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  • Aaron Bola

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    MAJOR
    Biological Sciences

    TRANSFER PLAN
    I am interested in the University of Oregon and in USC.

    LONG TERM GOAL
    I intend to finish a second bachelor’s degree in biological sciences. Beyond that, I aim to attend grad school (maybe even medical school) and pursue a career in preventative medicine.

    IVC'S GREATEST STRENGTH
    IVC has really good resources that cater to every student’s goals and interests. The professors are excellent and approachable. Also, the abundance of opportunities for student involvement makes IVC a really great school.

  • Abdul Kweider

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    MAJOR
    Child Development

    TRANSFER PLAN
    UCI

    LONG TERM GOAL
    Start multiple camps for kids.

    IVC'S GREATEST STRENGTH
    Great campus and staff.

  • Adrian Rangel-Sanchez

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    MAJOR
    I am a music major, focusing on vocal performance.

    TRANSFER PLAN
    My top choice is USC. Other options are UCLA, Chapman University, and CSULB.

    LONG TERM GOAL
    My plan is to obtain a doctorate degree after my undergraduate studies. My long-term goal is to become a choral conductor of a major choir or university.

    IVC'S GREATEST STRENGTH
    I think IVC’s greatest strengths are (1) its wide spread of classes that allow students to explore many different educational paths and (2) the depth of the programs that give students a thorough experience in the area they are studying.

  • Amir Hasnain

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    MAJOR
    Pre-nursing

    TRANSFER PLAN
    I originally graduated from UC Davis. I plan to attend an accelerated nursing program.

    LONG TERM GOAL
    To obtain my master’s in nursing and enter either advance practice nursing or healthcare administration.

    IVC'S GREATEST STRENGTH
    The quality of the faculty and staff!

  • Anna Drozdova

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    MAJOR
    Social Work

    TRANSFER PLAN
    I would like to transfer to either SDSU, CSUF, or CSULA because of their psychology and social work programs.

    LONG TERM GOAL
    I would like to get a master’s degree in social work and eventually work for schools to help children who have an excessive amount of absences or seem to be having trouble at home.

    IVC'S GREATEST STRENGTH
    IVC’s greatest strengths are its professors, class size, and on-campus opportunities. The psychology department at IVC is amazing. The professors are some of the most helpful and intelligent I have ever met. The class size at IVC is great, especially in Honors classes—it allows us to engage in critical thinking and group work more easily, which I love. The counselors are also very helpful, and I love the health and wellness programs we have on campus.

  • Ashley Widjaja

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    MAJOR
    Business with an emphasis in management. I’m also a minor in linguistics.

    TRANSFER PLAN
    I’m planning to transfer to Chapman University. I also applied to some UCs and some CSUs.

    LONG TERM GOAL
    I’m planning to go back to my home country, Indonesia, and take what I have learned in America to help my grandfather’s textile factory.

    IVC'S GREATEST STRENGTH
    IVC’s faculty is one of the school’s greatest strengths. I’m truly thankful for Professor Urell, Professor Bailly, Professor Meyer, Dr. Scott, Professor Castroconde, Professor Monte, and many others. I am most thankful for dean of Humanities and Languages, Karima Feldhus. In addition, IVC has many activities that keep students like me busy. Overall, you can never get bored at IVC.

  • Bahar Amini

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    MAJOR
    Criminal Justice/Political Sciences

    TRANSFER PLAN
    University of Oregon

    LONG TERM GOAL
    Something in the criminal justice or political science field. I would ultimately like to become an attorney.

    IVC'S GREATEST STRENGTH
    The staff and professors are great. The school also has a variety of programs and clubs to join.

  • Bisher Kunbargi

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    MAJOR
    Sociology

    TRANSFER PLAN
    I plan to transfer to UCLA or UC Berkeley.

    LONG TERM GOAL
    I want to attend medical school and become an immunologist.

    IVC'S GREATEST STRENGTH
    Compared to other community colleges, I feel like we are a tight-knit school. We have spirit and we are proud to be here.

  • Cameron Reeves

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    MAJOR
    Trumpet Performance and Music Education

    TRANSFER PLAN
    I plan on transferring to Cal State Long Beach, Chapman University, USC, or Cal State Fullerton.

    LONG TERM GOAL
    To obtain a bachelor’s degree in music education and get my master’s in trumpet performance.

    IVC'S GREATEST STRENGTH
    The strength of the small music department and great professors with, for the most part, small classes.

  • Cindy Santos

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    MAJOR
    When I was at USC, I double majored in journalism and history. I may consider a certificate at IVC.

    TRANSFER PLAN
    None.

    LONG TERM GOAL
    My long-term educational goal is to acquire the skills necessary to remain competitive in the new economy. That means having both academic and applied skills.

    IVC'S GREATEST STRENGTH
    IVC has always had a positive reputation with its commitment to excellence and high transfer rate. The classes are always challenging and flexible.

  • Elizabeth Shabazian

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    MAJOR
    I am currently majoring in Human Services and intend on minoring, or double-majoring, in Spanish.

