APRIL 2017
"The best way to predict your future is to create it." - Abraham Lincoln 

Welcome back DHTLCers! 

How was Spring Break? We want to hear all about it! Feel free to e-mail us or your designated TPC to share your Spring Break story! As you swing back into college mode, please keep in mind the important information all throughout this newsletter. There are great events coming up, including registration for Fall 2017! 


Aside from from completing your Major and remaining General Education (GE) courses, you have to complete the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) in order to be eligible for graduation. Don't let poor academic planning hold you back from degree completion! Determine how you'd like to complete this requirement. 

1. The Graduation Writing Exam (GWE).
  • Offered 5x a year: twice in Fall, twice in Spring, and once in the Summer.
  • Students have only two opportunities to take the exam to pass. If they're not successful upon two tried, they'll have to explore the other two options
  • $35 registration fee. 
  • Click HERE to register for upcoming exams and to get more information on the GWE

2. ENG 350 
  • Earn 3 upper division units towards the 120 total needed for graduation 
  • Offered during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. 
3. IDS 397 and IDS 398
  • Earn 2 upper division units per each course for a total of 4 towards the 120 total needed for graduation 
  • Classes must be completed consecutively, one each semester
  • Get one-on-one faculty instruction for writing assignments you have due in another course, which is a great opportunity to possibly receive a more successful grade in that class. 
  • An excellent option for students who are not confident in their writing abilities or are intimidated by writing in English because it is not their native/first language. 

Attend one of DHTLC's upcoming Academic Advisement workshops this month. Schedules get busy at this time of year, but if you have not met with an Academic Advisor at the UAC, here is an opportunity to cross this off your to-do-list.

Sign up to attend the workshop and obtain clarification and confirmation on what is coming up for you on your road to degree completion with your Academic Advisor, Stephanie Chito (DHTLC Advisor). 


During these workshops you will be able to identify and utilize university resources, identify your major advisors and even go over your Academic Requirements report that details everything and anything you need know about your path toward graduation. 

To schedule an appointment at the University Advisement Center, please call (310) 243-3538 or visit Welch Hall A-210 during regular business hours to speak with a front desk representative. 
Important Dates for the Month of April: 

Spring 2017 Intersession Registration
March 13- May 21

Summer 2017 Registration
March 20 - July 7

Summer Graduation - Late Application Deadline
April 17

Fall 2017 Registration

April 24 - August 18
Career Center Events 

Personal Branding - Stand Out From the Crowd
When: Monday, April 10
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Where: Career Center - Welch Hall D 360

Workshop: Writing a Winning Resume
When: Tuesday, April 11
Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Where: Career Center - Welch Hall D 360

Intro to LinkedIn
When: Wednesday 4/12
Where: (Welch Hall C155, 1:30pm - 3pm)

Ace Your Interview!
When: Monday 4/17
Time: 3pm - 4pm
Where:: Career Center - Welch Hall D 360

Part-Time & Seasonal Job Fair 
When: Tuesday, April 18 
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Where: Loker Student Union (LSU)

Advanced LinkedIn
When: Thursday 4/20
Time: 2:30pm - 4pm)
Where: Welch Hall C155

Professionalism in the Workplace
When: Tuesday 4/25
Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Advanced Resume Writing
When: Thursday 4/27
Time: 12pm - 1pm

 Campus Events

Musical Recital
Monday, April 10th

DIY: Succulent Terrariums

Tuesday, April 11th 

Unity Fest

Thursday, April 13

Bubble Soccer

Monday, April 17

LSU Game Day
04 / 19
12:00- 7:00 pm

04 / 20
6:00 - 8:30pm
DH Sports Lounge

On the Road: San Diego Zoo

Friday, April 21 

Sleep Management
Monday, April 24
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Ballroom B

Take the Mic
Thursday, April 27
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Palm Courtyard


Community Engagement Symposium

In correspondence to the anniversary of the Executive Order 9066 passed in 1942 that targeted American Japanese communities and removed them from their homes and into internment camps, students and peer coaches were invited to attend the National Education Center in Los Angeles. In the center, they were able to experience the Defining Courage Exhibit, which portrayed the courageous lives of young Japanese Americans in World War II and pushes modern visitors to find their courage and apply it to their daily lives.

