Activities & Resources for Current eTransfers

New Student Programs

New Student Programs


Check out our New Student Programs page, you will find programs designed specifically for new transfer students, including:

  • The Accelerator for Engineering Transfer Students,
  • Transfer Students Fall Welcome Reception, and
  • Campuses New Student Orientation program.
A Guide to Your First Year

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 Pathways Guide for Engineering Transfers was 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.

2020-2021 UCLA Samueli eTransfer Student Pathways Guide Fall (PDF)

Fall Quarter

Adjusting to Change

There’s a lot to get used to during your first quarter and this should be your top priority if you want to succeed! Take some time to explore the campus, revisit your study techniques, and be vigilant with the pace of the quarter system. Advocate for yourself in the classroom. Introduce yourself as a transfer student to your professors. Ask them for any advice on how you can transition your learning to UCLA and succeed in their course. Make it a point to get to know people in your classes. Form study groups right away and get started. Talk to returning transfer students about their experience.

 

Establishing your UCLA Samueli GPA

Moving forward, you will need to provide your UCLA GPA on resumes and applications for programs, scholarships, and any other professional development opportunities. It is important to establish a reasonably competitive GPA to increase your chances to participate in these opportunities or secure awards. Additionally, you don’t want your short 2 – 3 years at UCLA to only be about raising a low GPA.

 

Engineering and Tech Career Fair – Summer Industry Internships

This occurs during Week 3 of Fall quarter (when you should be preparing for your first set of midterms) and is incredibly important to attend if you are trying to land that first industry internship. Transfers will likely have 1 – 2 opportunities to attend the fair before needing to secure employment after graduation. Note to transfers – attend even if it is to learn and do better next year!

Be sure to have a copy of your resume looked at and practice your elevator pitch for the fair! There will also be information sessions in the weeks before the event to help you learn the best strategies when navigating the fair.


Getting to Know Your Community

This is important for everyone! The best part of UCLA is the people you’ll meet, so you need to put some effort into getting to know those around you. Get to know everyone: your classmates, roommates, professors, staff, etc. Learn about engineering clubs, resources and support, networking opportunities, and other extra-curricular professional development opportunities. Figure out which community you want to invest yourself in through your time at UCLA Samueli. Join us at eTransfer Student events! Reflect on what you hope to gain from your time at UCLA. Ask yourself, what you are hoping to walk away from this experience with? What do you want to gain from the UCLA Samueli Engineering experience and how will it help you move on to life after graduation. This information will help you to evaluate your first year (something included in the Spring Quarter Focus) and what to plan for in your second year.

Fall Weekly Schedule

Week 0

  • Starts on Monday, September 24, 2023 | True Bruin Welcome – https://community.ucla.edu/truebruinwelcome 
  • UCLA Engineering Welcome Day – Wednesday, September 27, 2023, 9AM – 1PM, Court of SciencesThings to know for week 1, meet your MentorSEAS mentor, & Community Expo
  • UCLA Engineering Transfer Student Welcome Reception, AY Kick-off & HAcK Reunion – Wednesday, September 27, 2023, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Mong Auditorium – wear a shirt from your previous institution!
  • Drop in Help Desk at the Engineering Transfer Center – Thursday, September 28, 2023, 1:30 – 4:30 PM & Friday, September 29, 2023, 10 AM – 12:30 PM, Boelter Hall 6288.  Need help, have a question, wanna chat?  Come on by. 
  • Finalize your course schedule – meet with an OASA counselor if you need help – https://www.seasoasa.ucla.edu/counselors-2/ 
  • Attend club and organization info-sessions – collect information; but, don’t over-commit!  1st quarter is about easing transition, class performance and establishing your UCLA GPA.
  • Make sure you have all necessary items for your class – textbook, materials and supplies, make sure you can access the online learning environment.  FIND YOUR CLASSROOM.  
  • Check Registrar for deadlines: https://registrar.ucla.edu/term-calendar.
  • Check Office of Academic & Student Affairs (OASA) website for updates on policies and deadlines (like P/NP) and deadlines: https://www.seasoasa.ucla.edu/academic-updates/.  
  • UCLA Volunteer Day – Saturday, September 30, 2023 – The UCLA Volunteer Center’s inaugural event, UCLA Volunteer Day, has become a cornerstone of the UCLA experience. It is one of the university’s largest community service events and occurs during True Bruin Welcome
  • Sign-up for the UCLA Engineering & Technical Fall Career Fair on UCLA Handshake https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/login.
  • Register for sessions to speak to recruiters at the UCLA Engineering & Technical Career Fair. The Computer & Data Sciences event on 10/17 is virtual. 

