Attending a college fair is an important step in the college search process for many reasons: making connections with college representatives, discovering a new institution, no expensive, long-distance travel. There are other, less obvious, benefits as well: college fairs provide a wonderful opportunity to seek advice about not only a particular institution, but also to learn about actions that can be taken now to better prepare for college.
At Episcopal, our College Counseling program offers many wonderful opportunities for students to have a thorough and positive college search experience – and our annual college fair held on the Episcopal campus is just one of those opportunities. For this event, Episcopal is pleased to collaborate with local high schools and community-based organizations to attract an exciting and diverse group of students present at the fair. At last month’s fair, nearly 50 institutions from across the country were on our campus to meet with students.
Adding a multi-dimensional layer to our annual event, we were pleased to add case studies prior to the fair portion of the afternoon. During case studies, junior students and parents reviewed and discussed applications for three mock candidates who applied for admission to a mock university. The objective, under the guidance of one of the attending college representatives, was to select which of the three candidates to admit, deny, and waitlist. This exercise provided great insights and understandings about the application review process from the college perspective and will help juniors write their own dynamic and impressive applications this coming fall.
At Episcopal, our College Counseling program offers many wonderful opportunities for students to have a thorough and positive college search experience
We are confident every student who attended benefitted from meeting with the representatives from these colleges in the informal atmosphere of our college fair. It was a great afternoon and we, along with our partners, look forward to the 2018 College Fair!