Transfer students arrive at UMBC as a key interest group seeking endorsements for their specific academic and career goals. Their most notable challenge often centers on time and making connections. They need to hit their personal campaign trails running with effective action-taking strategies that will enable them to secure the kinds of experiences, skills and relationships that will help them get jobs or get admitted to graduate school. A strategic sense of urgency is needed to get things done within their fast-tracked terms of study, while maintaining quality outcomes.
The following four offices are ready to caucus with you right now!
Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS)
OCSS coordinates the Transfer Student Network (TSN). TSN hosts events throughout the semester and is a great place to connect with other transfer students. The OCSS staff are great resources for helping you get involved in leadership roles across campus!
Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE)
OUE is a great office to connect with if you would like to get involved with Undergraduate Research or are trying to figure out a plan to make the most of your UMBC experience. To ensure you are on an Academic Pathway that works for you, OUE staff enjoy hearing transfer students’ individual stories and learning about their goals and priorities.
The Career Center is the place to go if you would like to connect with internship opportunities. They can assist you in putting together or refining your resume to start your internship search. They can also help you find an on-campus job, a summer position, or a permanent job after graduation.
The Shriver Center can connect you with Service Learning experiences throughout the Baltimore area. Volunteering is an important way to give back, but also can be a great achievement to highlight on a resume.
THREE HELPFUL TIPS
1. Start connecting with UMBC faculty, staff, and fellow students. Create your UMBC network.
2. Think about how you can build on the activities and experiences you participated in at your previous institution.
3. Be open to fellow students who want to connect and network with you to learn about your experiences.
WORD TO THE WISE
Taking advantage of the many opportunities at UMBC outside the classroom is an important part of achieving success. It is also important in preparing you to go on to graduate school or enter the job market. Students who take advantage of UMBC’s opportunities build leadership, research, and professional skills that benefit them long after they graduate from UMBC.
If you have completed 15 or more credits at community college and have not completed your Associate’s degree, we encourage you to explore our Credit When It’s Due Initiative to learn more about the reverse awarding of the Associate’s degree:
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS AT UMBC
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