CSI Success Stories

Flint Espil

CSI Graduate
CSI Honors Program
CSI Forensics Team
CSI Student Senate
A.A. Communication, College of Southern Idaho
A.A. Psychology, College of Southern Idaho
B.S. Psychology, University of Idaho

Currently pursuing a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado

While at CSI, Flint earned an A.A. in communication and psychology. He was also active in the Honors Program, debate team, and Student Senate. He transferred to the University of Idaho, where he graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in psychology. While attending U of I he was vice president of the psychology honors association known as Psi Chi, worked at and was an active member of the board of directors for a local suicide hotline, and engaged in research which led to some presentations at conferences in L.A. and Boise. He is currently pursing a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Colorado at Denver and is planning on obtaining a Ph.D. in the field.

Flint wrote in his testimony: “CSI has provided me with a firm foundation for all of my educational experiences I have encountered since. While at CSI I was able to take advantage of several opportunities, both educational and extracurricular. Educationally, I was exposed to smaller class sizes with instructors I believe to be on par with professors I have encountered at other institutions. The smaller class size not only meant that I would be taught by a professor directly (as opposed to a TA), but that I would also be given more personal, individually tailored instruction. On an extracurricular level, I was able to compete on the CSI debate team, an opportunity that provided me with a formidable knowledge base that has been integral in my later classes as well as a personal sense of confidence when engaging with students in class and as a teaching assistant. Participation in the honors program was also beneficial in that it showed me the importance of getting involved in one’s community, which I have done at other institutions as well. While my experiences at CSI have certainly provided me with a strong resume when applying for jobs or graduate school, they have also been extremely important life lessons which I have incorporated into classes, interviews, teaching, and my skills as a future psychology clinician.”

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Stories were submitted and/or verified for accuracy by the CSI students featured in them. Some of the stories have been edited for content/brevity by CSI staff. The currency of the information presented depends on when the story was submitted or last updated (we have been continually accepting nominations since spring 2007).