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Brookdale Hosts First Annual Honors Transfer Fair
Students speak with college admissions representatives during a transfer fair in the Student Life Center.

Representatives from some of the top transfer destinations in the northeast came together on Brookdale’s Lincroft campus on Oct. 3 for the college’s first ever Honors Transfer Fair, co-hosted by the Brookdale Honors Program and Transfer Resources.

The event, open to all Brookdale honor students, featured admissions representatives and officials from a wide range of prestigious universities, including Columbia, The New School, Seton Hall, Drew, Rutgers, East Stroudsburg, Monmouth, Georgian Court, Rider, Stockton, The New Jersey Institute of Technology and The College of New Jersey.

“Universities are always interested in our honor students, and we felt this was a win-win for everyone involved,” said associate political science professor and Honors Program coordinator Jonathan Moschberger.

“Rather than having students and admissions representatives try to schedule individual visits on campus, we decided to provide an open forum for students to interact, ask questions and learn about multiple universities in one visit. And we had a fantastic turnout.”

Students speak with a representative from the Columbia University School of General Studies during the Honors Transfer Fair on Oct. 3.

Nearly all of the Honors Program’s 70 enrolled students attended the transfer fair, often meeting with multiple representatives to discuss degree programs, transfer requirements, and available discounts and articulation agreements offered to Brookdale graduates.

For first-year business major Kevin Lewis, the event was a valuable opportunity to begin planning for his next academic step.

“I was actually able to meet with a top advisor for one university, which was very helpful,” said Lewis. “I definitely think it’s important to begin the process early, and it’s great to hear from representatives directly and learn about their different schools and majors. It’s a lot easier to have them all in one location like this.”

Those sentiments were echoed by Moschberger, who said the fair was designed for first- and second-year students alike.

“Some students are in the process of applying to schools now, some are about to begin applying and others are looking ahead to applying next year,” he said. “In each case, there is a lot that goes into it. For them to meet all of these representatives now and learn about the different programs and requirements for each university, it’s a great way to get a jumpstart on that process… And it’s always good to connect a name to a face.”

To learn more about the Brookdale Honors Program, click here

Learn more about Brookdale’s transfer services, university partnerships, articulation agreements and more by visiting the Transfer Resources webpage.

Check out more photos from the Honors Transfer Fair here.