High school, college students visit university reps from around the state

George West High School seniorsCoastal Bend College’s annual Transfer and Recruitment Day attracted more than 400 area high school students and 75 college students. Students and counselors from Beeville, George West, Karnes City, Kenedy, McMullen County, Nordheim, Pettus, Taft, Tilden and Three Rivers schools attended.

In conjunction with Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (TACRAO), the college pulled in more than 30 representatives from Del Mar College, Baylor University, Texas A&M University, the University of Texas, Texas Tech and other Texas colleges and universities. Representatives from the U.S. Army and Marines were also on hand, as well.

 CBC counselors and program representatives from Cosmetology, Drafting and Design, Airframe and Power Technology, Law Enforcement, Automotive and Welding were available to recruit for Coastal Bend College. In many cases, CBC students like Jose Molina and Daniel Pittman, both in the automotive program, manned tables and talked about their programs to potential students.

Karnes City High School seniors

Karnes City High School seniors, from left, Chelsea Gonzales, Daniel Rosales, Lawrence Carrasco and Wally Gonzales visited Coastal Bend College for its annual Transfer and Recruitment Day.

 “The recruiting event is a community effort to get high school students to think about their futures and to provide face-to-face connections with the recruiters that can get them where they want to go,” said Adrian Jackson, public relations officer for the college. “If you think of it in terms of the amount of money, time and gas it would take to visit 31 universities, you can quickly see the impact this event had on its participants.”

 CBC students took part in a luncheon with university representatives to talk about transfers. Students planning to transfer before Fall 2012 were able to talk to university reps in more details about programs and course offerings. CBC has partnerships with most public institutions in Texas to make the transition from the college to universities easier for students.

Taft High School students

Taft High School seniors, from left, Gabriel Martinez, Brandon Mendez, Mireyna Gonzales, Jordan Downie and Julie Cancino were among 400 hundred local high school and college students making contacts with more than 30 Texas universities at a single event.

 For more information, contact Eddie Rojas at (361) 354-2731 or edrojas@coastalbend.edu.


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