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South college fair to provide advice for transferring

By Montreal Spencer/south news editor

South students not sure what they want to do after completing their studies at TCC can attend the South Campus Annual College Day Fair Feb. 4.

The fair runs 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in SSTU 1114.

South counseling director Cliff Dobbins said the fair lets students to connect to colleges and see if they’re a good fit.

“It’s always a good fair,” Dobbins said. “The colleges that come spread as far as New York. Last year, we had one from Syracuse.”

Sandra Johnson, South counselor and transfer liaison, said the fair predominantly assists students with career exploration and the decision-making process.

“Not only do nine out of 10 students not know what they want to major in, they do not know where they want to transfer,” she said.

Students can compare scholarship offers, programs and any additional areas that pertain to transferring.

“It’s with this information that students are able to access and decide where they would like to complete their four-year degrees,” Johnson said.

Last year’s college fair had more than 50 colleges from all over the country.

Johnson said one of the most important parts of the fair is when university representatives get to develop relationships with the counselors to assist South students.

“This allows the students to feel comfortable about the advisement and accuracy of the courses they’re taking here at TCC,” she said.

Johnson said a former South student who went to the fair went on to get his bachelor’s degree at the University of North Texas and a master’s degree from Texas Christian University.

Another past South student, now a math teacher at Dunbar High School, plans to go to New York and enroll as a pre-med major, Johnson said.

South student Nick Laboy has aspirations of transferring to the University of Texas at Arlington, but he still plans to go to the fair.

“I’ll go to gain more information and to make my transfer more successful and easier,” he said.

South student Chris Lee is not sure what four-year school he wants to attend, so he plans to attend the fair.

“I’ll go and check it out to get an idea about where I may want to go after TCC,” he said.

South student Laquisha Dorsey would like to go the fair but has a problem fitting it in her schedule because it’s 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

“I would go, but I have class and work during that time,” she said. “But it sounds good.”

Students who can’t make it to the fair can make an appointment in the South transfer center where four-year representatives advise students throughout the school year.

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