SCSD College Fair Brings 60+ Schools to Syracuse
Published on 11/3/16
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At the SCSD College Fair, students worked their way through a ballroom at the OnCenter, stopping at various booths to speak with representatives from more than 60 institutions of higher education.
“I want to go to school for sports journalism,” Nottingham junior Shakim Muhafiz said. “I met with SU and another school that offers a good program. I didn’t know that some of these schools offered sports journalism, so it’s neat to see what could be next for me!”
“I want to be an athletic trainer—I have four schools in mind and at least three of them are here,” Corcoran senior Lashana Brown said after speaking with a representative for Cayuga Community College. “This is a good opportunity because I know some people don’t have rides to get to colleges for open houses. It’s nice for us to get to know about the schools here, meet the people, learn about the campus and the class sizes and stuff so we can know for sure which schools we would like before we get to them.”
Middle schools even brought groups of eighth graders to the fair to get early exposure to colleges. The students spoke with college representatives while they completed a scavenger hunt, marking down the number of SUNY schools present, schools with an eagle as a mascot, religious affiliated schools and more.
“It’s encouraging to see so many eighth graders here, starting early,” Cornell Senior Advisor to EOP and HOP Programs Brandon Senior said. “It’s good to see them learning about the various institutions and familiarizing themselves with what’s out there.”
Nahesha Turner, an eighth grader at Westside Academy at Blodgett, said the college fair opened her mind to the options she will face as she prepares to apply in a few years.
“It’s interesting to see the types of things colleges offer and what they look for,” she explained. “I want to pursue law because I like getting the truth out. Today, I learned that if you have a good GPA, you can get into pre-law classes.”
Thank you to all of the colleges and universities that took part for helping ensure that our students are #SCSDCollegeReady!