By Michelle Delgado
Students will have the opportunity this week to meet with university representatives, set up degree plans and enjoy doughnut holes and coffee while getting on the right track to transfer.
The Transfer and Career Center will host an open house for students, faculty and staff 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday on the first floor of Moody Learning Center.
“A lot of students say, ‘Oh wow, I didn’t know this even existed,’” said transfer adviser Jessica Gonzalez. “We just want to bring awareness to the transfer resources that this college offers.”
Students can get familiar with the TRAC staff, learn about the different resources they offer and find their transfer degree plans.
Attending this event will help students make sure they are following the right transfer plan and taking courses that will count at their university, Gonzalez said.
This is the second year of the event; however, this time university officials will be there to answer students’ questions.
Universities attending include the University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas A&M-San Antonio, the University of the Incarnate Word, St. Mary’s University, Texas State University, Our Lady of the Lake University, Texas Tech University, Wayland Baptist University and the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio School of Nursing.
Transfer adviser Yesenia Caloca said, “Students should come prepared with the intent to transfer and be open to doing career and personality assessments to help them know more about themselves in a more structured format.”
Career quizzes will be offered to students who are undecided about their major or career goals.
The quizzes will give students information about their personality and suggest possible career matches.
The event will include door prizes and light refreshments.
TRAC helps students with taking classes that will transfer and also provides help from start to finish when applying to a university.
“We are just support for the students as they are progressing through college and moving on to a university,” Caloca said. “We’re kind of tucked away in the corner so we want to raise awareness to let students know we are here.”
The Transfer and Career Center is located on the first floor of Moody Learning Center and is open 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday . It stays open until 7 p.m. Tuesdays.
Walk-ins are welcome, but students may also set up an appointment with a transfer adviser.
For more information, call 210-486-1500.