Transfer Week events, sessions, and guests

Bellevue College transfer week is Nov. 10 to Nov. 14. During transfer week, students will have the chance to interact with representatives from many different colleges as well as network with faculty from BC. During transfer week, a plethora of events will be taking place on campus.

On Monday, Nov. 10, students had the chance to go to a computer science/IT panel, a communication studies session, and go to a K-12 education session. The computer science and IT panel discussed how to successfully transfer into a bachelor’s degree involving those two areas of study. Michael Reese from the BC Career Center spoke along with Stacey Doran from UW Bothell Computing and Software Systems Programs and Laurie Stehle from CWU with online Information Technology and Administrative Management degrees. The session took place in C120 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

Also on Nov. 10 was the communication studies panel which was in C120 from 1:30 to 2:30. There, students who were interested in journalism and communication studies got information on prerequisites and qualities necessary for journalism and communication students transfering to most Washington state colleges. Additionally, students were introduced to courses that are offered at BC that can help enhance their communications knowledge and take care of communication studies prerequisites. To wrap up, different career fields within the communication studies majors were discussed.

The last event that was held on Nov. 10 was the K-12 education panel which took place in C120 as well from 3:30 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. Here, students learned about different pathways of education. This workshop helped students get a feel for if they want to delve into elementary, middle or high school teaching opportunities. Similar to the communication studies session, the K-12 education workshop went over the prerequisites for this area of study.

The next day that will have events available is Wednesday, Nov. 12. There will be an advising table open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in room D204 for any students that have questions for an academic adviser. From 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in C120, there will be a Financial Reality of Transfer workshop that the BC Transfer Event web page describes as “a no-nonsense practical workshop filled with money-saving tips for you as you plan to transfer to a university.”

For any students that are working on their transfer applications right now, it is known that a personal statement is required. There will be a Personal Statement Workshop in C130 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. that will focus on helping students target problem areas with their personal statements and strengthening them. This workshop will also help students how to brainstorm for future writing structures. In C120, there will be an event from 1:30 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. called “Transfer 101” where students can get the rundown on the whole transferring process and how to go about choosing a transfer degree.

Also in C120 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. there will be a talking on studying STEM at Seattle University. The Associate Dean of Seattle University’s College of Science and Engineering, Mara Rempe, will be present along with Seattle University STEM students. At this session, they will be speaking with students on the transfer process, different scholarships and aid available to STEM students, and what it is like to study STEM at Seattle University.

In L213 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. on Nov. 10 there was also a Pre-Nursing workshop that discussed what it’s like to work in pre-nursing and the different courses offered at BC. This workshop also provided tips on transferring into the pre-nursing field.

In B242 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. on the Nov. 12 there will be a Business Transfer event. Here, students will be able to learn more about transferring to a university and majoring in business or accounting at a four year institution.

The last session that will be held on Nov. 12 is an evening session of “Transfer 101” from 4:30 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. in C120.

The last day of transfer week events will take place on Thursday, Nov. 13. There will be four different transfer week workshops as well as the main event, the Transfer Fair, held in the cafeteria from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To start the day, there will be a session titled “Business Time” in which students will learn about university business programs and will have the chance to speak with representatives from the University Of Washington Foster School Of Business. This event will take place in C130 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

Due to its high attendance rate in previous transfer weeks, the University Transfer Admissions Panel is “back by popular demand” according to the BC Transfer Week Events web page. At this panel, students will have the chance to ask different Washington universities representative’s various questions about the admission and transfer process. This panel is also open to community members. The panel will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in C120.
In C130 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:20 p.m., there will be a study abroad session. This session will inform students on the upcoming study abroad opportunities that BC has available for students. The session will cover what the requirements are and where the students will have opportunities to travel to.

The last event of transfer week will be the Psychology Workshop which will take place from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in D106. Students will be able to gain valuable information regarding transferring to a four year university and into a psychology major. Individuals will be able to ask questions about what classes and electives should be taken at a four year university as well.

For students interested in just meeting with admissions advisers from several universities, such as the University of Washington and Seattle University, visit the Advising Center for further details and times.