Transfer Connections

News for the Week of February 11, 2013

How Do You Make the Most of Your Time at SU?

Hello SU Transfers!

I can’t believe we are half the way through the quarter. It seems like we started yesterday. I am really hoping that school is going fine for all of you guys and that you rocked your midterms ( for those who had them). For those of you whose midterms weren’t those good; don’t worry about that. I am sure that you can still do better in class with upcoming homework and final exams.

So, how was the internship fair for all of you who attended? I thought that that Career Services lined up interesting and fun companies to intern for. I am just hoping some of you got to apply for internships!

I really encourage you to get involved some way or another in campus’ activities. They are really fun and it is a great way to get to know other students besides those you meet in your classrooms. When I transferred, I had a hard time adjusting to SU life and I didn’t get involved in anything at all on campus. It impacted my grades. But now more than ever, I am I a good place and I feel like SU has become my second home.

For those who want to get involved, I strongly encourage that you join a student club or organization (we have a variety of those on campus that focus on academics, fun, social life, culture, politics etc.). If you are not the club type of person (which is totally cool), you can even join an intramural sport team!

For those of you who are international students, I would advise you to check the International Student Center website; they always have cool events you can attend. Last month, they hosted the international dinner in Campion Ballroom. It was an amazing, fun and cool experience. The ISC is also hosting an information session for those who would like to work in the United States after they graduate, the info session will focus on how to do your OPT and when you should apply for it.

On February 22nd, THE INTERNATIONAL CLUB (IC) is hosting a Lunar New Year Festival event in the Boeing Room at 6 pm. Because Lunar New Year is such a significant celebration throughout many Asian Countries, we have decided to host a festival for it. For this event, there will be food, drinks, music, game stations, photo booth, calligraphy, and many more exciting booths. In addition, tickets are $5 if you buy it early and $7 at the entrance.

I am going to that event and I hope to see many of you there. We really need to relax after midterms and that festival is just coming at the right moment!

I wish you good luck for the rest of the quarter and I hope to see many of you sign up for the coming transfer talk. It will be very funnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!

Natacha Maheshe

Transfer SUccess Leader

On Campus Spotlight

International Student Center

Did you know that almost 75% of SU International Students are transfers?!

The International Student Center (ISC) assists international students in achieving success in their educational endeavors and through the contribution of their varied and unique cultural and global perspectives, serves to broaden the University community's cultural and global awareness.

Some of the support services offered to International Students include:

Contact the ISC:

James C. Pigott Pavilion for Leadership, PAVL P160
901 12th Avenue
Seattle WA, 98122

Upcoming Events

Commuter & Transfer Student Life

Transfers at Men's Basketball Game

Thursday, February 14 | 6pm

Join SGSU Transfer Student Rep Janie Bube as we cheer on the Redhawks! Meet Janie at 6pm outside of the SGSU office (3rd floor of Student Center, near Hawk's Nest Bistro)! Questions? Contact Janie at

Transfer Talk

Thursday, February 21 | 4-5pm (click here for more information)-Send name and major to

Transfer Talk

Monday, March 4 | 6-7 pm (click here for more information)-Send name and major to

Campus Events

Ash Wednesday Mass

Wednesday, February 13th | 7AM, 12:30PM, 4:30PM, and 7:30PM |

A Jesuit will be present to celebrate Ash Wednesday masses throughout the day in the chapel. This marks the beginning of Lent.

Healthy Relationships Week

February 11-15 | Various Events | (click here for more information)

President's Day: No Class

Monday, February 18

Lunar New Year Festival

Friday, February 22 | 6pm

Boeing Room (1st floor of Library) | Tickets: $5 in advance, $7 at the door