Pioneer Success Coach

Christina Bluck

Fifth Year Students




Higher Education Background:

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.): Psychology, University of the Pacific
  • Masters of Science (M.S.):  College Student Personnel, Miami University.

Interests and Hobbies:

  • Crafts
  • Working Out
  • Spending time with Friends

Top Defining Moments in Higher Education:

  • When a Professor told me not to be scared to change my major to psychology just because I didn’t think I could pass statistics. I ended up changing my major and LOVING it AND I passed statistics!
  • Graduating with Honors 

While in college, I experienced:

  • Changing my major
  • Difficulties with time management
  • Working on campus while attending college
  • Withdrawing from a class


Who do I meet with?

I meet with students who came in to CSUEB as freshman students (not transfers) and are in the spring semester of their fourth year or beyond. Certain students are assigned to me during the spring semester of their fourth year based on the number of units they have completed. Students who have completed more units than the assigned students are offered graduation workshops and the option of self-selecting into the program.

How to be referred to me?

Students who are not automatically put in the program can self-refer by contacting

What topics can we talk about?

Making a plan for graduation, the graduation process, general education and non-major requirements, referrals to major advising and campus resources, time management, study skills, and plans after graduation.


92% of students surveyed in 2020-2021 said that the program assisted them in moving towards graduation at CSUEB.

95% of students surveyed in 2020-2021 said that they would strongly recommend or recommend that a friend participate in the program.



This program helps and motivates you to keep going until you receive your diploma. I can’t thank this program enough for encouraging me to graduate.” - Katherine

"The advisor was constantly checking in with me and when I had questions even if they were basic she would answer them in terms of things like signing up for graduation and looking at things as they appeared on the Degree Audit Report in MYCSUEB." - Naja

"I loved the Fifth Year Advising Program, it made me feel comfortable knowing that I didn't have to get through a very important time of college alone." - Veronica

"My advisor gave me the confidence and the tools needed to graduate within the next year." - Sabrina

Academic Programs and Services
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
  • Hayward, CA 94542