 

Week 1

  • Refine your resume for the jobs and companies you plan to meet with at the UCLA Engineering & Technical Career Fair.
  • In-person Recruiting-prep drop-ins with ETC Director – Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 2 – 5 PM, Thursday, October 5, 2023, 2 – 5 PM & October 6, 2023, 9 – 12PM, ETC (Boelter 6288). Bring your resume (review the UCLA Engineering Career Guide first) and bring your questions.  First come-first served.  
  • ETC Director Advising Appointments available – starts on October 2, 2023, schedule here: https://calendly.com/wesuehara/virtual-advising-with-etc-director 
  • Think about what to wear at the Career Fair and other recruiting events.
  • Faculty Advising starts (weeks 1 – 3) – Talk to faculty about their research, their educational and professional pathways, and receive guidance on your educational and professional plans.  Schedule through https://my.engineering.ucla.edu/.  
  • Advocate for yourself in the classroom – Don’t ‘fly under the radar’.  Meet and communicate with your professor and TA.  Identify as a transfer student and ask if there is anything you should review (topics from previous courses) or things to know to make the transition into the classroom successful.  You can also review your syllabus and try to determine if topics will build upon things you learned in a previous course.  This is particularly important for CS 32. 
  • Don’t go it alone – Make a friend in each of your classes; ask for their contact information.  Have someone to sound-board, freak out with, and study with.
  • Protect your priorities – populate your calendar with important dates and deadlines, exams, projects, meetings, info-sessions, work-time, play-time, etc.
  • Evaluate your courses & schedule – Meet with an OASA counselor if you have questions, concerns or want to make changes.  Information on contacting your counselor can be found here: https://www.seasoasa.ucla.edu/appointments/ 
  • Start studying.

 

Week 2

  • In-person Recruiting-prep drop-ins with ETC Director – Tuesday, October 10, 2023 and Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 2 – 5PM, ETC (Boelter 6288). Bring your resume (review the UCLA Engineering Career Guide first) and bring your questions.  First come-first served.  
  • Strategize your attendance at the Career Fair and your class schedule – ask for guidance from returning students.
  • Deadline to Drop Classes – October 13, 2023check Registrar’s office for details
  • You might have a midterm next week.  Tutoring services:

 

Week 3

  • Virtual Fall Engineering & Technical Career Fair: Computer & Data Sciences – Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 3:00 – 7:00 PM (registration & sign-up with recruiter required)
  • In-person Engineering & Technical Career Fair: Engineering & Sciences – Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 3:00 – 7:00 PM, Ackerman Student Union (registration required) 
    • The Career Fair is just the start of your recruiting efforts.  What did you learn from attending the Career Fair?  How are you going to do better next time?  What were recruiters looking for?  How are you going to acquire that skill/experience/ability?  
  • Transfer Pride Week at the ETC – Thursday, October 19, 2023, 2:30 – 4PM, ETC (Boelter 6288) – We are celebrating by appreciating the institutions that you came from.  Visit the ETC from 2:30 – 4:00 PM add your transfer institution to our board and get your Transfer PRIDE button!  
  • Midterm season is here! Get your study on.  Get into office hours, look for sample examinations, look for study tables, tutoring services, and visit the tutors on the ETC Discord!

 

Week 4

  • eTransfer Mid-term Study Break – October 27, 2023, 7 – 9 PM – nachos & a scary movie 
  • Bruin Family Weekend 2023! – October 27 – 28, 2023 | – https://bruinfamilyweekend.ucla.edu/.  Invite your family to see UCLA through your eyes!

