By Trissean McDonald
East Los Angeles College Transfer Center hosted a college fair inside of the Multi-Purpose Room Wednesday in order for students to gain academic information from multiple colleges and universities to further pursue their educational goals.
Students spoke and asked questions to a number of school representatives.
Edward Cortez, an ELAC student majoring in biochemistry, said he plans to become a surgeon. He decided to go to the college fair to get information about Charles Drew University.
“I’m going to be a doctor. A surgeon. I don’t know what type of surgeon yet. I actually want to be a doctor because my father died of prostate cancer,” Cortez said.
Music from artists such as Earth, Wind and Fire, The Jackson Five and Marvin Gaye played on the radio.
The music was soothing for some of the students.
Olivia Atlas, a theater major, said she enjoyed the “oldies but goodies” as she made several stops at the tables.
“It relaxes me. It’s relaxing,” Atlas said.
Atlas has an interest in fashion and plans to attend a school where she could learn more about it.
“I’m interested in FIDM or perhaps UCLA,” Atlas said.
The F5 Building underwent a temporary evacuation around 11:15 a.m. after a false fire alert.
Brief apprehension flurried from a crowd of students as well as faculty.
However, both students and faculty were readmitted inside after five minutes of the incident.
Staff from the Transfer Center and Counseling Office displayed a slideshow indicating the next upcoming college fair event upon reentry.
Students will have another opportunity to seek academic advice from colleges and universities of their choice on March 25 between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at ELACs Southgate Campus.