College: Laney College
Major: Natural Sciences
Path After Peralta Colleges: OPT & San Jose State University
My name is Tulgaa, I’m from Mongolia and I’m a transfer to San Jose State University with a BS in Software Engineering. I originally chose the Peralta Community Colleges because my original plan was to transfer to UC Berkeley for Nuclear Engineering. Not only that, but it was also in the heart of the Northern California SF Bay Area. Coming to such a culturally vibrant environment, getting accustomed to the lifestyle here in the U.S. seemed quite natural. When I first started my studies here at Peralta, not only was I able to finish my transfer requirements on time, I was also able to explore different fields of study by taking various other courses. I was able to get my Associate’s Degree before I transferred and had the amazing opportunity to go on OPT for a year. With all the rich academic, professional, and personal experiences Peralta has given me, which I could not have gotten anywhere else, I ultimately decided I wanted to change my major and decided to transfer to the heart of Silicon Valley, San José State University. Deciding to switch majors was one of the best decisions I’ve made and it is all thanks to Peralta.
“I chose the Peralta Colleges because it is in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. With the culturally vibrant environment this area provides, getting accustomed to the lifestyle here in the U.S. seemed quite manageable for international students. Not only was I able to finish my transfer requirements on time, but I was also able to explore different fields of study by taking various courses, get my two years Associate Degree, and have an amazing opportunity to work on OPT for a year before transferring to San Jose State.