UGA College of Engineering celebrates transfer students
Today’s college students are transferring more than ever before. In the University of Georgia College of Engineering, nearly 20% of undergraduates transferred to UGA after beginning their college journey elsewhere.
Oct. 21 – 25 is National Transfer Student Week, organized by the National Institute for the Student of Transfer Students (NISTS). The event is designed to celebrate transfer students and the professionals who support them while highlighting the often complex barriers faced by transfer students.
Transfer Student Profile: Dylan Brown
Dylan Brown, a mechanical engineering major on track to graduate from the UGA College of Engineering this semester, began his undergraduate work at Valdosta State University.
Why did you decide to transfer to UGA & major in engineering?
UGA is full of diversity not just within the people but through the all of the various colleges here on campus. I wanted to be a part of something bigger than engineering, something where students come together as family but still maintain professional relationships.
What has been your greatest challenge as a transfer student?
As a transfer student the hardest part of succeeding is getting acclimated to such a big campus and bigger learning sessions.
What has enabled you to be successful as a transfer student at UGA?
My engineering family deserves all the credit for the degree I’ll be receiving this fall. Being a part of different organizations has helped me to be more accountable for my study habits while also having shoulders to lean on. My co-op at Delta Air Lines put reassurance on my classroom learning while tailoring me to develop the technical skills I’ve gained at UGA for the future engineering industry.
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