Volume 94, Issue 30
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013
NEWS | INTERNSHIPS
Students vie for internships Internship and Career Expo brings employers to meet with students on campus SONAM MIRPURI Daily Titan
The Internship and Career Expo brought employers to Cal State Fullerton on Wednesday to assist students in possibly attaining a potential internship or career. As students walked around the many booths of employers, so did a robot, a wired machine on wheels, composed of wooden shelves and a screen. “He can become a little bit of a mascot, like Tuffy himself,” said Laura Neal, an arts, entertainment and communications industry specialist with the Career Center. The goal of the robot was to bring attention to the Engineering and Computer Science department. The robot and a Formula SAE race car were on display to demonstrate and promote the work of current engi-
neering and computer science students. Unfortunately, due to a lack of battery power, the robot did not make it through the entire event. During the past week, there have been a variety of workshops to help prepare students for Wednesday’s event. Neal hoped that the Internship and Career Expo would be a learning experience for students, as well as a growth and development opportunity to talk to professionals directly, so the students can gain networking skills. The Career Center offered a few tips on being successful at a job fair. Polishing off the resume, researching the employers and dressing to impress can be keys to future employment, Neal said. “Always keep it professional,” said Virgen Melendez, a representative of TJX Companies, in regards to student attire. SEE EXPO, 3
FEATURES | SERIES: HOW TO DEAL
Students juggle lives as parents CSUF provides reliable child care for students who are raising children KRISTEN CERVANTES Daily Titan
As I stuff my purse with the essentials: my wallet, cell phone, pens, toys and a sippy cup, the pitter patter of tiny feet moving across the room catches my attention. I look down and see my 16-month-old daughter, Natalie, smiling at me. I smile back and tell her we’re going to school. By school, I mean classes at Cal State Fullerton for me and day care for her at the university’s Children’s Center. I’m approaching the end of my 10-year journey to graduation. During that time, I worked a few jobs, got married and gave birth to my daughter. For the past year and a half, I have learned how to cope with the struggles of being a student and parent. During the first months of Natalie’s life, I was enrolled in
online classes. Taking those courses helped me so much since I didn’t have to drive in 45 minutes of bumper-to-bumper traffic. More importantly, I was able to spend quality bonding time with my new daughter. However, I knew the inevitable of having to actually attend classes in person would soon happen. Finding a day care would then become my biggest problem. Ideally, I wanted Natalie to attend the Children’s Center. She would be close to me and I would feel more comfortable knowing I could pick her up within minutes in case of an emergency. It is now Natalie’s second semester at the Children’s Center. The center has helped her grow into a bright toddler and social butterf ly. From painting to sharing toys, the Children’s Center teaches kids life lessons and allows them to have a good time. Jenny Taylor, the Children’s Center director since 2011, has an idea of how student parents feel. SEE STUDENT PARENTS, 5
Misty Paig-Tran, Ph.D., removes the 14-foot-long female oarfish from its cooler and places it on asphalt on Tuesday.
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Professor studies oarfish
Misty Paig-Tran, Ph.D., will be studying the oarfish that washed up in Oceanside NEREIDA MORENO Daily Titan
Cal State Fullerton researcher Misty Paig-Tran, Ph.D., is studying the remains of a 14-foot giant oarfish, a rare deep-sea creature that attracted national media attention when it washed up
on an Oceanside shore last week. Paig-Tran, an associate professor of biology at CSUF, was able to get in contact with Suzanne Kohin of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) who was first on the scene and secured the body of the rare bony fish for study on campus. The NOAA agreed to let her have the fish when they were finished with it. Tran called
the discovery a “gratuitous accident.” Paig-Tran specializes in biomechanics and asks biological questions about organisms and about how their form affects their function. She uses engineering techniques to test her hypothesis. “For this fish, because I’m a biomechanist I’m interested in why deep-sea fishes have very what we call unmineralized skeletons, which means that unlike the bone you or I
have, this bone is very soft in nature,” Paig-Tran said. Deep-sea fishes have very gelatinous, f laccid skeletons. Tran said she wants to explore how that benefits a fish swimming in the crushing depths. Her current research deals with the structure and function of deep-sea fishes. The giant serpent-like oarfish is a deep-water fish for the most part. SEE OARFISH, 2
SPORTS | WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Titans win big in exhibition game Coach Daron Park’s first outing crushes Cal Baptist University IAN O’BRIEN Daily Titan
The Cal State Fullerton women’s basketball team prepared for the regular season with an exhibition game on Wednesday. With the season fast approaching, they took their offseason preparation to the court for the first time since March in a game against California Baptist University. Daron Park
heads the 2013-2014 squad in his first year as the Titans’ head coach. Park is transitioning from his prior job as USC’s associate head coach. Park’s previous experiences include stints at the University of Maryland as an interim head coach and at Louisiana Tech and UC Berkeley as an associate coach. Park helped field winning teams in each of those programs and will seek to build a winning reputation at CSUF. SEE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL, 6
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Junior forward Kathleen Iwuoha lays up for two of her 16 points.
