College and Career Fair Schedule
7:45am Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Sponsor Recognition (Field House)
8:00am – 12:00pm College/University/Enrichment Program Booths (Field House)
8:30am – 9:20am
Scholarships for Young Scholars (Auditorium) – Scholarship managers share details on how to access thousands of dollars in scholarship funds from: Bill Gates Millennium Scholars Program, Merck Science Initiative, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program and many more.
Illinois Math and Science Academy (Library) – IMSA representatives will discuss enrichment programs for 6th-8th graders as well as other high school opportunities.
Opportunity to Serve (Room 156) – Local law enforcement will share career pathways and address community concerns.
9:30am – 10:20am
Choosing the Right College/University for You (Auditorium) – College and university representatives will participate in a panel discussion to share information related to admission requirements, processes, scholarships, aide and special programs.
Don’t Be Intimidated (Room 156) – Parents share their secrets to preparing successful students that attended the college/university of their choice.
Dead End Friends (Library) – Maximizing one’s potential and achieving success often requires traveling with people with similar goals.
This truth telling segment provides participants with the courage needed for self-examination and hard decision making.
10:30am – 11:20am
“Ask the Superintendent” Town Hall Meeting: Hear it from the Source (Auditorium) – Superintendents respond to community questions and concerns.
If You Don’t Believe Me Just Watch (Room 156) – College students and recent graduates share advice and tips on how to successfully navigate the college years.
FAFSA/Bright Start 529 (Library)– Representatives provide information on important steps for applying for financial aid and tax exempt plans for college savings.
11:30am – 12:20pm
FREE RIDE: The Truth about Scholarships (Auditorium) – Back by popular demand, this session shares how 2.0 or 4.0 students can get a “full ride” to college.
College Readiness 9th-10th (Room 113) – High school counselors share steps that students should be taking to prepare for acceptance to college.
College Readiness 11th-12th (Room 156) – High school counselors share steps that students should be taking to prepare for acceptance to college.
Eagle Minded…No Chickens Allowed (Library) – Having goals is one thing, but achieving them takes time, self-understanding and perseverance. This energetic session explores the practical tools and concepts needed to soar like an eagle.
12:30pm – 1:30pm
12:30pm-1:30pm – Essay Winners Announced (Auditorium)
ACT-SO/Jr. ACT-SO Orientation
2:00pm – 4:00pm – DuPage County ACT-SO/Jr. ACT-SO Orientation. (Auditorium) Visit http://www.dupageact-so.org to pre-register and obtain more information.
Times and Seminar Topics are Subject to Change
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