On Wednesday, March 29th, Lake Shore High School hosted its annual college fair. Colleges from all around the state were there and ready to talk to interested students. Each college had a display and representatives. Over 50 colleges were in attendance, including Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, Alma College, Oakland University, and Macomb Community College, among many more. Along with typical universities, the military was there to promote their programs. Colleges had handouts explaining their degree opportunities, campuses, and enrollment options.
The event was fairly crowded, but not overwhelmingly so. The space of the new gym provided enough room for people to move around and get to talk to the college representatives. A majority of students in attendance were juniors and seniors, but there were people of all ages talking to the university representatives. Attendees were able to grab pamphlets to learn more about different programs within the colleges.
Every college was ready to chat with families about their students’ futures. Especially when seniors are so close to graduation, making decisions about college should be done as soon as possible. This college fair was organized to give students the opportunity to talk one-on-one with someone from different universities, and to hopefully inspire them to pursue a higher education. Students were able to leave the fair with an idea of the different things that each college has to offer. No two colleges are the same, so it is important to determine which college suits a student’s needs the best. Depending on the choice of a major, future students should always do their research, visit campuses, and talk to university counsellors. Our college fair gave students the chance to gain knowledge about many schools. Having all of these schools in one place makes it easier to get some insight.