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The Transfer Experience Robert Curry, EIT Chabot College, ENGR 10 Aug. 26, 2009 The Transfer Experience Robert Curry, EIT Chabot College, ENGR 10 Aug. 26, 2009

Presentation Outline Who I am n Your time at Chabot n Transferring n Your Presentation Outline Who I am n Your time at Chabot n Transferring n Your time at a 4 year university n Internships/Resume n Activities n

Education n n n n Graduated from James Logan High School in 1992 Attended Education n n n n Graduated from James Logan High School in 1992 Attended Chabot College from Fall 1992 to Spring 1995 Continued at Chabot from Spring 2004 to Spring 2007 Received Associate in Arts in Spring 2004 Transferred to California State University, Sacramento in Fall 2007 Will graduate from Sac State in December 2009 with a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering Chabot GPA 3. 42 Sac State GPA 3. 952

Work Experience n n Summer 1993: Vector Marketing, Bay Area Jan 1996 to Jun Work Experience n n Summer 1993: Vector Marketing, Bay Area Jan 1996 to Jun 2004: Norton Packaging, Hayward, CA – – – n Jan 1996 to June 1997: Machine operator June 1997 to July 2000: Shipping Lead July 2000 to June 2004: Quality Control Manager October 2007 to present: Hollywood Video, Sacramento, CA – Free Movies

Internships n Summer 2005: San Francisco Bay Water Quality Control Board, Industrial Storm Water Internships n Summer 2005: San Francisco Bay Water Quality Control Board, Industrial Storm Water Program, Oakland, CA – Student Assistant n n n Filed storm water annual reports Assisted engineers with site inspections, reports, presentations and correspondence Summer 2008 to present: California Department of Water Resources (DWR), Sacramento, CA – Student Assistant n n n Performed design drafting and calculations for multi-million dollar civil works project Researched engineering materials, methods and standards Completed calculations and drawings

Computer Skills Microstation XM n Visual Basic (VBA) for Microstation n Auto. CAD n Computer Skills Microstation XM n Visual Basic (VBA) for Microstation n Auto. CAD n Office (Word, Excel, Power. Point) n Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) n

Activities Member ASCE, Sep. 2007 to present n Secretary, Sac State ASCE Student Chapter, Activities Member ASCE, Sep. 2007 to present n Secretary, Sac State ASCE Student Chapter, Jan. 2008 to Dec. 2009 n Member Sac State ASCE Steel Bridge Team n History Channel’s City of the Future Student Engineer Competition, Winners, March 2008 n

While at Chabot While at Chabot

While at Chabot n Determine which schools you could reasonably transfer to. While at Chabot n Determine which schools you could reasonably transfer to.

While at Chabot n Get a list of the courses required for the degree While at Chabot n Get a list of the courses required for the degree you seek from your choice of transfer schools – This allows you to get as many undergrad GE requirements done at Chabot as possible – It’s cheaper to do it at Chabot

While at Chabot n Map out a schedule of classes for your time at While at Chabot n Map out a schedule of classes for your time at Chabot and transfer university – This will allow you to plan for how long it will take to complete your degree – Plan finances – This a preliminary schedule that will evolve based on class offerings, schedule conflicts, and enrollment

While at Chabot n Take advantage of the opportunities and resources at Chabot – While at Chabot n Take advantage of the opportunities and resources at Chabot – Price – Instructors – Counselors – Make an appointment to speak with a counselor to make sure that the classes you are taking meet the necessary requirements

While at Chabot n Instructors – Knowledgeable – More than just in academics – While at Chabot n Instructors – Knowledgeable – More than just in academics – Ask questions – Utilize office hours – Have a desire to help students succeed

While at Chabot n Get ready to transfer – Apply to the schools you While at Chabot n Get ready to transfer – Apply to the schools you want to transfer to n Remember it costs money to apply n Check application deadlines – Check your transcripts n Make sure you’ve done everything you can at Chabot

While at Chabot Work Hard! Nothing beats a good GPA! While at Chabot Work Hard! Nothing beats a good GPA!

Transferring n Get to know your new school – Campus tours – New student Transferring n Get to know your new school – Campus tours – New student orientation – Academic advising – Get familiar with the area around the campus

Transferring n Transcripts – Find out exactly how many copies you need and where Transferring n Transcripts – Find out exactly how many copies you need and where they need to go – Order them early n GE Certification – Do this early, but after you’ve been admitted

Transferring n Chabot Transfer Center, transfer checklist – http: //www. chabotcollege. edu/Counseling /transfer/Transfer. Checklist. Transferring n Chabot Transfer Center, transfer checklist – http: //www. chabotcollege. edu/Counseling /transfer/Transfer. Checklist. asp

Making the most of your time at your transfer institution Making the most of your time at your transfer institution

While at your new school n Get to know your classmates – You will While at your new school n Get to know your classmates – You will see these people for at least the next two years – These will be your colleagues in the professional world – They can help when you are having trouble in a class

