April 2015, Alumni eNewsletter 
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, "I'm possible!" - A. Hepburn
Sippin' Mocktails with the Preuss Alumni Association 
By Amaris Tang

Members of the Preuss Alumni Association (PAA) celebrated the beginning of Spring Quarter at GBM#1 in style. What began as an "Identity Theft" icebreaker turned to a memorization challenge of fun facts for each individual. Then we discussed the activities we would like to see and what future projects we could work on...of course over mocktails of gummy worms, bears, and butterflies soaked in Redbull fused with apple cider and tropical juice! Sounds yummy doesn't it??? Join us for our next GBM! Details will be sent out as the date gets closer.
This Month's Featured Alumni
Julio Velazquez, San Diego State University, '10
Julio aka DJ BodyRawK graduated from The Preuss School UCSD 10 years ago, and is now doing what he loves best! Thanks for coming back to Preuss and DJ'ing at the middle school dance! "HAD THE TIME OF MY LIFE with  Class of  2019, 2020, and 2021!" - Julio

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Zoar Gonzalez, San Diego Christian College
Zoar has worked within the San Diego District as a Special Education assistant as well as a Sports Camp Director for SkyHawks sports camp. She plans to be an occupational therapist to work with kids with special needs, and ultimately, wants to dedicate time in giving back to the community!  
Andrew Buitron, Pitzer College '15
Congratulations Andrew! He is a recipient of the Fulbright Fellowship for an English Teaching Assistantship in Malaysia! He will be teaching English and US culture through the lens of diversity and minority groups using a coaching pedagogy in the classroom.  

For information on the Fulbright Scholar Program, click here.
News You Can Use! 
CSA Scholarship - Deadline May 1st. For residents in San Diego and undergraduates currently attending college in San Diego. 
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UCSD Campus Opportunities
2015 Lytle Benefit Concert
April 19th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm, @ Conrad Prebys Concert Hall 
Join us for the 19 th  Annual Lytle Benefit Concert, as we pay homage to the Harlem Hellfighters' enduring legacy and raise scholarship funds for promising students. All proceeds go to the Lytle Scholarship Endowment which provides scholarship support for outstanding students from The Preuss School UCSD who are attending Thurgood Marshall College at UC San Diego. 

Please note: Online registration will close on Friday, April 17th at 2:00pm. Tickets will be available for purchase in-person at the event. 

Out and Proud Week
April 20th - April 24th
Out and Proud Week presents the largest opportunity for community visibility on the UC San Diego campus. It is a week-long group celebration and private reflection on the achievements of LGBT-identified students, staff, and faculty and our allies. It is also a time for public awareness and discussion of current LGBT issues on the state and national levels.
Off-Campus Housing Workshop
April 21st, 5:00pm-6:30pm @ the Village West Conference Room
Want to live off-campus, but not sure where to live? Questions about renting in San Diego? Come to this workshop to find out about rental options around UCSD, hear pros/cons of living off-campus from current students, and learn about renters rights from Student Legal Services! Find your next home at the Off-Campus Housing Workshop! *Event sponsored by the Outreach Coordinators, the Village, and the All-Campus Commuter Board*
Real World: Tips for Grads
April 30th, 5:00pm-6:30pm @ Price Center Theater

So, You are graduating... What now?

If you're about to graduate college and enter the workforce, you will be faced with a variety of challenges that you may not have had to encounter before. Join us for a look at what you need to know about life in the world beyond UCSD. Register here.

We will discuss topics including:

  • The transition from student to professional
  • Negotiating salary
  • Your first day at a new job
  • Moving to a new city
  • Health Insurance
  • Managing debt
  • and MORE! 
4th Annual Good Life Festival
May 2nd, 7:00pm-11:00pm @ Town Square (near Triton Fountain)
FREE event for students designed to celebrate and promote healthy living! An evening of activities such as Human Foosball and Hamster Balls, Rock Climbing, Henna Tattoos & Face Painting Live DJ, Zumba & Line Dancing, healthy food trucks and more!
The Triton 5K
June 6th
Join Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla and 3,000 fellow students, alumni, staff, faculty and friends for a 3.1 mile adventure through campus-past King Triton, the world famous Geisel Library, the Sun God, a 23-foot-high stone bear, and a house mysteriously perched on the Jacobs School of Engineering! Support student scholarships! Registration is now open!  http://5k.ucsd.edu/    #Triton5K
In This Issue

Career Day at Preuss!

Have you graduated from college and are now working professionally? The Preuss School is having our first annual Career Day hosted by La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club, and we need professionals to come and interact with our 11th grade students. Lunch will be provided!

Date: Mon. April 20th
12:15-12:30: Lunch & mingle
12:45-2:20: Career Tables
2:30-4:00: Career Tables

 Please contact Ms. Resendez if you are interested. 

Get to know your professors!

The Dine-With-a-Prof program allows undergraduate students to dine with one of their esteemed faculty members for free! Choose lunch or coffee! Click here for more information. 
We want to feature YOU in our next eNewsletter!

Amaris Tang 
Alumni Coordinator
Class of 2012 Alumna 

Jessica Resendez
Academic Advisor