Transfer Center gears up for spring College Fair

Most Citrus College students are thinking of transferring to a four-year university after they finish their course work. That can mean a lot of research to find the right school for planned fields of study, prerequisites and cost.

For convenience, and to help us succeed as students, Citrus College is holding a College Fair in the quad on Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be approximately 40 representatives to address student needs.

“It’s really a great opportunity for the students to get a wider prespective as to what’s available to them,” said counseling secretary Jody Barrass.

The Fair is designed to allow students the opportunity to gather as much information as possible in order to make the best transfer decisions.

“They are fantastic. The idea of joining forces with the students, the ASCC executive board and other groups, and just the idea of providing these resources to all the students because the end goal is to graduate and to transfer,” said 20-year-old biology/English major Alejandra Morales.

“They are bringing all these colleges to help [students get] to where ever they want to go. It’s a fantastic event that happens every semester.”

There will be more than 18 universities from the CSU and UC system, and also private universities attending. Each school will send representatives to answer any transfer questions.

This saves busy college students the time from planning lengthy road trips to faraway colleges, or making cold calls for scholarship information.

“It’s so much more different to speak to a live representative who can help you out personally than going online,” said ASCC vice president Nayiri Baghdassarian. “When I see students asking questions, they are [getting answers] that they [normally] wouldn’t know where to find.”

If you’re looking for examples on how Citrus helps students reach their goals, or you’re still trying to find that dream school, come by the campus mall March 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.