FEATURES | INTERNSHIPS
The cost of interning for free Students have mixed views on the worth of an academic internship ALLY FITZGERALD Daily Titan
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Camp Titan accepting applications for counselors OPINION 4
Paid internships are much more rewarding for students SPORTS 6
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The years spent in undergraduate studies are often described as a time to discover personal passions, build new relationships and eventually launch a career. Students are often told by professors and counselors that one of the most essential steps to landing a well-paying, personally satisfying job of their dreams is completing internships. Many majors offered at Cal State Fullerton require students to work as interns in a field re-
lated to their study before they can graduate. The importance placed on internships is not overstated, said Laura Neal, the industry specialist of arts, entertainment and communications at the CSUF Career Center. “It’s not enough to just have a degree and then start working after you graduate,” Neal said. “Internships are the new entry level job college students need to have.” However, many students struggle to fit an academic internship into their schedules. Classes, work and personal commitments often leave students with little time to secure an internship or complete one. Neal said that this lack of time is something she sees fair-
ly frequently among students, especially those who chose to attend a commuter campus such as CSUF. “The traditional education system is designed for the traditionally aged student who doesn’t have to work to support themselves,” Neal said. “So we’re kind of in conflict as we transition from one world to the next.” Carleigh Lydon, 20, is a fulltime student majoring in computer science with a minor in mathematics. She also works part-time to help support herself. Lydon is worried about finding the time to fit an internship into her schedule since her major is impacted. “I’m already working a job. It’s hard to get an internship
that’s unpaid, and there’s just a lack of time,” Lydon said. Cody Huson, 21, a public administration major, said he adjusted his schedule to ensure he would have time to work at his unpaid internship with the Brea Family Resource Center and at his paid job as a soccer referee. Huson believes the time he spends working at the internship will be beneficial in the long run. “For what I want to go into, it’s all about who you know (and) not necessarily what you know or what you have down on paper,” Huson said. Huson is required to complete an internship in order to graduate. SEE UNPAID INTERNSHIPS, 5
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Courtesy of Cal State Fullerton The bony oarfish was cut up and stored in coolers to protect its fragile body as it was transported for examination by Cal State Fullerton biology professor Misty Paig-Tran, Ph.D.
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It was first described in 1772, but it has been rarely seen because it lives at considerable depths. Oarfish are thought to reside in depths around 3,300 feet (1,000 meters) according to National Geographic. “It’s one of the longest fishes in the world and certainly the longest fish that has a bony skeleton,” Paig-Tran said.
