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.

For questions, please contact the UCLA Samueli Engineering Transfer Center at .
Link to event flyer

Welcome & eTransfer Student Mixer

Monday, August 24 | 6:30 – 9:00 pm

 

 

Get the final details on eTransfer 101, what to expect and how to get the most of your experience.  An eTransfer Student mixer will follow the Welcome.  This will be your chance to meet fellow eTransfer students in your Department.

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Homework

1. Create a list of questions for our returning engineering transfer student panel on Tuesday.
2. Start drafting your resume to prepare for the Resume workshop on Saturday.

eTransfer Student Panel &
Guided Pathways for eTransfers

Tuesday, August 25 | 6:30 – 9:00 pm

eTransfer Student Panel: hear from returning engineering transfer students

This is the first workshop of the series! Hear from current engineering transfer students across UCLA Engineering who will share their experience and answer questions regarding the Bruin Engineering lifestyle, what to expect, and how to prepare. Hear from the students who came before you.  Get your questions ready!

See panelist information below!

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Guided Pathways for eTransfers
Wes Uehara, Engineering Transfer Center Director

A week by week guide created by eTransfers on what to expect and opportunities that can enrich year 1 of your UCLA Samueli Engineering experience. Get a snap-shot of the year so you can choose what to invest in.

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Pathways Guide for eTransfer Students (handout)
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Homework

Visit the website, familiarize yourself with, and think of questions for Thursday’s workshop about the:

  1. UCLA Engineering Undergraduate Internship Program
  2. UCLA Engineering Undergraduate Research Program

 

eTransfer Student panelists

Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering panelist

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Abigail Edwards
Civil & Environmental Engineering
City College of San Francisco
Florina Patron
Chemical Engineering
Transfer Bridge mentor
Juan Silva Ruiz
Materials Science & Engineering
Transfer Bridge mentor
Pedram Heidarpour
Bioengineering
Irvine Valley College & Saddleback College
Yaser Khokhar
Bioengineering
Moorpark College
Transfer Bridge mentor

Computer Science panelist

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Austin Keil
Computer Science
Santa Barbara City College
Daniel Jaffee
Computer Science
College of the Canyons
Daniel Smith
Daniel Smith
Computer Science
Berkeley City College
Transfer Bridge mentor
Ken Leepreecha
Computer Science
Consumnes River College
Parham Hajzavar
Computer Science
Los Angeles Pierce College
Spencer Jin
Computer Science
DeAnza College

Electrical & Computer Engineering panelist

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Brenden Stevens
Electrical Engineering
College of the Sequoias
Olivia Loh
Computer Engineering
Transfer Bridge mentor
Shahrul Kamil bin Hassan

Electrical Engineering
Whatcom Community College
Sylvia Zheng
Electrical Engineering
Transfer Bridge mentor
Vedant Mathur
Computer Engineering
Moorpark College
Transfer Bridge mentor

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering panelist

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Chris Jawetz
Mechanical Engineering &
Mathematics (double-major)
Transfer Bridge mentor
David Hill
Mechanical Engineering
Clovis Community College
Dennis Lai
Aerospace Engineering
College of San Mateo, transfer institution
Transfer Bridge Mentor
Gabriel Alpuerto
Mechanical Engineering
Transfer Bridge mentor
SianLiam McCarthy
Mechanical Engineering
Transfer Bridge mentor
William Welch
Mechanical Engineering
Pasadena College

Virtual Tour of the Virtual Tools & Undergraduate Internship and Research Program 

Thursday, August 27 | 6:30 – 9:00 pm

 

 

Virtual Tour of the Virtual Tools: a guide to UCLA online systems
Abigail Edwards, eTransfer Center Student Staff & Civil & Environmental Transfer Student, Class of 2020

Shahrul Kamil Bin Hassan, eTransfer Center Student Staff & Electrical Engineering Transfer Student

Hear from one of our eTrasnfers about the online programs and databases that I need to know? What’s the difference between MyUCLA and Myengineering? What is CCLE, Piazza, Campuswire? Learn how to navigate these systems efficiently and learn how engineering students are using these systems for support in the classroom.  Learn about virtual communities and resources that are available during remote learning.

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Undergraduate Internship & Research Program

William Herrera, Director of the Undergraduate Internship & Research Programs

Interested in research or internships? Listen as Will Herrera, the Director of the Undergraduate Internship and Research Programs, discuss the value of these experiences, share opportunities for undergraduates, events planned for the fall and resources.

