Transfer Student Open House: Discover How to Succeed in Two Years

The Transfer Student Open House, sponsored by Mihaylo Career Services, seeks to equip students transferring from community colleges with the support they need to succeed academically and in their careers.

The Transfer Student Open House, sponsored by Mihaylo Career Services, seeks to equip students transferring from community colleges with the support they need to succeed academically and in their careers.

Transfer students arrive at Mihaylo College with greater familiarity with the higher education system and years of experience taking college-level courses. Students also have competing demands, such as working full-time and family commitments, which may extend their graduation dates. The Transfer Student Open House (TSOH) on Wednesday, Aug. 30, is designed to assist incoming undergraduate transfer students as they embark on their academic and career journeys.

“Transfer students are in a unique situation,” says Kasey Noble ’16 (M.S.-education), career development advisor for Mihaylo Career Services. “Unlike first-year students, they already have an idea of what to expect from college-level courses. But like other new students, transfers are adjusting to the new, often larger, campus environment. Transfer students are also entering CSUF at a time when they begin taking their upper-division courses, which adds an additional level of difficulty while they learn to navigate the campus.”

Noble says the Transfer Student Open House (TSOH) will provide attendees with strategies to be academically successful, while keeping internships and career opportunities in mind.

“TSOH this year will function as a conference-style event,” says Noble. “Sessions will be held concurrently and will repeat, allowing students to start at any point during the day and receive the same information. If a student participates in the open house and completes a punch card, they will receive a Mihaylo T-shirt specific to this year’s event. Also, if a student arrives to the mixer portion early, they will be able to grab some pizza while they network with Mihaylo faculty and resources.” Continue reading

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Mihaylo Accounting Undergrad Honored With $10,000 Academic National Scholarship

Accounting undergrad Jocelyn Lee ’19 is the recipient of a PCAOB National Scholarship. Photo from the Accounting Society

Accounting undergrad Jocelyn Lee ’19 is the recipient of a PCAOB National Scholarship. Photo from the Accounting Society

Jocelyn Lee ’19 (accounting) is the recipient of a Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) National Scholarship. The award honors outstanding accounting students and encourages them to pursue an auditing career.

For Jocelyn Lee ’19, hard work and good grades have paid off – literally. The junior accounting major was honored with the PCAOB National Scholarship this June, a one-time $10,000 award which will provide funding for her academic program during the 2017-2018 school year.

Lee, a member of the accounting honor society, Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) , and a treasurer for the Accounting Society, has a GPA of 4.0. She has been recognized on the Mihaylo College Dean’s Honors List for each semester since fall 2015.

“I’m very excited, yet humbled, to receive the PCAOB scholarship,” says Lee. “Two of my accounting professors actually did the nominating process without informing me, so imagine my excitement when I learned that I would receive the award! I definitely appreciate their support. It is encouraging to have this recognition, and it makes me want to do more and be more involved. I’m glad that, with this scholarship, I am representing both the accounting profession and CSUF.”

Lee is seeking an entry-level career opportunity in the public accounting field while studying at Mihaylo. “I am currently going through the public accounting recruiting process, and I can’t wait to see where the next two years in college takes me. Because of our great accounting program, I was able to receive this opportunity,” she says.

The PCAOB is a congressionally established nonprofit corporation charged with the oversight of audits of public companies. Scholarship honorees are nominated by universities across the United States, and the awards are funded by the monetary penalties imposed for noncompliance with PCAOB policies.

Mihaylo’s accounting programs offer undergraduate and graduate academic programs, student clubs, access to internship and job opportunities, and networking opportunities. For more information, visit the Department of Accounting online or at SGMH 4313.

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Partial Solar Eclipse Headlines the First Day of Classes at CSUF

Students look through a telescope, equipped with a solar lens, to observe the eclipse in front of Dan Black Hall on Aug. 21, 2017.

