Valley students looking for jobs and to transfer take advantage of the college and transfer fair.
By Nima Ghafoozadeh, Staff Writer
Valley College hosted a college fair Oct. 29 in front of the Humanities Building for students eager to transfer to a four-year college or university.
Counseling intern Armine Papazian said the purpose of the fair was “to learn about the different universities that are out there in the state of California.” She added that the fair also “had some private schools outside that were able to give brochures, pamphlets and information about their schools that the students might not have been aware of.”
One element of transferring the fair wanted students to be aware of is that there are varying application deadlines to different four-year universities, ranging from November through March. For instance, the CSU and UC transfer application filing deadline is Nov. 30 for the fall 2014. The last day to receive application assistance from the Career/Transfer Center is Nov. 27.
“It gave the students an opportunity to explore, look at the different four-year schools that are available,” said Career Graduate Counseling Assistant Yurica Yamaguchi. She added that the fair was not limited to universities. “We had some public companies, and the LAPD was there, so we had government corporations come out.”
Among the 54 colleges and universities at the event were UCLA, UCSB, UCSD, USC, CSUN, CSULA, along with recruiters from government offices, such as the LAPD and the Marines. More than 2,500 students attended the event, which ran from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and each representative talked to roughly 50 students. The fair included three panels: a UC panel, a CSU one, and a third for private universities.
“For the UC panel, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, UC Santa Cruz, and UC Berkeley were there,” Papazian said. “UCLA, CSUN and CSULA are more of the popular ones because they are feeder campuses. We feed a lot of LAVC students to them.”
For more information, visit the Student Services Annex Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.