High school sophomores, juniors, and, perhaps, seniors will want to take advantage of the upcoming college fairs happening in the Dayton and Cincinnati areas. There are several college fairs with a broad array of colleges and career representatives:
Monday, March 5 – Greene County College & Career Fair at Greene County Career Center
Tuesday, March 6 – Centerville High School College and Career Fair
Wednesday, March 7 – Princeton High School College Fair
Given the number of representatives and families, these fairs can feel a bit overwhelming. These tips, however, can make for a more pleasant and productive experience:
- Set a game plan of which college representatives you want to meet before attending the fair. Going without a plan can be a headache ready to happen!
- Prepare questions beforehand that you can ask college representatives at the fair. It’s OK, if a few of your questions are the same for every college you visit.
- Bring pre-printed labels with your contact information. This will save you time. If there’s a long line to talk to a representative, you can still provide your information and follow-up when you visit the campus in-person.
- Surprise yourself and visit with a college representative that’s not busy. Some of these representatives travel from far distances to meet new students. This can be a great, low-risk way to learn something new. You may be pleasantly surprised by what you learn. This new contact can inform your perspective on other campuses.
Which fairs are you visiting this Spring?