They can grow up to 56 feet and weigh up to 600 pounds. Paig-Tran will take pieces of the fish’s skeleton and test it with engineering techniques called materials testing. “I’m going to look at the properties of that material to see how hard it is, for example, how f lexible it is, and to answer questions about how fishes can move in the deep with such a jelly-like structure,” Paig-Tran said. She said it is too early to tell whether the fish she is study-
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ing is related to the 18-foot oarfish found dead in Catalina just five days prior to the incident in Oceanside. “Certainly, this isn’t the first time that multiple oarfish have surfaced at once so it’s possible that they’re linked— there’s actually been a third stranding of an oarfish down in Cabo so that’s very far from where these two oarfish were linked,” Paig-Tran said. Paig-Tran will have a better idea of what exactly happened to the fish once the autopsy is
“It’s one of the longest fish in the world and certainly the longest fish that has a bony skeleton.” Misty Paig-Tran
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complete within the next six months. She said the oarfish is in relatively good condition. It was fresh—not decayed— and with no external trauma when they found it. She said it is a long process– the oarfish has undergone a series of X-rays and will order computed tomography scans (CT) in the following weeks. Tran said they are going to get CT scans of the fish itself before they cut into it to know exactly what the inter-
nal structure looks like before they begin dissection. “Once that gets completed then we’ll start to slowly go through this from the head down to the tail systematically in order to try to figure out what was the cause of death and to guess some of these structures that we’re interested in looking at,” PaigTran said. The oarfish was carrying hundreds of thousands of unfertilized eggs when it washed ashore.
ASI accepting Camp Titan applications Counselors devote a week to underprivileged youth at mountain camp DANIEL OSTRIN Daily Titan
On June 15, approximately 150 underprivileged children from Orange County, ages 6 to 14, and nearly five dozen Cal State Fullerton students will arrive at Camp Oakes, a YMCA campground that lies deep within the San Bernardino Mountains, east of Big Bear City. Camp Titan is a weeklong summer camp founded in 1969 by a group of philanthropic CSUF students. It now continues entirely financed through Associated Students Inc., fundraising by the CSUF Greek community, public donations and the occasional grant from regional businesses. ASI is now accepting applications for counselor positions at Camp Titan. The online application process open solely to eligible CSUF students and application period will close Nov. 8 at midnight. “Camp Titan allows underprivileged children to experience a life-changing camping adventure,” said Skylar Valles, 21, a human services major and previous Camp Titan counselor. “Being a counselor drove my passion of working with children.” After only one year of counseling, a student is eligible to apply for the director and staff positions, said Ray Edmondson, a 24-year-old double major in biochemistry and molecular biology who serves as Camp Titan’s co-director of staff management. For their hard work and time spent camp directors each receive a small scholarship from ASI, Edmondson said.
The budget provides for the campers, the directors, the staff, the counselors and an administrator, Edmondson said. Counselors amount to about four-fifths of the student volunteers; which equates to about four dozen open spots for applicants. The staff and director’s term is a one year commitment, and all former camp workers must reapply for another tour, said Matthew Perry, 24, a human services major and previous Camp Titan counselor. An eligible student must be registered at the university for this semester and the Spring 2014 semester. The student must not have been convicted of any crime or have a CSUF disciplinary record, and the student must currently possess and must maintain a 2.0 per semester and cumulative GPA at CSUF. An applicant must be aware of the mandatory events lead-
ing up to the summer. Three-hour long morning seminars are scheduled for Feb. 1, March 1, April 5, May 3 and June 7. “The training meetings prepare the potential counselors by going over camp policies, methods for handling children, how to be an effective camp counselor and learning camp songs and traditions,” Perry said. Two mandatory overnight training sessions are scheduled for the weekends of Feb. 8 and April 26. “The (February) training at the TSU is a way for the counselors to bond with each other through fun activities such as games and team building exercises,” Perry said. The April training weekend is at Camp Oakes, and is intended to introduce counselors to the camp. It gives them an idea of where everything is, the food selection and the experience of the programs that the
campers will be participating in, Perry said. However, this year the camping quarters will not be at the traditional open-air camp cabins, but rather the campers will be staying at the dorms within the campgrounds, Edmondson said. Those that fit the criteria and calendar will continue the online application providing an educational and occupational background, two professional references, a short autobiography describing the individual’s personality, extracurricular involvements, volunteering experiences, preparations for being a camp counselor and reasons they are applying for the position. Edmondson said every applicant will receive an email for the next step in the application process which is an interview in person. Students must follow the email and schedule an interview time within the weekend of Nov 15.
