Cornelio (CJ) Balmaceda

‘20 B.S. Justice Studies

Cornelio posing while traveling and hanging with friends at SJSU.

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Attending SJSU transformed my life in various ways. I want to start off by saying that I was never even supposed to be in college, let alone get accepted to SJSU. But the moment I stepped onto campus, everything changed for the better.

I learned and acquired different skills and techniques that are relevant to my everyday life. Each professor that I had the pleasure of taking had unique personalities and approaches that better improved myself as a student as well as a person. Whether it was basic knowledge regarding my field of study or lessons that went beyond the classroom, I was fortunate enough to study under them. Credit to all my professors who took their time with me and always made sure I was doing well. Not only that, but one of the best ways SJSU transformed my life is within it, I was introduced to lifelong friends and developed many connections.

I will forever cherish my days at SJSU, and because I attended there, I am a better individual. Thank you SJSU!