Cerritos College
Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Universities return to Cerritos for mini fair

Universities came out to Cerritos Campus to inform students about their school.
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Universities came out to Cerritos Campus to inform students about their school.

Thirty-five universities came to Cerritos College on March 8, in hopes to get students interested in transferring to their school.

Katie Diaz represented California State University, Dominguez Hills is a part of the Student Outreach Services at her campus.

“Our purpose here today is to give information to students about transferring. We have a pamphlet to success that helps them get into the university and guarantees them a spot as long they meet the requirements,” Diaz said.

There weren’t only Cal State Universities present at the fair as representatives from Mount St. Mary’s College, a catholic private school based on the education for women, were singing up students.

Presenting their traditional and weekend college program, Edgar Perez, weekend college outreach coordinator and transfer admission coordinator, Tony Law, talked about what was unique about the programs at Mount St. Mary’s.

“It’s a really different atmosphere to empower women, strive for their goals, masters and graduate degrees,” Law said.

Perez elaborated on the types of schedules that a busy college might have and how the weekend college would benefit their time management.

“We allow students who might have to work during the week to attend class during the weekend. What’s neat about this program is that you attend six weekends a semester, which breaks down to every third weekend when you have a class.”

From table to table, there were different representatives of universities. 

Next to Mount St. Mary’s table was Chapman University Assistant Director of Admission Jeremy Smotherman.

Smotherman talked about the major reasons why Cerritos College students should choose Chapman University out of the other schools that were present at the University mini fair.

“We’re located in the city of Orange. We have a small university of 45,000 students. We’re really good when it comes to availability for scholarships.  Transfer students can be eligible between a 3.3 and 3.6 G.P.A. So, there’s definitely a little bit more availability there,” he said.

David Morales, business and political science major, visited the University Mini Fair with an interest of learning how to transfer to Cal State Los Angeles.

“My purpose to come here was to learn on how to transfer to a university, which will make my credibility when I get a degree better.  I’m actually happy to be here because this is where everything starts,” Morales said.

Students who signed up for any of the specific universities at the fair received information about the school and will be getting a call from one of the campus’ student outreach services.

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