose the best professors in certain subjects. Most of all – it’s great to have friends on campus!
  • If you are running late, it’s best to just park in the Vet’s Stadium parking lot. The parking structure is crazy full especially during the first weeks of school and before 8:00 & 9:00 AM classes

Pebbles Santos



  • Books are expensive. You can buy them, rent them, or use copies on reserve in the library. Find the solution that works best for you.
  • Be proud of your accomplishments throughout college – and don’t give up on your goals.
  • It is okay to seek help.

Isadora Madu


  • Always keep an open mind about teachers, what classes to take, and activities on campus.

Diego Duarte


  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
  • Look for student mentors – students you can look up to.

Alessandro De La Cruz


  • Pace yourself your first semester.
  • College classes are more complicated. Take advantage of the free tutoring available on campus.
  • Stay on top of your homework.
  • Do not slack off. Be sure to attend class.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask the professor questions for clarification on assignments.

Arianna Jimenez


  • Take advantage of the resources college has to offer such as free tutoring.
  • Use the computer lab for research and for printing papers.
  • Go to the library to find books for class projects or for a quiet place to study.
  • Meet with a Counselor to get help with your Ed Plan.

Noemi Rodriguez


  • Study well in advance of tests.
  • Use the tutoring centers to get extra help with your classes.

Kylee Cruz


  • Do some research beforehand to make sure your professor / class is the right one for you. Sometimes the best fit is the class time and location which is the least convenient – but it’s worth it if you learn a lot and do well.
  • Be aware of important upcoming dates such as registration. Registering on time is important if you want to get the classes you need. Also pay attention to deadlines

Ricky Mulock


  • For every hour in class, set aside at least two hours every week to study.
  • Talk to your professor during office hours if you need extra help.
  • Visit the Math Success Center in the V Building, the English Center in the E Building and the Tutoring Center in the L Building for additional help with your classes.
  • Visit the “Fish Bowl” in the E Building to learn about volunteer opportunities. Consider joining a club or helping with ASB events by joining a committee.
  • If you are eligible, join the honors program for smaller classes, priority registration and free on-campus printing.
  • Apply for LBCC scholarships before the December deadline. Also look for other scholarship opportunities through the LBCC scholarship website.
  • Set SMART goals – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound. They will help you stay focused and on-track.

Jacqueline Samson


  • Keep a planner or calendar to keep track of important events, tests and homework.
  • Pack snacks and/or lunch. It’s more affordable than buying something on campus and you’ll always have something with you to eat. It’s easier to concentrate on class and studying when you’re not hungry.
  • Get to class thirty minutes before it actually starts so you are not late, can get your favorite seat, and have time to review any material that is needed.

Eleine Bun


  • Don’t quit. No matter how hard classes are or how hectic your schedule is, always remind yourself that it is for a better future.
    Reuben Martinez