 

Week 5

  • October 31, 2022 | Get your costume on, it’s Halloween!  
  • Life After Midterms: brainstorming next steps & emotional healing – November 1, 2023, 5 – 6:30 PM, Location tba. 
  • Next week is the last day to change your grading options.  Get in to see your counselor or ETC Director if you want to discuss.
  • Schedule your academic advising appointment to plan out your winter quarter classes: https://www.seasoasa.ucla.edu/

 

Week 6

  • Friday is the last day to change your grading option (P/NP)  
  • Get into office hours to ask questions about things you didn’t understand on your exams and projects.
  • Make a study & work strategy for the last 4 weeks based on your performance in your class.  Meet with ETC Director of your OASA counselor if you need some help.
  • Winter Quarter enrollment begins.  
  • November 10, 2023 | Veteran’s Day Holiday – plan something to recharge.

 

Week 7

  • UCLA Engineering Day – Thursday, November 16, 2023, 2 – 5 PM and Friday, November 17, 2023, 8 – 12PM –  Give back to the transfer community and volunteer for UCLA Engineering Day for prospective UCLA Engineering Transfers. 
  • UCLA vs. USC game – November 18, 2023 – learn the 8 clap!
  • Make sure you have some plans for next week’s holiday!

 

Week 8

  • Gobble, gobble, it’s thanksgiving holiday – November 23 & 24, 2023, university-closed.
  • Find some time to recharge.  Prioritize some time away from studies and school to recharge before the final push to finals.

 

Week 9

  • How to Gain Technical Experience over the summer info-session & Applying for summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates – Thursday, November 30, 2023, 5 – 6:30 PM – in-person – Summers are a great time to dedicate to getting some technical engineering experience.  Learn about a few different activities like academic research & leading technical projects.  Why so soon?  Deadlines to apply for some of these happen in mid-January.

 

Week 10

  • Study Break at the ETC. Come by for a treat! – December 5, 2023, 3 – 4:30PM at the ETC (Boelter 6288). 

 

Post Finals Week

  • Congratulations on making it through your first quarter at UCLA Engineering!
  • Spend some time reflecting on your 1st quarter at UCLA Engineering.  What did you enjoy, what was a challenge, what did you NOT get to do?  If you didn’t achieve something, ask yourself why, what you can learn from the experience, and how you might do it better next time. 
  • Re-asses your winter quarter classes.  Meet with an academic counselor if you need.  UCLA staff will be working at least until Friday, December 15, 2023.  This is a good time to schedule an appointment if you need. 
  • Start thinking about what you want to do over the summer.  Application deadlines for paid summer academic Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) opportunities and other opportunities start in mid-January.  You can find REU opportunities on the Broadening Participation website: www.pathwaystoscience.org.  You can also search the NSF REU site: https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/.  
  • Check out the Winter Quarter Pathways Guide to start planning.
2020-2021 UCLA Samueli eTransfer Student Pathways Guide Winter (PDF)

Winter Quarter

Thoughts from engineering transfers that came before you…

Next steps
After completing a quarter at UCLA Engineering you have a better understanding of the classroom expectations and your performance ability. As you make decisions on how to increase or maintain your classroom performance, it’s now time to consider getting involved in extra-curricular activities that will help enhance your time at UCLA Engineering and improve your competitiveness in securing a job after graduation or a spot in an engineering graduate program.

Engineering Student Organizations, Design Teams & Technical Projects
If you haven’t yet joined an engineering student organization, it may be time to consider it. Student organizations offer many benefits that include:

a. Leadership opportunities that can be added to your resume.
b. Working with & building community with engineers you will work with in the future.
c. Tutoring services, study tables, or exam-prep events.
d. Important networking opportunities that enable you to connect with alumni working in the industry, company reps, and recruiters.
e. Resources and opportunities for students leveraged from the national parent organization like IEEE, ASCE, ASME, etc.
f. Student organizations often have design workshops and scaffolding that enable students to engage in technical work.
g. Design teams are an excellent way to gain some hands-on engineering experience. Apply what you learn in the classroom on a technical project. These are particularly important experiences to share when speaking to recruiters. 

