Accelerator for Engineering Transfer Students
A Guide to Your First Year
A transfer student’s first year can be overwhelming, so below are guides to your first year at UCLA Samueli Engineering. It provides a week by week breakdown of the year and how you should spend their time. Printable links can also be found below.
The Accelerator and Pathways guides were developed by engineering transfer students for incoming transfers to help ease the transition into UCLA and provide guidance for important events and deadlines throughout the year. Be sure to come to the Fall Welcome Reception at the beginning of the academic year.
Each quarter the Engineering Transfer Center will debut the Accelerator for Engineering Transfer Students: a collection of events, activities, opportunities, and resources for students.
Weekly study tables for upper division engineering courses start Week 2 of every quarter at the Nancy and Aaron Cohen Study Lounge in Engineering VI (room 134). It is open to all UCLA Samueli Engineering students and is a great opportunity for students to find others to study with. Pizza is also provided for those who are studying! Additional resources outside the center are as follows:
Tau Beta Pi along with ESUC and the Engineering Transfer Center hold Study Hall events for students in Upper Division Courses in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Bio Engineering.
- Tau Beta Pi Tutoring – lower division & select upper-division engineering courses
You can find a list of tutoring services on OASA Tutoring page, including links to Tau Beta Pi (TBP), Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE), and Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) tutoring schedules.
You might also find these student organizations’ review sessions helpful, so check out their calendars:
- Tau Beta Pi (TBP) has Review Sheets and Review Sessions for some lower-division science courses
- Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) has Review Sessions for some CS courses
- Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) has MATLAB Workshops listed under Events
- Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists (SOLES) has Study Night on the Hill (SOLES members only)
The eTransfer Center hosts a variety of networking activities throughout the year. These are great opportunities that will help students maximize their time at UCLA engineering as well as meet other engineering transfer students like them. A full list of all of the transfer center’s past events can be found here.
Speaker Series: Transfers Working in Industry
Tuesday, April 30 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm | RSVP Required
Engineering professionals who were once UCLA Engineering Transfers such as yourselves will be coming to campus to talk about their unique pathways to get to where they are. After the panel, all attendees will get the chance to practice their networking skills with the alumni.
Only 20 spots are available to Engineering Transfer students ONLY, so be sure to RSVP soon! RSVP for the April 25th panel here – https://forms.gle/NmRNKswcgrei3HNr9
Speaker Series: Matthew Frost & Yesha Shah
Saturday February 9th | 9:00AM – 3:00 PM | Campbell Hall | RSVP required
Alumni Majors Participating
North: Business, Chinese, Communication Studies, Design, Law, Psychology and much more.
South: Biochemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, and much more.
Below are various workshops, info-sessions, and student panels that are being held. These are designed to provide transfer students with information specific to their transfer experience. Through these events, transfer students can also learn skills and gain information that will help them with their professional development. A full list of all of the transfer center’s past workshops, info-sessions, and student panels can be found here.
Transfer Bruin Day Volunteers Needed!
Saturday, May 11th
Do you want to give back to your community? Volunteer for Transfer Bruin Day! Several shifts are available from 12pm – 5pm.
Sign up: https://forms.gle/HrMTAm3bHnnYgyRZ9
CAPS & UCLA Samueli School of Engineering
Wednesday 10-12pm, Thursday 2-4pm | Boelter Hall 6288G
Counseling and Psychological services are offering free, confidential, brief, support to students within the school of engineering. No appointment is necessary.
Peer Advising Drop-ins Winter 2019
Boelter Hall 6288
Are you looking to apply for summer research internships?
Peer Advising hours is the perfect opportunity to go over your application or discuss any questions you may have about summer research.
Overwhelmed with classes and assignments? Talk to peer advisors about time management skills they have acquired as returning students to UCLA.