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Student & Alumni Success

May 15, 2019

Commencement student speakers Victoria Arias and Cydney Caradonna
Undergraduates Victoria Arias and Cydney Caradonna entered UC Merced through different doors. Arias was a freshman impressed with the campus and community. Caradonna was a transfer student and athlete sold on UC Merced’s championship women’s basketball team. Now they’ve...
UC Merced graduate student Danielle Bermudez will spend the next 10 months in El Salvador, conducting research and serving as a cultural ambassador for the campus as a Fulbright U.S. Student Researcher. She is the campus’s first student winner...
Student-athlete and leader Abbie-Leigh Meneses is preparing to graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences with an emphasis human biology and a minor in anthropology.
When prospective student-athletes visit UC Merced, soccer standout Abbie-Leigh Meneses is among the first people they meet. Not long ago, Meneses was a recruit herself, touring the University of California’s 10th and newest campus. She fell in...
The Center for Career and Professional Advancement connects students to opportunities and experiences that best fit their talents through career fairs, on-campus interviews, career development programming and other opportunities.
Senior mechanical engineering major Kelvin Cheung from San Francisco got a head start on his career exploration during his first year at UC Merced. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) career specialist Robert Goodman one of four career...
Students sit in a classroom while listening to a lecture.
The transition from high school to college is key for any student — but particularly new UC Merced undergraduates, the majority of whom are the first in their families to attend college. A recent IRDS report using survey and institutional data...
UC Merced's Verenize Arceo presents her research as two onlookers listen.
Two UC Merced students were among a group of 22 University of California scholars who presented research to alumni, lawmakers, President Janet Napolitano and others to demonstrate how they are creating new knowledge while gaining valuable experience....
Twitter's Trier-Lynn Bryant speaks to first-generation students about what makes them unique in today's workplace.
Starting and navigating the career-planning process can be daunting for any college student, but especially for those who will be the first in their families to graduate from college. UC Merced’s Office of Leadership, Service and Career and...
UC Merced alumnus Michael Urner is one of five finalists in the University of California new “I am a UC Entrepreneur” contest. Urner was selected from a pool of 169 contestants — representing all 10 UC campuses — for his...
A smiling male student walks along Scholars Lane while carrying an arm full of papers.
Make the connections that will help you make your ideas and dreams become a reality. Spend a couple days at UC Merced meeting successful entrepreneurs and hearing how they have brought their ideas to life, learning about the essentials of...
A woman seated, behind the alumna keynote speaker at fall commencement, smiles.
More than 80 undergraduate and graduate students gathered in downtown Merced on Dec. 16 for UC Merced’s first-ever Fall Commencement. Graduates — along with their family and friends, faculty and a score of staff volunteers —...

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