Upon return, students and DHTLC/DHFYE peer coaches teamed up to create wonderful and informative posters of their experience (see pictures below). Our very own DHTLC Peer Coach Zayra Leal participated in this experience and was able to present what she learned and be part of proposing a community engagement action plan! 

"It was a very emotional experience and you can certainly see the parallels with the current administration. It reinforced a quote I know from Gandhi 'be the change you wish to see in the world,' which this experience really pushes you to understand. I am thankful that I had the opportunity to learn about this part of our history, which I feel I wouldn't have had if I was not involved." - Zayra Leal, DHTLC Transfer Peer Coach. 

Zayra's group will be doing a Cultural Awareness Training for our campus if they win the grant funding for the civic engagement proposal they submitted. This particular community action project would raise awareness to promote diversity. The training aims to make DH's campus more culturally competent. The session will end with a pledge to reinforce the commitment to embrace diversity. In addition to a certificate being given to the participants, a t-shirt will be designed to represent/commemorate Japanese Americans and the diversity pledge. Our mission is to emphasize how easy it is for history to repeat itself, as we’re seeing it today.

~Employment Opportunity~  

Are you interested in helping upcoming transfer students? We're looking for Transfer Peer Coach candidates to provide mentoring and support geared toward helping facilitate the transfer process before, during, and after new student orientation. 

The Ideal Transfer Peer Coach Possesses:
• Pride in and enthusiasm for CSUDH 

• Sensitivity to and understanding of the unique needs of transfer

• Positive attitude and a desire to support others 

• Ability to work as both a motivated self-starter and as a cooperative
  team player

• Genuine concern for others and the desire to help fellow students and
  team members

• Develop leadership, social skills, and strengthen interpersonal

• Develop a better understanding of CSUDH resources 

• Build relationships with fellow Transfer Peer Coaches, Advisors,
  new students, and CSUDH faculty/staff

• Make a difference in the lives of your fellow transfer students

If you're interesting please follow the link below to apply. 

Transfer Peer Coach Application 

Writing papers can get overwhelming and be taxing on the mind, especially if you hit writer's block. Do not fret! Here are some tips and resources to get you back on that writing grind.

1. First and foremost, figure out your timeline.
  • When is your paper due?
  • Are elements of your paper due before the final product?
  • Set aside time each day to work on parts of your paper. Gathering and organizing all the sources of information you'll use to help you write your paper beforehand, will help you be more efficient with the time you spend writing the actual paper. 
2. Have an outline, yes, but do not be afraid to work on another section out of order if you find yourself stuck on one section. 
  • Develop your paper’s main points first
  • Expand below the main points with the relevant ideas/details
  • Include sources for each main point in your outline
3. Ask yourself what your purpose is for writing about the subject
  • Who is your audience?
  • What would you like to convey to your audience?
  • Do you want to learn more about this subject, as well?

4. Research! Research! Research!

5. Get your ideas flowing!
  • Jot down your main points and expand from there
  • Worry about proof-reading until the end
  • Cite your sources as you go
**Do not forget to take breaks! Sitting down and staring at a computer screen can take a toll on your concentration, tires your brain and exhausts your eyes. So, get up and stretch! Take a walk, drink some water and eat a snack. Once you feel refreshed and relieved of tension, come back and continue your paper. **

For more tips and guidance on writing, we encourage you to visit Purdue OWL (online Writing Lab) and check out the abundance of resources they have!
We also remind you to take advantage of DH’s
Toro Learning Center located on the first floor of the library (C-121) where you can make an appointment or walk-in to see tutors and ask questions!



Financial Aid Office
Location: Welch Hall B-250-
Contact: (310) 243-3691

Women’s Resource Center
Location: Small Complex 148
Contact: (310) 243-2486

Toro Pantry
Location: Office of Student Life Locker Student Union 121
Contact: (310) 243-2486

Toro Learning & Testing Center
Location: North Library C-121 (First Floor)
Contact: (310) 243-3827
(To Schedule an appointment)

Career Center
Location: Welch Hall (WH), Room D-360
Contact: (310) 243-3625  Email:

The Student Health Center
Location: Between Welch Hall and the University Theater
Student Health Services: (310) 243-3629
Psychological Services: (310) 243-3818

Associated Students Incorporated (ASI)
Location: LSU 231
Phone: (310) 243-3686

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