eTransfer 101

a workshop series for incoming UCLA Engineering Transfers

Want to know what to expect in year 1?  Want to meet fellow eTransfers prior to joining classes in the fall?  Want to know about opportunities in advance so you don’t ‘miss the boat’?  Want to make the most of your time at UCLA Engineering?  Join us at eTransfer 101!

The goal of these activities is to help incoming engineering transfer students understand important dates, events, an opportunities through their first year so they can decide what they would like to participate in, prepare for fall recruiting events, and provide an opportunity for eTransfer students to meet each other before joining returning students in fall quarter classes.

eTransfer 101 generally requires participants to view recorded presentations from School of Engineering and campus professionals before attending the virtual activities and workshops.  See below for more information.

For questions on eTransfer 101, please contact the UCLA Samueli Engineering Transfer Center at

Registration Fee – Free & open to all incoming 2022 Engineering Transfer students

Please note – eTransfer 101 is not the same as New Student Orientation.

Welcome, Overview & eTransfer Student Mixer

Monday, August 1, 2022
6:00 – 9:00 PM
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We will share the details of the eTransfer 101 experience and what to expect over the next weeks.  The program will conclude with a networking mixer for eTransfers to get to know one another.  Meet other incoming eTransfer students who are in your Department.

Homework for the next eTransfer 101 session:

  1. Come with a set of questions for our returning eTransfer student panelist.
  2. Bring your calendar to mark important dates.



Pathways Guide for eTransfers
eTransfer Student panel discussion

Wednesday, August 3, 2022
6:00 – 9:00 PM
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  1. eTransfer Student panel discussion – attendees will hear from returning transfer students about their experience in year 1.  Testimony will help you understand what to expect and guidance on what to do based on your experiences.  This will be your opportunity to hear from and ask questions to engineering transfer students that experienced what you will in the fall.
  2. Pathways Guide for eTransfer Students – participants will receive a week by week, quarter by quarter guide on what to expect in year 1.  Hear about important opportunities, dates, and deadlines before the year starts to do some forecasting of what you want to get involved with.  Prep starts now!

Fall Recruiting: Creating your Engineering-tailored resume & LinkedIn Account and Peer Resume Review

William Herrera, Director Undergraduate Internship Program
Friday, August 5, 2022
6:00 – 9:00 PM
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The Fall UCLA Engineering & Technical Career fair typically occurs in week 3 of the quarter.  At the exact time that students are gearing up for their first set of midterms.  Preparing your resume, LinkedIn accounts and other artifacts can be a time-consuming process.  Students will need to think about how to find out about positions, how to sell themselves, and what to say to recruiters.  Additionally, the career fair is only one of many recruiting events that happen in the fall and throughout the year.

Spending time during eTransfer 101 to start the process increases the likelihood of participating and gaining some experience marketing yourself in the engineering world.

Participants MUST complete the following to participate in this workshop:

  1. Watch the recorded presentation on Creating a LinkedIn account & Resume for Engineering positions (to the left).
  2. Draft or update your resume for engineering positions.  

UCLA Career Center, Registering for your UCLA Handshake Account, Student Panel  on Fall Recruiting

Danit Havton, M.A., Career Engagement Educator, Programming Liaison to the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering
Monday, August 8, 2022
6:00 – 9:00 PM
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Hear about the UCLA Career Center resources for engineering students, register for your UCLA Handshake (gateway to all things recruiting), and hear the up-to-the-minute details of the Fall UCLA Engineering and Technical Career Fair.

The second half of this workshop will feature a panel discussion with returning transfer students on their experience with recruiting events.

Q & A with the Undergraduate Research Program, Academic Research & Graduate Student panel

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
6:00 – 9:00 PM
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Session slides

  1. Q & A with William Herrera, Director of the Undergraduate Internship & Research Programs – hear about the resources the UIP provides to students who are interested in landing an internship.  Resources also include courses you can take through your first year.  Interested in research?  Ask Will about how to get involved in a lab.
  2. Academic Research & Graduate student panel – are you interested in academic research or pursuing graduate school? Join us at the session where you will hear from students working in an engineering lab.

Networking 101

Friday, August 12, 2022
6:00 – 9:00 PM
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Gain some insight on speaking about yourself as an engineer.  What are the important things to talk about?  What kinds of questions can ask recruiters.  If you had 30 seconds to speak about yourself, what are the most important things you would talk about?

This session is a pre-requisite to the Networking Practice with alumni and industry representatives.

Engineering Student Organization nuts, bolts, and opportunities!

Monday, August 15, 2022
6:00 – 9:00 PM
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You’ve been encouraged to get involved with our engineering student organizations.  Now hear some testimony from current engineering students on the value of those experiences.  We will start off with testimony from current members of our student organizations on their experiences and the value of being a part of their organizations.

ABCs of Faculty Advising
Global Internship Program

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
6:00 – 9:00 PM
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  1. ABCs of Faculty Advising, Wes Uehara, Engineering Transfer Center Director – Okay, all students are required to do Faculty Advising.  Join us to learn how  to make the most of these opportunities and why would I want to do it?
  2. Global Internship ProgramAndrew Bottom, Associate Director, Global Internship Program, UCLA International Education Office – Here is another opportunity for eTransfers to get some valuable technical experience. Come and learn more about this program!

Networking practice with Alumni & Industry Reps

Thursday, August 18, 2022
6:00 – 8:00 PM
By invitation only – participants MUST attend the Networking 101 session on August 12, 2022.  

Networking is a crucial skill in the professional environment and securing your first job. In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to practice their networking skills and get some feedback. Gain some experience speaking about yourself as a budding engineer and expressing your professional goals.

Attendees MUST spend time preparing their talking points and questions for this event.  


eTransfer 101 is open to all incoming engineering transfer students.  We encourage everyone to attend.  Please register to receive the Zoom session links to eTransfer 101 workshops. 

Check back on June 8, 2022 to register for eTransfer 101.

Participant Feedback

Please help us to complete the post-program eTransfer 101 participant survey.  This will help us understand your experience, the value in the program, and how to improve for future generations of eTransfers.

Link to post-program eTransfer 101 participant survey (pending)