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

• September 19 – October 3, 2021 | True Bruin Welcome – https://community.ucla.edu/truebruinwelcome
• September 22, 2021 | UCLA Engineering Welcome Day (2 sessions between 9 and 6PM).
• September 24, 2021 | UCLA Engineering Transfer Student Welcome Reception (5:00 – 7:00 PM). Engineering IV 2nd floor patio.
• September 23 & 242021 | Drop-in Help Desk at the Engineering Transfer Center. We are here to help! (10:00 – 4:00 PM)
• Finalize your course schedule – if you need other classes consider taking an Engineering 96 (design course), Engineering 23: Finding an Industry Internship Seminar, Engineering 24: Finding an Undergraduate Research Opportunity
• 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. 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/
• Check Office of Academic & Student Affairs (OASA) website for updates on policies and deadlines (like P/NP): https://www.seasoasa.ucla.edu/academic-updates/ .
• Join the ETC Discord Server – will be announced at the Engineering Transfer Student Welcome Reception (see above).

 

Week 1

• September 28, 2021 | Sign-up for the UCLA Engineering & Technical Fall Career Fair through UCLA Handshake (https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/login).
• September 27 – October 1 | Recruiting prep virtual and in-person appointments (registration available in Welcome Week eTransfer newsletter). The Undergraduate Internship Program will be hosting drop-in advising also.
• October 2, 2021 (pending) | UCLA Volunteer Day: https://volunteerday.ucla.edu/
• 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 myengineering.
• 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 to make the transition into the classroom successful. Try to review the syllabus from the course that precedes the one you are taking (when taking a sequenced course). This is particularly important if you are transitioning your learning of a sequenced course from another institution. For example, if you took the equivalent of CS 32 at your CC and plan to take CS 33 here.
• 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

• October 4 – 8, 2021 | Recruiting prep virtual and in person appointments (registration available in Welcome Week eTransfer newsletter).
• Wednesdays (week 2 – 10 (except Thanksgiving week) | eTransfer Hangouts – meet with the ETC Director or peer advisor (5:30 – 6:30 PM).
• October 8, 2021 | Deadline to drop impacted classes
• Final prep for next week’s Engineering & Technical Career Fairs. Figure out your schedule (and how it impacts class), what you’re going to wear, and practice your talk.
• Inquire about UCLA Engineering Scholarship application deadline (it’s around this time of the quarter).
• You might have a midterm next week.

 

Week 3

• October 12, 2021 | Virtual Fall Engineering & Technical Career Fair: Computer & Data Sciences (2:00 – 7:00 PM)
• October 13, 2021 | Virtual Fall Engineering & Technical Career Fair: Engineering (2:00 – 7:00 PM)
• October 13, 2021 | eTransfer Hangouts – want to talk about your experience at the Career Fair? Let’s discuss what comes next. Meet with the ETC Director or peer advisor (5:30 – 6:30 PM).
• Transfer Pride Week – We are celebrating by appreciating the institutions that you came from. Put on a t-shirt (or some swag) from your previous institution, take a selfie, and get it up on Instagram #2021UCLAeTransferPride. We will be providing some eTransfer media for your posts.
• 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?
• Mid-term season prep – review practice problems for proficiency. Get into office hours!

 

Week 4

• October 20, 2021 | eTransfer Hangouts – Have some concerns about midterms? Meet with the ETC Director or peer advisor (5:30 – 6:30 PM).
• October 22, 2021 | Date to drop non-impacted courses
• October 22 – 23, 2021 | Bruin Family Weekend 2021! – https://bruinfamilyweekend.ucla.edu/. Invite your family to see UCLA through your eyes!
• Midterm season is here!

