Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Class of 2012: Red Devil turned Bruin!

Here are some pictures I have compiled during my journey here at UCLA.  I know most are the not much obvious UCLA kind of pictures... But, they did happened in UCLA. We also have awesome videos at YouTube and here's some that will make future Bruins get pumped up.

8 clap
Beat 'SC Bonfire
Harlem Shake UCLA Style

My experience so far has been so great.  It's really competitive though meaning that procrastination is not an option anymore.  Other than that, it's been a great experience, eating great food, and meeting new people.  I just love UCLA and I hope future Devils will too.

If anyone has any questions about UCLA, I'll be glad to answer all their concerns.  I'm sure they'll experience a similar feeling with other colleges but UCLA just pretty much have everything, from food to celebrities to free sneak peaks of movies to guest speakers (I once went to meet Lea Salonga, who was the singing voice of Jasmine and Mulan).  I really hope more SUHi Red Devils would go here.  I'm really excited for the class of 2013.

-Dannie Rose Cruz, Class of 2012

Future Bosses! This is for You!

The Youth Entrepreneurship Program – Synthesized [YEPS] is a project based entrepreneurial training and student competition. YEPS is designed for high school seniors to learn how to turn their interest and hobbies into a profitable business venture.

Professors from Alliant International University teach students a variety of relevant business practices focusing on aspects such as:
  • Establishing entrepreneurial goals
  • Understanding leadership roles
  • Professional networking
  • Business plan development
  • Making public presentations

YEPS curriculum focuses on two critical components – leadership and entrepreneurship training. During the leadership development portion of the training, students must assess and evaluate their level of commitment, discipline and personal values in relation to achieving success in life and business.

As students go through the academic components, they develop a viable business idea and business plan which is presented to a panel of judges. Winning students will be awarded a scholarship, iPad tablet and are invited to participate in the YEPS business implementation phase. This phase mentors students to help them start and manage their business venture.

YEPS is a free program that helps students develop ethical business values while providing a channel to help entrepreneurs start a business.

For more info, click here!

Financial Aid Award Comparison Tool

CaliforniaColleges.edu is the official source for college and career planning in California. We'd like to let you all know about an extremely useful interactive tool that has been developed for use on CaliforniaColleges.edu http://CaliforniaColleges.edu  with support from the College Access Foundation of California, the Financial Aid Award Comparison Tool. 

The Financial Aid Award Comparison Tool allows students to create a free account on CaliforniaColleges.edu and then compare up to six financial aid award packages from California colleges and universities using the information from their award letters. After entering all of their award information into the tool, students will be able to see the following:
  1. “The Gap”, or the remaining cost of college that still is not met through grants, scholarships or loans (a negative result actually means that the student has a surplus from the financial aid awarded).
  2. The percentage ratio of “free aid” vs. “loan aid” with explanations of what this ratio means and why this is important.
  3. Students can save their worksheets and also print them.
  4. They can link to a repayment calculator which will allow them to view their repayment options.
The tool can be accessed by:
  1. Go to www.californiacolleges.edu <http://www.californiacolleges.edu>
  2. Log on to your account or create a free account if you do not already have one
  3. Click “Finance” (or click the link in the middle of the home page)
  4. Click “Compare Financial Aid Awards”
  5. Select the California college or university from the drop down menu (the TCOA will auto populate)
  6. Enter information from your award letter
  7. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Save Worksheets and Compare Awards”
If you have questions on how to use this tool, contact:
-- Michael L. Burton
   Project Manager, Student Friendly Services
   Ph: 916 446-7626  Fax: 916 446-7948

Friday, March 8, 2013

Be a Princess for Prom!

The Princess Project provides free prom dresses to girls who might not be able to afford them. They require no verification of need. All girls are welcome. There is a storefront in Horton Plaza and are also partnering with the dress give-aways at the Vista and Chula Vista Libraries. All the the girls need to do is to make an appointment on our website. Sign up begins on April 10th. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Donna Link, Girl Outreach Co-Chair, The Princess Project San Diego, at donna@princessproject.org

Thursday, March 7, 2013

CAHSEE Prep for Seniors

Your final opportunity to pass the CAHSEE will be on May 14 (ELA) and May 15 (Math). Please follow the steps listed below to gain access to a new resource available to you to help prepare you for the exam.

1. Go to www.shmoop.com

2. If you already have an account, Log in, if you don’t, Sign Up.

3. After you create your account and you are logged in, go to My Profile and then join classroom.

4. For Classroom ID, enter 50453. For Teacher’s Email enter
roberto.bonilla@sweetwaterschools.org then join classroom one more time.

5. Follow the onscreen instructions to begin the program. Practice as much as you can!

* If you have any questions, feel free to come see Mr. Bonilla in the TLC, send him an email :
Roberto.bonilla@sweetwaterschools.org, or call my office at (619) 292-9895.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

June 2013 SAT Registration for Juniors

SAT and ACT Registration Info

1) CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT on www.actstudent.org AND www.collegeboard.com

College Board requires you upload a picture of yourself during the registration process. Please be prepared for this!

2) Once your account is created, REGISTER for the exams. When you get to the fee waiver section on your registration, show it to your counselor and we’ll give you your fee waiver if you quality: have free/reduced lunch or participate in a college prep program (Wahupa, Talent Search, AVID, etc.)

Here are the dates. We encourage you to take the September and/or October dates:

Test Date April 13
Registration deadline March 8
Test Date June 8
Registration deadline March 8

SAT Test Date May 4
Registration Deadline April 5
Test Date June 1
Registration Deadline May 2

If you would like to participate in the SAT Preparation program, click here to sign up!

Monday, March 4, 2013

UCSD High School Conference

This conference operates to give local San Diego high school students of diverse communities the opportunity to get information about the resources available to them in order to get into higher education institutions. The purpose of this program is to reach out to high school students and show them that higher education and the means to get there are not intimidating when they have the knowledge and the information on how to to get there. We would like to provide students with that information and thereby inspire them to pursue higher education whether through community college and transfer routes or through the straight path into four-year universities. We would like to foster this by also allowing them spaces to talk about their identities, struggles, and the structures that contribute to the former two.

We would like to invite the students of Sweetwater High School to attend this conference. We are hoping that you could spread the news about this conference to all your high school students and see if any of them would be interested in attending. We are working on advertising material to come and bring to your high schools, to maybe put around or hand out to teachers. We will be following up with you in the next few days to confirm that you have receive this email, and if your school is on board for the conference, to further discuss what means of outreach you plan to use and other logistics.

This is the first year that the Associated Students External Affairs Office of UCSD is putting on a high school conference and we really need your help to spread this information! 

Here is the application that students need to fill out in order to participate:
The deadline to apply is March 3rd.
Attached is a flyer with all the information.  

Please feel free to email or call me for more information about the External Affairs Office or this conference and I will be happy to provide it for you. 

We hope to hear from you soon!
Savini Ganhewa
Eden Berdugo