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First Year Experience at CETA

We know your first year experience with us is extremely important, and we’re ready to talk about your goals even before you get settled into your first semester.

Along with our favorable small class sizes, one-on-one mentoring available with faculty, and opportunity to meet with industry professionals, including veterans of the field on our Board of Visitors panel, our main focus is your success. We engage with you on three different levels during your first year that influence your experience in CETA and at the University as a whole.

Center for Student Success

The Center for Student Success (CSS) helps you seamlessly transition into your first year at UHart. 

CETA has three first-year advisors to help you get started. Associate Director Julie Spring, First-Year Advisor and Success Coach Travis Karas, and First-Year Advisor Alan Carlstrom are your contacts in CSS the moment you deposit and become #UHartBound. They can help you with everything from registration and academic questions to billing and getting involved on campus. They will be your main resource during your first year at UHart. Throughout the summer, they will also keep you posted about Orientation, ongoing Summer Series, helpful contacts, ways to get involved, and move-in weekend.

Meet Your CETA First-Year Advisors

Joseph A. Rocca
First-Year Advisor and Student Success Coach
Center for Student Success

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Find a valuable education inside and outside the classroom.

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Our faculty are focused on strong fundamentals related to engineering, technology, and architecture that will be the foundation to your success during your time at the University. We also focus on 21st century technical skills you will need to work in the industry fields related to our programs. Finally, we emphasize our academics on creativity and innovation, so you’re always one step ahead of the next big design project, life-changing technology, and more.

Be supported and recognized for your efforts.

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Take advantage of the resources available to you, including faculty, tutoring labs, and peer tutoring to ensure you have a critical understanding of challenging engineering and design concepts. Our Student Services staff is your family away from home, and is here to help you when you need it the most. Most importantly, we are all about celebrating your successes. CETA wouldn’t be the creative, fun school it is without students like you.

Gain experiences with everything you do to help be career ready.

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You have an opportunity to meet with our corporate, industry partners to gain insight into the professional field and grow your network. Inspire to be a leader, ambassadors, or club e-board member in any of our organizations. Plus, work alongside Career Studio to offer you resume building workshops, interviewing practice, and more just in time for your first internship, employment after graduation, or graduate school.

Start your UHart journey today. Take the next step.