Apply what you learn in the classroom on a technical project. These are particularly important experiences to share when speaking to recruiters. Transfer students have 2 – 3 years to participate in these activities. There are a limited amount of leadership and project positions with student organizations and you’ll need to be a member before you can be elected into office. We will host a Winter Quarter recruitment fair in week 2 of the quarter.

Applying for Academic Research & Paid Summer Academic Research
It’s also time to consider applying for an engineering research experience. Participating in academic research is another great professional development opportunity to use your
engineering skills to solve a problem or add new knowledge to the academic community. It’s also a great way to gain exposure to what graduate school might be like. The recruitment period for paid summer academic research programs starts in January – March. The UCLA Samueli Engineering Undergraduate Research Program will be hosting info- sessions on their academic year and summer program. Keep your eyes out for even dates. Anyone who hasn’t secured a summer internship should consider applying for academic research.

Start thinking about your summer plans
Summers offer a great, undistracted, time for students to gain some technical experience. In addition to summer internships in industry or academic research labs; students can elect to take an Engineering 96 Design Class (or lead one), lead a technical project team at Transfer Bridge, or create their own DIY technical project at home. The goal is to increase your technical experience and the summer is a great time to do it.

Winter Weekly Schedule

Things to do before Winter Quarter

  • Complete the eTransfer Student post-quarter 1 feedback survey (link to be provided).
  • Investigate your winter quarter classes (learn about the expectations, projects, exams, instructors, workload) – talk to those who have taken the class before.
  • Be reasonable with your course-load – Data suggests that the average GPA in the winter (when students start to pile on additional units) go down. Keep your course-load reasonable so you can maintain or improve your GPA. You will decrease your competitiveness for additional opportunities if your GPA is weak.
  • Finalize your course schedule – if you need other classes consider taking an Engineering 96 (design course), Engineering 23: Finding an Industry Internship Seminar, Engineering 26: Finding an Entry-Level Job. Meet with an OASA counselor if you need help- https://www.seasoasa.ucla.edu/counselors-2/
  • Make sure you have all necessary items for your class. Meeting location (find your classes) and time, text book, materials, online learning environment (CCLE, Piazza, etc.)
  • Check Registrar for deadlines: https://registrar.ucla.edu/term-calendar.
  • Check OASA deadlines: https://www.seasoasa.ucla.edu/academic-updates/
  • Update your resume with your UCLA GPA and new experiences – there will be Winter Quarter recruiting events. Check out UCLA Career Center resources on the UCLA Handshake website – https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/.
  • You can schedule appointments with the ETC Director through-out winter 2024 here: https://calendly.com/wesuehara/virtual- advising-with-etc-director. If your fall quarter grades were below a 2.0; please make an appointment to see the ETC Director in the first weeks of winter 2024.
  • Register for the Winter 2024 Engineering & Technical Career Fair on UCLA Handshake and work on preparing for winter recruiting.
  • Check out NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (paid summer research) sites, application deadlines, and prepare to apply – https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/