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Homework

  1. Resume – please be prepared to bring a copy of your resume to the workshop on Saturday to get feedback.
  2. Visit the UCLA Career Center website and think of questions for our speaker,
  3. Prepare questions for our undergraduate about their experience at recruiting events, speaking with a recruiter, and what the interview process is like.

UCLA Handshake and Engineering Technical Career Fair
Resume & LinkedIn
Recruiting Events Student Panel

Saturday, August 29 | 9:00 – 12:30 pm

 

 

Handshake and Engineering & Technical Career Fair
Danit Havton, Career Engagement Education & Liaison to Samueli School of Engineering

Learn how to register and utilize UCLA Handshake to research job postings and register for UCLA recruiting events. The most current details about the Fall Engineering and Technical Career Fair will be shared.

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Important links

 

Resume & Linked-in Info-session

William Herrera, Director Undergraduate Internship Program
Participants will be expected to have their current resume at this workshop

eTransfers will want to have their resume and LinkedIn accounts polished before the start of the fall quarter to take advantage of recruiting events. Learn how to tailor your resume for opportunities in engineering. There will be a peer-review opportunity to gain feedback on your content.

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Example Resumes
Resume Grading Rubric

Recruiting Events Student Panel
Returning eTransfer Students

Preparing and attending a recruiting event and our Engineering & Technical Career Fair may feel overwhelming. Now that you’ve heard details on what to expect.  We will have returning eTransfers share their experience attending recruiting events and interviewing for positions.

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Recruitment student panelists

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Abigail Edwards
Civil & Environmental Engineering
City College of San Francisco, transfer institution
ETC Staff
Chris Jawetz
Mechanical Engineering
Mathematics
Transfer Bridge mentor
Daniel Smith
Computer Science
Berkeley City College, transfer institution
Transfer Bridge mentor
David Hill
Mechanical Engineering
Clovis Community College, transfer institution
ETC Staff
Dennis Lai
Aerospace Engineering
College of San Mateo, transfer institution
Transfer Bridge mentor
Florina Patron
Chemical Engineering
Transfer Bridge mentor
Gabriel Alpuerto
Mechanical Engineering
Transfer Bridge mentor
Ken Leepreecha
Computer Science
Consumnes River College, transfer institution
Transfer Bridge mentor
Juan Silva Ruiz
Materials Science & Engineering
Transfer Bridge mentor
Olivia Loh
Computer Engineering
Transfer Bridge mentor
SeanLiam McCarthy
Mechanical Engineering
Transfer Bridge mentor
Shahrul Kamil bin Hassan
Electrical Engineering
Whatcom Community College, transfer institution
ETC Staff
Sylvia Zheng
Electrical Engineering
Transfer Bridge mentor
Vedant Mathur
Computer Engineering
Moorpark College, transfer institution
Transfer Bridge mentor

Brainstorming your Elevator Pitch & the Art of Networking

Tuesday, September 1 | 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Brainstorming your Elevator Pitch & the Art of Networking
Wes Uehara, Engineering Transfer Center Director

An elevator pitch is never as easy as reading a script from a template. This workshop’s goal is to help you identify content about your experiences and skills to share when given a networking opportunities.  Please note – This workshop will prepare you for the Networking Practice.  Attendance is a pre-requisite to participate in the Thursday, September 3, 2020 event. 

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Homework

  1. Write down your content based on what you learned today.
  2. Craft and practice the delivery of the content for your interaction at the Networking Practice workshop.
  3. Review volunteer bios on eTransfer 101 website.
  4. Draft a list of questions to ask them.
  5. Identify the must share/ask items before leaving list.

Networking Practice

Thursday, September 3 | 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Networking Practice
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.  Please note – Attendees must attend the Brainstorming your Elevator Pitch and the Art of Networking workshop to attend this event.  

Session link will be provided to those who RSVP.  Only those who participated in the previous Art of Networking & Brainstorming sesh workshop are eligible to attend this event.

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Thank you to all our volunteers for graciously carving out some time to join us at the Networking Practice at eTransfer 101 and help our eTransfers on their journey.

Thank you also to Southern California Edison, the UCLA Alumni Association, UCLA Engineering External Affairs, and William Goodin for your support in helping to identify and connect us with our volunteers.