 

Week 5

• October 27, 2021 | eTransfer Hangouts – Have some concerns about midterms? Meet with the ETC Director or peer advisor (5:30 – 6:30 PM).
• October 29, 2021 | Get your costume on, it’s Halloween! Come to the ETC on Friday, October 29 in costume and get a treat.
• 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

• November 3, 2021 | eTransfer Hangouts – Have some concerns about midterm scores? Meet with the ETC Director or peer advisor (5:30 – 6:30 PM).
• November 5, 2021 | Last day to make changes to grading option (P/NP).
• November 5, 2021 | Give back to the transfer community and volunteer for UCLA Engineering Day for prospective UCLA Engineering Transfers.
• 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 5 weeks based on your performance in your class. Meet with ETC staff if you need some help.

 

Week 7

• November 9, 2021 | eTransfer Hangouts – Make your plan for the last 4 weeks. Meet with the ETC Director or peer advisor (5:30 – 6:30 PM).
• November 11, 2021 | Veteran’s Day Holiday – plan something to recharge.

 

Week 8

• November 17, 2021 | eTransfer Hangouts – Have some concerns about midterm scores? Meet with the ETC Director or peer advisor (5:30 – 6:30 PM).
• November 20, 2021 | UCLA vs. USC game – learn the 8 clap!
• Make sure you have some plans for next week’s holiday!

 

Week 9

• November 25 – 26, 2021 | Gobble gobble, Thanksgiving Holiday!
• No eTransfer Hangout this week.
• Find some time to recharge. Prioritize some time away from studies and school to recharge before the final push to finals

 

Week 10

• November 30, 2021 | How to Gain Technical Experience over the Summer info-session (5 – 6:30PM). 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.
• December 1, 2021 | eTransfer Hangouts – Meet with the ETC Director or peer advisor (5:30 – 6:30 PM).

 

Post Finals

• 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 17, 2021. 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.
  • 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 26: Finding an Entry-Level Job.
  • 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/.
  • Join our ETC Discord Server to connect with our community – https://discord.gg/Cx3H65ZTDz
  • You can schedule appointments with the ETC Director through-out winter 2022 here:
  • 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 2022.

Week 1

  • January 4 & 5, 2022 | Drop-in Help Desk at the Engineering Transfer Center (Boelter 6288). We are here to help! (10:00 – 12PM & 3 – 5PM).
  • POSTPONED due to virtual learning | eTransfer Student Winter Quarter Kick-off & Networking sesh. Hear what’s going on in winter quarter! We are taking a group photo! Bring your UCLA Engineering t-shirt of one from your previous institution.
  • Remember your fall quarter tactics & implement measures for improvement in your 2nd quarter. Advocate for yourself in the classroom – Introduce yourself to your classmates and professor over Zoom. Identify as a transfer student and ask your professor if there is anything you can do to be successful in their class. This is particularly important if you are transitioning your learning of a sequenced course from another institution. For example, if you took CS 31 at your previous institution and plan to take CS 33 here. Don’t go it alone – Make friends in each of your courses and be sure to create virtual study groups. Generate your itinerary – put everything in a planner and use it as a guide to plan your 10 weeks. Make a virtual appointment to meet your academic counselor – if you want some guidance or want to make changes to your schedule. Implement activity that will help you improve from last 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 take advantage of the Exceptional Student Admission Program (ESAP)? Check out the details and eligibility here: https://www.seasoasa.ucla.edu/exceptional-student-admissions-program/. You’ll need to complete the ESAP Eligibility Survey in weeks 1 -2 of the quarter if you have NOT received a notification of eligibility email.

