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Alex My name is Alex and I am an accounting major at College of Canyons. I've been in the United States Marine Corps since 2011, and my goal is to transfer to UCLA in the Fall of 2018. I enjoy my job as an Outreach Peer Advisor immensely because I get to interact with and network with a very diverse group of individuals. I feel lucky to have found this job because it has allowed me to meet some lifelong friends and it has provided me with many valuable learning opportunities and experiences.
  • Veterans
Carlos Hello, my name is Carlos and I am a student at College of the Canyons. I am majoring in nursing and I am currently taking prerequisites for the Nursing Program. I plan on transferring to National University, which is located at the University Center, for my BSN. I enjoy this job because I am surrounded by positive people and this job allows me to connect with different people, learn new things, and pass on information I have learned from my peers.
  • Military Club
Jacob Hello, my name is Jacob and I am a communications major. Upon graduating with my AA-T, I plan to continue my education endeavor at Cal State Northridge. I enjoy working as an Outreach Peer Advisor because I love to interact with people in addition to helping students achieve their ultimate educational goals. What I love most about COC are the opportunities that are given and the professors who genuinely love what they do.
  • National Champion Speech Team
  • Sigma Chi Eta
  • Communications Studies Club
  • Cougar News

Hi my name is Jose. I'm a biology major. I want to transfer to a UC, preferably UCLA. I enjoy being an Outreach Peer Advisor because I get to help students in the early steps of their college experience. This is important to me because I wish someone would have helped or guided me when I was first starting my college experience. College of the Canyons is an excellent campus and the staff are very supportive. With any question a student may have, staff are there and ready to help. That's what makes College of the Canyons such an outstanding school and the reason I attend this college.

  • Chemistry Club
  • Student Success Club

My name is Kathy and I am a Psychology major. I am hoping to transfer to one of the following private institutions: Loyola Marymount, USC, or Chapman University beginning Fall 2017. As an Outreach Peer Advisor I get an inside look of what College of the Canyons has to offer, and I relay the information to helpother students. Additionally, I have the opportunity to work with amazing faculty, staff, and students. Aside from being a OPA, I am involved in the Associated Student Government. Last year I was the Social Student Involvement Coordinator, and presently I am the Vice President of Activities. Both positions enable me to compose various events to enliven campus life. With all this, I can definitely say I am proud to be a COC student!

  • Psychology Club
  • Associated Student Government
  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • Psi Beta Honor Society

My name is Lance and I'm a computer science major. I would really like to transfer to CSUN, UCLA, or UCI. I like this job because I want to help people and make a positive impact on their lives. I enjoy learning at COC because of the wonderful professors, and resources available on campus.


Hi! My name is Lauren, and I am an English and marketing major at College of the Canyons. I plan to transfer to a university in the near future, but I am still unsure where that will be. I enjoy working here at COC as an Outreach Peer Advisor because I get to interact with people who, under other circumstances, I would normally never cross paths with. It has been a blessing working here and meeting new people while gaining job experience that will help me in my next phase of life.


My name is Tessa and I am a sociology major at COC. I enjoy working as an Outreach Peer Advisor because I get to meet new people every day. Becoming an OPA has also helped me discover mypassion forhelping fellow students and community members become more familiar with COC and everything it has to offer. Attending COC has been a blessing for me as it has allowed me to realize my full academic potential, as well as discover my passion for sociology, social justice, and education. I love COC because the faculty is so helpful and there are so many resources available to students. I could not imagine starting my academic career anywhere else!

  • Sociology Club
  • Active Minds
  • Civic Engagement
  • Honors Program

My name is Vera and Im a biology major at COC and I am a member of MESA. My goal is to transfer to David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA after I earn my AS in the Fall of 2018. I enjoy my job because I get to interact with such a diverse group of people at the college. COC has been a blessing for me as it has allowed me to meet people I wouldnt have met otherwise, and provided me with invaluable learning and social opportunities.

  • American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
  • Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA)