Maria Elena Sutton BA In English/Concentration in Creative Writing I transferred from San Bernardino Valley College in Fall of 2020 and did not have the best GPA. When I began as a Creative Writing major, I didn't consider myself a "writer" until one of my professors shared with me that all it takes to call yourself a writer, is to write. I will be graduating with honors. I could not have done this without the undying support of my husband. He always knew I could do it, and refused to allow me to quit. Ciara Lopez BA in Criminal Justice If I could give any advice to the incoming transfer students it would be to take advantage of your new school because time will go by so fast. Kelli Bolduc BS in Applied Mathematics If I could give any advice to the incoming transfer students I would say to be persistent with meet with your advisor, don’t be afraid to utilize the resources on campus, and try and participate in some of the events so you can meet new people. Curmari Lewis BA in Sociology/General Concentration Some words of encouragement I would say to future transfer students is to stay focused & ask for help when you need it. CSUSB has a great support system & as long as you try you will succeed. Tyana Osborne BA in Sociology If I could give words of encouragement to the incoming transfer students, it would be the sky is the limit. Follow your dreams and keep God first in all that you do. Lyndi Johnson BS in Business Administration/Concentration in Finance My best advice to give to those who are transferring from a 2- year to a four year college is trust the process. Reach out to counselors, utilize the resources provided to you, and attend events when possible. The schools provide so much useful information and the best advice I can give is to take advantage of this! Joshua Alban BA in Communication Studies/Concentration in Media Studies Como la flor, I will grow. One thing I have learned is that all of the answers, power, and support I need are already within and around me. With this mindset, I have been able to get here today. I am very grateful for the CSUSB community! Benjamin Guerra BA in English/Concentration in Linguistics If I could give any advice, it would be to get involved in research opportunities and internships as soon as you can. The research and practical experience will help you apply what you are learning in the class room. Rickie Lynes BA in Psychology Some advice I would give is to stay on top of your work but also make memories. Don’t be afraid to ask for help!! Corliss BA in Liberal Arts Studies/General Track Concentration Advice I would give to the new transfer students is to just keep swimming, swimming, swimming; don't give up even when it's really hard hang in there you can do it. Krystal Aloway BS in Accounting Some words of encouragement are to stay focused and never give up. There are going to be some challenges along the way but keep going and stay strong. You can do it! Clanae Aloway BS in Accounting The message that I would like to leave for future transfer students is to always be proactive and do your best to not fall behind in your school work. You will see that being proactive will save you from missing deadlines for assignments. Do not be scared to ask questions, make sure you attend all your classes and communicate with your peers. Most importantly enjoy your time at the university and make the best of each moment because it will fly by quickly! Jennifer Gutierrez BA in Criminal Justice My advice for incoming transfer students is to not give up! Once you find what you enjoy, you will have a purpose to continue your education. I pursued my degree in Criminal Justice and now I am graduating with honors! Bipulanda Sraman BS in Information Systems and Technology/Concentration in Cyber Security Life is a wonderful journey. There will be always up and down in our life but we have to be ready to face any challenges that come through our lives. As a transfer student, I felt CSUSB is like my home campus where I have met so many wonderful caring, and loving people. There will be always someone to help and support you but just have faith and believe in yourself. Good luck and best wishes to you all. Deema Hamed BS in Information Systems Technology/Concentration in Cybersecurity I have been through every major on the planet. I was a pre-med student for a long time and that did not work. What I can say is there are more careers out there for you that fit your personality. Do not stick to one career if it does not work out. It took me awhile to figure out my path and I did. I chose to do something that balances my science and art sides of my brain. I get to do what I love but also make sure I am secure financially on both ends. FIND YOUR PATH AND START DOING IT! CLASS OF 2022! LETS GO!! Ivania Padila BS in Mathematics/Concentration in Teaching No matter how you got here or how long it took, you should be proud of yourself and enjoy the ride. Alix Garcia Cardenas BA in Liberal Studies/Concentration in Integrated Track/Multiple Subjects Credentials with Bilingual Authorization My biggest piece of advice to new transfer students is to put yourself out there. Get out of your comfort zone when you feel like retreating into it the most. The more effort you put into the transition, the more you will get out of it. I know it can be scary to reach out to people and to join clubs alone. You may feel awkward at times too. But keep trying. Get involved in things. CSUSB is a welcoming and safe place to learn not only academics, but things related to life and friends. Christine Seeger BA in Environmental Studies Minor in Geology Be the change you want to see in the world! Transferring is intimidating, but once you transfer your time at CSUSB goes so quick! Get involved early on and make friends. I have met some amazing people during my time at CSUSB, I will forever be grateful for my experiences here. I will always be a proud CSUSB Coyote!! Tanya Gutierrez BA in Business Administration It doesn’t matter how long it took or how many times you changed your mind. What matters is that you did it and stay proud, you're an educated individual. Jessica Rodriguez BA in Sociology It doesn't matter how long it takes you to finish, what matters is that you put in the work and finish. Maya Chavez BA in Political Science and Pre-Law Don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help. I am a first gen student, none