Warner RLC Student Profiles
Around 60 students join our residential learning communities every year. Our
WCNR Learning Communities prepare students to become natural resource leaders at CSU and beyond. Here are some of their stories highlighting the amazing things our students do!
What was most valuable to me was learning interpersonal and business skills with types of individuals who will be working in fields similar to mine. I had the valuable opportunity to learn about engaging people in sustainability work. The RLC helped me find a community of likeminded people, get involved in clubs related to sustainability, and connect with faculty and professors. I’m most proud of the student involvement I participated in at CSU, which included being an outreach coordinator for Zero Waste Club. With this, I enjoyed living people who valued academic as well as the environment. Being part of the RLC basically shaped my entire College experience. It introduced me to the people that I am still friends with today and showed me that none of us were alone and that we all had the same interests. My favorite RLC memory was going snorkeling in the Poudre to find aquatic creatures with a bunch of my hallmates. Through my time at CSU I am most proud of the work I have done and jobs I have been offered. The RLC was probably the best thing that happened to me at CSU. I met so many friends and interesting people that I still talk to. I was exposed to different areas of my major that I had not discovered before attending CSU. The RLC helped me get to where I’m at by teaching me better leadership skills and the valuable friendships I gained. I am most proud of the connections I have made with employers, professors, and friends. The RLC helped directed me into a certain path, but was still able to refine that path that was unique to me. I realized that everybody collectively within the program was on the same page without needing to say a word. I found it valuable that everyone had the same classes as me. It made it easy to strike up conversation and ask for help. The RLC introduced me to many opportunities at CSU that I probably wouldn’t have thought about getting involved in. I am most proud of learning forestry and forest dynamics. The RLCs helped me grow as a leader in many ways and helped me network around campus. The most valuable thing about the RLCs were the connections made with peers, mentors, and faculty and staff. I have made long lasting friendships. The RLC allowed me to start my first year with an amazing support system and build great friendships with like-minded people. The RLC helped me find friends within the same major that had many of the same interests. A lot of these people are my friends and resources when I am struggling in classes. I was able to meet some of my best friends through the RLC. I was able learn more about myself as a leader and what opportunities were available to me at CSU and beyond. I met people within my major and it made the transition into a very large out-of-state university a lot easier. The most valuable part of being in the Outdoor Leadership RLC was getting to have a class with my closest friends and other individuals who are very like minded to me and opened my heart and mind to so many new things. The RLC (and friends I’ve made in it) inspired me to dive deeper into my field of study by joining clubs and applying for jobs. It really just opened my eyes to all the possibilities. The strengths assessment was especially helpful to see how I can contribute to the field. The RLC helped me start off my college career with the right intentions and helped me start thinking about my impact in day to day life. Most of my friends throughout college came from the learning community. The most valuable thing about being in the Outdoor Leadership RLC was living in a dorm surrounded by other students who were going through the same things as me. I have someone to sit next to in classes and people to study with. I also just made really great friends with people who shared my interests. I knew no one coming into CSU, let alone anyone who appreciates natural resources in a similar way. The Sustainability RLC let me meet people firsthand and develop connections where many of us have banded together in classes and student organizations. What was most valuable to me during my time in the Sustainability Leadership dorm was that I was able to connect with people through my love of natural resources and desire to bring positive change to ecosystems. I’d never been able to do such before, and it was an eye-opening experience. I’m most proud of the friendships I’ve made and the things I’ve been involved with such as learning communities and working with my professor.