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DTBRIEFS Deputy convicted of assault ANDRES GARCIA
A former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was convicted of assaulting his former girlfriend, said the Orange County District Attorney. Mark Eric Hibner, 44, of Anaheim was found guilty on Tuesday of two felony counts of domestic battery with corporal injury and three felony counts of criminal threats. Hibner was a 22-year deputy with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department at the time of the incidents. He faces a maximum sentence of eight years in state prison. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 15 at the Santa Ana Central Justice Center. Hibner is charged with physically assaulting his girlfriend after she discovered a sexually evocative voicemail from another woman on his phone last Christmas. According to the DA, over the next few days Hibner assaulted, spit on, swore at and threatened to kill the victim. On one occasion, Hibner dragged the victim by her hair and threatened to make her pass out by getting on top of her and covering the victim’s mouth and pinching her nose. On Feb. 19, Hibner threatened to kill another woman with whom he had formerly been in a relationship with if she appeared at a court hearing concerning a restraining order for the crimes against the first victim, according to the statement.
Nude photos sent to students SARA HIATT
A teaching assistant at the University of Iowa accidentally emailed nude photos of herself to students in her classroom, according to USA Today. The email was sent to over 80 students and included attachments containing the nude photos. The incident is now under review and the university will handle it under the current policies and procedures, a university spokesman said in a statement Wednesday. The email sent to the assistant’s math class was supposed to be a study guide and read, “Hi Class, I attach the solutions for number 76 and 78 in this email.” The pictures were likely taken from a video chat and were extremely sexually explicit. Students who received the email were asked by university officials to delete the message and not share it with anyone; however, students at the school were tweeting about the incident soon after. A professor at the school is asking the university to handle the incident appropriately, saying different actions should be taken against a professor who sends out nude photos and a teaching assistant who did not mean to send the pictures to the class. After sending the email, the assistant was teaching on Wednesday.
Teen charged with murder SARA HIATT
A 14-year-old Boston high school student has been charged in the murder of his teacher, according to CNN. Philip Chism was arrested early Wednesday morning and was arraigned on a murder charge by Wednesday afternoon. The body of Colleen Ritzer, 24, was found in the woods behind Danvers High School, where Chism was enrolled in one of Ritzer’s math classes. Chism had been reported missing around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday night. Later that night, at about 11:20 p.m., Ritzer was also reported missing after she had not returned home. After both reports, police searched the school where they found blood in a second-f loor bathroom. Chism was found at about 12:30 a.m. walking on the side of a road in a neighboring town. After police interviewed Chism and reviewed surveillance footage from the school, they were able to link Chism to the murder and he was taken into custody. Chism had started attending Danvers High at the beginning of the school year. Family and friends said Ritzer was a “dedicated teacher” and “the most harmless person ever.” Chism is being held without bail. A grand jury will decide if he will be tried as an adult.
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In addition, Melendez recommended students should make themselves “presentable.” About 105 employers spent the day looking for students who may become future interns or employees. “At least four to five hundred individuals who are there to talk to the approximately four to six hundred students that will be coming through today,” Neal said. Jennifer Porter, human resources executive team leader for Target in Anaheim Hills, said that some leadership experience, being an outgoing person, and being an approachable individual are characteristics recruiters look for in students.
“Keep all your options open, apply for as many (internships) as possible, and then look for the one that fits your passion.”
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“Keep all your options open, apply for as many (internships) as possible, and then look for the one that fits your passion,” Porter said. Paloma Marziali, 19, a business major, was one student looking for internship opportunities. “If you go around and don’t really talk to anyone, you are not going to get much of it. But if you really are interested in the companies and want to learn more about them, then it is a really great opportunity to get a job,” Marziali said. Over the years, the Career Center has held many events to encourage businesses and students to meet with one another. However, due to the recession, the amount of employers present has recently decreased. “As the economy continues to recover very slowly over the next five years or so, we anticipate the fair to double in size,” Neal said.
