Students on campus visit transfer fair to apply to other schoolsby Michael Gonzalez
On Wednesday, October 17, the University Transfer Fair took place, to guide students through the enrollment process for universities in and out of California. There were over 40 different college and university representatives helping students answer questions about enrolling. The event was held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the HILB Center.
A few student programs attended the Fair including the U.S. Army and Air Force ROTC at San Diego State University (SDSU). Also COD’s Academic Counseling & Educational Services (ACES), helped students to seek out colleges and universities that serve their career interest.
State Universities in California attended the transfer event including Northridge, San Bernadino, Chico and Bakersfield. Out-of-state schools that participated were Ashford University, Grand Canyon University, Smith College, New Mexico Highlands University and Temple University in Japan.
Students asked basic questions to learn what it is like at the school and how to apply. The schools in California are holding up all applications until Proposition 30 is decided. Some schools still need transcripts to be prepared in case the bill passes in the November election.
Nathan Crowne, Admissions Counselor, chaperoned his booth for Temple University in Japan. Crowne liked how beautifully the fair was organized and appreciated the opportunity to show what Temple University is all about. “I’m trying to get the name [Temple University] out there for all the students,” said Crowne.
Todd Silverberg, a COD student who attended the fair, said, “It was good, I got some good information and learned that universities are trying to expand their education opportunities at places like Temple University in Tokyo.” Silverberg thought that it was interesting to see that Temple University was going international He added that “it is a huge organization.”
Food and drinks were provided to students to help them stay focused and alert for all of the booths.