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Bren School of ICS

Success Strategies

Diana TienUndergraduate Counselor

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Commitment• Why are you here today and where do you want

to go?• What does commitment mean to you?

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Critical Thinking and Logic

• Computing requires much critical thinking and analyses. • Creating solutions by yourself and within teams• Addressing real world problems in a fast paced

and ever-changing industry.• Think outside of the box!

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• Learn how to communicate your thoughts and ideas to people within and outside of the industry.

• Learn how to become an effective speaker and leader within a team.

• Always seek out opportunities to improve your written and oral communication skills.

• Market yourself!

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Time Management• Procrastination does not work in computing.• Programming takes time and requires constanttesting and analyses of your work. • If working in a team, success is dependent upon

each member managing their time well to meet project deadlines.

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Collaboration - Project-Based Learning

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Research Opportunities

• Student-initiated research

• Bren:ICS Honors Program

• UCI Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) — Provides guidance, funding and faculty mentor

• Campus programs that provide a stipend and summer housing Examples: — Summer Undergraduate Research Program — Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Information Technology (SURF-IT)

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Corporate Connections

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Faculty Excellence & Accessibility

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Committed to Student Success• Engaged and accessible faculty

— Weekly office hours by faculty and course TAs— Associate Dean hosts weekly drop-in hours

• Academic counseling staff— Help students find most efficient way to meet all

their academic goals— Inform students about programs/opportunities that

enhance learning and build their resume— Guide students to appropriate campus resources

• Learning & Academic Resource Center (LARC)— FREE workshops/tutoring & fee-based tutoring

• Math, Physics, and Chemistry Departments— FREE drop-in tutoring

• ICS Tutoring— Peer to peer (fee based)

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Student Life

ICS Student Council members at ICS/Boeing Alumni Night

Bren Brawl: Friendly competition among student gamers

ICS/Blizzard Alumni Night

Student Showcase 2011 participants

Bren:ICS students at UCILeadership Conference

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Get prompt responses and different perspectives:

Academic counselors/peer advisors:[email protected]

949-824-5156 (M-F 8-5)

Faculty:Tony Givargis

Associate Dean for Student [email protected]


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