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College of Humanities & Fine Arts

Mireya Ocampo

International Languages, Literatures & Cultures Department 

Majors: Spanish Pre-Credentials and Latin American Studies 

Hometown: Maxwell, CA 

When are you expecting to graduate? 

I am expecting to graduate Spring of 2022.  

What’s it like to be a student at Chico State? 

I have been at Chico State since my freshman year and one thing that is very evident is the tremendous amount of support from the professors as well as the many organizations on campus that are here to serve our Chico State Wildcats. As a Chico State student, you will be offered a lot of support whether it is advising, tutoring, job searching, finding ways to get involved, etc.  

What’s been your favorite class at Chico State and why? 

I don’t have a single favorite class, but I do have a few extremely memorable ones. I loved taking UNIV 105 (Self, Identity, and Sustainability), ARTH 471 / 671 (Ancient Mexican Art), PHIL 102 (Critical Thinking), and all my Spanish classes.  

In UNIV 105 I got to go on a weekend-long camping trip with my classmates and it was a fun experience. I found PHIL 102 to be very intriguing. Spanish has always fascinated me, and I love learning new things in each class. As for ARTH 471, I loved this class because although I did not choose an art path as a career, art has always been an enjoyable hobby of mine and I love to let out all of my creativity with small projects.  

What would be your most important advice for incoming freshman? 

“You can’t grow in your comfort zone, so go ahead and get out of it.”  

I would also advise incoming freshman to initiate a conversation with someone from an organization at Chico State. This conversation could be with an advisor about what path they could take, with study abroad to talk about where they could go, with someone from the Career Center to talk about how they could begin to get experience in their field of study, or anyone they have considered talking to about their future. For incoming freshman, it is important to know that there are many resources for you. The thing is, you need to seek out support when you need it and see who can help guide you in your path. Also, do things that might make you nervous but will allow you to grow as a person.  

What do you plan on doing when you graduate from Chico State? 

When I graduate from Chico State, I plan on getting my teaching credentials to become a Spanish teacher. I also plan to travel somewhere in Latin America during the summer and enjoy life! 


Mireya Ocampo