Week 1

  • Monday, January 8, 2024 | Winter Quarter instruction begins
  • January 8, 2024 (2 – 4PM) | Drop-in Help Desk at the Engineering Transfer Center (Boelter 6288). We are here to help!
  • Drop-in advising at the ETC (Boelter 6288) for Industry Internships & paid Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU). 1st come, first served. (Weeks 1-3). Tuesday, January 9, Wednesday, January 10, 2024 from 2 – 4 PM. 
  • Week 1 | Winter Student Organization Activities Platform (W-SOAP) – Assess your bandwidth and consider getting involved in something. Attend networking events, join a design team, volunteer. These activities will help you network with the people you might work with after graduation, connect with alumni working in industry, and provide you the experience that will help you better prepare to enter the job market. Officer and project lead elections tend to happen at the end of winter/ start of spring quarter. Check out the web-platform: https://www.esuc.ucla.edu/winter-orgs
  • Friday, January 12, 2024 (5:30 – 7 PM) | Engineering 6 Mong Auditorium | eTransfer Student Winter Quarter Kick-off & Networking sesh. Hear what’s going on in winter quarter!
  • Faculty Advising (weeks 1 – 3) – visit with your advisor or visit with another faculty. Schedule on https://my.engineering.ucla.edu/.
  • Are you 36 units or less to degree completion? Want to continue on as a graduate student? See if you’re eligible for the Exceptional Student Admission Program (ESAP)? Check out the details and eligibility here: https://www.seasoasa.ucla.edu/exceptional-student- admissions-program/.
  • Remember your fall quarter tactics & implement measures for improvement in your 2nd quarter.
    • Advocate for yourself in the classroom – Don’t ‘fly under the radar’. Meet and communicate with your professor and TA. Identify as a transfer student and ask if there is anything you should review (topics from previous courses) or things to know to make the transition into the classroom successful. You can also review your syllabus and try to determine if topics will build upon things you learned in a previous course. This is particularly important for CS 32.
    • Don’t go it alone – Make a friend in each of your classes; ask for their contact information. Have someone to sound-board, freak out with, and study with.
    • Protect your priorities – populate your calendar with important dates and deadlines, exams, projects, meetings, info- sessions, work-time, play-time, etc.
    • Evaluate your courses & schedule – Meet with an OASA counselor if you have questions, concerns or want to make changes. Information on contacting your counselor can be found here (bottom right): https://www.seasoasa.ucla.edu/.
    • Start studying.

Week 2

  • January 15, 2024 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (no school)
  • Drop-in advising at the ETC (Boelter 6288) for Industry Internships & paid Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU). 1st come, first served. (Weeks 1-3).  January 17, 2024 from 2 – 4 PM. 
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2024 from 3:30 – 6:30 PM | LinkedIn Headshots at the ETC! 
  • Wednesday, January 17, 2024 | Winter 2024 UCLA Computer & Data Science virtual career fair
  • Thursday, January 18, 2024 | Winter 2024 UCLA Engineering & Sciences virtual career fair
  • January 18, 2024 (5:30 – 7PM) | Applying to summer NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates info-session – Interested in learning about engineering research? Want to get a flavor of what graduate school might be like? Want an awesome engineering experience to talk about when applying for a job? Consider applying for a summer REU. Application deadlines start in January and are typically over by March.
  • January 19, 2024 | Last day to drop impacted courses

 

Week 3

  • Drop-in advising at the ETC (Boelter 6288) for Industry Internships & paid Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU). 1st come, first served. (Weeks 1-3). Tuesday, January 23, Wednesday, January 24, 2024 from 2 – 4 PM. 
  • UC Transfer Pride week! Stay-tuned.
  • Check your midterm schedule. You might have a mid-term next week. Tutoring services:

Week 4

  • Drop-in advising at the ETC (Boelter 6288) for Industry Internships & paid Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU). 1st come, first served. (Weeks 1-3).  Tuesday, January 30, 2024 from 2 – 4 PM. 
  • February 2, 2024 | Deadline to apply for the Accelerator for eTransfers mentor positions (Basic Training, HAcK, and Learning Assistant Mentors)
  • Midterm season make sure you have a plan to work up to your exams!

 

Week 5

  • Midterms are here! Don’t forget that tutoring is available on the ETC Discord server through week 10!
  • Schedule your academic advising appointment to plan out your spring quarter classes: https://www.seasoasa.ucla.edu/.

 

Week 6

  • February 14, 2024  | Candy-grams: spreading love in the Bruin Engineering community event. Stay-tuned

  • February 14, 2024 | Valentine’s Day

  • Spring Quarter enrollment begins.

  • Check the deadline to change grading options to P/NP (not yet announced).

 

Week 7

  • February 20, 2023 – President’s Day Holiday (no-school)
  • REU application season is coming to a close – the bulk of application deadlines will be in mid-February. Some NSF REU sites will accept applications through March or until they fill their spots. Keep looking for open applications if you are interested in applying.

 

Week 8 & 9

  • Work hard – play hard. Make some spring break plans.
  • Gear-up – final examinations are right around the corner.

