Week 15 – Student Interview – Janelle Reyes

This week I interviewed Janelle Reyes. She is currently a freshman and studying Accounting. Before she settled on Accounting, she was a nursing major. As a fellow Filipino, its almost characteristic for us to consider the nursing profession. It is an honorable profession where lives can be saved directly, but also is very difficult and not everyone can or is willing to do it. She switched to Accounting because she no longer saw herself becoming a nurse. This is understandable, i think the nursing profession requires a certain amount of time being sacrificed, so her making the decision not to continue is very commendable and i respect it. Janelle is from Norcal, Fremont specifically. She chose to go to CSULB because of the nursing program. Although she is no longer majoring in nursing, she does not regret coming down to Long Beach because she absolutely loves it here.

Janelle is a grad from Fremont high school. She was in the marching band for her four years in high school and played the trombone. For me personally, i had the opportunity to play the saxophone, but didn’t pursue it outside of elementary school.¬†Aside from the marching band, she was also in the History club. She loves history, but prefers majoring in Accounting. Asking Janelle about dorming, she said that it has been a great experience for her. She made lots of friends and a boyfriend. She also love it because people down here are much more outgoing then up in north California. Personally, i think that is just the circumstance. Everyone will become even more outgoing after moving out of the house, kind of like growing up and becoming more mature.

Janelle is a huge fan of travelling, when she was in her history club, her group was able to fund raise around 2,000 dollars to go to France, Italy, and Switzerland. It was and 11 day trip, 12 people from her school went, while around 30 people joined them, who were from New York, which sounded like it was an awesome experience.