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Unpaid internships not worth the time Students are exposed to greater opportunities with paid internships BRIAN CHESTER Daily Titan
As part of Cal State Fullerton’s curriculum, students in certain majors are required to complete an academic internship. Students must go out into the real world, work a real job and spend time in an environment that could help establish business connections that could potentially lead to a long-term career. The majority of these internships, however, are unpaid. Most require students to complete a total of 120 hours of work without receiving any financial compensation and may even force students to take time off from their day jobs, creating economic difficulties and unwanted stress. But there is no way around it if an internship is required in order to graduate. The undue burden caused by unpaid internships raises the question of whether unpaid internships are even beneficial for students, despite the work experience they may receive. According to a study by the
National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), students who worked in unpaid internships were 30 percent less likely to receive a job offer after graduation than students who had at least one paid internship. The study surveyed more than 38,000 college students and discovered that 63.1 percent of paid interns received at least one job offer after graduation, compared to only 37 percent of unpaid interns. NACE found that students who worked paid internships earned a starting salary of approximately $16,000 more than those who had worked as unpaid interns. With the class of 2013 graduating with an average debt of $35,000 this year, it is no surprise that college students are in an unfavorable position to take on unpaid work. The earnings from their first paid job out of college will go towards paying off the debt that had began to accumulate the day they first set foot in their institution of higher learning. With financial constraints at historically high levels, “unpaid” is the last thing students want to hear when they take an internship. Unpaid internships may provide business contacts and
professional experience, but are they really beneficial in the long run? Fortunately, the U.S. Department of Labor created a set of guidelines that must be met by employers who take on unpaid interns. If an internship does not meet these guidelines, the intern is considered an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act and must be paid at least minimum wage. In addition, the federal guidelines do not offer exemptions for interns who receive course credit from their colleges or universities for their work experience. That means if the internship is unpaid, the employer needs to ensure they are not benefiting from the work of the intern and it is merely an educational extension for the student. These strict guidelines put employers on a tight leash when dealing with internships. Depending on the duties assigned to the intern, these rules can be a slippery slope. Employers must take into consideration the amount of work the intern is responsible for. Essentially, the intern will not actually be performing the full duties of the job, but merely shadowing an already paid employee.
While non-profit organizations are exempt from internship regulations, private forprofit corporations should stop skirting labor rules and move toward paid internships if they want to hire graduates who are more competitive and prepared for the job market. Transitioning toward paid
internships would be more effective in teaching the required job skills. Students would be able to fully perform the everyday tasks of the job and get more realistic training and practical experience. In the case of unpaid internships, responsibilities are limited, and they may not be as beneficial to
students as believed. The competitive job markets demand a more reliable source of training. Not only do paid internships allow for better direction, but they are also necessary to get students accustomed to the professional world in a manner that unpaid internships cannot accomplish.
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Expos introduce students to potential employers that will open the doors for their future.
Obamacare in trouble ELLIOT LAM
It seems as if House Republicans are not the only source to complicate President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. The Obama administration announced yet another change in the way in which they would implement the individual mandate component of the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday. Several media outlets have reported the administration had extended the Feb. 15 deadline for Americans to begin the enrollment process. However, the White House maintains that they had always intended for the final deadline to be March 31, 2014. As the law was originally written, individuals would be subject to a fine if they were uncovered for one day within a three month period. The Washington Post reported that tax firm Jackson Hewitt was the first to notice this error. After the Associated Press reported on the tax firm’s memo, administration officials confirmed
earlier this month that Americans would have to sign up for insurance by the middle of February 2014. If the White House had not adjusted their individual mandate policy, Americans who purchased health care on the exchange before the March 31 deadline but after mid-February would have been subject to a fine. Sadly, this is not the only major issue that is plaguing the Affordable Care Act. After more than three weeks of the launch of Healthcare.gov, the federal government website tasked with running the health exchange for 34 states, experts are still unable to fix the technical glitches that are preventing Americans from successfully signing up for health insurance. Though the White House has asked contractors to fix the glitches in the website by Nov. 1, experts say that more than 5 million lines of computer software code needs to be rewritten in order for the site to operate properly, according to the New York Times. These two problems with the rollout could have been pre-
vented if more planning had been done before the exchange officially opened at the beginning of October. If the administration had taken into consideration that there could potentially be errors on the website, they could have extended the deadline for enrollment before it looked like they were fumbling. Equally embarrassing is the fact that people will be wondering whether the administration would have ever found out about the potential fines facing individuals thought to have obeyed the law if they had not found out from a private tax firm. Although the federal government is dealing with something incredibly unprecedented, the unforeseen complications may cost Democrats dearly in next years elections if Republicans can make affordable health care appear to be nothing more than a fairy tale with no basis in reality. If the Affordable Care Act faces any more major hurdles, Democrats will lose the political capital they gained after the government shutdown.
