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Transfer Social Day brings students together

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Dylan Boyle, 20, is transferring to Cal Poly Slo in the Fall of 2018. He is very excited for this transition to a new university. Photo credit: Darya Abbassi

Dylan Boyle, 20, is transferring to Cal Poly Slo in the Fall of 2018. He is very excited for this transition to a new university. Photo credit: Darya Abbassi

Dylan Boyle, 20, is transferring to Cal Poly Slo in the Fall of 2018. He is very excited for this transition to a new university. Photo credit: Darya Abbassi

By Darya Abbassi and Kevin Bell

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Students networked and talked with colleges during this year’s Transfer Social hosted by Moorpark College’s Transfer Center. The event is similar to Transfer Day and gives students a chance to talk with other transferring students as well as touch base with colleges before graduation.

“We have counseling, we do events like this and transfer day when 50 plus schools come,” said Alyssa Gillette, a nursing student and Transfer Center student worker. “University reps meet with students and go over transcripts.”

The transfer social was held on May 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the quad at Moorpark College. The Career Transfer Center has planned this event for students to be able to get to know other students that are attending the same school as them. They brought people together with free food such as hot dogs, pretzels and ice cream. Additionally, this event had representatives from schools like University of La Verne, California State University, Northridge and California Lutheran University for students to talk to.

These events encourage transfer culture, a large aspect at Moorpark College. It is common to use the transfer degrees available through the college to save money and meet the requirements for four-year universities. Biology major Matt Nalybal did just that and is excited to be transferring to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the fall.

“It is not as expensive as a UC but still good for research,” said Nalybal. “It’s close to Simi but far enough away as well.”

However, on the other hand, some students utilize Moorpark College to determine their path in life altogether. Twenty-year-old Veterinary Science major Lexi Cook was initially unsure of her passion, but her experience with her professors allowed her to find a value in education. In fact, the students at the Transfer Social were able to write letters to faculty or anyone who has helped them throughout their time here.

“Professor Baker [made] me realize that I can get through school, and I [can] do it if I put in the effort,” said Cook.

Cook will be transferring into Utah State and Washington State’s interconnected veterinary program. She will complete two years of her undergraduate degree at Utah State and then finish up at Washington State.

Like many Moorpark College students, she admits that the transition is scary, but she still cannot wait for the opportunities ahead of her.

For more information about transferring, you can contact the Career and Transfer Center for upcoming college tours or just general information about how to transfer.

Visit them at: http://www.moorparkcollege.edu/departments/student-services/career-transfer-center

 

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