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Learning by Leading

February 2, 2017

Involvement as a student leader has been the key to academic success for Nicholas Jackson. 

After his first semester at California State University, Northridge, Nicholas Jackson found himself with a problem. He was on academic probation, and it was time to reevaluate.

“I was not prepared enough curriculum-wise, and my study habits were not great,” he says. “I realized I either need to get on it, or I won’t be here.” 

Nicholas managed to bring himself back on track and then some. Encouraged by his mother (a CSUN alumna), Nicholas got involved on campus, and as a result found himself more motivated and engaged in his coursework. Now, he’s teaching others how to succeed, and leading by example.

Read Nicholas' full story at myNorthridge Portal.