 

Week 10

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2024 (2:30 – 4PM) | Study snack break at the ETC in week 10
  • Do you have 172 units? You need to Declare Candidacy for Graduation https://registrar.ucla.edu/registration- classes/graduation/declare-candidacy. The deadline to do this is Final’s week
  • Graduating in spring 2023? – Don’t forget to complete your Degree Audit (must be completed the quarter before you complete your degree). Schedule a virtual appointment with an OASA Degree Auditor.

 

Post Final’s Week

  • Congratulations you are 2/3 done with your first year at UCLA Engineering.
  • Re-asses your spring quarter classes. Meet with an academic counselor if you need.
  • Have fun, be safe, and reflect on your winter experiences. Make a list of must-do things for spring quarter.
  • Rest and recharge. Spring quarter is the hardest with regard to finding energy and motivation.
  • Your focus should be on maximizing your spring quarter and what you’ll be doing over the summer. There will continue to be
    recruiting events for internships and other professional development opportunities.
2020-2021 UCLA Samueli eTransfer Student Pathways Guide Winter (PDF)

Spring Quarter

Thoughts from engineering transfers that came before you…

Next steps
After completing a quarter at UCLA Engineering you have a better understanding of the classroom expectations and your performance ability. As you make decisions on how to increase or maintain your classroom performance, it’s now time to consider getting involved in extra-curricular activities that will help enhance your time at UCLA Engineering and improve your competitiveness in securing a job after graduation or a spot in an engineering graduate program.

Engineering Student Organizations, Design Teams & Technical Projects
If you haven’t yet joined an engineering student organization, it may be time to consider it. Student organizations offer many benefits that include:

a. Leadership opportunities that can be added to your resume.
b. Working with & building community with engineers you will work with in the future.
c. Tutoring services, study tables, or exam-prep events.
d. Important networking opportunities that enable you to connect with alumni working in the industry, company reps, and recruiters.
e. Resources and opportunities for students leveraged from the national parent organization like IEEE, ASCE, ASME, etc.
f. Student organizations often have design workshops and scaffolding that enable students to engage in technical work.
g. Design teams are an excellent way to gain some hands-on engineering experience. Apply what you learn in the classroom on a technical project. These are particularly important experiences to share when speaking to recruiters. 

Apply what you learn in the classroom on a technical project. These are particularly important experiences to share when speaking to recruiters. Transfer students have 2 – 3 years to participate in these activities. There are a limited amount of leadership and project positions with student organizations and you’ll need to be a member before you can be elected into office. We will host a Winter Quarter recruitment fair in week 2 of the quarter.

Applying for Academic Research & Paid Summer Academic Research
It’s also time to consider applying for an engineering research experience. Participating in academic research is another great professional development opportunity to use your
engineering skills to solve a problem or add new knowledge to the academic community. It’s also a great way to gain exposure to what graduate school might be like. The recruitment period for paid summer academic research programs starts in January – March. The UCLA Samueli Engineering Undergraduate Research Program will be hosting info- sessions on their academic year and summer program. Keep your eyes out for even dates. Anyone who hasn’t secured a summer internship should consider applying for academic research.

Start thinking about your summer plans
Summers offer a great, undistracted, time for students to gain some technical experience. In addition to summer internships in industry or academic research labs; students can elect to take an Engineering 96 Design Class (or lead one), lead a technical project team at Transfer Bridge, or create their own DIY technical project at home. The goal is to increase your technical experience and the summer is a great time to do it.

Spring Weekly Schedule

Things to do before Spring Quarter

  • Investigate your spring quarter classes (learn about the expectations, projects, exams, instructors, workload) – talk to those who have taken the class before.
  • Finalize your course schedule – Meet with an OASA counselor if you need help –
    https://www.seasoasa.ucla.edu/counselors-2/
  • Make sure you have all necessary items for your class. Meeting location (find your classes) and time, textbook, materials, online learning environment (CCLE, Piazza, etc.).
  • Check Registrar for deadlines: https://registrar.ucla.edu/term-calendar
  • Check OASA deadlines: https://www.seasoasa.ucla.edu/academic-updates/
  • Update your resume with your UCLA GPA and new experiences – there will be Spring Quarter recruiting events. Check out UCLA Career Center resources on the UCLA Handshake website – https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/

