Episode # 19

Class Is Important (So Is the Other Stuff)

Are you trying to find your own community on campus? David Mesta talks about the benefits of staying active during your college experience, not only in class but also in extracurricular activities. For David, clubs and student groups opened up a whole new world for him. He gained a new social network, found opportunities to create change in areas that were important to him, and developed real-world skills. David also dispels the myth that “campus life” is only for four year institutions. He kept his calendar jam packed during his time at South Central College, a member of the Minnesota State system. Life After Now is brought to you by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.

David Mesta

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David Mesta is from Faribault, MN and is a first-generation college student who recently graduated from South Central College in spring 2021. He graduated high school in 2018 and soon after began his college journey where he was elected Student Senate Treasurer and through Senate, he became involved with LeadMN as a Platform Committee Member, Intern, and Treasurer. He currently serves as LeadMN Vice President representing all two-year college students in the state of Minnesota and is currently attending Normandale Community College and Minnesota State University, Mankato to double major in Political Science and Communication Studies.

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