TransferMation Series

TransferMation is a series of one-hour workshops designed to highlight opportunities for transfer students to maximize their Trojan experience. Topics include career planning and preparation, jobs and internships, undergraduate research, leveraging the Trojan Network, study abroad, USC Progressive Degree Programs, summer coursework and much more.

The TransferMation Series Presents
4th Annual Welcome Week Transfer Day for New Fall 2018 Students!
Friday, August 17, 2018

Submit your RSVP for each session below at the Welcome Week website (click on “Sign Up”)

Strategies for Academic Success

Taper Hall of Humanities (THH) 101
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Academic resources and support services on campus such as academic counseling, tutoring, testing and tips for academic success at USC. The presentation will also inform students about special academic opportunities such as fellowships, undergraduate research and USC’s scholar programs.

New Transfer Student Lunch

Founders Park
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Join us for lunch and mix with fellow new classmates and learn about the resources on campus for transfer students. Please RSVP to help us plan for enough food!

USC 101: Transfer Student Panel

Seely G. Mudd (SGM) 124
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Current transfer students will discuss their experiences, share helpful tips regarding the ins and outs of USC, and give advice on how to successfully navigate USC’s social and academic environment.

Transfer Credit & Articulation Q&A

Seely G. Mudd (SGM) 124
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
This workshop will focus specifically on the transfer credit process, articulation, and petitions. Representatives from USC Undergraduate Transfer Credit Services will give an overview of the articulation process and transfer credit policies and answer questions about specific transfer credit situations.

Archived Sessions

Missed a recent session?  Don’t worry you can simply click on a workshop title below to watch a full-length recording of the session.

Career Preparation: Mock Interviews (no recording)

March 23, 2016
Are you ready to interview for summer internships and jobs? Now is the time to prepare. This workshop provides an opportunity to exercise interview and networking skills. University staff will facilitate mock interviews and offer feedback and suggestions for improvement.

Health and Wellness in Transition

February 23, 2016
Health and Wellness is about being balanced in mind, body and spirit. This workshop will focus on transfer students in their transition to university life as it relates to health and wellness. Campus resources, self-care techniques, and health promotion strategies to aid in a healthy and balanced transition will be highlighted throughout this presentation.

Academic Support at USC

February 10, 2016
All transfer students can achieve success at USC. However, it may take time to adjust to the academic expectations and the rigor of USC courses. This workshop will focus on the academic support and resources available at USC to help you succeed in your classes. Representatives from various departments on campus will discuss how transfer students can take advantage of the academic support they offer.

Non-Traditional Student Panel

November 17, 2015
USC’s non-traditional student population is vast, diverse, and evolving. A panel of non-traditional students will share their educational challenges and experiences and offer helpful advice. This workshop will also discuss the support and resources available to help non-traditional students make the most of their Trojan experience.

Study Abroad

October 20, 2015
As a transfer student, is it possible for me to study abroad? Yes, with early and careful planning! Learn about long- and short-term study abroad options for transfer students. Representatives from the Office of Overseas Studies will discuss USC’s study abroad programs, cost and financial aid, eligibility requirements and application process, as well as earning academic credit towards your declared major or minor.


September 22, 2015
Internship week is Oct. 5-8th! Are you ready? Attend this workshop to get tips on how to best prepare for internship week as a transfer student. Representatives from the Career Center will provide specific information on how to market yourself effectively.

Academic Success!

September 1, 2015
Study and test taking skills are critical for student academic success. Representatives from the Kortschak Center will help you discover if there are any gaps in how you manage your academics, how to fill those gaps with the right college study skills and what campus resources are available to aid in your success.

Progressive Degrees: What, How, When and Why?

April 22, 2015
This workshop provides information about programs that allow students to work on a master’s degree while completing requirements for their bachelor’s degree.  This workshop focuses on:

  • Benefits of a Progressive Degree
  • General Requirements
  • Sample Timelines
  • Financial Considerations

Networking and Interview Skills

April 8, 2015
This workshop provides an opportunity to exercise interview and networking skills. University staff will facilitate mock-interviews and offer feedback and suggestions for improvement.

Making the Most of Your Summer

April 1, 2015
Summer is an ideal time to gain valuable work experience, make progress towards your degree, or explore opportunities for travel. This workshop focuses on:

  • Jobs vs. Internships
  • Taking summer courses
  • Summer study abroad
  • Research
  • Volunteering