transfer fairOn Wednesday, March 11, the Transfer Center hosted the 7th Annual Transfer Fair with over 20 representatives from local, out-of-state, public, and private colleges and universities who were able to address student questions about transferring to their campuses. College representatives were impressed with Skyline College students and were excited to see that they asked good questions, showed strong interest in transferring, and took initiative to seek out answers. One representative shared that this was their “favorite event this year…Students’ preparation and questions were really good. Excellent event”.

The Spring Transfer Fair’s attendance this year doubled from last year with over 250 students who signed in to participate! We also welcomed several classes to the event along with over 20 faculty and staff also taking time out of their day to visit, show support, and meet with representatives.

Over 70 students completed student evaluations and their responses were overwhelmingly positive. One student said that this event shows that “people are interested in my future,” while another expressed how this event illustrated that “the possibilities of transfer are endless.” Another student said “awesome fair, I got a lot of information.”

In addition to learning about private and out-of-state colleges, as well as two of our main feeder campuses SFSU and UC Davis, students were able to learn more about the various programs and services offered by the Transfer Center, TRiO, and Veteran’s Resources Center, and Financial Aid!

Many thanks to the English, Math, Social Science/Creative Arts, and Counseling Division Faculty who brought their classes to the fair, and to faculty from various disciplines who offered extra credit for attending the event!

Special thanks to Palo Alto University for providing breakfast and for the Transfer Center Ambassadors and staff for their efforts in making the day run seamlessly!

Additionally, In the spirit of promoting a campus-wide transfer culture and encouraging students to inquire about and plan for transfer, the Transfer Center hosted Alma Mater Day.

Over 25 faculty and staff from the Counseling Division alone participated, while several other faculty and staff from various divisions proudly wore their Alma Mater gear! Many thanks to Counseling Division Dean Garcia for spearheading Alma Mater outreach efforts in the Counseling Division and to all Divisions!

Thanks to those who participated and took the time to talk to students about transfer and their experience attending a four-year university!

Article by Michele Haggar