Student pathways to success

In this series of feature stories, students, alumni, advisors and faculty from the College of Health & Social Sciences speak about actions you can take to make the most of your time at SF State.

What you can do

Student group behind table with gator

Join a student organization

Becoming involved in a student organization enriches a student’s experience. In this article, hear from students in the Health Education Student Association, an example of the many student organizations in the College of Health & Social Sciences.

Group of undergraduate advisors

Meet with an advisor

Advisors are an integral part of college success for all students, but not all students are aware of what advisors can offer them. In this story, two advisors talk about what they tell students.

3 public health students in front of a high school

Find the right major

SF State offers more than 100 undergraduate majors — and the opportunity to change majors if you change your career goals. In this story, a student switched her course of study and found the perfect major for her. 

In the classroom

three faculty members from Rec, Parks & Tourism

Know your professors

When students engage with their professors, they get help cultivating their interests into a career path and make networking connections to start their professional life. Read how a Recreation, Parks & Tourism major found that support from her professor made a great impact on her personal and professional growth.

three students in classroom

Learn to solve problems

In this story, students in an academic success course in Holistic Health learn a problem-solving model to help deal with challenges that affect everyday success in school or life — such as mental health, wellness, and time management.