Students Invited to Attend Intra-University Transfer Fair on March 21
Syracuse University students thinking about transferring to another school or college within the University are encouraged to attend a unique event scheduled for right after spring break. The Intra-University Transfer Fair (IUT) will literally offer one-stop service, bringing together representatives from every school and college to help ease the process of transferring within the University. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Panasci Lounge on the second floor of the Schine Student Center.
We feel this event will appeal to the student who likes Syracuse University, but may want to explore other educational avenues. — Karen McGee, assistant dean for student affairs at the Newhouse School
“Some of our students find they become interested in another subject or field of study,” says Karen McGee, assistant dean for student affairs at the Newhouse School and a participant in the IUT Fair. “This event not only gives them the chance to ask questions about our many schools and colleges, but to actually initiate the transfer process if they so choose. We feel this event will appeal to the student who likes Syracuse University, but may want to explore other educational avenues.”
The IUT Fair will give students the opportunity to ask questions about the many different majors offered campuswide and the academic rigor that each entails. Students will also be able to learn more about application deadlines and course requirements or a certain grade point average that may be needed to transfer.
“While the primary focus of the IUT Fair is for students wishing to transfer to a different school/college within Syracuse University,” says Associate Provost Jeffrey Stanton, “students can also explore changing their major within their school or adding/changing a minor. The advisors at the fair will have information on the many academic programs we have available here.”
For students like Abigail Vogt, it’s the perfect opportunity to test the waters. “I like the idea of having the fair because some of my classmates wonder what it takes to change their major, yet are unaware of the resources available to them,” says Vogt. “As a student who is considering a change of major, I appreciate the opportunity to speak to advisors and get a better understanding as to what a major change entails.”
While change can be exciting and even intimidating, McGee likes to remind her students that “in the end, jobs are skills. They’re not majors. It’s always best to work on the skills you need both inside and outside the classroom through campus activities and internships. It’s important to acknowledge the major is not the end all to be all, but it is nice to be able to study something you enjoy in the four years that you’re here.”