 

Week 2

  • One-on-one advising (weeks 2 – 4) with ETC staff to prepare for Winter Quarter recruiting events and your summer academic research opportunities applications begin. Sign-up for a virtual or in-person appointment (info to be sent out via the eTransfer Student weekly newsletter) or access the PRO DEV section on the ETC Discord Server for assistance.
  • January 11, 2022 | Winter Engineering & Technical Career Fair registration opens – log on to UCLA Handshake (https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/28778) to sign-up for sessions with recruiters.
  • January 11, 2022 | Paid Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) info-session (5:00 – 7:00 PM) – 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.  Register here: https://forms.gle/AkvB4Rj7Wb5jESrBA.
  • January 21, 2022 | Virtual Winter Quarter Engineering Student Organization Fair (3:00 – 5:00 PM | – 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 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. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/eng-winterorgfair-22.
  • January 14, 2022 | Last day to drop impacted courses.
  • Tutoring on the ETC Discord Server starts and continues through Week 10! Access the server here: https://discord.gg/Cx3H65ZTDz.
  • January 14, 2022 | Do you have 172 units? You need to Declare Candidacy for Graduation – https://registrar.ucla.edu/registration-classes/graduation/declare-candidacy.
  • Graduating in spring 2022? – 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.
  • Get into office hours and schedule study sessions!

 

Week 3

  • January 17, 2022 | Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. No school!
  • UC Transfer Pride week! Check out social media for the group photo we take at the Winter Kick-off!
  • January 18 & 19, 2022 | Winter Quarter Engineering & Technical Career Fair. Schedule sessions with recruiters (https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/28778)
  • One-on-one advising (weeks 2 – 4) to prepare for Winter Quarter recruiting events and your summer academic research opportunities applications at the ETC continue.
  • Check your midterm schedule.

 

Week 4

  • January 28, 2022 | Last day to drop non-impacted courses.
  • Midterm season make sure you have a plan to work up to your exams!
  • One-on-one advising (weeks 2 – 4) to prepare for Winter Quarter recruiting events and your summer academic research opportunities applications at the ETC continue.
  • Deadline to apply for the Accelerator for eTransfer mentor position.

 

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

• Spring enrollment begins.

 

Week 7

• Work hard – play hard. Make some spring break plans.

 

Week 8

• February 21, 2022 | President’s Day Holiday – no school!

 

Week 9 & 10

• Focus on final assignments and examinations.
• Study snack break at the ETC in week 10 – stay-tuned for more information

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 – if you need other classes consider taking Engineering 96 (design course), Engineering 24: Finding an Undergraduate
Research Opportunity
● 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/

Week 1

● April 1, 2022 | eTransfer Student Quarterly Kick-off & Networking sesh – A start to the new quarter with guest speakers and opportunities to share your resume and socialize with other students with free food! (Engineering V 2nd Floor Patio | 5 – 6:30 PM)

● Remember your fall quarter tactics & implement measures for improvement in your 2nd quarter. Advocate for yourself in the classroom – Introduce yourself to your classmates and professor over Zoom. Identify as a transfer student and ask your professor if there is anything you can do to be successful
in their class. This is particularly important if you are transitioning your learning of a sequenced course from another institution. For example, if you took CS 32 at your CC and plan to take CS 33 here. Don’t go it alone – Make friends in each of your courses and be sure to create virtual study groups. Generate
your itinerary – put everything in a planner and use it as a guide to plan your 10 weeks. Make a virtual appointment to meet your academic counselor – if you want some guidance or want to make changes to your schedule. Implement an activity that will help you improve from last quarter.
● Faculty Advising (weeks 1 – 3) – this MUST be completed or a hold will be placed on your record. Schedule on myengineering.
● ETC Advising (weeks 1 – 3) – Want some help choosing classes, joining clubs, and utilizing campus resources? Want to discuss your winter quarter
performance or talk about your goals and plans to accomplish them? Schedule an advising appointment through Calendly:
o With our Peer Advisors:
▪ Karen: calendly.com/linkaren/30min
▪ Henry: calendly.com/hyeong02/30min
▪ Onuralp: calendly.com/foardic/30min
▪ Jacob: calendly.com/jchigbrow-9117/advising-session
o With the ETC Director: Please note that if your Winter quarter grades were below 2.0; please make an appointment to see the ETC Director.
▪ Wes: calendly.com/wesuehara/virtual-advising-with-etc-director
o Through the ETC Discord Server: Talk to one of our own Transfer Student peer advisors or schedule a time to meet with the ETC Director!
▪ Join the ETC Discord Server – tinyurl.com/etransferstudents

