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April, 2014

Looking ahead

Students explore transfer possibilities for further education

By Jo Heffner

A representative from Carroll University in Waukesha talks with students

Photo by: Deb Parrilli

A representative from Carroll University in Waukesha talks with students at the Gateway Technical College Transfer Fair earlier this month. Representatives from more than two dozen four-year colleges and universities were on hand to provide information about further education.

More than 25 four-year colleges and universities were present April 2 when Gateway hosted its Transfer Fair on the Racine and Elkhorn campuses. The event provided an opportunity for students to meet college and university representatives about programs pertaining to their current studies.

“It’s an ideal way for students to find schools they are interested in,” said Manoj Babu, associate dean of business.

Information technology student Jayme Longfellow attended the event in Elkhorn.

“I came to better educate myself. I’m looking for colleges that better suit me for a four-year degree that have online courses,” Longfellow said. “I hope to obtain a bachelor’s degree in computer science.”

Many colleges have websites where you can compare the courses you have taken and see if they are transferable before making a decision. Carthage College representative Thomas Augustine recommends that students do “information interviewing,” where students talk to prospective employers to find out what makes them the right candidate for the type of job in which they are interested. They can then base their academic choices upon what they learned. 

Transfer scholarships and other incentives often are available to students. To find out more about transfer opportunities and what four-year schools may best suit your needs, contact your student adviser.

Life is Big. Be Prepared.