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Kristen Cervantes balances school and taking care of her daughter.
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Taylor has a daughter enrolled in the center as well. “The only way I’m able to be an effective director is by having my child enrolled in this amazing program,” Taylor said. The center operates by using part of the fees students pay to attend CSUF. Those fees go to Associated Students Inc., which provides the child care service to students, professors and CSUF employees. The university’s children center is accredited and only uses trained staff. “We have quality rating scales that ensure the safety and the educational goals
of every single child,” Taylor said. Many students utilize the Children’s Center and can use the child-free time by studying, going to class or attending an internship. Taylor acknowledges that many students wouldn’t be able to graduate if the Children’s Center wasn’t developed. Along with assistance through the Children’s Center, my husband, Anthony, has helped me achieve my goal of graduating by picking up Natalie from the center on the days I have my internship and watching her while I work on assignments. However, some parents have to take on the responsibilities of being a student and parent all on their own.
FEATURES Ciara Nay, a CSUF senior sociology major, is a single parent. But she hasn’t let that stop her from getting a degree. Her 4-year-old daughter is enrolled in the Children’s Center. Nay is the current vice president of the center’s Parents and Friends Club. She joined the club because she wanted to give back to the center by volunteering. Nay said she owes much of her success as a student parent to the Children’s Center. “As a single mom, being able to pursue a better future for my child with the help of the Children’s Center has been an incredible blessing,” Nay said. One of the most important qualities any parent can utilize is time management. Without scheduling day care pick up times and classes, my life would be a complete mess. Some of the biggest challenges for Nay have been managing her time and dealing with stress. “It’s a balancing act,” Nay said. Julie Siratt, a CSUF senior biology major, works alongside Nay as the president of the Children Center’s Parents and Friends Club. She has two children, one who is currently in the Children’s Center and one who was in the center, but is now in kindergarten. Between taking care of her family, going to school fulltime and working over 35 hours a week, Siratt is the prime example of a modern day working mom. “I am exhausted all of the time, always,” Siratt said. “I often feel like I am drowning in stress. School is certainly not made for parents.” As I work on a homework
assignment on my computer at home, the sound of a high-pitched scream makes me jump in my chair. When I turn around, I see Natalie crying and walking towards me. She wants something and I have to guess what it is. By the time I figure out that she wants a cup of milk, I forget what I wanted to finish writing for my assignment. This scenario plays out almost every night as I try to accomplish my homework. Ultimately, I get stressed out because I have to put off my homework and turn it in rushed at the last minute. For some parents, the best way to deal with the stress of tackling classes and homework assignments-while taking care of a child-is to talk it out with other parents. Student parents can address concerns and daily struggles at group meetings offered by the CSUF Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).
