Sarah Kovach Counsel 022 The visit to the UCLA STOMP Conference was very inspirational and informative. I knew the event was a big one when the sign up program was full online, and not accepting any more applications. Luckily, I signed up as soon as I saw your email. There was a turnout of all the UC campus and representatives ready to answer questions and aid us transfer students. The UC Panel had started with some guys warming us up, and then a very delightful and empowering speech was given by Alfred Herrera who is Director and Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Partnerships. He has been part of UCLA for 34 years. It was cool to see them talk about CCCP because I have joined their program and been to the Site Lite event and other UCLA conferences. They all let us know about their GPA requirements, application details, campus housing which for most of the universities was two years, and a few were one year. Some interesting things I learned included finding out more information about Santa Barbra by the beach. Merced and also called by the students “Ca$H money college” because they are so new and have affordable living compared to the other locations. I was surprised they are only 14 years. I liked their images of the new facilities. I learned about San Francisco’s diversity and strong environment integrating culture and art. San Francisco talked about only needing the silver 7 shortcut. The UCs talked about how there are new research opportunities, and new majors, such as data science. They talked about the TAG requirements, support groups for all kinds of rights, women, black, undocumented. I also learned about study abroad opportunities. The representatives talked about how there are internships in the areas and how to make a smooth transition. I had a lot of fun, and I even learned how to do the UCLA Bruins chant. After the event, I feel better prepared and more motivated to being part of one of the UC campuses.