Transfer Day returns to BC


Represemtatives from Fresno State talk with students during the Transfer Day on September 8.

Trina Goree, Reporter

Bakersfield College hosted its annual Transfer Day event on Sept. 8.

The event was held to help BC students with the process of transferring and to inform any student that might be interested in transferring to a UC or CSU.

There were 25 different UC, CSU, and private universities on campus during the event. The majority of the campus tables were from California with a few from out-of-state in attendance as well.

Jasmin Silva, a BC student majoring in Agriculture Business, visited the Fresno State table on Transfer Day; a school Silva plans to transfer to from BC.

When asked, “What are you hoping on gaining from transfer day?” Silva responded with, “Information about transferring to the school I want to transfer to.” This is Silva’s second time attending the annual event.

Silva plans to have a career in the agriculture industry.

Rosa Macias, a BC student attending Transfer Day for the first time, is majoring in Music with plans to transfer to UC San Diego.

“My future career goal is to be a singer, pop singer”, stated Macias, when asked about her future career goals.

Another BC student, Oscar Santos attended the event for the first time as well. Santos was hoping to gain as much information from as many institutions as he could to help him decide between Fresno State, CSU Long Beach, UC San Diego, and UC Irvine.

“I plan to work for the federal government or have a career in aerodynamics”, replied Santos, when asked about his future career goals.

Many students passed through the event, which ran from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It took place in the Fireside Room and Student Center.

The institutions that were on campus for Transfer Day were also slated to attend the annual College Night event at the Civic Center downtown. That event was held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. the same day.

BC students who were unable to attend the events can go into the counseling center located in the Student Services building and make an appointment with a transfer counselor, who can help assist students regarding all transfer related questions.