The College Fair brought together students, their families, and representatives from sixteen US universities
On September 16, School of the Nations held a College Fair for high school students and their families to receive guidance and tips about applying to foreign universities, majors, and career paths. Universities presented their institutions, scholarship opportunities, and the partnerships they have with Brazilian schools.
Sixteen US institutions attended the College Fair — the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Oklahoma, Savannah College of Art and Design, the University of Florida, Marymount Manhattan University, Indiana University, the University of Indianapolis, DePaul University, the University of Maine, Foothill + De Anza Colleges, Ohio University, University California San Diego, Purdue University, the New York Film Academy, Full Sail University, and Elmhurst University.
Career guidance begins early at School of the Nations. Beginning in Grade 9 all the way through Grade 12, students are encouraged to research universities and discover their fields of interest.
During their first two years of high school, students begin thinking about their futures. They take part in activities to help identify their personality traits and areas of interest. In Grades 11 and 12, they receive more specific guidance on how to apply to both national and international universities. The School helps guide them in making their decisions and planning their future career
According to college counselor Anthony Rishchynky, college fairs have a strong impact on students because they introduce them to new universities and career paths.
“College fairs are one of the opportunities students have as they begin the lengthy process of deciding their majors and future careers. The fairs provide them information about universities and career opportunities that they may not have been aware of. The purpose is precisely to show them the many choices that are open to them.”
Our next College Fair will take place on October 18, 2022, with universities from the US, Canada, and Europe.