Fall 2014 Transfer Conference_Image 2The Transfer Center, in collaboration with other departments, clubs, programs and colleges, hosted its Third Annual Transfer Conference on Saturday, September 20.  Over 130 students registered for the event and over 100 students attended.

The main purpose of this event is to provide students a connection to resources they don’t know about and to help raise awareness of what they need to know and where to find the information they need to make clear and educated choices about their transfer path.

The day started out with a warm and inspirational welcome provided by Dr. Joi Blake, Vice President of Student Services. Following the welcome and short ice breaker, students attended workshops on Transfer Tips, Applying to Impacted and Selective majors, Career, Financial Aid for Transfer Students and a student panel which consisted of five former Skyline College transfer students who attended private, UC and CSU campuses.

Fall 2014 Transfer Conference_Image 4A resource fair was hosted during the lunch hour which included university representatives from SFSU, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, University of San Francisco, the University of Arizona and other private school university representatives as well as on-campus clubs and resource tables.

A drawing was held at the end with a tablet being the grand prize, thanks to the generous donation of the Skyline College Bookstore (thanks Kevin Chak!) Other prizes were donated by universities as well as some Skyline College sweatshirts provided by Dr. John Mosby.

Overall, the day ran seamlessly and students were energized by the information and resources they were connected with.  Skyline College students continue to show their engagement and commitment to their transfer goals. One student commented that “this conference was really insightful… keep doing this.”

Many thanks to the support of the event from the Vice President of Student Services office, the Counseling Division, student organizations, Enrollment Services, the Transfer Center staff and student workers and the many students who volunteered their time to raise awareness of transfer resources on our campus!

Article by Suzanne Poma and Michele Haggar | Photos by Jose A. Garcia