College reps can help students make the next step
Sometimes applying for college isn’t as simple as expected. Fortunately, the Career Development Center aims to ease the process with Transfer Day.
The event, coordinated by Vanessa Adkins with Del Mar College’s Career Development office, brings more than 50 colleges to campus to talk to students about their next steps.
Adkins, whose job is to help students make that next jump in life, said she enjoys finding the resources to help them succeed.
“I know growing up I was a first-generation, low-income student, and I didn’t think it was realistic going to a university, and obtaining my four-year degree,” Adkins said.
Students sometimes tend to overlook some universities because of the assumed cost.
“Students don’t know that these universities have specific transfer scholarships,” Adkins said.
The general idea of Transfer Day is to get students in front of college representatives so they can speak with someone on the inside.
“They tell our students a little bit about the admissions process, and degrees and majors offered at their colleges,” Adkins said.
The event helps students gain a broader understanding of the transfer process.
“I think students should get involved in Transfer Day because you need to be able to help the other students who don’t know where they’re going,” said special education major Joram Boylamb.
English composition major Jordan Bangert said Transfer Day can also help students discover which college best fits their major.
“I think it’s good because it shows them all the different opportunities and options,” Bangert said.
Transfer Day will run from 9-11 a.m. Sept. 20 in the first floor of the Harvin Center. For more information, contact the Career Development Center in Room 116E of the St. Clair Building or call 698-1916.