I transferred to UW Bothell as a Junior interested in social science and public policy. I studied Political Science at my previous institution, but was searching for a more tangible way to apply the social science theories I was learning. With that goal in mind, the Law, Economics, and Public Policy concentration was the perfect fit for me. Once I transferred, I immediately got involved in extracurricular activities, acquainted myself with my professors, and utilized on campus resources. Not only was this a great way to make friends, but I also built relationships with my professors so they could refer me to my graduate school of interest.
I advise all current students to get to know their professors because they are such a great resource for future job opportunities, research projects, and references for future academic pursuits. The second piece of advice I have is to use on-campus resources such as the Writing Center, Quantitative Skills Center, and Career Center. Each office is equipped with people who want you to succeed and they are all at your fingertips!
I am currently working as an Assistant Career Adviser in the Career Center, a Writing and Communication Intern for the City of Kirkland, and a first year graduate student in the Master of Arts in Policy Studies program at UW Bothell.