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CPP Celebrates Seventh Annual National Transfer Student Week

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Cal Poly Pomona is celebrating its seventh annual National Transfer Student Week from Oct. 16-19 with a series of events and activities honoring CPP's transfer students. The annual celebration will highlight the contributions and achievements of transfer students while emphasizing resources and supportive workshops for the transfer student community.

National Transfer Student Week is a nationwide initiative designed to recognize and celebrate transfer students' achievements in higher education. At Cal Poly Pomona, this week-long celebration will be packed with exciting events, workshops, and opportunities for students to connect and engage with their peers and university resources. The events are hosted by Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) and the PolyTransfer program.

Senior Coordinator of Transfer and Early Engagement, Samuel Nieto, said that the PolyTransfer team is excited to continue its partnerships with ASI and other programs and offices on campus that collectively work to highlight the success of transfer students.

"National Transfer Student Week allows us to continue being a 'transfer-receptive' campus and serves as a platform to showcase the resilience, determination, and diverse backgrounds that transfer students bring to our campus," Nieto said. "We believe in acknowledging their journeys, their contributions, and their unique experiences by providing engaging workshops and events for transfer students during this week."

PolyTransfer peer mentor and fourth-year chemistry student, George Hernandez, shared that his journey as a transfer student at Cal Poly Pomona has been profoundly transformative. He attributes this experience to the resources and guidance provided by the PolyTransfer program, as well as the support from a peer mentor. Thanks to these resources, Hernandez said he has developed a strong sense of connection and deep understanding of the campus and its offerings.

As the upcoming transfer celebration approaches, Hernandez offers valuable advice to fellow transfer students: take advantage of on campus programs and events to be more involved and feel a personal connection to the campus community.

"Attending National Transfer Student Week events is a great way to connect with other transfer students while also giving you a chance to take your mind off of your classes for a moment-not to mention there's always a ton of free food and goodies," Hernandez said.

The official schedule of events for National Transfer Student Week can be found on CPP's PolyTransfer website. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend the following events:

Oct. 16: Transfer Open House

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Student Services Building 121, First Floor, at the PolyTransfer Lounge

Visit the PolyTransfer Student Lounge, located in the heart of our campus at the Student Services Building, for fun giveaways and snacks.

Oct. 17: NTSW Kick-Off

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., University Park

Connect with peer mentors from PolyTransfer, resources on campus, and fellow transfer students. Stop by and enjoy music, free food, and opportunity drawings.

Oct. 17: Investing & Making Big Purchases presented by SchoolsFirst Credit Union

6 to 7 p.m., Zoom

SchoolsFirst Credit Union is excited to present this educational session offering valuable tips and strategies to help you achieve your financial goals. Whether you're planning for your dream home or looking to grow your wealth, this event will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to make informed financial decisions. Don't miss this opportunity to secure your financial future.

Oct. 18: Rise & Thrive Breakfast with the Womxn's Resource Center

9 to 11 a.m., Centerpointe, Room 107

Join PolyTransfer and the Womxn's Resource Center for a free breakfast event at the CenterPointe Dining Commons. Connect with like-minded individuals, share stories of resilience, and embrace the power of community.

Oct. 18: Professional Headshots

1 to 3 p.m., Bronco Student Center, Orion

Get professional headshots at the BSC and attend an interview prep workshop afterwards to help you in your next interview.

Oct. 18: Interview Preparation Workshop

5 to 6 p.m., Zoom

Join Polytransfer and ASI for this online interview preparation workshop with the Career Center to help you get prepared for your next interview.

Oct. 19: Art Social

5 to 7 p.m., Bronco Student Center, Ursa Minor

Join PolyTransfer and ASI for an evening expressing your creativity. Show up wearing your community college gear and paint with other fellow prospective transfer students while following instructions from an artist, a chance to connect with people on the same road as you.

Oct. 19: Thursday Night Football Hosted by CPP Male Success Initiatives

5 to 8:30 p.m., University Plaza

Join CPP's Male Success Initiatives for Thursday Night Football, where you can kick back, relax and enjoy the game with friends and other transfer students.