Category: Colleges

  • 2016 Scholarship Recipient Heather Norman Writes About Her College Experiences

    2016 Scholarship Recipient Heather Norman Writes About Her College Experiences

    The last 6 months have been some of the best of my life. Because of the ForCarol Scholarship I was able to have the unique and amazing opportunity to attend summer semester at BYU, an experience I highly recommend to all incoming freshmen to try at their schools. The money covered nearly all of my […]

  • 2012 Scholarship Recipient Seokho Hong Writes About His College Experiences

    2012 Scholarship Recipient Seokho Hong Writes About His College Experiences

    Seokho Hong was the Tracy High 2012 Carol Phan College Scholarship recipient. He has graduated from Stanford with a B.S. in Computer Science and plans to work at Cisco as a Data Scientist. To see Seokho’s winning entry for the Carol Phan College Scholarship….go here. Here is Seokho’s 2016 update on his experiences at Stanford […]

  • “High School vs College and Home vs Dorm” by Caitlin Dong

    “High School vs College and Home vs Dorm” by Caitlin Dong

    Here is a BRAND NEW blog entry from Caitlin Dong, ForCarol.com’s 2011 College Scholarship  winner. Caitlin is now attending U.C. Berkeley (….Berzerkeley….I just had to do it!).  🙂 Enjoy! — College life is undoubtedly different from high school/home life in many ways. While college life and living on your own is exciting and fun, nothing […]

  • “College Thus Far :-)” by Caitlin Dong

    “College Thus Far :-)” by Caitlin Dong

    Note:  Caitlin Dong was the first recipient of the Carol Phan College Scholarship.  She is now attending U.C. Berkeley.  Thank you, Caitlin, for this update and the kind words at the end of your blog entry.  You rock!  🙂 — Sitting here, I realized that I am about to start my tenth week of college. […]

  • California College’s Salary Potential

    Lori showed me this link on the University of the Pacific web site. In there, UOP (Pacific) states that Payscale.com has ranked Pacific graduates as #5 in salary potential among tons of California universities.  We (I say, we, because Kristen goes to UOP) even beat Berzerkely and Cal Poly!  I’m shocked….really, I am. Pretty cool. […]

  • UC Berkeley Student Orientation by Caitlin Dong

    UC Berkeley Student Orientation by Caitlin Dong

    UC Berkeley Student Orientation by Caitlin Dong Just as high school freshmen attend orientation, so do college freshmen. I attended freshman orientation for UC Berkeley in the middle of June. Everyone abbreviated and referred to orientation as CalSO (Cal Student Orientation). I just learned the other week that UC Berkeley is also known as “Cal” […]

  • Cal Poly Campus Tour

    Cal Poly Campus Tour

    Cal Poly was nice, the campus is functional, not nearly as beautiful as UOP, but, the area rocks with beaches, San Luis Obispo and sooo much more nearby. Here are some pictures of our tour to Cal Poly in October 2009 (click to enlarge)             Drive Safe!  Never Forget.

  • California State University Fresno – Fresno State Campus Tour

    I liked Fresno State.  Nice and hot, beautiful buildings, and the campus was nice (very Central Valleyish). I updated this page: 2/28/2020. Things may have changed since 2009 when we took the pictures. Here are some pictures we took while touring the campus: Here is a video made by a student (I think). More colleges…. […]

  • University of California at Berkeley Campus Tour

    University of California at Berkeley Campus Tour

    A lot of Tracy students end up at Berkeley (assuming they have the grades to get in).  Trivia:  My wife’s cousin used to be the Dean of the Law School…pretty impressive!  🙂 Drive Safe!  Never Forget.