Virtual Information Sessions

Project RAISE partners with eight community colleges across Southern California, including Citrus, Cypress, Fullerton, Golden West, Orange Coast, Mt. San Antonio, Santa Ana, and Santiago Canyon colleges. Our goal is to improve the success of low-income and Hispanic/Latinx students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In an effort to support students prior to their transfer, we provide a series of information sessions at our partner colleges.

Due to social distancing measures, these information sessions will be held virtually during the fall 2020 semester. 

Fall 2020 Virtual Information Sessions 

 

Please register for the informaiotn sessions below by clicking on the dates of every topic that interests you and submitting a brief registration form. Once you've registered, you will receive the Zoom link for the informatioon session. 

 

Securing Your STEM Internship

Description: Students discuss resources available to help them identify and secure an intersnhip in STEM fields. 

Register by clicking on the date that fits your schedule: 

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 12-1 p.m.

Friday, October 30, 2020 at 12-1 p.m.

 

CSUF Preview Day

Description: Students considering transferring to a four-year institution will hear what Cal State Fullerton can offer them as STEM transfer students. Peer Advisors will share their experiences in clubs, research, and the RAISE Transfer Program. Register by clicking on the date that fits your schedule: 

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 12-1 p.m.

Friday, October 16, 2020 at 12-1 p.m.

 

Undergraduate Research Experience

Description: Students will hear the benefits of participating in undergraduate research, learn about the Undergraduate Research Experience, and gain an understanding of the application requirements for URE21. Register by clicking on the date that fits your schedule: 

Friday, November 6, 2020 at 12-1 p.m.

Friday, November 20, 2020 at 12-1 p.m. 

 

Fall 2020 PA Talks 

 

PA Talks are available for students to have informal conversations with Project RAISE Peer Advisors. PA Talks are centered around themes, this semester, Project RAISE will offer a PA Talk about the transfer experience, and another PA Talk about the Undergraduate Research Experience. Students do not need to participate in the entire PA Talk; they can join at any time during our available sessions to get their questions answered.   Register for our available PA Talks below. 

 

Transfer Talks

Project RAISE Peer Advisors are available to talk with you about the transfer experience. Join us to ask them about what it's like to transfer to Cal State Fullerton! 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 12-2 p.m.

Friday, October 23, 2020 from 9-11 a.m.

 

 

Research talks

Project RAISE Peer Advisors are available to talk with you about the Undergraduate Research Experience (URE). Stop by to ask your questions about the URE application process, or what it's like to participate in the program. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

 

INFORMATION SESSION TOPICS 

 

Look for additional information sessions in future semesters. Typical topics include: 

Transferring 101

Overview: Students learn about the admissions process, transfer requirements, transferable courses, and cost of attendance when transferring to a four-year university. Focusing on Cal State Fullerton, PAs also discuss campus resources, including Project RAISE opportunities, and go over some of the aspects of transfer shock.



Transfer Shock!

Overview: Students discuss what transfer shock is, its causes, and the effects it has on students after they have transferred. Students talk about some of the challenges associated with transferring to a four-year university, discuss ways in which they may prepare for transferring, receive recommendations from transfer students at CSUF, and learn how Project RAISE can help them!

Transferology

Overview: This is an interactive presentation that works best when conducted in a computer lab. Students learn how Transferology can help them with their transfer plans, receive help from Project RAISE Peer Advisors as they create their accounts, and run a Titan Degree Audit for their majors.



Careers in STEM

Overview: Students explore the career development process, hear about some of the skills they will develop as STEM majors, and look into specific positions within Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Students learn about tools that can help them research careers within their majors and talk about some of the things they can do to prepare to enter the job market.

Resumes and Personal Statements

Overview: Students explore the format and common sections of a resume. PAs discuss action verbs and go through an action statement exercise where students practice improving their bullet points for their own experiences. PAs also discuss some common Dos and Don’ts, as well as some of the things that employers prioritize. PAs also discuss the need for, and importance of personal statements. PAs discuss tips for a successful personal statement and students begin drafting some ideas around their personal experiences, career aspirations, and their field of study.



Strategies for Success

Overview: Strategies for success is designed to help students understand how to a) define success, b) set SMART goals, c) get organized, d) find opportunities, e) track progress toward goals, f) stay committed, g) learn from mistakes, h) identify and use resources, and i) seek help. This presentation can be tailored to meet your students’ needs by focusing on academic success, funding/scholarship processes, conference and travel opportunities, or other agreed upon topics.



Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Overview: Students review the importance of an undergraduate research opportunity, discuss the benefits of conducting research, gain an understanding of how to search for local and national research opportunities, and talk about some of the steps to prepare or position themselves to conduct research. Students also go through an overview of the Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) provided by Project RAISE at Cal State Fullerton, hear from Peer Advisors about their research experiences, and review the URE application process.

Peer Stories Panel or Mixer

Overview: Peer Advisors will share their own transfer stories, including strategies for success and future plans. This can be done as a panel with pre-determined questions specific to your CC audience, with each PA taking a turn to talk, and/or with a networking component allowing CC students to casually interact with CSUF students.

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