By David Bolles
CCC Journalism Program
BLACKWOOD – That time of year is close again when the Transfer Fair comes to Camden County College for its annual display of colleges and universities.
On Nov. 16, students can come out to the Connector Atrium in Camden County College’s Blackwood Campus to find out information about four-year schools and universities. Most students from Camden County College are looking to go on to a four-year university after finishing up their two-year associate’s degree at county college. This event will provide an opportunity for students to see what their options are for transfer after they finish their degree at Camden County College.
Marlton native and second-year student at Camden County James McVeigh commented, “I know I want to transfer after County. I just don’t know where. Maybe this college transfer fair can help me make a better decision about where I want to pursue an education at.” Many other students like McVeigh are looking forward to this event for the same reason.
This event is being organized by Vanessa McMasters, who is director of transfer services at Camden County College, along with the vendors from the different schools who will be attending. This event will have about 30 schools attending from all around the New Jersey and tri-state area. New Jersey schools such as Rutgers and Rowan universities will be in attendance as well as schools from outside of New Jersey such as Temple University and Widener University.
“I can’t decide whether or not to go to Rutgers or TCNJ (The College of New Jersey). I don’t even know the procedure I have to go through in order to transfer,” said Cherry Hill student Anne Marie DePhillipe. The Transfer Fair will allow universities to help the students through the difficult transfer process and help them with making the right decision for their future when it comes to picking a school to go to after Camden County. Staff from the universities presenting will educate students on the benefits of going to a four-year school after county college.
The event will be held in the Connector Atrium of the Camden County College Blackwood Campus from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 16.