University of California, Riverside

Undergraduate Business Program

Transfer Student Mentor Program

The Transfer Student Mentor Program consists of senior level business administration students who serve as mentors to junior transfer students that have just started at UC Riverside. The Mentors are available for support and advice about life at UCR, and they also provide professional and/or academic workshops for their Mentees.

Information about specific workshops are emailed directly to the Mentees' UCR email accounts and posted on our Facebook page. Make sure you 'Like' the page so you can get tips throughout the quarter in addition to news about upcoming events.

Interested in developing your interpersonal skills and becoming a leader? Apply to be a Mentor!

Transfer Student Mentors have a unique opportunity to officially welcome new transfer students at orientation and maintain a professional relationship with assigned Mentees throughout their junior year. Mentors also host an academic and/or professional workshop for their peers at least once per quarter to sharpen their interpersonal and leadership skills.

Requirements for 2018-2019 Mentors:

  • Must be a current transfer student in the School of Business 
  • Must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA at UCR
  • Include current resume and one letter of recommendation from faculty or a supervisor
  • Proactive and reliable with strong interpersonal skills
  • Committed to spring training and summer orientation (usually late August)

Accepting new applications April 2-30, 2018 by 5pm. Follow this link to apply:

If you have any questions about the program, please email Elizabeth Tisdale at

2017-2018 Transfer Student Mentors:


Ihsan Hamid – Accounting and Auditing - Office Hours: Thursdays 2:00 – 3:00 PM

My name is Ihsan Hamid a senior, majoring in business and concentrating in accounting. I am originally from Afghanistan and came to the U.S. when I was 13. I’m currently the V.P. of Correspondence for Beta Alpha Psi, chair of recruitment for Afghan Student Association, a member of the ALPHA, and also a part of the honors program here at UCR. During my free time, I love to watch/play basketball, and hangout with my family and friends. In my final year as a transfer mentor, I hope I can help as many students as I can to transition their lives smoothly to UCR. If you see my outside and have any questions, please don’t hesitate to say hi and ask. 


Jaylnd Gallardo – Information Systems - Office Hours: Mondays 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Hello, my name is Jalynd Gallardo! I am a 4th year transfer student from Gavilan College in Gilroy, California. I am currently majoring in Business Administration with my concentration in Information Systems. I am involved in the honor society here at UCR and I am also a member of the SRC-SOBA collaboration that was created last year as a consulting group to the board of the student recreation center. I love doing any type of physical activity and you can usually find me in the SRC playing basketball or lifting weights. Another thing I love to do is make new friends and learn new things. I am always open for conversation so feel free to say hello if you see me around campus! Go Highlanders! 


Paige Quine – Operations and Supply Chain Management - Office Hours: Tuesdays 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Hi, my name is Paige Quine and I am currently a 4th year transfer student at UC Riverside. I transferred from Saddelback Community College which is located in south Orange County. I am a business administration student concentrating in supply chain and operations management. I am also the President of the American Production and Inventory Control Society at UCR (APICS at UCR). This past summer I interned with DHL as an operations supervisor at their Keurig location. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, going to Disneyland, and attending APICS events including symposiums, warehouse tours, and networking events. This is going to be a great year, and feel free to contact me or visit me during office hours if you have any questions, concerns, or need someone to talk to. 



David Ramos – Marketing - Office Hours: Wednesdays 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Hello World! My name is David Ramos concentration in Information Systems with the School of Business. I transferred from Saddleback College located in southern Orange County, California where I lived all my life. I came to Riverside because it’s a fantastic business school from the UC system and I really wanted to get out of the “OC” bubble but remain close to home. I am also part of a professional business organization called (ALPFA) Association of Latino Professionals For America where I hold a position with the executive board. I’m big on basketball especially with the Lakers, listen to talk radio, enjoy cooking, and working out. I’m easy to talk to if you have any questions or just want to chit chat you can find me on campus or at the business office.

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University of California, Riverside
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Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Undergraduate Business Program
2340 Olmsted Hall

Tel: (951) 827-4551
Fax: (951) 827-5061