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8th Annual Transfer-Mation Leadership Conference

In the wake of both a health and social crisis, there could be no better time to Transform Your Life than through the 8th Annual Transfer-Mation Leadership Conference.
At City Colleges of Chicago, we see, you - the whole you; and through this event, we will offer you opportunities to interact with your peers and share experiences that will not only impact how you transition to a 4-year institution, but will change the way you view and interact with your world.        
Join us on Friday, September 25th from 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM to engage in conversations with your peers, inspired to make the next step to your dream school. Are you ready to Transform Your Life? Then REG​ISTER today!

1. Check your Student email for a message about the event.
2. Need Help? Contact your college Transfer Director.
3. Go to the CCC Transfer Brightspace page for the registration link. 
 Tina Watson is an analyst at Toyota North America working in Talent Acquisition as a College Recruiter. She is responsible for filling more than 100 co-op and/or trainee positions annually across various engineering functions in North America, including: all manufacturing sites, Production Engineering, Quality, Operations Management Development Division and Service, Parts & Accessories Development.

Tina is a Chicago-native, raised in the Englewood community on the Southside. She is a proud graduate of Kennedy-King College (2015), one of the City Colleges of Chicago, with an Associate in Art Degree with highest honors.  In May 2017, Tina graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. During her senior year, Tina received a full-time offer to begin her career at Toyota North America, working in Talent Acquisition.      

Tina currently resides in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metropolis, embracing new adventures in Texas. She enjoys serving at her church, One Community (Plano), in various roles: Life Group leader (Women of Grace), the A/V team (cameraperson) and Data One team lead. Tina looks forward to assisting college students as they “challenge what’s possible” at Toyota and beyond, as she continues to pursue a career that allows her to impact the field of higher education in the corporate setting in a tangible way.


City Colleges Transfer-Mation Leadership Conference     

Friday, September 25, 2020       

9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.      

Format: Zoom Webinar & Meetings     

9:00-9:10 a.m.  Conference Kickoff      

9:10-9:30 a.m. Tina Watson: Keynote (Persevering/ thriving in challenging times)      

​9:30-10:00 a.m. Rockstar Alumni Panel     

Breakout sessions #1      

10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.    

Thrive: Elle Davis       


Goal Setting: Charles McSweeney     


Building Emotional Muscles in a Time of Crisis: Jenniffel Ramirez      

Breakout sessions #2      

11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.     

Getting into Schools that meet up to full funding      

Jim Poole       

Show Me the Money: Scholarship Winning 101       

Cindy Luk/ Jordan Stack/ Muhammad Bangash      

How to Ask for Letters of Recommendation      

Keith Jones      

12:00-12:30 p.m. Share Your Voice Reflection and Sharing Activity      



Facilitator: Elle Davis       

Elle Davis is the CEO or Chief Elevation Office of the Ellevate Group LLC. She is a speaker, coach and consultant teaching clients to transform their obstacles into opportunities. Learn how to become more resilient and to truly thrive during these tough times!      

Goal Setting      

Facilitator: Charles McSweeney      

How do you set goals? Writing down your goals and making them specific will help change your life. Learn how you can set goals and actually make them come true!       

Building Emotional Muscles    

Facilitator: Jenniffel Ramirez, LCPC

We want to avoid it, but find that it continues to rear its ugly head at the worst of times. Work, school– just life, can be difficult to manage, but with the right focus and an understanding of how to manage stressful situations, it is possible to manage the load with joy.      

Full Funding Schools      

Facilitator: Jim Poole

Ever wonder how you can get full-rides to attend schools all over the United States?  Learn how four year colleges will meet your full financial aid need and education expenses covered including room and board!      

Show Me the Money: Scholarship Winning 101       

Facilitator: Cindy Luk/ Jordan Stack/ Muhammad Bangash​     

PTK is the Honors Society for two-year students. Speak with Rockstar Leaders of Truman College’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Chapter about how to apply and actually win scholarships! They will teach you some tips and tricks to help make your scholarship application stand out!      

Requesting Letters of Recommendation      

Facilitator: Keith Jones      

Rockstar Students often have questions about how to ask their professors, advisors or mentors for letters of recommendation! Get advice from a Wright College advisor/adjunct faculty on exactly how to ask for letters of recommendation for admission to your dream schools or to win scholarships!