The College Craze Begins

Liza Atillasoy, Staff Writer
October 13, 2011 • 401 views

The first college and career fair was held on September 27th in the gym. The fair began at 11 am and occurred during the lunch set.

Juniors and seniors took turns walking around the gym and looking at the many different colleges and career options. There were a great variety of booths.

There were some colleges located nearby and others that were very far away. There were also several different career options.

Some of the colleges included Amherst College, University of Arizona, Brown University, University of Delaware, Harcum College, Hofstra University, LaSalle University, University of Maryland, Temple University, and the United Sates Marines.

Booths discussing different career options were also at the fair. There was a table for Automotive Training Center, Main Line Models and Talent, and Jean Madeline Aveda Institute.

Carlie Ladda said, β€œI thought the college fair was extremely helpful. There were many colleges there that I will not get around to visiting and it is great that I still had the opportunity to talk to them and ask questions.”

There is also a large list of colleges visiting in the month of October. These visits started with Princeton on October 3. The visit took place during set 8.

Princeton then visited Lower Merion High School that night where it held an information session for parents and students. This information session contained many students from Harriton and Lower Merion along with local private schools.

Vanderbilt University visited just two days later during set 4 on October 5. Many Harriton students attended this session. Rachael Grossman says, β€œIt was really helpful to go. I learned a lot about the school and the admissions process.”

Future visits are to be made by Tufts, Brown, Emory, Duke, and many other schools. Usually, someone will discuss academics, campus life, and sports. There is also a great amount of time for questions.

These are great opportunities to learn about a school that you may not be able to visit!

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