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Eric Januar: Student Activities
Eric Januar is majoring in chemical engineering and physics and is transferring to UC Berkeley in the fall 2009.
Eric Januar is from
Jakarta, Indonesia and is majoring in
chemical engineering and physics. He will be transferring
to UC Berkeley in the fall of 2009.
Eric loved getting involved on campus.
He arrived winter quarter 2007 and
the Global Community Organization (GCO)
Club right away. He met lots of
people and made lots of friends
while volunteering for events
such as helping out at the Auburn Food
Bank and planting trees.
In the spring,
Community Leadership, Education,
& Outreach (CLEO) Program.
In this program he gained many
communication and leadership skills.
"I was the Outdoor Programs
Coordinator," said Eric. "I helped
to organize events on and off campus
such as: Welcome Day, Leavenworth
Tree Lighting Ceremony, Skiing and
Snowboarding trips, Paint ball and
Snow Cave Camping, just to name a
Eric also took part in Student
Government (ASGRCC) as an Ex
Officio in Public Relations. He
volunteered in the Math Learning
Center and also worked as a math
"College is not just about studying
and going to class," said Eric. It's
also important to get involved and
get real life experience."
"In my personal essay (part of
the application piece to get into a
4-year university), I wrote a lot
about my involvement on campus,
especially CLEO. I think my
two years with CLEO is what helped
me to get into UC Berkeley. Some of
my friends who had higher GPAs, but
were not involved in Student Life on
campus did not get accepted."
"I am very grateful to Dani
Chang, Martha Koch, the IP advisors
and my instructors. I learned so
much from them and they helped me a
lot during my 2 1/2 years at Green