Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Experience of Attending a College Transfer Fair

by Sisi Chen
The Senior College Transfer Fair at the 2015 Phi theta Kappa International Convention was held on Thursday, April 16. As a part of the Marketplace events, many colleges and universities from across the country jointed this transfer fair session. Although most of the schools were from Texas, there were about 34 states represented in total.
In the New York section, the Columbia University-School of General Studies stood out not only because it is ranked one of the highest universities in the United States, but also it offers special scholarship for students who are a members of Phi Theta Kappa. This is exciting news for students who want to transfer to a private Ivy League research university. With the help of this type of scholarship, the American dream can be reached a little easier. Also, the School of General Studies is the finest liberal arts college in the United States created for returning and nontraditional students seeking an undergraduate degree.
The Savannah College of Art and Design was one of a few art institutes at the college transfer fair. It has four different campus in Savannah, Atlanta, Hong Kong and France. Although this school does not offer scholarships for members of Phi Theta Kappa, it has SCAD academic scholarships and SCAD achievement scholarships to award student’s academic achievement. It is also the dream school I want to go and study Jewelry Design.

In order to attract more students to the transfer fair, many colleges prepared school souvenirs such as pens, cups, drawstring bags and so on. The whole fair lasted about 2 hours and finished around 11pm. A lot of students wished the event could last longer because they did not have enough time to learn about all the colleges. This was one of the meaningful and successful Marketplace events of Nerd Nation.

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