Coastal 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.
“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.
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