College Fair gives students, parents college advice

The school held its annual College Fair today, April 7, in the Large Gym. The event lasted from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and was hosted by the College and Career Center.

The College Fair allowed students and parents to browse through various booths, each occupied by one or two representatives from various colleges.

A total of 57 colleges and universities were present, including UC Davis, UCLA, Boston University, Harvard University, Harvey Mudd College, Northwestern University, Stanford University, Wellesley College, UC Riverside, Yale University and Rice University.

Students were offered brochures and information about the course material, academic profile and dormitory life. Many used the opportunity to ask questions to the representatives, who included college alumni, parents of current students and administration officials.

“It was very helpful,” sophomore Tiffany Choy said. “The representatives answered all of my questions and explained things that I did not know without attending. I was able to focus on colleges that fit my personality and that I was interested in.”

In addition, the College Fair included booths that provided information about SAT and ACT preparatory programs, including Kaplan, Princeton Review and Revolution Prep.

“It’s a unique opportunity,” Tiffany said. “While I’m only a sophomore, I think it’s good to get a feel of what colleges are like and find out information from people who are directly related to that college.”

The school also offered a Naviance Drop-In Workshop in Room 723 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., a College Essay Workshop in Room 410 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and a Junior Letter of Recommendation Workshop in Room 408 from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.