Week 1

  •  Monday, April 1, 2024 | Spring 2024 Instruction begins
  • Friday, April 5, 2024 | 5 – 6:30 PM – eTransfer Student Quarterly Kick-off & Networking sesh
  • Remember your winter quarter tactics and study strategies. Implement measures for improvement to ensure you reach your goals in your Spring quarter.
  • You can schedule appointments with the ETC Director through-out spring 2024 here:
    https://calendly.com/wesuehara/virtual-advising-with-etc-director. If your Winter quarter grades were below a 2.0; please make an appointment to see the ETC Director in the first weeks of Spring 2024.
  • Faculty Advising – schedule on myEngineering (https://my.engineering.ucla.edu/). This is DUE in week 3 if you haven’t done one in AY 2023 – 2024.

 

Week 2

  • Thursday, April 11, 2024 | 5 – 6:30 PM | Financial Planning Your Future Workshop – Want to know how much do you need to make in your first job? Come to this workshop to find out how much money you need to support the lifestyle you dreamed of as well as where to live based on the cost of living, and how to save for big-ticket items
  • April 12, 2024 | Last day to drop impacted courses.
  • What are you doing over the summer? – Create a list of things you are going to do over the summer such as internships, summer classes,

 

Week 3

  • Faculty Advising deadline – don’t forget to complete your faculty advising this week. Holds will be placed on student records after this week.
  • Thursday, April 18, 2024 (5 – 6:30 PM) | Applying to Graduate School info-session (in-person event) – a panel of current UCLA Engineering graduate students sharing their experience. Registration required. Session will not be recorded.
  • Check your midterm schedule. You might have a mid-term next week. Tutoring services:
    •  ETC Tutors through the ETC Discord Server
    • Tau Beta Pi (TBP): https://tbp.seas.ucla.edu. Primary lower-div courses & some upper-divs.
    • Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) – https://hkn.ee.ucla.edu/. Primarily EE courses.
    • Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) – https://upe.seas.ucla.edu/ Focused on CS courses but provides tutoring in some other STEM courses.

 

Week 4

  • Midterm season is here.

 

Week 5

  • Solidify your plans for the summer. If you were unable to secure an internship or research experience consider taking an E96 Design Course to add a design skill and technical experience on your resume. In any event, make sure you carve some time out to get some technical experience outside of the classroom. DIY it if you have to.
  • Check the deadline to change grading options to P/NP.

 

Week 6

  • Saturday, May 11, 2024 | 1:30 – 4:00 PM | Discover UCLA Engineering for Transfers (DUET) – Volunteers are needed to share their experience as an engineering transfer student and answer any questions from our newly admitted students.
    Volunteer sign-ups will be included in the eTransfer newsletter.

 

Week 7

  • Friday, May 17, 2024 | Deadline for submitting your Transfer Champion to be featured in our Celebrating eTransfers 2024 webpage

 

Week 9

  • Monday, May 27, 2024 | Memorial Day Holiday (no school)

 

Week 10

  • Tuesday, June 4, 2024 | 2 – 3:30PM | Study Break – take a break from studying and drop by the Engineering Transfer Center to grab a snack.
  • Friday, June 7, 2024 | Celebrating eTransfers 2024

 

Final’s Week

  • Saturday, June 15, 2024 | UCLA Engineering Commencement

 

Over the Summer

  • Gain some technical experience so you can add something more to your resume. Consider enrolling in an E96 or creating your own DIY experience. Recipe card for a DIY technical experience:
    • You’re trying to solve a problem or create something.
    • You will use a design tool (programming, CAD, circuit, etc.) and/or theory to solve the problem or create a system or prototype.
    • You will design, build, test, re-design, tweak or debug, test, etc.
    • The tweaks are measureable and recordable.
    • You record the outcomes of your work (and maybe next steps).
  • Update your resume & prepare for fall recruiting
  • Reflect on your year and think about what you want to accomplish in the next academic year.
  • Graduate School – you should spend time over the summer investigating and preparing if you plan to apply to graduate programs in the fall.
  • Create your top 10 list of graduate programs. Include, the name of the school, degree, application process & materials required, deadline to apply. You can add a few words about why you’re interested in the program (lab
    that you’re interested in, etc.)
    • Check if you’re ESAP eligible.
    • Prepare and take the GRE.
    • Start talking to faculty, staff, graduate students, peers about your thoughts to get feedback.
    • Try to get to talk to alumni who are currently enrolled in graduate school at the institutions you are interested in
      applying to.
    • Identify who you will ask to write you a letter of recommendation.
    • Draft a Statement of Purpose.
    • Calendar some benchmarks that will enable you to submit your materials on time.
  • Spend time enjoying the summer. Once you start work, you likely won’t have this time off.
Peer Mentoring

