November 11, 2011 Leave a comment
How often do you think about transferring? We transfer from the train to the subway, we transfer money from savings to checking, and some of us transfer our affections as often as we change our under-roos! In a few weeks, the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology will host a Transfer Fair on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This, my friends, is something you definitely need to consider if you are planning on pursuing your bachelor’s degree!
Over the past year, I have seen students transfer to Temple University, Penn State, Neumann, Peirce College, Holy Family University and many, many other schools. It is a daunting and scary prospect to go from the nice small comfortable pond at PIT and then launch yourself into the big ocean of a university setting. Some students easily float along at their new school while others flounder and flail (bonus points for alliteration?)! What makes the difference? Not to sound like a teacher, but the one thing that will make you successful at a four-year university is doing your homework (insert collective eye roll).
What degree do you want to earn? That’s the easy question. Most of you should have a fairly good idea at this point, but what other issues are important to you? Here are some of the questions to consider:
- Are you working towards a scholarship?
- Do you want to live on campus?
- Are you ready to make your stage debut in theater or the performing arts?
- What kind of campus culture do you feel comfortable joining? Do you want to party hearty or hit the books hard?
- Are you interested in joining a fraternity or sorority?
- Do you want to get experience by doing an internship?
- Do you want to attend a school that is known for its extracurricular sports or do you want to stay far away from football?
If you are planning on your four-year degree or even just wondering if you should consider it, you should attend the PIT TRANSFER FAIR on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.. We will be hosting admissions representatives from four-year colleges and universities from the tri-state area (and beyond) who can answer the aforementioned questions as well as any others that are rolling around your brain as you play World of Warcraft! Additionally, PIT’s counselors and PIT’s College Transfer advisor Adina Tayar will be on hand to assist you with any questions you may have. A financial aid expert will also be there to help you understand how to pay for continuing your education.
Lastly and for some—most importantly—there will be snacks. So if you are hungry for knowledge and hungry for carbs, you should definitely make a plan to attend. All you need to bring is an open mind and a willingness to pursue your dreams. If you have class at this time, please check with your instructor first!
If you cannot make it to the Transfer Fair but would like more information about transferring, please contact Adina Tayar, PIT’s College Transfer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-892-1511.