Transfer Success Stories
February 2022 success story
Transfer School: UC Berkeley
Transfer Major: Physics
What term/year did you transfer? Fall 2009
What kinds of activities and/or programs did you participate in at Cerritos College?
Scholars Honors Program, Transfer Alliance Program (TAP)
What activities and/or program did you participate in at the university?
DOE summer research programs at Berkeley Lab (CCI and SULI)
Words of wisdom for future transfer students:
"Visit your career counselor frequently to make sure you are strictly on schedule to complete your classes on time. Engage with university transfer programs and their representatives--this became critical for my success. Seek research opportunities at UCs. Utilize tutoring programs and math learning center. Form a small group of students to work together on homework assignments."
Career and future goals:
I transferred to UC Berkeley and got my Bachelor in Physics. I got a full ride scholarship for my PhD program at the University of Michigan, Physics department. After graduation, I joined a FFRDC Lab as a research scientist. Currently, I have been working at a photonics start-up and leading a team of engineers and scientists.