“I often feel like I am drowning in stress. School is certainly not made for parents.” Julie Siratt
Christina Carroll-Pavia, Ph.D., is the CAPS training coordinator and psychologist. She developed the parents group when she noticed stu-
THE DAILY TITAN UNPAID INTERNSHIPS dents were coming into CAPS to discuss concerns and the demands of being a student parent. “Groups in general offer opportunities for students to connect with others who may be experiencing similar concerns or struggles,” Carroll-Pavia said. “Finding that others have the same worries, difficulties or problems as you can be quite comforting.” Parents can share ideas, learn how to deal with situations and get support from others during the group meetings, she said. “It’s important for student parents to stay focused on the positive aspects of both their roles and talking with others in the same situation can be helpful in that process,” Carroll-Pavia said. As I ref lect on my new life as a student mother, I have learned to be more patient and accepting of the challenges that come my way. I want to be a role model for my daughter and show her that I was able to accomplish school, while taking care of her. The best piece of advice I can give to student parents trying to deal with it all is to use the resources CSUF has to offer. Student parents can sometimes get so caught up in the endless demands of everyday life that they may forget what is truly important. “Never lose sight of what is important in life: your health and family,” Nay said. “Your educational goals, so long as you’re dedicated, will be achieved in due time.” Students who are interested in joining the parent group can contact Carroll-Pavia at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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However, the pressure to work as an intern exists even in majors where internships are not required, such as the one Lydon is studying. “It’s not really told through counselors or anything, but it’s harder to get into the workplace without having an internship beforehand,” Lydon said. Huson feels this difficult choice is one that students must make in order to ensure their future success. “Spending the time now will reap you a greater reward later with a better job,” Huson said. “Get by as best you can on a poor student budget … being economically responsible, that’s what you’ve got to do now while we’re in college.” Neal said she understands that interning is a sacrifice and hardship for many students. “I completely sympathize with students that work part (and) full time and have an academic internship requirement to fill-it can be a very difficult thing to juggle, and they have to make some hard choices,” Neal said. She said the requirement set by many majors in the university, as well as the general recommendations, is that students complete an internship in their field of choice. This does not have to be an unpaid internship. “(Students) can find lots of internships that offer pay and credit,” Neal said. She said that in her 12 years as a counselor at CSUF, the availability of internships that offer both pay and school credit have increased. For more information about internships, visit the career center website or call (657) 278-3121.
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The Titans showed reason for optimism in their exhibition opener, beating California Baptist University in a blowout with a final score of 70-38. While the win gave Park his first victory as the Titans’ head coach, he still wants to see how his team will fare in the regular season. “I told the kids at the beginning of the day today we’re 0-0. I mean it’s an exhibition game so we’re still 0-0,” Park said. There were no lead changes or ties throughout the game. The Titans darted off to a blazing 11-0 start and never looked back.
“We got a chance to get the rust off. I’m incredibly proud because of their effort, energy and enthusiasm.” Daron Park
Women’s Basketball Coach Despite it being an exhibition game, Park was still pleased with what he saw from his team. “We got a chance to get the rust off. There’s still a lot of things we have to get better at. One thing we tried to work on since April was to just have great energy, great effort and great enthusiasm. Regardless of what happened tonight, I’m incredibly proud because of their effort, energy and enthusiasm,” Park said. Park has limited experience in coaching against Big West teams, but he’s still optimistic that the Titans can compete against the conference’s best. “We got a long ways to go to be putting ourselves in a position to judge the rest of the Big West, but I tell you this, we will compete, and we will play incredibly hard against them,” Park said. Junior forward Kathleen Iwuoha led the way for the Titans, playing for 25 minutes after coming off the bench.
She recorded a double-double for the night, scoring 16 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Senior guard Brianna Barfield added 14 points and seven rebounds. Barfield also had four assists, two steals and shot 4-for6 on her three-point attempts, She hopes to see her team improve throughout the season. “I think we have a lot of room to improve. We’ll take it day by day and try to get better and try to just be focused every day,” Barfield said. The Titans’ fast tempo was too much for the Lancers, and their game plan revolved around it. “We just have to keep the intensity up. We just have to keep running. We just have to set the tempo at a fast pace,” Iwuoha said. Iwuoha played defense on the Lancers by sticking to them like glue along with her double-double performance. “I just feel like every game, go out and just play. I feel like by me having a double-double tonight, it just shows that I can do that with any opponent that we have,” Iwuoha said. Barfield and Iwuoha weren’t the only prolific players on the court though. Senior forward Mya Olivier and junior guard Alex Thomas each added 10 points. Thomas also had two steals, and Olivier nabbed four rebounds. Olivier also registered a perfect shooting percentage from the field and the free throw line. The Titans shot 46.7 percent as a team and shot 27.8 percent from the three-point line. They held the Lancers to a miniature 22.9 shooting percentage. One area of struggle for the Titans was their free throw shooting, as they only shot 33.3 percent from the charity stripe. They settled down in the second half though, making eight out of 16. The Titans will take on Cal State Dominguez Hills at home Friday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. for their second exhibition game. They will face South Dakota for their regular season home opener on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. For more information on women’s basketball and all Titan Athletics, go to FullertonTitans.com.
