Beach Connection Magazine : Fall 2017 Spring 2017 - Page 4

MENTORING: SUCCEEDING JOHN BEELER 1975, B.A., RADIO/TV/FILM Owner, Beeler & Associates and publisher, Beachcomber newspaper “Beach students intern for class credit (120 hours per semester) in our offices. Mentoring them is a way of giving back to the university and future generations of students by sharing what I’ve learned in business over the past 38 years. The more memorable students were those who taught me something (like golf).” TOGETHER AT THE BEACH There is nothing like sharing your pathway to success to help a friend, or reaching out to an expe- rienced individual for support. From fellow CSULB alums to your favorite faculty members, men- tors and mentees come in all forms and exude what it means to be a part of the Beach Family. Thank you to our alums for shar- ing the impacts of mentoring on their lives. For more stories like these , visit our website at alumni/beach-connection. 4 BE ACH CONNEC TION JANINE CORNELISON 2010, B.A., JOURNALISM Academic Advisor, California State University, Bakersfield “Having Benjamin Olague `15 as my SOAR and academic advisor, as well as colleague and supervisor has made such a significant impact on my life. When I was an undergraduate, I was able to experience firsthand that having some- one to lean on during tough times or to give you the extra push of confidence is essential to be a successful student.” ANN DALKEY 1974, B.S., MARINE BIOLOGY 1982, M.S., BIOLOGY Retired Marine Biologist, City of Los Angeles “I mentored Beach students while working for the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Students worked with me on monitoring restoration projects, field prep and data entry. I treated the students as partners in work, and they were clearly learning. Out of all the students that I mentored, CSULB students were consistently of the highest quality.”