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Maryland, Delaware Colleges Visit for Transfer Day

Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2004


Representatives from more than 20 Maryland and Delaware four-year colleges visited Chesapeake College on Oct. 19 for Transfer Day, which links Chesapeake students with potential transfer institutions.

Organizers said that more than 90 students participated in the event designed to ease the transfer of Chesapeake College students to baccalaureate degree programs.

"For students in our transfer programs, this event is convenient. They can meet with representatives from many of the colleges they are interested in and to find out about admission requirements and transferring credits," said Chesapeake Counselor Jim Davidson. "Our goal is to make the transfer process as convenient and hassle free as possible. A personal visit with a representative from the intended transfer institution goes a long way toward accomplishing that goal."

Mr. Davidson said the students this year seemed well-prepared for their conversations with college and university representatives, including four institutions represented for the first time.

"I was pleased to see that the students were very knowledgeable and focused this year. They knew exactly what they wanted and were able to make good use of the time they had with the representatives," he said.

Chesapeake student Heather Stanley of Millington spent time talking to several recruiters about programs in addictions counseling

"Even with all the research I’ve done, I learned some new information here. I’ve also made some contacts at the schools where I may be applying in the future," said Stanley. "It’s helpful to have all of these schools here in one place. I feel like I’ll leave here with a lot of information today."

The event is also an excellent outreach opportunity for recruiters from four-year colleges and universities.

Villa Julie College of Baltimore participated in Transfer Day and the college’s table was a popular place during the event.

"Chesapeake does a great job with this event. I like that we’re in the center of student activity here in the library," said Jessica Kozera, director of transfer admissions at Villa Julie. "By far, our bachelor’s program in nursing generated the most interest here today, but students are also asking about our business programs. The students seem well-prepared and they’re asking great questions. "


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