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Campus History and Origin

San Diego State University was the first and  largest college institution found in the San Diego area. It was found March 13, 1897 and was originally used to train elementary school teachers. At first, San Diego State University had taught only three courses, English, history, and mathematics. By the 1920's, this university's population was outgrowing its space. SDSU was able to relocate in 1931 to the city's east border. The college did not become an actual university until the 1970's.

It has now been 117 years since the origin of San Diego State University. They enroll 35,000 students each year due to their 91 undergraduate majors, 78 masters programs, and 22 doctoral degree programs.

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Admission Requirements

High school seniors (incoming college freshmen) will be required to meet one of the following three eligibility criteria in order to apply:

  • A grade point average of 3.70 or above, or

    • A score of 1200 or above on the SAT (math & verbal), or

    • A composite score of 28 or above on the ACT
  • Tuition and Costs

    Campus Life

    Aztecs: The Night is Yours!!

    Looking for loads of on-campus, after-dark excitement? Then head out to Aztec Nights! Each semester, SDSU hosts a fabulous line-up of events, just for you! Most happen during the first weeks of each new semester.

    Degree Plan: Nursing

    Cover Letter for Obstetrician Position

    Marissa Atilano

    12345 Tierra Sol Pl

    El Paso, TX 79935



    May 19,2015

    Luisa Garcia

    Del Sol Medical Hospital

    Gateway Blvd.

    El Paso, TX 79935

    Greetings to whom it may concern,

    I would like to apply for the position of an obstetrician at Del Sol Medical Center in El Paso, Texas.

    I have received a Master's degree in Nursing and a Minor in biology at San Diego State University. I have also taken a course that has allowed me to get my PhD and specialize in becoming an obstetrician at Stanford's School of Medicine. These courses have offered me labs that have helped me prepare for the experiences I will have at your hospital. I have also learned how to work well with others and have had the opportunity to be apart of a team. I had fellow nurses and obstetricians by my side as I received my education and practiced labs. I have learned how to have unity, how to reduce waste, how to be efficient, and how to be innovative.

    I have studied hard to pursue my dream of becoming an obstetrician. I would like to be apart of your team at Del Sol Medical Center and help our community. This can provide a very positive impact on my future and I can provide a positive impact on the future of your hospital.

    Thank you for your time and I hope to see you soon at a future interview.


    Marissa I. Atilano

    Letter of Recommendation

    To Whom It May Concern,

    This letter is written concerning the application for a fellow companion ,Marissa Atilano , to be admitted to Del Sol Hospital in El Paso , TX , as an obstetrician. Mrs .Atilano is a very focused student with a big passion for biology.I have known the potential employee since the beginning of our high school experience.

    Mrs. Atilano is a very sympathetic person , with the ability to work with very sensitive people, she will be willing to care for pregnant woman who often have emotional ups and downs. She has the ability to to work under pressure and has excellent problem solving skills. Mrs.Atilano is also very determined and if something gets in the way or things don't go as they were planned , she will not give up and will always find a solution. She is very trustworthy and can handle things with a delicacy so everything turns out smooth and sufficient.

    Ms. Marissa Atilano is a great potential employee that you should really consider, she is determined and will not disappoint you. Mrs.Atilano will fit right in with the Del Sol institution, and you will not regret hiring her as your next obstetrician.


    Patricia Soto

    El Paso ,TX 79936

    TEL:(915) 654-8954



    Marissa Atilano

    1234 Tierra Sol Pl

    El Paso, Texas, 79938


    Work Experience

    Del Sol Medical CenterEl PasoTX

    Nurse January 2015 - Present

  • Check blood pressures
  • Assist pediatricians
  • Check fever and other symptoms of patient consistently
  • Education

    San Diego State University San Diego, CA

  • Developed teamwork skills in school
  • I was an honor roll student throughout all of college.
  • Additional Skills
  • I am a sympathetic person that is able to cope with families going through traumas
  • I have the ability to work under pressure or in a chaotic situation.
  • I am determined and will always find a way to complete my task.
  • I constantly put others before me, such as my patients
  • I am trustworthy and can handle tasks with delicacy
  • Persuasive Essay

    In determining the best career path for me, I ask myself what qualities must a successful individual possess? In my opinion one must have an internal drive to be considerate, compassionate, hard working, goal oriented, and determined. I feel I exhibit all of these characteristics in different areas of my life.

    I have often asked myself, how can I be the change I want to see in the world? I answer this question by seeking opportunities to best serve others. In the school setting, through church, and community I have always been helpful to others. Putting others before myself comes natural to me. Becoming an obstetrician has been my dream since middle school and I intend to take every avenue to pursue it. San Diego State University can help me achieve my goals and set up my future. I deserve to attend San Diego State University because I am a responsible and determined student that has a true passion for saving lives.

    Ever since elementary, I have never failed to let my instructors down. My schoolwork has always been my priority and I intend to continue to keep it that way at your university. I realized my dream in middle school and have chosen a career track that can help me get involved with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This program is called STEM and I am following this path throughout high school to allow me to experience the career I want to pursue. I have been responsible and have not only kept up with this career track, but I have also maintained a straight A honor roll in my core classes and electives.

    I continuously try my best to achieve all of my goals. I will put all of my focus and attention on school and on my future.

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    Works Cited

    “Admissions.” SDSU Admissions. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 May 2015. <>.

    “Aztec Night.” SDSU Campus Life. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 May 2015. <>.

    “SDSU Fight Song.” Youtube. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 May 2015. <>.

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