    TRANSFER PLAN
    I am transferring to Cal State Fullerton.

    LONG TERM GOAL
    I intend to receive my Drug and Alcohol Certificate through Cal State Fullerton while working on my degrees in Human Services and Spanish. Ultimately, I hope to become an academic counselor at a community college.

    IVC'S GREATEST STRENGTH
    IVC’s faculty represents the college’s greatest asset. Not only have all my professors proven extremely knowledgeable and passionate about their subjects, but they all have legitimately cared about students’ present academic and future success.

  • Elliot Webb

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    MAJOR
    I have already completed the fitness specialist program at IVC. I currently take most of my classes in the CIM department because they very directly effect skills I use professionally in my web/graphic design business on regular basis.

    TRANSFER PLAN
    None.

    LONG TERM GOAL
    My long-term goals are to become outrageously rich and travel the world at a whim spreading as much philanthropy as possible... and take as many classes as I want.

    IVC'S GREATEST STRENGTH
    Its teaching staff, its high-quality equipment, a mass of awesomely powered huge Mac screens... and its rabbits.

  • Gabrielle Cobos

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    MAJOR
    Mechanical Engineering

    TRANSFER PLAN
    I am thinking about transferring to either Cal Poly Pomona or UC Irvine—both great schools for engineers.

    LONG TERM GOAL
    I’d like to get a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and eventually work for a company that brings something important to the world.

    IVC'S GREATEST STRENGTH
    The teachers and staff are always available for help, whether it be in the math lab, the computer lab in the BSTIC, or the language center. IVC also has great counselors, and the Transfer Center has great opportunities to learn about schools you want to finish your degree in.

  • Ha Young Kim

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    MAJOR
    Music (Piano)

    TRANSFER PLAN
    I am thinking about UCI or Cal State.

    LONG TERM GOAL
    I want to be performer and teacher. Also I want to work as a sound designer.

    IVC'S GREATEST STRENGTH
    IVC’s music program offers many opportunities to work closely with classmates and professors. We perform in the classroom and in public to improve our skills and to gain experience. Also IVC has many live concerts. We are able to watch active artists and perform in ensembles with other music major students. In addition, we get private lessons with great professors to improve our skills at a low cost. Overall, the IVC music program is one of the best I’ve been around. The opportunities and the support we get from everyone are outstanding.

  • Ivy Ching

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    MAJOR
    Business Management

    TRANSFER PLAN
    N/A

    LONG TERM GOAL
    I want to obtain an MBA degree in the future when I have accumulated enough working experience and financial support. My long-term career goal is to start up my own international investment company. Before that happens, I will practice as much knowledge as I can that I’ve learned from the business classes I took at IVC in international corporations.

    IVC'S GREATEST STRENGTH
    I enjoy the location and environment of IVC as well as the professors here. IVC provides flexible study schedules and methods which create a convenient learning experience for all students.

  • Jake Glendenning

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    MAJOR
    Political Science

    TRANSFER PLAN
    Pepperdine University (or perhaps UCLA or UC Berkeley)

    LONG TERM GOAL
    I plan to graduate with my bachelor’s in political science and ultimately earn a law degree from a favorable institution for my job market.

    IVC'S GREATEST STRENGTH
    Its Speech/Debate team, Honors program, and transfer rates are all far superior to any of its competitor community colleges.

  • Jan Monells-Pellicer

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    MAJOR
    Communications/Business/Marketing

    TRANSFER PLAN
    Loyola Marymount University or USC

    LONG TERM GOAL
    To get my AA degree at IVC, transfer to LMU and get my bachelor’s degree, and hopefully end up with a Master in Business Management from USC or Pepperdine.

    IVC'S GREATEST STRENGTH
    In my opinion IVC has by far some of the best instructors in So Cal, and they all have been extremely helpful to me. The staff working at the International Student Center and Transfer Center are outstanding. The weather is great as well.

  • Jeffrey Hamilton

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    MAJOR
    Computational Physics

    TRANSFER PLAN
    UCI or Chapman University

    LONG TERM GOAL
    To earn a doctorate in physics, perhaps plasma transport.

    IVC'S GREATEST STRENGTH
    A good portion of the math and science professors have experience in industry. This offers a particularly valuable reservoir of experience that the students can draw upon.

  • José de Jesús Gómez

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    MAJOR
    Business

    TRANSFER PLAN
    Cal State Fullerton

    LONG TERM GOAL
    To become a business administrator.

    IVC'S GREATEST STRENGTH
    Technology, help from instructors and free tutoring, great atmosphere.

  • Justine Maybrun

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    MAJOR
    Biology

    TRANSFER PLAN
    I plan to transfer to a local CSU.

    LONG TERM GOAL
    I plan to get an undergraduate degree in conservation biology with a minor in mathematics. I want to work in species migration but can see myself happy in many aspects of the field.

    IVC'S GREATEST STRENGTH
    IVC’s greatest strength is the opportunity for hands-on learning with a small class size.

  • Kathlynn Ly

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    MAJOR
    Mathematics Secondary Education

    TRANSFER PLAN
    I plan to transfer to the General Studies Program at Columbia University. IVC introduced me to this wonderful transfer program.

