Management major Orlando sitting at a high-top table

Orlando Osorio '20


Orlando Osorio

After a house fire my senior year of high school, I knew I needed to find an affordable college close enough to home so that I could commute. I knew FSU would be a great fit because of the tuition rate, the business program, and its proximity to my home. When I received my acceptance, I promised my dad I was going make every day count and give it my best. I am now a junior studying business management with a minor in marketing.

Coming into FSU my dream was to be part of the soccer team, and I trained all summer. An injury during my first year led to two surgeries and kept me off the field, but thankfully I made a connection with the president of Brother to Brother, a student organization established to support and inspire the educational, professional and social success of male students of color. This club changed my life and the vision I had for my future. Through advice and support from fellow club members and advisors, I was motivated to apply to leadership positions within the University. I have been a peer mentor within FSU’s Program Leading to Undergraduate Success (PLUS), an orientation leader, and a Black and Gold Beginnings leader for first-year students. Involvement has opened the door to many opportunities, such as working at the MetroWest College Planning Center as part of the community outreach team. I also got the chance to be part of Alternative Spring Break, during which a group of FSU students and staff traveled to Memphis, Tennessee to do community service.

My advice to any first-year or future students would be that Framingham State gives you a platform; it’s up to you individually to take it and make the most of your time.