Networking Practice volunteers:

Daniella Bosze
Distribution Engineer, Southern California Edison
Electrical Engineering

My name is Daniella Bosze. I am a Distribution Engineer at Southern California Edison (SCE). I graduated in May of 2018 from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor’s of Science In Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Power. I spent the first couple of years at Bakersfield College before transferring to CSULB. Once I transferred, I obtained an internship with SCE and was hired full time after graduation. I have worked for SCE for four years now.

1 on 1 Zoom session (Please note this is by invitation only.): https://ucla.zoom.us/j/5690471890
eTransfers: Buddy Watson, Edmund Yim, Min Choi, Trinh Quoc Anh Le
Zoom session staff host: Daniel Smith

 

Doug Walters
City of Los Angeles, Sanitation & Environment
Civil Engineering

Doug Walters, P.E. BCEE spent all of his undergrad years at UCLA while earning his BSCE.  As a student he served in many capacities to develop his skillsets:  ASUCLA Board of Directors, Student Government, Mardi Gras, Homecoming, Student Media, and the American Society of Civil Engineers.  After graduating, he began his career with the City of LA (Sanitation) where he has continued to help improve the quality of lives and the environment through cleaning the ocean; implementing a $500M bond to clean the River, lakes and beaches; developing the City’s first composting facility; closing the City’s largest landfill and now serving as the first Chief Sustainability and Chief Resiliency Officer.  A frequent public speaker, he continues to stay active with UCLA through alumni activities and leading the recruiting efforts for engineers seeking to work in the environmental field.

1 on 1 Zoom session (Please note this is by invitation only.): https://ucla.zoom.us/j/94526313867?pwd=N3Z1ZVVSMDgwbXRxaERocVkxSG5oQT09

eTransfers: Daniel Soto, Jonny Duong, Joshua Basile, Zoe Bennett, Xiaohan Mei
Zoom session staff assistant: Abigail Edwards

Elyse Pham
Engineer II, Southern California Edison
Electrical Engineering

I graduated in 2018 from UCLA with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and have been working at Southern California Edison (SCE) as an Apparatus Engineer since then. While at UCLA, I was involved in IEEE, SWE, MentorSEAS, and Competitive Club Tennis. My role at SCE has been focused on providing technical leadership on a multitude of substation equipment projects, including capacitor banks, grounding, and gas insulated substations. During my time here, I have also had the chance to publish IEEE papers on High Impedance Fault Testing and Covered Conductor Testing, and I recently obtained E.I.T. certification. From being a summer and year-round intern with SCE to now as a full time employee, I’ve seen the power of networking and the many opportunities it can bring.

1 on 1 Zoom session (Please note this is by invitation only.): https://ucla.zoom.us/j/98581662428?pwd=MlNQY241SWpQMk52ZEZsMkxMNTdNZz09

eTransfers: Arthur Tran, Brian Vu, Daniel McGovern, Gabriel Morozowsky
Zoom session staff assistant: Vedant Mathur

Eric Deyerl
President, Dial Engineering
Electrical Engineering

BSAE UCLA 1990, MSME UCLA 1992, now run a small forensic engineering consulting firm in Culver City, CA.  We apply engineering principles to reconstruct accidents and perform failure analyses for the insurance-legal community.

1 on 1 Zoom session (Please note this is by invitation only.): https://ucla.zoom.us/j/99173645338?pwd=TGhTZW5QSkwyclZIOGtmbnJVeE1nQT09

eTransfers: Alessandro V DiPalama, Avrin Readilaleh, Brandon Reedel, Chao Yu, Victor Zhang
Zoom session staff assistant: David Hill

Gerardo Franco
Mechanical Engineer, Ratheon Technologies
Mechanical Engineering

Gerardo is a double Bruin, having earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from UCLA. The summer after his first year at UCLA, Gerardo interned at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. He has worked in various roles at Raytheon every summer since and now works on a space program developing NASA weather satellites.

Gerardo has conducted research at three different institutions on astronomy, solar energy, and maritime transport. He is a published co-author in the scientific journal New Astronomy, and his research on maritime transport was highlighted in a TEDxUCLA talk. Gerardo is also a two-time TEDx speaker. His first TEDx talk was on combining two unrelated disciplines to provide a competitive career advantage, while his second talk discussed lowering greenhouse emissions in shipping by reducing the water drag ships experience.