of my friends or family knew how to apply for college, loans, or transfer credits. I thought I had to figure out everything on my own but the transfer center helped every step of the way. Alexia Lizarraga Echavez BA in Spanish-Hispanic Language/Concentration in Literature and Civilization “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” - Walt Disney Alexis Villanueva BA in Criminal Justice Don’t ever give up yourself. You are your greatest investment! No matter how many times you fall or want to give up remind yourself why you started and where you want to be. Kristen Alexis Hackett BA in Sociology TRY EVERYTHING! I know a new college may be scary or overwhelming. You may be nervous because you are not quite the same age as everyone else or consumed with the thought of "what if everyone already knows each other and I am the new kid coming in?". Do not let these thoughts deter you, jump in with both feet and allow yourself to have the same full college experience that someone who has attended for four years will have. You've worked hard for this moment, so relish it! Stephanie Carillo BA in English Literature As a transfer student, you’re already close to the finish line! Keep at it! When you feel alone, frustrated or as if you want to give up; DON’T! There are so many people rooting for you! There are also so many resources on campus at CSUSB! Take advantage of the help, they want to see you succeed and will help you with just about anything. You’ve got this! Debra Pimienta BA in Sociology I am a 57 year old graduating student! Believe in yourself and you can do anything! I believe in you!! Everyone at CSUSB is willing to help; just ask! I would not be here today without them! Thank you CSUSB GOOD LUCK, FUTURE PACK MEMBERS!!! Samantha Ruiz Olivares BS in Economics If I could give some advice to incoming transfer students, it would be to not give up! Life is tough, but you’re tougher. Oumie Ceesay BS in Business Administration/Concentration in Management This is a big milestone in your academic journey. As you work towards getting your bachelors, try to embrace these few years as much as you can. Stay focused on getting your degree: work hard in your classes. Remember: it only becomes difficult, when you make it difficult. Let these years be a breeze for you. You made it this far. I wish you the best of luck on your academic endeavors and much success. Sandra Vargas BA in Psychology Sometimes you will doubt yourself. Sometimes you will feel exhausted. Just remind yourself that despite of all of that at the other side of this hussle is rest, satisfaction, and stability for your future. Keep pushing, you got this!! Evelyn Lopez-Ceja BA in Liberal Studies Believe in yourself, everything will fall into place. Alexis Bustamante BA in Psychology/Concentration in Industrial and Organizational Psychology Words of encouragement I'd leave for future transfer students is to keep your eyes on your own prize and accomplishments! we are all running our own race in different circumstances from different backgrounds making us so unique. Do not focus or compare yourself to other's and their achievements but praise them! Take a moment to praise yourself as well. No two journeys are meant to look alike. Alexxandera Kimball BA in Psychology Don’t doubt yourself or your abilities – if you can dream it, you CAN do it, so just… DO it! Stephanie Estrada BA in Spanish/Concentration in Communication Studies Thinking school is not for you is not ideal. Keeping a positive mindset always leads you to where you truly want to be. Como dicen en mi familiar si see puede. Alexis Zoulko BA in Liberal Studies Concentration in Chemistry It all goes by super fast! Don't forget to stop and enjoy it. Simeone Miller BA in Political Science/Minor in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies/Certificate in International Relations Enjoy your next few years at CSUSB. They truly will be some of the best years of your life and will change it for the better so don't be afraid to get out there. Get involved in research, internships, and on-campus organizations. They will give you a chance to make life-long connections and prepare you for the next step after you graduate, whatever that may be or wherever it may take you. Sabrina Ruiz BA in Psychology Form relations with professors at CSUSB. They are extremely helpful and experienced with a lot of the questions you might have about Master’s programs, internships, volunteering, etc. Mary Ann Duran Morrell BA in Administration/Concentration in Management It is very rewarding and the feeling that I finally accomplished what I started back at Chaffey is awesome. I followed through with it and now after 4 years graduating from Chaffey with three Associates and a certificate and 4 years from CSUSB with my Bachelors Degree in Management, I can say that it is never too late. So if anyone has the opportunity to pursue their dreams, keep going and what better place to start or finish, is CSUSB. Katie Stamm BA in Chemistry The triumph of completing your degree at CSUSB is something you can feel. You can almost touch it. Crystal De La Cruz BA in Criminal Justice Never give up in the pursuit of your education. Always keep trying!!! It does not matter how long it takes you; as long as you get there! “At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can” -Frida Kahlo Andrea Ramirez BA in Social Work Keep working hard and don’t give up. You are here for a reason, be proud of yourself! You were picked out of thousands of students. Stay dedicated and committed no matter how hard it gets. Shauna Ramos BA in Sociology It doesn’t matter how long it’s taken you to get here. One of the reasons that you start at community college is so you can discover your passions. As soon as you get here, you can focus on your degree instead of all the extra work you need to do. Mia Mendoza BA in Communication Studies/Concentration in Organizational and Relational Communication Keep pushing even when you can't see the end goal. It may be difficult to watch others achieve those same goals, but you'll get there in due time. We are all on different life paths so focus on you! Work hard but don't forget to have fun, too. You're allowed the same campus experience as someone who started here as a first year student. From the Transfer Student Success Center… Congrats, transfer grads! CSUSB Transfer Class, Fall 2021 & Spring 2022.