While at your new school n Get to know the faculty, major advisor – While at your new school n Get to know the faculty, major advisor – Look for opportunities to interact with them – They can help guide you through the curriculum – They can help in obtaining scholarships and internships

While at your new school n Get to know the department admin staff – While at your new school n Get to know the department admin staff – These are the people that can help you get into your classes – They have insight into what is being offered and when – They know how the system works

While at your new school n Get involved – Looks good on a resume While at your new school n Get involved – Looks good on a resume – Great way to meet people – Student Professional Societies n ASCE n ASME n IEEE

While at your new school n Get involved – Engineering honor societies n Ex. While at your new school n Get involved – Engineering honor societies n Ex. – Student Government – Clubs – Sports (Intramural or Collegiate)

While at your new school n Fundamentals Exam for the Engineer in Training certificate, While at your new school n Fundamentals Exam for the Engineer in Training certificate, aka. EIT – Plan on taking this at the end of your junior year or beginning of senior year

The Internship Experience The Internship Experience

Internships n Great way to get experience – Show them what you can do Internships n Great way to get experience – Show them what you can do Make contacts in industry n Make some money at the same time n

Internships Has almost become an industry requirement in order to land a full time Internships Has almost become an industry requirement in order to land a full time job n Some companies and agencies use the internship experience as a trial period to see if they want to hire you n Also allows them to get inexpensive on the job training n

Internships n Where do you find out about internship opportunities? – Engineering career fairs Internships n Where do you find out about internship opportunities? – Engineering career fairs – Engineering department career websites – Company websites under student or campus relations or the like – “Evening with Industry” type events – Chabot ENGR 10 guest speakers

Internships n Once I find a position how do I get the job? – Internships n Once I find a position how do I get the job? – Apply – Follow up – Have a great cover letter – Have a great resume – Use effective interviewing techniques – Follow up

Cover Letter/Resume Cover Letter/Resume

Internships n Sac State ECS Career Services Website – http: //www. ecs. csus. edu/career/ Internships n Sac State ECS Career Services Website – http: //www. ecs. csus. edu/career/

Activities For the well rounded student Activities For the well rounded student

ASCE ASCE

ASCE n Walk for a cure ASCE n Walk for a cure

ASCE n RPM Racing ASCE n RPM Racing

ASCE n General Meetings ASCE n General Meetings

Steel Bridge n Fabrication Steel Bridge n Fabrication

Steel Bridge n Fabrication Steel Bridge n Fabrication

Steel Bridge n Fabrication Steel Bridge n Fabrication

Steel Bridge n Competition Steel Bridge n Competition

Steel Bridge n Competition Steel Bridge n Competition

Steel Bridge n Competition Steel Bridge n Competition

Steel Bridge n Competition Steel Bridge n Competition

Steel Bridge n Competition Steel Bridge n Competition

Steel Bridge n Competition Steel Bridge n Competition

Steel Bridge n Competition Steel Bridge n Competition

Steel Bridge n Competition Steel Bridge n Competition

Steel Bridge n Competition Steel Bridge n Competition

Concrete Canoe Concrete Canoe

Concrete Canoe Concrete Canoe

Concrete Canoe Concrete Canoe

Concrete Canoe Concrete Canoe

Mid-Pac Mid-Pac

SF 2108 HYDRO NET SF 2108 HYDRO NET

Nanotubes SF 2108 HYDRO NET Nanotubes SF 2108 HYDRO NET

SF 2108 HYDRO NET SF 2108 HYDRO NET

Geothermal SF 2108 HYDRO NET Geothermal SF 2108 HYDRO NET

 • Water from reservoirs will be pumped into boilers • Geothermal energy will • Water from reservoirs will be pumped into boilers • Geothermal energy will be used to power boilers, converting the water into steam

 • Steam will be transported under pressure to turbines beneath Geothermal Mushrooms for • Steam will be transported under pressure to turbines beneath Geothermal Mushrooms for auxiliary energy generation

 • The heated water and steam will flow through condensers integrated with the • The heated water and steam will flow through condensers integrated with the geothermal mushrooms, bringing the water to a consumption level temperature

 • Cooled water will be transferred to large holding tanks underground at the • Cooled water will be transferred to large holding tanks underground at the tops of the hills • Static pressure from the tanks will be used to pressurize the cities water lines and distribute water to the city

 • Excess steam will be dispersed via vents throughout the city environment to • Excess steam will be dispersed via vents throughout the city environment to aid fog collection systems

1. In any method of water distribution energy is needed 2. With reliance on 1. In any method of water distribution energy is needed 2. With reliance on local water sources external energy will need to be applied for distribution 3. By utilizing geothermal energy beneath the city to move water into an advantageous position for distribution, electricity can be generated to power city a. Two uses for energy, water distribution and electricity generation b. The energy was going to be used to move the water anyway, whether turned into electricity first, then power the water distribution system, might as well go direct and get a two for one

Finally Activities = Free T-Shirts= Free Food Finally Activities = Free T-Shirts= Free Food

QUESTIONS? ? QUESTIONS? ?