Throughout his time at UCLA, Gerardo has volunteered at the UCLA Career Center helping engineering students navigate their early career roadmap. Additionally, he has been involved with minority outreach programs as part of the organization Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity (CEED). Gerardo was selected to be the Commencement Student Speaker for UCLA’s engineering graduating class of 2018. He now is president of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) South Bay Los Angeles professional chapter.

Transferred from Cerritos College.

1 on 1 Zoom session (Please note this is by invitation only.): https://ucla.zoom.us/j/97768088120?pwd=aDQ1bVRNTnE2bVJKQURYME5vNlJsZz09

eTransfers: Howard Evans, Hung Chi Truong, Hyeon Jin Kim, Jacob Chigbrow, Suroosh Goshtasbi
Zoom session staff assistant: Dennis Lai

Henry Sanchez
Qualcomm Program Manager
Electrical Engineering

Born in Agana, Guam and came to Los Angeles when I was 3.  Lived and raised in Diamond Bar, in LA County during the majority of my childhood. Went to high school in Bishop Amat, La Puente and received my BSEE at UCLA in ’95 and MSEE at UCLA in ’97. First job after graduation was a Program Manager/Design lead at a medium-sized company called Mitel Semiconductor for 2 years before joining Microsemi and worked there for 6 years (later acquired by ON Semi). Joined a larger company Qualcomm in 2006 as a Program Manager (PM) in the PMIC HW group. Changed groups within Qualcomm to a SW PM in the CoreBSP (SW drivers) team in 2012 and changed jobs as a Product Manager in Memory/Storage in 2014. Since 2017, switched back to a HW PM role in Qualcomm’s RFFE HW group which is my current role. Currently hold 3 patents with Qualcomm. Hobbies include: playing/watching basketball, casual investing, and casual gaming.

1 on 1 Zoom session (Please note this is by invitation only.): https://ucla.zoom.us/j/97802520306?pwd=bW5lekZQdXdiOGYxUWpCK0V3Tk4xUT09

eTransfers: Henry Kutlik, Hoang Mai Diem Pham, Joshua Walker, Kyin Hui Lin
Zoom session staff assistant: Juan Silva Ruiz

Karen Ekeruche
Design Engineer, Chevron
Mechanical Engineering

I transferred from San Joaquin Delta in 2015 and graduated from UCLA in 2018 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. I am currently a Mechanical Design Engineer at Chevron El Segundo Refinery support the Hydrocracking Unit.

1 on 1 Zoom session (Please note this is by invitation only.): https://ucla.zoom.us/j/91077436384?pwd=SDlmTTdYNHp3QjdYNUE2VmpjWTR2Zz09

eTransfers: Christian Nieman, Daniel Do, David Tran, Dylan Leong, Sitora Gofurova
Zoom session staff assistant: Gabriel Alpuerto

Leticia Solis
Deputy Executive Officer, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Electrical Engineering

Currently, Leticia Solis is the Deputy Executive Officer leading the Wayside Systems Team for LACMTA.  Her primary role is managing the operations of wayside systems including train control, traction power, track, rail communications and SCADA that support 6 rail lines transporting over 7.4M riders across Los Angeles County.  Prior to working at LACMTA, Leticia worked at Verizon holding several leadership roles in Maintenance, Construction, Engineering and Call Centers.  Leticia received her Bachelor of Science degree one Electrical Engineering from UCLA.

1 on 1 Zoom session (Please note this is by invitation only.): https://ucla.zoom.us/j/93342488749?pwd=TUNvQzM4dTQrVzVjM1BoNGxMaDVFUT09

eTransfers: Kexin Zheng, Latisha Sumardy, Linh B Tang, Narineh Zargarian, Stephanie Shin
Zoom session staff assistant: SeanLiam McCarthy

Mun-Wai Chung
Principal Consultant, MunWai Consulting
Electrical Engineering

Mun-Wai have been on the Agile journey for about 20 years. She works in organizations around the world, from small startups to large enterprises. She specializes in the problems of organizational design and those effects on agile product development.

After graduating from UCLA with a BSEE and a MSEE, Mun-Wai started working in Engineering and ended with her last corporate title as Chief of Staff when she branched out from Product Development into HR, Finance and even Facilities. You can find more information on her website: https://munwaic.com.

