College Fair 2019

College Fair 2019


the Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and Cumberland County Schools have teamed up
to present the Annual Cumberland County College Fair so today we have a really neat event that’s happening for the last ten years
we have partners Cumberland County Schools has partnered with CACRAO which
is an organization involving the College and Admissions Officers and Registrars
across the Carolinas and we have offered the opportunity for a College Fair in its tenth year the event gives high-school students access to admissions representatives from more than 60 two- and four-year colleges and universities but this year organizers of the event added an extra level to the occasion so this year we had an opportunity to try to add on a different spin to it so rather than it just being a 4 to 7 public event we also have the opportunity to bring in some of our seniors that sometimes don’t have
the opportunity to come after after school whether it’s due to family
obligations or work obligations or athletic obligations or transportation
issues so our School Counselors and our CTE facilitators and our Social Workers
did a really nice job to try and identify who those students might be and
they put invitations out each school got 20% each half each of our high schools
got 20% of their senior class to be able to come there they bussed them over and so what they’re getting is a 30-minute conversation with a North Carolina two-year college a public university and a private university and
hearing just what’s the difference between those what’s the difference
between a two-year and a four year how do you choose what are you looking for
and then from there they’re gonna be going and meeting with the 60 plus
admissions officers that are in there and being able to ask them questions and
hear about their schools and they’ve actually changed even they’re even
becoming more up-to-date there’s a QR Code System where the kids can literally
just use their phones to check in so the lines won’t even be as long the College Fair gives CCS students a leg up on getting information for their next stage of life we’re really excited we know the feedback I’ve gotten from the School Counselors is just how fortunate the students feel for this opportunity how excited they are to be able to go talk about potential future options so and
then we’re still having the regular 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. public event so we’re hoping to have a
nice big crowd for that also

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