Wildcats Attend Career Council, Inc. National Hispanic College Fair
By Jessica Romando
12th Grade Senior Seminar Teacher
Clemente seniors attended the Career Council, Inc. National Hispanic College Fair at Daley College on Thursday, October 1, 2015. Over 60 colleges, universities and vocational training institutions were in attendance to meet our senior class, as well as other seniors from across the city. Roberto Clemente Community Academy brought the largest group to the fair, with over 150 seniors and 17 staff members. Clemente’s Post-Secondary Coach, Mr. Pryor, organized the trip and ensured that our students were prepared for their first college fair of senior year.
Our Wildcats were hungry for information about the different schools and they wanted to meet representatives from their future post-secondary institutions. The focus for our seniors was to meet and speak with at least three different colleges, universities and/or vocational training institutions at the fair. Every senior must complete five college applications, three scholarship applications and write their personal statement/essay before the end of December 2015. Attending this fair has provided our seniors with new options which will help make the application process much easier. Many of our students spoke with more than three schools, which will assist them when making their decision about which college to attend in the fall. Some of the favorite schools that our students visited with were: DePaul, University of Michigan, Southern Illinois, Northern Illinois, Purdue, The Art Institute, and Morehouse University.
This fair was sponsored by Career Council Inc. which was founded in 1991 with the focus of helping under-represented high school students with their college selection process. Today, CC/NHCF serves over 125,000 students and 1,800 colleges/universities in over 50 locations across the United States every year. CC/NHC college fair brought representatives from a broad range of colleges/universities and vocational training institutions to our seniors and provided them a unique opportunity to become aware of the many options and to compare the offerings of participating institutions. Our Wildcats are looking forward to future college fairs and are eager to meet admissions representatives in the near future.
Career Council, Inc. National Hispanic College Fairs, INC. 2015. Web. 2 OCT. 2015