    LONG TERM GOAL
    My goal is to transfer to Columbia University with a 4.0 GPA and attain my bachelor’s degree in mathematics. I want to become a math teacher because teaching is my passion, and I want to get my master’s degree in education administration to further my career in education.

    IVC'S GREATEST STRENGTH
    IVC’s greatest strength would be the opportunities it provides to the student body: an engaging learning environment, a great transfer program, club opportunities, inspiring teachers, financial aid, and research and scholarship opportunities.

  • Kyle O’ROurke

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    MAJOR
    I am completing the drafting technology and electronic technology programs at IVC.

    TRANSFER PLAN
    I plan to transfer to either CSULB or CSUF.

    LONG TERM GOAL
    Ultimately I plan to attain a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. I own a business in automotive Research and Design, so I am always looking to grow and increase my knowledge for the betterment of myself and my company.

    IVC'S GREATEST STRENGTH
    IVC has a wide variety of classes available and flexible class hours for scheduling.

  • Martin Yribarren

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    MAJOR
    I am currently a media studies major.

    TRANSFER PLAN
    I will begin attending Berkeley in the fall.

    LONG TERM GOAL
    I’m not exactly sure what I want to do, to be honest. Media does interest me though, so perhaps if I continue my studies in this area I can eventually work in television or film.

    IVC'S GREATEST STRENGTH
    I really appreciate the small class sizes and extremely knowledgeable and passionate faculty. Also, the IVC cafeteria is home to one of the best breakfast burritos I’ve ever eaten!

  • MORGAN PINEDO

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    MAJOR
    As of now, it is Criminal Justice.

    TRANSFER PLAN
    I received admission to the University of Oregon and am waiting to hear back from Bridgewater State.

    LONG TERM GOAL
    I plan to get my master’s degree and receive a well-paying job.

    IVC'S GREATEST STRENGTH
    I love the amount of clubs we have. The Club Day is really beneficial.

  • Patrick O'Dea

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    MAJOR
    Undeclared

    TRANSFER PLAN
    Most likely UCI

    LONG TERM GOAL
    I just enlisted in the U.S. Navy (I ship out in January 2013). By then, I will have all the credits I need to transfer, so when I get out of the Navy, I plan to go back to school and get a degree.

    IVC'S GREATEST STRENGTH
    One strength IVC has is its small class sizes. The professors at IVC are the same as the universities, so you are getting the same teachers, but having smaller class sizes lets the professors help students in a more efficient way.

  • RORY SELF

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    MAJOR
    English, Writing

    TRANSFER PLAN
    I am transferring to Vanguard University

    LONG TERM GOAL
    I want to receive my AA, then transfer to obtain my BA in Religious Studies, Pastoral Studies. I desire to be a senior, assistant, or youth pastor.

    IVC'S GREATEST STRENGTH
    This I have seen firsthand, and that is the Veterans Club. Over the last year this club has reached out to veterans with a large amount of support.

  • Salina Knori

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    MAJOR
    Business Management

    TRANSFER PLAN
    I plan on transferring to either Cal State Fullerton or UC Riverside.

    LONG TERM GOAL
    I would like to transfer to a four-year college, obtain my bachelor’s, then eventually open my own business. I would like to get my master’s and maybe a PhD at some point.

    IVC'S GREATEST STRENGTH
    IVC is a small school, which means it can and does provide individualized attention to its students. There is more direction, with educational plans set in place by you and your counselor. Teachers are very educated in their fields and offer extended help, support and opportunities. Classes are small, which helps with teacher-to-student interaction and creates an increased chance of success.

    Salina Knori
  • Sam McCann

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    MAJOR
    Theatre (Stage Management)

    TRANSFER PLAN
    Eventually, I plan on transferring. I’m not sure where, but I’ve been looking into CSULB.

    LONG TERM GOAL
    I want more than anything to be a stage manager. My ideal situation would be to have a theatre of my own to stage manage (in a college, a community theatre, or something like that) as a career. That way I can do what I love as well as have a stable family life.

    IVC'S GREATEST STRENGTH
    I love that IVC gives its students so many opportunities. Last semester we did Neil Simon’s Rumors as a student production, and it went extremely well. Also the staff are amazing and really helpful. They truly care about students and want them to go far with their passions.

  • Shaida Masoumi

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    MAJOR
    Computer Science

    TRANSFER PLAN
    One of the UCs

    LONG TERM GOAL
    I am planning to get my PhD in computer science and work in the research area.

    IVC'S GREATEST STRENGTH
    Great student services such as tutoring offerings in the Student Success Center!

  • Will Corbett

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    MAJOR
    Business Economics

    TRANSFER PLAN
    I plan to transfer to one of the UC schools (Irvine, UCLA, Berkeley) in business economics.

    LONG TERM GOAL
    I want to earn a JD/MBA degree and become a corporate lawyer.

    IVC'S GREATEST STRENGTH
    The greatest strength is the support for academic success for all students- from the faculty.

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