The Transfer Student Program helps you connect to the university community and provides tools and resources you need to achieve your goals at Michigan and beyond. Not all of the events listed are specifically for transfer students, but we want to make sure you are aware of all the great things going on.
Below are the events and workshops that we offered last year. Check back here in the Fall to see all programs and workshops we will be offering.
Transfer Turf is a bi-weekly opportunity for dinner, community, and to learn more about campus resources. Transfer Turf is open to all transfer students at U-M. Our primary commitment is to create and maintain an intentional space for transfer students to connect with one another, with campus partners, and with Transfer Connections Peer Mentors and staff.
Join us for a quick tour of the Hatcher and Shapiro Libraries. Learn about study spaces, where to get research help, how to find resources, and technology assistance. Gain insight into the resources and services available and strategies for efficiently finding information for your research projects.
Join a Learning Librarian as the questions below are explored.
Join your transfer reps from Central Student Government and LSA Student Government to discuss life as a transfer student at Michigan. Free donuts and hot chocolate will be provided.
Join Sweetland Center for Writing faculty to talk about Sweetland services and programs, as well as talk about some key attributes of the different reading and writing demands many transfer students notice when they come to U-M.
What if your ability to succeed in your classes was determined in part before you even stepped into the classroom? What is the one quality you need to overcome adversity academically and in life? This workshop will detail the research of Dr. Carol Dweck and her groundbreaking work on the concept of mindset. Students will learn how to abandon a debilitating fixed mindset in favor of a growth mindset, leading to success in areas they once considered too difficult.
Every student knows how to study, right? Wrong! This session will cover learning strategies every student should know. This session will help you learn which of your study strategies you should abandon and expose you to some of the top strategies backed by years of empirical research. The session will also help you understand how your mindset can affect your performance before you even step foot in a classroom and the importance of grit in your academic and life success. This is the most popular workshop ever offered by the SLC. Registration is required!
Wondering whether or not you should attend any of the Fall Career Events, and if so, which ones? Not sure how to prepare for each of these events? The Fall Career Expo and other fall career events start early in the school year, but they are important opportunities to connect with professionals, both to explore different career fields and engage with prospective organizations. Talk with a coach from the University Career Center about making the most of your time at any of the Job and Internship Fair and why you should attend, even if you aren’t currently looking for a job or internship. This session will go over how to talk with employers, how to highlight the skills you bring as a transfer student, and what to put on your resume.
Are you looking for a scholarship to use for the 2020-2021 academic year? Paul Barrow from the U-M Library will present the different tools available to you to aid in your search. Paul will demonstrate ways to do a search on one of the databases the U-M supports, but also show you other resources to use. Please bring a laptop, if possible.
An Honors thesis is one of many ways to enrich your undergraduate education. Come to this session to hear from an Honors advisor about:
This session is for all transfer students, whether you have been thinking about doing an Honors thesis or this is the first time you have heard of such an opportunity.
Have you ever found yourself putting forth a great deal of effort into your courses, but not feeling like you are actually learning or are left unsatisfied with your grade? This workshop, based on the work of Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire, will enable you to analyze your current learning strategies, understand exactly what changes you need to implement to earn an A in your courses, identify concrete strategies to use during the remainder of your semester, and become a more efficient learner.
This session will provide you with the first steps in exploring a career in law. Pre-law advisors from the Newnan Advising Center will review the law school admission process and provide tips on how to submit a strong application. This session is designed to address the unique circumstances of transfer students and will allow time at the end of the presentation for questions.
Meet with an Intercultural Programs Advisor from the Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS) to discuss study abroad opportunities for transfer students. This session will highlight short-term study abroad programs that might be easier to fit into your time at Michigan, as well as answer any questions or concerns you might have about how these credits can work toward your U-M degree. This presentation can be a great way to determine which programs you might want to learn more about at the Study Abroad Fair.
LSA advisors will help you select courses and backpack for the fall semester. The advisors can also show you how to run an unofficial audit check to see what you might still be missing toward your degree requirements. Please bring a laptop, if possible.
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm