Graduation might seem far away but in reality, it’s waiting just around the corner. Transfer Day at Del Mar College aimed to prepare students for that next turn by allowing representatives from colleges to station themselves in the Harvin Center on Oct. 13 and talk to students about transferring.
Dozens of colleges were present at the event, including Texas A&M, the University of Houston, Texas State University and many more.
One of the colleges present was the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Siloe Lopez was the representative for UHCL and mentioned how important Transfer Day was.
“It’s definitely important,” Lopez said. “There’s no reason for a student not to be informed.”
Del Mar’s Career Development Department also made an appearance at Transfer Day. Cecilia Gamboa, a career specialist, spoke with students about finding their future careers after college.
“We provide our students with job search, career exploration as well as resume writing,” Gamboa said about Career Development. “It’s important for them to become aware of the information that’s available,” Gamboa said.
Jonathan Villarreal, a history major attending Del Mar, found himself in the Harvin Center speaking with colleges about the possibility of transferring.
“I’m trying to look for a good college that suits my major that gives me the best education I could have,” Villarreal said. Villarreal has his eyes set on the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor based on its good success rate with history majors. He hopes to transfer in four years after finishing his education at Del Mar.