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Students crowd around universities tabling at Transfer Day

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Students crowd around universities tabling at Transfer Day

Megan Wolfe, 18-year-old global studies major, and Hannah Miller, 18-year-old kinesiology major, listen intently as Iona Nee and Michelle Martinez of University of California Merced offer information about transfer; Moorpark College, Sept. 1, 2016. Faculty and university representatives alike considered Transfer Day day a success. Photo credit: Willem Schep

Megan Wolfe, 18-year-old global studies major, and Hannah Miller, 18-year-old kinesiology major, listen intently as Iona Nee and Michelle Martinez of University of California Merced offer information about transfer; Moorpark College, Sept. 1, 2016. Faculty and university representatives alike considered Transfer Day day a success. Photo credit: Willem Schep

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Megan Wolfe, 18-year-old global studies major, and Hannah Miller, 18-year-old kinesiology major, listen intently as Iona Nee and Michelle Martinez of University of California Merced offer information about transfer; Moorpark College, Sept. 1, 2016. Faculty and university representatives alike considered Transfer Day day a success. Photo credit: Willem Schep

Willem Schep

Willem Schep

Megan Wolfe, 18-year-old global studies major, and Hannah Miller, 18-year-old kinesiology major, listen intently as Iona Nee and Michelle Martinez of University of California Merced offer information about transfer; Moorpark College, Sept. 1, 2016. Faculty and university representatives alike considered Transfer Day day a success. Photo credit: Willem Schep

By John Louie Menorca

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Moorpark College students were given a hands-on opportunity to talk to representatives from their dream school at the campus’s annual Transfer Day today.

Students met with university admissions representatives to ask questions, receive feedback and advice, and make the first step towards transferring to any one of these potential transfer destinations.

Kevin Banh, 18-year-old biology major, was enticed by the one-on-one interaction students were able to get with representatives from schools they might like to attend.

“Students are given an opportunity to communicate with and gather information from colleges that they are interested in or have hopes to transfer to,” said Banh. “They are able to obtain direct information from representatives of the respective schools they are interested in.”

This year’s Transfer Day took place in the quad area, as compared to Raider Walk last year, and treated students to live music, free food, a friendly and informational atmosphere, and most importantly, 46 different universities to pick and choose from.

Luis Mex, 18-year-old business major, was feeling positive about the event and the chance it gives to students to ensure they apply to the best school for them.

“I think it is a a great way to make sure students are on the right path and are taking transferable credits,” Mex said. “I like how everyone has the same setup and they have staff that aren’t afraid to talk with the students and answer all the questions they have.”

Donny Munshower, a counselor with the Career Transfer Center, is now in his second year coordinating Transfer Day and has seen great promise and success with the event.

“So far there’s been a lot of great feedback by the university representatives,” Munshower said.”We have a lot of food for students and they are getting excited about all the food and being around here. So I think overall, this is a wonderful event…I would say easily by the end of the day, anywhere between 1,000 to 1,500 students will have definitely come through here.”

For Munshower and his team, Transfer Day couldn’t have happened without the disciplined organization of the event, student and faculty volunteers, and the generous donations from the universities.

The Moorpark Associated Students donated money to help pay for the Transfer Day event. Grand Canyon, California Lutheran, and Pepperdine universities helped out as well by bringing food.

Even the university representatives thought Transfer Day was a success. University of Southern California’s Kelsey Bradshaw, assistant director for the Office of Admissions, says that this was her first time on campus and already she sees that it has been a well organized event and the students have good questions for her.

Allessondra Goble, admissions counselor with Pepperdine University was ecstatic for this year’s event.

“I love the Transfer Day, I look forward to it every year,” Goble said. “We have an incredible cohort of students that join us every year from Moorpark and we definitely love the student body here.”

However, that’s not all. Munshower has already planned to have miniature versions of Transfer Day, called Mini-Transfer Fairs, that will take place on the first Thursday of every month, except January through May, in front of Fountain Hall.

“It’s limited to fifteen universities, but there’ll be additional chances for universities to come back, do tabling, and hopefully in a smaller scale, I can find out which universities might want to do classroom presentations,” Munshower said.

In case students missed this year’s Transfer Day, these Mini-Transfer Fairs will be an opportunity for students to gather information on the campus of their choice.

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