Peer Advising


Have a question?  Need some guidance?  Had a rough day and want some support? Want to know how to better prepare for midterms? Need Midterm study strategies?

Peer advisors are here to help answer questions, provide guidance, and offer referrals to campus resources! During the year, peer advisors host drop-in advising during week 1 of each quarter.  Center staff host advising sessions to prepare for fall and winter recruiting as well as one-on-one meetings with the ETC Director to discuss any issues or concerns.  Students can also join us at our weekly eTransfer Hangouts!

Please use the discord server to access peer advising. Information to join the server can be found in the eTransfer Student weekly newsletter.

 

Peer Mentoring

Info-sessions & Workshops


Throughout the year, the Engineering Transfer Center will host a series of info-sessions and workshops.  Example topics include applying for a paid summer academic research opportunity, UCLA Engineering scholarships, transfer alumni speaker-series, etc.

 

Peer Mentoring

Fall Quarter Engineering Day


The Engineering Transfer Center hosts the annual Engineering Day to help prospective transfer students, from nearby community colleges, interested in UCLA Engineering to learn more about Bruin Engineering! Current students are also welcome to give back to the transfer community and volunteer for UCLA Engineering Day.

To learn more about this year’s event, visit our Enginnering Day Website.

 

Celebrate eTransfers

Celebrate eTransfers


Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of the UCLA Samueli Engineering Transfer Students.  At a time when our community is dispersed throughout the world and campus convening has been restricted due to the pandemic, the UCLA Samueli Engineering Transfer Center student staff decided to capture some end-of-the-year excitement and reflect on the journey we’ve had been on in the academic year. Check out this year’s celebration page here.
 
Opportunities for eTransfers

Opportunities for eTransfers


Student Positions              Volunteer Engineering Clubs with Transfer Officers

Student Staff & Peer Advisors

Transfer Bridge Mentors

Join the Student Advisory Board

Discover UCLA Engineering for Transfers and Transfer Bruin Day

UCLA Engineering Day

UCLA Engineering Road Shows

MentorSEAS

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

The Society of Latinx Engineers and Scientists (SOLES)

Eta Kappa Nu(HKN)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

 

 

Additional Resources

Health Wellness Resources

Health and Mental Wellness

Part of being successful at UCLA is taking care of your health and mental wellness. Some services that you might want to use:

  • Physical health care and concerns: The Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center (The Ashe Center)
  • Mental wellness: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
  • Fitness and exercising: UCLA Recreation

Visit this list of health and wellness resources.

Academic Counseling and Advising

The Office of Academic and Student Affairs (OASA) provides academic counseling and advising for engineering undergraduate students. Check out our Academic Counseling and Advising page for more information about their services.

We encourage transfer students to meet with your academic counselors at least once per quarter to ensure timely progress to degree completion.

Tutoring and Study Sessions

Are you struggling in your classes? Do you find it difficult to join a study group? Check out our Tutoring and Study Sessions page for tutoring services and study sessions with other engineering students.

Opportunities

We encourage you to consider participating in an enhanced learning opportunity to supplement your ‘in-class’ learning. These valuable professional development experiences will provide you with the opportunity to apply the skills you learn in the classroom that are vital to making yourself more competitive in the job market, or as an applicant to a graduate program after graduation. As a student at Samueli Engineering, we encourage you to consider participating in one or more of the following:

  • Research
  • Internships
  • Student organizations
  • Scholarships
  • On-campus jobs

Check out our Opportunities page for more information.