Transfer Success Stories - February 2022

Uttam Paudel

Uttam Paudel

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.

Past Success Stories

Transfer Hall of Fame