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CSUF falls to No. 5 Matadors Titans lose to top ranked Northridge in an overtime thriller at Titan Stadium VINCENT LA ROSA Daily Titan
Cal State Northridge sophomore midfielder David Turcios scored a little over a minute into the first overtime period to steal the victory from the Cal State Fullerton men’s soccer team, despite the Matadors playing much of the second half and overtime with 10 men. With both teams tied atop the Big West South Division standings with 10 points, a win for either side in Northridge meant sole possession of first place and a spot in the driver’s seat headed towards a first-round bye in the Big West tournament. To start the match, it was the home team looking like the brighter and hungrier of the two sides, with CSUF content to play deep in their own defensive half. The Matadors took advantage of the Titans’ willingness to let them hold the ball for long periods in the first half.
They racked up a slew of offensive statistics, outshooting the Titans 13-1 in the first 45 minutes but with nothing to show for it in the goals column. The Matadors’ best opportunity came with less than a minute to go in the half. A volley by junior midfielder Marino Peixoto screamed just wide of the Titan goal. Despite the effort, both sides went into the halftime break scoreless. Picking up where they left off in the first half, the Matadors again put the Titans under pressure to start the second frame and were rewarded just over five minutes in when senior forward Beto Velasquez’s shot from 18 yards found the upper left corner of the Titan net in the 51st minute. Turning the Titans over in their defensive half, Matador forwards Brian Behrad and Sagi Lev-Ari combined to assist on Velasquez’s fifth goal of the season. A goal down, Titan Head Coach Bob Ammann tweaked his tactics, loosening the restraints on his team and allowing them to push forward
in search of an equalizer. And the move paid off in the 55th minute when Matador defender Trevor Morley was shown a straight red card. Morley was forced to bring down a Titan attacker sprinting clear just outside his own penalty area. With the Matadors down to just 10 men, the Titans continued their aggressive tactics, needing only four minutes to take advantage of their numerical supremacy. Titan junior forward Amara Soumah stripped a CSUN defender just outside the Matador penalty area. After powering by another defender, Soumah guided a low shot past Matador goalkeeper Adam Hobbs and just inside the post. The goal in the 59th minute was Soumah’s third of the season, giving the Titans life in the match with an extra man on the pitch. However, despite being down for just over 35 minutes to end the match, the Matadors showed resilience in their play. They managed to finish the second half level with the Titans on goals at one apiece and
even on shots with five for each team as well. But in the overtime period, the Matadors made sure not to let the Titans linger. Just a minute and 11 seconds into the overtime period, a cross into the Titan box was bobbled by CSUF senior goalkeeper Bryan Escalante, who at that point had played well with three saves on the night. Unfortunately for Escalante and the Titans, his miscue was pounced upon by Turcios, and the Matador midfielder’s spectacular overhead kick was guided into an open net to seal the victory for CSUN. The loss is CSUF’s first in their last four matches. They are now level on points with UC Irvine for second place in the Big West South Division with 10 points apiece. The Matadors’ win secures CSUN’s place alone atop the standings with 13 points for this season. The Titans and Matadors will meet again in two weeks at Titan Stadium on Nov. 4. For more information on men’s soccer and all Titan Athletics, go to FullertonTitans.com.
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Titans senior guard Alex Thomas drives towards the basket past mutiple Cal Baptist defenders en route to the Titans’ win.
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