Cal State Long Beach BESST Program

At Cal State Long Beach, 60% of incoming students are first generation college attendees. BESST—the Beach Engineering Student Success Team—is a flagship program offered by the College of Engineering to incoming freshmen. It places students in small learning cohorts, gives them access to a week-long summer program, uses math placement testing to customize their learning path, and offers numerous support systems to help them educationally and professionally. This video showcases this enormously successful program, to students and donors alike.