Back From College | Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School

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Back From College

Carmela Valderrama '12

Several recent alumni came back to campus earlier this month to share their college experiences with SJND students.

Carmela Valderrama '12, (pictured left at her SJND graduation) is a sophomore at UC Berkeley. She was joined by Nigel Duniven '13, a freshman at University of San Francisco; Cassandra Rodriguez '12, a sophomore at San Jose State University; and, Kelsey Johnson '11, a junior at Ithaca College, led a discussion with students about private and independent schools compared to the UC and state university systems.

They also talked with SJND students about what it's like to live on your own for the first time, campus life, classroom sizes, college professors and self discipline when it comes to studying and attending class.

This is the first in a series of small "Back From College" sessions, offering SJND students the opportunity to meet with young alums, who can share college advice and strategies.