Delaware Tech holds annual Connected Degree and Transfer Day
By Emily Zimmerman
Delaware Technical Community College, Owens Campus held its annual Connected Degree and Transfer Day on Feb. 12 in the Fireside Lounge with a variety of college representatives to inform students of further education opportunities.
The event was organized by Delaware Tech’s Career Services Counselor Dr. Denise Berry. Each year, Dr. Berry invites a multitude of local colleges and four-year universities to come and recruit students interested in transferring.
“They can tell our students a little bit about their admissions process, but also students have a chance to come in and ask questions,” said Dr. Berry. “So it’s actually colleges that we have articulation agreements with, so they can actually take their degree from here and transfer it over to a four-year university coming in as a junior.”
This event was created to help students determine how and where they wanted to continue their education by offering different options to consider.
Chris Jester, the Associate Director of Admissions at Wesley College, attended and provided information on Wesley’s connected degrees with Delaware Tech.
“We were at two other campuses yesterday and got a chance to make connections with a few students who were working on finishing their associate degree to be able to move on to the next step toward their bachelor’s degree as well.” said Jester. I’m hoping to do the same thing here.”
Larry Eby, the Director of Admissions at Goldey-Beacom College, wanted to get the word out about an extension program that benefits students with the SEED scholarship.
“I would like to make contact with a number of students who may be pursuing one of the majors that we offer,” said Eby. “For students who are attending Delaware Tech on the SEED scholarship, we offer what is called a SEED Extension Scholarship. They simply need to submit evidence that they are a SEED recipient and complete the FAFSA, and they can attend for their final two years of college for free.”
Many different colleges were represented at the event organized by Career Services, a resource available to students to help strategize for their future.
Ben Cooper, a Delaware Tech General Business student, attended the event to help him plan his next steps after graduation.
“I was looking to see how well the credits I’ve earned already will transfer into my next institution. But I’m not exactly sure how well that would work because I want to transfer into art history, so I came to find out a little bit more about that,” said Cooper. “I’m not exactly sure where I want to go. I’ve applied to three schools and I’m finishing the application for the fourth.”
Career Services set up a table at the event to further assist any students who need help with planning their future. Dr. Berry was stationed at the table to answer any students’ questions.
“I like that students get a chance to come and meet with all the admissions counselors that are here. They have first hand information directly from the admissions counselors,” said Dr. Berry. “They can ask whatever questions they want. The admissions officers here have a chance to see our students firsthand and get a chance to recruit them.”
Career Services offers a variety of resources to help students be successful and achieve their goals. To contact Career Services, email firstname.lastname@example.org.