Building Relationships for Transfer Student Success Berkeley International Office Economics Undergraduate Adivising Who’s Here? • Icebreaker – – – – – – – What’s your name? Where are you from? What’s your favorite food at home? What’s your favorite Berkeley restaurant and why? Are you an Economics major? What is your astrological sign? What is something that you might have in common with your group members? – What is a question that you might want to ask your college or academic advisor? You Relationship X Relationship Blocks • • • • • • • • • Unfamiliarity with new environment Size of institution Size of classes Access to instructors Bureaucracy Language Barrier Cultural differences Workload differences Overly intelligent classmates • Name some of YOUR transfer student resources? Transfer Student Resources • Transfer Student Re-entry Student Parent Center • Berkeley International Office • College Advising Office or Department Advising Office • Professors/Graduate Student Instructor • Student Learning Center • Student Clubs and Organizations • • • • • • • • • • Career Counseling Library Career Center University Health Center Religious/Spiritual Belief Groups Library/Computing Services Family Friends Classmates/Acquaintances Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Student Professional Associations Tips for Building Academic Relationships • Step out of your comfort zone • Look for useful resources and establish a connection • Take notes and track your progress • Be proactive, do your research • Be honest and let people know when you don’t understand or just don’t know • Be persistent Economics Academic Advising They are here to help you!