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Beach Engineering Student Success Team


About the BESST ProgramFirst semester freshmen entering engineering have the chance to get off to a great start at CSULB by enrolling in the Beach Engineering Student Success Team (BESST) program. The mission is to help students succeed by supporting them academically, developmentally, and socially. This is achieved by cohort registration and supplemental tutoring designed to not only acquaint the BESST members with faculty, staff, and students, but also to introduce them to university facilities and resources.

BESST kicks off with the Engineering Summer Academy in August, where students stay in the CSULB dorms and attend workshops to prepare for the coming year. The program continues through the academic year, where students take designated courses with the same classmates, receive individual and group tutoring and mentoring, attend workshops and social activities, and become eligible for scholarships.

Contact: Brenda Medina, Program Coordinator
Phone: (562) 985-4115
Office: EN2 - 302B