Daniel Brumbach

Transition Coach, University of Illinois - Chicago's Office of First-Year Initiatives

"First-Year Transition" Breakout Session Host

Dan has been working with youth, families and community members for the past 9 years. He was once told by his high school teacher that “you have a zero percent chance of success if you don’t even try”.  That helped shape who Dan is today and inspired his passion for working with youth.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Since that time Dan has worked and collaborated with various organizations in providing students with opportunities that lead to academic success. He is passionate about advocating for youth and is excited to be guiding students in the transition from high school to college.

“First-Year Transition” Breakout Session Description: 

Learn about the process and resources that are available to you within the three stages of your transition to college.  In this workshop, students will learn (1) what they should be doing once they have committed to a school, (2) what programs/resources are available in the summer prior to enrolling and (3) resources, programs, and best practices for ensuring a successful first year.