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Summit welcomes spring transfer students

Spring 2023 entering transfer students got to know each other at a summit just for them. Spring 2023 entering transfer students got to know each other at a summit just for them.
Spring 2023 entering transfer students got to know each other at a summit just for them. Image Credit: Provided.

The spring Transition and TRANSFERmation Summit was held Friday, Jan. 13, welcoming 32 new spring transfer students. Michael Henningsen, assistant director of transfer year success and programming in the Department for Student Transition and Success, and Laura O’Neill, career consultant at the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development, hosted the program that provided focused workshops, resources and a luncheon giving new transfer students a chance to mingle with faculty.

Opening remarks were provided by Kelli Smith, assistant vice president for student success, and students participated in a friendworking event as an ice breaker. O’Neill presented an overview of the Fleishman Career Center and specific programming and services offered, from mentoring to career exploration tools to résumé workshops. Henningsen moderated a panel composed of four fall 2022 transfers students who spoke about their experience integrating and assimilating at Binghamton University. They offered tips and tricks for becoming socially, academically and professionally involved.

The luncheon also introduced students to faculty members who spoke to the importance of making connections and gaining a sense of belonging, while instilling a greater understanding of Binghamton University academics.

The spring transfers who participated in the summit have continued to engage in events designed to make them feel part of the community throughout this semester. Tuesday Transfer Cafes, held several times a month, generally draw around 30 students.

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