A student looks through a telescope, equipped with a solar lens, to observe the eclipse in front of Dan Black Hall on Aug. 21, 2017. Photo by Chris McCarthy 

The first day of the fall semester coincided with the Great American Eclipse, a total solar eclipse visible in a narrow band across the entire continental United States. Southern California witnessed only a partial eclipse, but it was still dramatic enough to draw hundreds of students and local residents to the courtyard in front of Dan Black Hall to watch the phenomenon.

The first day of every semester at Cal State Fullerton means nightmare parking and a crowded campus. But freshmen beginning their studies at CSUF on Monday, Aug. 21 were able to add a history-making event to their college experience – the Great American Solar Eclipse, which was partially visible in Fullerton from 9:06 to 11:45 a.m.

At 10:21 a.m., the eclipse – in which the moon covers the sun – reached its maximum extent, obscuring 69% of the sun’s light.

Eerie shadows were visible across campus, the temperature dropped noticeably, and students and faculty alike took time out from class to enjoy the experience. Continue reading

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Seven Reasons You Should Work as a Student Assistant at CSUF

For Daniel Coats ’15,’18, student assistant roles have been pivotal in developing his career skills. “I have been able to utilize my writing, research and administrative abilities, gaining years of work experience in my field before graduation,” he says. Photo by Chris McCarthy

For Daniel Coats ’15, ’18, student assistant roles have been pivotal in developing his career skills. “I have been able to utilize my writing, research and administrative abilities, gaining years of work experience in my field before graduation,” he says. Photo by Chris McCarthy

From communications and graphic design to tutoring and student advising, there are hundreds of student assistant positions at the Cal State Fullerton campus. Mihaylo College blog writer and editorial assistant Daniel Coats ’15, ’18, who is graduating this semester with an M.A. in communications, looks at seven reasons you should apply for student jobs at CSUF.

How would you like to have a job that is convenient to your classes, helps you expand your skill set, builds your portfolio, counts as a required internship, provides financial support and helps you build a valuable career network?

This has been my experience over the past four years, thanks to student assistant employment, particularly the student business reporter role that I have held at Mihaylo College since June 2014.

In this role, I have authored more than 370 blog posts, contributed to four editions of the college’s alumni magazine, conducted donor research utilized by senior college leadership and performed various other administrative tasks as directed by the marketing team. Continue reading

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Mihaylo Student’s Laguna Beach Family Surf Shop Stays Afloat in Competitive Marketplace

Clay Huntington (left) and his son, Grant ’18, shape a custom surfboard for sale at their family-owned surf shop in Laguna Beach. The Huntingtons’ shop has thrived despite a trend toward corporatization in the Southern California surf industry.

Clay Huntington (left) and his son, Grant ’18, shape a custom surfboard for sale at their family-owned surf shop in Laguna Beach. The Huntingtons’ shop has thrived despite a trend toward corporatization in the Southern California surf industry.

From the Beach Boys to international competitions, surfing is the pastime most associated with Orange County. Mihaylo marketing senior Grant Huntington ’18 is part of the next generation of surf shop professionals, currently working as marketing manager at his family’s RWorld Surf and Skate in Laguna Beach.

Last year, more than 6 million people visited Laguna Beach to enjoy miles of sandy beaches, crashing surf and beautiful sunsets. A good number of the beach town’s surf aficionados frequent RWorld Surf and Skate, a family-owned surf manufacturing and retail outlet catering to the Southern California beach scene.

Founded by former attorney and biologist Clay Huntington, the shop employs his wife and adult children, including Grant Huntington ’18. “My role is to oversee and direct marketing efforts,” says the younger Huntington. “However, in small businesses, your role extends significantly beyond your job title. I also help with design work, merchandising and management.”

Huntington notes that his parents’ lifelong hobby formed the basis for their family business. “My family’s start in the surf business originated from my parents being professional tandem surfers while I was growing up,” he says. “My dad used to be a lawyer, and before that he was a biologist, but surfing was his true passion.” Continue reading

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