All about the transfer day event that happened at the Cambridge campus
By Maiya Fair
Transfer Day was a fair-type event that occurred on Monday, Sept. 26 at Cambridge campus. In the G lobby area, over twenty colleges and universities (private, public, and out of state), sent representatives to visit with students and answer any questions they might have about transferring once they are finished at Anoka-Ramsey.
“This day is important for students because we are trying to promote education after Anoka-Ramsey,” Anna Smegal, Anoka-Ramsey admissions and academic advisor, said.
Anoka-Ramsey advisors hope that the college will help prepare students well, not just academically, but also to adjust to campus life so that students will have an easier transition to a university and understand what is offered to them.
“The universities are here to answer any questions about their school, programs, and what credits will transfer. It’s a stress reliever for students when the schools come to us,” Smegal said.
Smegal also wanted students to know that if they missed Transfer Day, they can make an appointment with an advisor to talk about transfer options and degree completion.
Some schools had a few things to say about Transfer Day.
“This a great place for students to learn about their opportunities and choices from each college,” St. Cloud State University representative John Redding said.
“Many students don’t know over a third of our students are transfer students,” University of Minnesota’s representative Laura Horton said.
Isabelle Schmidt, Anoka-Ramsey counselor, also had her own table with information about career counseling. “Many students want to transfer but don’t know what career they are going for,” Schmidt said.
Schmidt wants students to know that they are always welcome to come to her office, located behind the information desk, and set up an appointment to talk about career options and what steps to take.
Transfer Day is a great way to explore universities that students have in mind for future studies, as well as find out about new transfer opportunities. This is a reoccurring event and students should watch for the next Transfer Day if they are interested in learning more about transferring.