Week 2

● ETC Advising (weeks 1 – 3) – Want some help choosing classes, joining clubs, and utilizing campus resources? Talk to one of our own Transfer Student peer
advisors or schedule a time to meet with the ETC Director!
● Tutoring Hours (weeks 2-10) – Need additional help in your Engineering classes? Come meet with our tutors on our Discord server! Just join the voice
channels in their assigned office hours:
o Ryan: Mon: 9 – 10:30 AM, Th: 11 – 12:30 PM
o Daniel: Th: 6:30 – 8:00 PM, Sun: 4:30 – 6 PM
o Harvey: Wed: 2 – 4 PM, Sun: 2 – 3 PM
● April 8, 2022 | Last day to drop impacted courses.
● Get into office hours.
● Summer plans – Create a list of things you are going to do over the summer such as internships, summer classes, and/or vacations!

Week 3

● April 14, 2022 | 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! (Shannon Room, Engineering IV | Room 54-134 | 2 – 4 PM) Sign up: forms.gle/r4qgGzjmr1rYjq2F8
● ETC Advising (weeks 1 – 3) – Want some help choosing classes, joining clubs, and utilizing campus resources? Talk to one of our own Transfer Student peeradvisors or schedule a time to meet with the ETC Director! Schedule an advising appointment through Calendly.
● Faculty Advising deadline – don’t forget to complete your faculty advising this week. Holds will be placed on student records after this week.
● Check your midterm schedule.

Week 4

● April 21, 2022 | An Evening with UCLA Transfer Alumni – The ETC is working with the campus to organize a series of alumni panels and networking sessions. Tonight is featuring our partners in STEM such as Northup Gruman, Raytheon and many more! Stay tuned for information on speakers and the
companies they work for and how to sign up for the sessions. Information will be included in the eTransfer newsletter in week 2. (Virtual | 6 – 8 PM)
● Midterm season is here.

Week 5

● April 22, 2022 | Last day to drop non-impacted courses.
● Midterm season is here.

Week 6

● May 6, 2022 | Last day to change your grade option (P/NP).
● Go back to office hours to discuss your midterm and projects.

Week 7

● May 9, 2022 | Deadline for submitting your Transfer Champion to be featured in our Graduation Ceremony!
● May 14, 2022 | Discover UCLA Engineering for Transfers – 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 10

● May 30, 2022 | Memorial Day Holiday (no school)
● June 3, 2022 | Study Break – take a break from studying and drop by the Engineering Transfer Center to grab a Diddy Riese Cookie! (4 – 5 PM at the ETC – Boelter 6288)

Post Final’s Week

● Friday, June 10, 2022 | Congraulations to our eTransfer graduates – end of the year ceremony & graduation – Join us in celebrating our graduating seniors and thanking our transfer champions on our Celebrate eTransfers webpage. More information will be included in the future! (5:00 – 7:00 PM)
● Saturday, June 11, 2022 | UCLA Engineering Commencement

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

Winter Quarter Student Organization Fair


The Engineering Transfer Center in collaboration with the UCLA Engineering Industry Liaison Council, Engineering Society at UCLA, and the Undergraduate Internship Program hosts the annual Winter Quarter Student Organization Fair to help first year transfers connect with valuable resources, community, and opportunities in our Engineering Organizations.

Transfer students should connect with these organizations as they are excellent ways to gain professional development opportunities, classroom support, and meet alumni working in industry. 

Winter quarter is an excellent time to invest in a student organization as elections for officers, project leads, and committee chairs generally happen at the end of the quarter.

To learn more about this year’s fair, visit our Winter Quarter Student Organization fair 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 our previous 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.