Transfer students arrive at UMBC as a key interest group seeking endorsements for their specific academic and career goals. Their most notable challenge centers on time and making connections. They need to hit their personal campaign trails running with effective action-taking strategies enabling them to secure the kinds of experiences, skills and relationships helping them get jobs or gain admission to graduate school.
The following four offices are ready to caucus with you right now!
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!
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 (many of which connect to our 70,000-strong global alumni community). The Career Center 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.
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
CAMPUS VOTE PROJECT
One of the biggest barriers for students to register and vote is the lack of understanding of registration deadlines, where to register (their home or school address), ID requirements, and other information on voting. The Campus Vote Project has developed state-specific guides to help students understand their rights and how to register and cast a ballot in their school or home community.