1 on 1 Zoom session (Please note this is by invitation only.): https://ucla.zoom.us/j/95199023991?pwd=UTJlbVp1ZDFqUndCSVFEWDRrVzNKQT09

eTransfers: Ivana Chang, Joe Jen Choon, Joshua Lee, Kelly Zheng
Zoom session staff assistant: Kamil Hassan

Sara Safari
Author and Speaker
Electrical Engineering

Sara Safari is an author, speaker, mountain climber, college professor, Electrical Engineer and advocate for women empowerment. She has received the award for The Global Citizen from United Nations Association in 2015. She is a board member and director of development in Empower Nepali Girls foundation. She also has received the award for Outstanding Practice with Broad Impact in the area of women and leadership from International Leadership Association in 2017.

1 on 1 Zoom session (Please note this is by invitation only.): https://ucla.zoom.us/j/3745838774?pwd=TFlPaHdOMjFNVTd5dnl0WE9DQUtIdz09

eTransfers: Liam Greubel, Melissa Chang, Ruixuan Shen, Salvador Lopez, Sarah S Redden
Zoom session staff assistant: Ken Leepreecha

Timothy Ford
Assistant Technical Director, Blizzard Entertainment
Computer Science

Tim is the Assistant Technical Director on Overwatch and Overwatch 2, responsible for the team of engineers who write the game’s simulation, animation, AI and netcode.  Tim helps to coordinate the Overwatch engineering team to solve broad-reaching technical challenges.  Along with a cohort of principal and lead engineers across Blizzard, Tim helped establish the shared engine team, where he contributes technical guidance and code to help lay the foundation for future Blizzard games.  Before joining Blizzard, Tim served as the lead AI and Animation programmer on the venerable Medal of Honor series.  When he isn’t working, Tim spends most of his free time with his wife, son, and daughter.  He’s a science enthusiast and a giant movie nerd.

1 on 1 Zoom session (Please note this is by invitation only.): https://ucla.zoom.us/j/97316938501?pwd=WGtkakgrazh0Yi8wT3hZY2pmY0kyZz09

eTransfers: Ben Hankin, Dacheng Lin, Grigor Minasyan, Hong Ting Chung, Ryan Doan
Zoom session staff assistant: Olivia Loh

William Goodin
Alumni Advisor to Engineering Student Groups
Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Goodin has more than 35 years of experience in alumni and corporate networking partnerships, mentorship, leadership, marketing and customer service.  He currently helps alumni and corporate partners stay connected and involved with UCLA Engineering, and helps engineering students connect with alumni and corporate partners.  He also serves as a volunteer advisor and mentor to numerous engineering student groups and individual engineering students and alumni.

Most recently, Dr. Goodin supported the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and was responsible for building and maintaining relationships with alumni and corporate partners to increase their participation and involvement.

Dr. Goodin was previously Associate Director of Alumni Relations for the UCLA School of Engineering, where he built and maintained relationships with alumni to increate their participation and involvement within the School.  In his volunteer role as student group advisor, he has guided many engineering students with career decisions; and invited many engineering alumni back to UCLA Engineering as mentors, advisors, panelists, and speakers.

He is a member of Tau Beta Pi(Chief Advisor to the UCLA Chapter), a member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE), the computer science honor society, a member of Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), the electrical and computer engineering honor society, a Life Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Dr. Goodin holds a B.A. in mathematics from San Jose State University, a M.S. in computer science, Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, and a Masters in engineering management from UCLA.

1 on 1 Zoom session (Please note this is by invitation only.): https://ucla.zoom.us/j/4310209568?pwd=WExBdWlHRGJTeGZwZTRvYjVkY1REQT09

eTransfers: Anh Bui, Jared Brown, Juhyeong Cho, Lorenzo Ontiveros, Nikan Malek
Zoom session staff assistant: Chris Jawetz

Zhongtian Li
Project Manager, Centrisys Corporation
Civil Engineering

I graduated from UCLA in 2016 with Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Since graduation, I have been working with a manufacture with a focus on environmental services. During the study at UCLA, I explored internship opportunities on and off campus that helps prepare me for working in the water treatment industry.

1 on 1 Zoom session (Please note this is by invitation only.): https://ucla.zoom.us/j/91401126188?pwd=SlRIYmpOSXlVMXZDdDlvOHNac0c5Zz09

eTransfers: Kenny Quach, Ramon Sanchez, Seunghoon Jeong, Shushig Lokmanian, Viktor Raheem Pacis
Zoom session staff assistant: Sylvia Zheng

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