Hello fellow advisors!
A couple of weeks ago FSU participated in TCC (Tallahassee Community College) Day. If you’ve never participated in the event, it is a day dedicated to FSU’s faculty and staff answering TCC students’ questions about various majors and programs on our campus. The TCC students always appreciate our presence on their campus as many of them plan on transferring to FSU once they’ve earned their AA. Getting to hear directly from FSU advisors in the majors they are interested in is an advantage many of them don’t pass up.
TCC day is also a great opportunity for us to showcase all that we have to offer at FSU and to get both Tallahassee campuses caught up on the same page.
The morning begins with those tabling the event to head over to TCC’s student union, scope out a table to their liking, and set up their college’s materials for the day. Each major gets their own area to accommodate the numerous TCC student walk-ins. Once set up is complete, a meeting takes place composed of TCC and FSU staff. A quick introduction of the room proceeds and then come the departmental updates. This is my favorite part of the day because it’s where I usually learn the most about what is developing at FSU. From there, students begin appearing and start their treks through the maze of tables. They have the option of attending either the morning session from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm or the afternoon session from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (or both). There is always an ample crowd of students, anxious to meet with FSU personnel and ensure they are on track to becoming future Seminoles.
Majors like Biology, Business, Engineering, and Nursing usually have the longest lines of interested students, but with the amount of students who attend every table gets some love.
I encourage everyone to attend this event in the future if they can. It’s a great way to reach out to potential students and start building relationships with them early on. You will also walk away with new information that you can take back to the rest of your department when you return to your college.
Blog post content written by Zoey Zeitlin (Advisor in the College of Social Work).
Images provided courtesy of the Center for Academic Planning.