2nd Year Transfer Experience Program
The 2nd Year Transfer Experience program aims to support and enhance the transfer students’ last academic year at the University of California, Irvine. Housed under UCI’s Transfer Student Center Hub, this program was established to assist transfer students launch into their next step whether that may be career or graduate school.
2YTE at the University of California, Irvine strives to provide support to 2nd year transfer students looking for ways to enhance their professional and academic resumes to be better candidates for graduate school and career positions. This program aims to create a network that enhances the academic success and student engagement of 2nd year transfers with the goal of preparing students for life after UCI. Students in this program are assigned a transfer counselor that provides personalized support on a quarterly basis that helps students stay on track to meet their career and graduate school goals.
To enhance the academic success for 2nd year transfers students at UCI
- Must be a transfer student in their 2nd or final year at UCI
- Student must have a desire to attend graduate school
- Student must desire to enter their chosen career field directly after graduating at UCI
PERSONALIZED SUPPORT & ADVISING:
2YTE participants meet with a transfer counselor on a quarterly basis to help create and execute goals aimed at enhancing the students’ academic and professional resume.
- One-on-one advising
- Graduate Application workshops
- Resume Workshops
- Research Workshops
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
- Students in the 2YTE will feel ready to apply for graduate school and or a job after graduation at UCI
- Students will feel supported and knowledgeable of the varying resources on campus available to help them reach their academic and career goals
- Students will be able to establish recommenders and references for future applications
***For interested applicants, the online application will be coming out soon!***
Major/Minor: Psychology & Social Behavior; Criminology, Law & Society
Transferred from: East Los Angeles College (ELAC)
Future Career goals: Continue being a part of academia by applying to Graduate School and pursuing a Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology or a program that incorporates Psychology and Law.
Campus Involvement/Club membership: Bridging Anteater Mentorship Program (BAMP), ASUCI EVP Office Local High School Outreach (Intern/ Delegate), Undergraduate Research Assistant, Latina/o Student Psychological Association (Member & Mentor), Orange County Family Justice Center (Volunteer), Tau Sigma National Honor Society, The National Society of Leadership and Success, Residential Teaching Assistant for the Summer Scholar Transfer Institute (SSTI), Peer Educator for the Counseling Center and the Transfer Student Center
Pastimes/Hobbies: Volunteering, Meditation, Art Therapy (Watercolor Painting, Ceramics, Poetry etc.), Photography, Long Walks, Learning Foreign Languages and Cultures, Reading and Writing Poetry, Activist for Social Injustices
Ask Me About: How to get involved on/ off campus organizations and clubs, undergraduate research, navigating UCI, how to manage stress, time, double majoring, psychology, law, anthropology, and anything you would like to know!
Transfer Student Center Coordinator
Rocio transferred from Santa Ana College to California State University, Fullerton where she earned a B.A. in Sociology. Additionally, she was awarded an M.S. in Counseling from California State University, Long Beach (Go Beach!) where she completed a thesis on Latinas in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) who have persisted through community college and 4-year universities. Her research and experience working with transfer students at Santa Ana College has ignited her passion for working with first-generation, low-income, and non-traditionally aged students who have overcome a variety of obstacles to reach their academic goals. Her commitment to student success has inspired her to pursue a doctorate in the near future in order to change the institutional barriers faced by these students.
Director of Student Transition Services
Kevin M. Huie is a seasoned teacher, trainer, speaker, facilitator, advocate, activist, consultant, counselor and administrator. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Kevin has been mentoring, coaching, and advising students throughout his 20 year career in higher education focusing specifically on their academic achievement, personal development, leadership potential, and overall sense of cultural well-being. He also has provided numerous trainings for academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and thriving businesses. Kevin has a Masters’ degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and Multicultural Counseling from Loyola University Chicago, an Executive Leadership Management Certificate from Rockhurst University, is a certified Diversity Trainer and Mediator, and has a Certificate in Strengths-Based Leadership from the Gallup Organization.
Kevin has a strong passion for contributing to the holistic, transformative development of each and every student and organization with whom he works. He has previously worked for both of his alma maters, the University of Notre Dame and Loyola University Chicago, serving as an Assistant Director and Director respectively within the schools’ Student Affairs’ Divisions. More recently, Kevin served as the Executive Director of the Cross-Cultural Center at UCI where he specialized in the development and execution of premier leadership and diversity programs, and provided strategic direction for the Dean of Students and the Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs on campus issues and diversity related matters. Kevin has also taught extensively at the university level, contributing as a lecturer in the Department of Education and the School of Humanities at UCI, the School of Education at Loyola, and the Department of Psychology at Notre Dame. As the director of Student Transition Services, he oversees all programs within Student Support Services. Kevin works closely with Eileen to ensure the success of former foster youth attending UCI.