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BC hosts transfer event

Cinthia Loera

Cinthia Loera

Cinthia Loera, Reporter

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The College Transfer Fair was held in the Campus Center and the Fireside Room from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m on Sept. 14. This event was organized to give students an opportunity to speak to a variety of university representatives and to be able to get information on the transfer process.

Students were able to have one-on-one conversations with representatives and have any of their questions answered.

Some of the universities that attended included: UC Santa Cruz, Humboldt State University, CSU Bakersfield, CSU East Bay, CSU Sacramento and UC Merced, just to name a few.

When asked what they wished to accomplish by participating in the transfer fair, representatives agreed that their main goals were exposure, recruitment, and to inform students about the options each school has to offer.

UC Merced’s admissions adviser, Esmeralda Renteria, stated, “My goal is that your students leave with the information they need to transfer to our campus.” Renteria went on to mention that she had already encountered some BC students interested in a certain major but were misinformed and taking courses that were not needed.

According to CSUB representative, Alicia Iniguez, said, “Talking to as many universities as possible is the most important thing a student should do.”

One school that stood out was Columbia College Hollywood, which is a private nonprofit film school. Senior Director of Enrollment Management Angelo Lioudakis said the college attends transfer fairs across the country as well as internationally.

“There’s a lot of folks that don’t realize it’s [Columbia College Hollywood] not just about acting and film making,” he said. “There’s actually a film business that also requires people to have math skills, English skills, accounting skills, and so forth.”

Lioudakis went on to say one of their goals in being a part of these types of transfer fairs is to educate students about getting educated. During the fair, students were seen walking table to table and taking advantage of the information that was available to them from each school.

BC student Ashley Craig believes the transfer fair can get students amped up about wanting to actually transfer as well inform them about which schools offer their major, which can help them in the decision making process.

Another student, Mariah Craig, said the biggest thing she got out of attending the fair was finding out when she is able to meet with the department head at CSUB to have her psychology major further explained.

“I wouldn’t have done that without this [fair],” said Craig.

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