PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University’s Transfer Clearinghouse has scheduled helpful workshops to benefit students and academic advisors during National Transfer Student Week, Oct. 19-23, said Waylon Safranski, program director.
“Thousands of current and prospective undergraduates are transfer students who have taken courses elsewhere, and their questions and academic advising needs are somewhat unique,” Safranski said.
“The purpose of the week’s events at WSU is to raise the profile of transfer students, offer them support, and acknowledge what they bring to WSU. We are working to build a culture of ‘transfer champions’ across the WSU system.”
Safranski credits the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students with the inspiration for the celebration.
WSU Resource Center Coordinator Heather Reyes organized the week’s events. The Clearinghouse partnered with programs and staff across campus to build out a robust schedule.
“Waylon and I were both transfer students as well as being first-generation students,” said Reyes. “We enjoy working with today’s transfer students and we strive to understand the topics that would interest them as well as serve their needs. This year’s workshops reflect a wide array of subjects.”
On Thursday afternoon, there is even a special session just for academic advisors who work with transfer students.
Mon., Oct. 19: “Transfer Credit Drop-in Advising”, 1:30-4:00 p.m. Students can receive guidance from the Transfer Clearinghouse on transfer-credit processes and resources.
Tues., Oct. 20: “Internship Workshop”, Noon-1:00 p.m. On the value of internships and how to find one.
“Undocumented Student Initiatives Meet and Greet”, 2:00-3:00 p.m. About the resources available to students from undocumented communities.
Wed., Oct. 21: “University Writing Portfolio and WSU Writing Center Information Session”, Noon-1:00 p.m. About the junior portfolio’s updated requirements and the services available at the WSU Writing Center.
“Prospective Transfer Student Virtual Presentation”, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Information on admissions and transferring to WSU.
Thurs., Oct. 22: “Transfer Advisor Webinar”, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Discussion about navigating the transfer process, transfer credit tools, institutional policies, and student resources. This session is limited to advisors and counselors who support transfer students pursuing higher education at WSU.
“Transfer Student Social and Trivia”, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Learn about campus resources and opportunities.
Fri., Oct. 23: “Transfer Credit Drop-in Advising”, 1:30-4:00 p.m. Information on transfer credit processes and resources.
Detailed registration procedures for each event are provided on the Transfer Center website.
Waylon Safranski, director of the WSU Transfer Clearinghouse, 509-335-2723, firstname.lastname@example.org
Beverly Makhani, director of communications and marketing, WSU Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement (DAESA), 509-432-3430, email@example.com