Nearly 50 Colleges, Career and Trade Schools Represented at Horizon Charter Schools’ Annual Event
March 14 • 3-6pm • Maidu Community Center in Roseville
Horizon Charter Schools is hosting our annual College and Career Fair. The event takes place at Maidu Community Center located at 1550 Maidu Drive in Roseville on Wednesday, March 14 from 3-6pm.
Open to all high school students and their parents in the greater Sacramento region, the College and Career Fair is free to attend and no registration is required.
Horizon Guidance Counselors will be available throughout the event to answer questions and provide college and career recommendations. Information about Horizon’s Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathways will also be provided.
And what would an event be without raffle prizes and refreshments?!
Visit representatives from colleges, universities, trade schools and more!
Nearly 50 organizations stand ready to provide information about their services and locations. Several California State University and University of California campuses will be represented. California community colleges will be attending, including several from the Sacramento area. Local private universities as well as public and private schools from as far away as Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana and Florida will be present.
We have representatives from the armed services lined up to discuss military options. For special needs students, PRIDE Industries will provide options for special education students. Several training programs, specialty schools and employers will be participating.
Six Presentations from Valuable Resources
Attendees are encouraged to attend the six presentations we have scheduled from several valuable resources:
3:00pm – CaliforniaColleges.edu will discuss online college and career searches.
3:30pm – Folsom Lake College, Sierra College and a student panel will provide information about dual enrollment for advanced education and academic enrichment.
4:00pm – University of Colorado, Colorado Springs will present WUE and out of state opportunities.
4:30pm – PRIDE Industries will provide options for special education students.
5:00pm – The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising will discuss degrees in the arts and fashion.
5:30pm – Butte College will offer information regarding community college alternatives.
Tips for Students Attending Horizon’s College and Career Fair
Attending Horizon Charter Schools’ College and Career Fair is a great way to do college research. It allows high school students to meet face-to-face with college representatives.
Here are some tips to make the most of your experience:
Before the College and Career Fair:
- Ask yourself why you want to go to college. This may sound basic, but you’ll be surprised how difficult this question might be.
- Consider what you are looking for in a school. Think about things like the size of the school, majors offered, location, 2-year vs 4-year schools, religiously-affiliated schools, athletic programs offered, Greek life, special programs and opportunities, etc.
- Look at the list of confirmed schools and determine which ones are really a must-visit for you. You may not be able to get to every college, so know ahead of time what type of colleges you would be interested in attending.
- Type your contact info, high school name, graduation year, major, etc. on sticky labels for contact cards.
- Talk to at least one college representative from a school you have never heard of before.
- Prepare a list of interesting, specific questions for the college reps; this will generate interesting and specific conversations. When you get to the event, there will be question suggestions on the Passport if you need ideas.
- Make sure you have a professional email address.
During the College and Career Fair:
- Be sure to bring a pen, paper, and tote bag for notes and materials.
- When you get to the fair, grab a map and a Horizon College and Career Fair Passport to plan your route and questions.
- Be patient; you may have to wait in line to talk to a college representative.
- Don’t let your parents do all of the talking.
- Take notes! Write down what you find most interesting about each college.
- Ask for business cards. Follow up with representatives if you have more questions or just want to thank them for their time.
- Be adventurous! Chat with colleges you may not have considered previously.
- Attend an information session to learn more about the college search process, financial aid, and other topics.
- Drop by the Horizon Counselor table to meet one-on-one with a Horizon Guidance Counselor.
After the College and Career Fair:
- Set up an account at CaliforniaColleges.edu. You can do an Interest Inventory and College and Career research.
- Organize and sort through all of the material you collected.
- Make notes about schools that stood out to you while they are fresh in your mind.
- Recycle materials from colleges you ruled out.
- Review college websites, catalogs, and books of the schools that interested you most. This will help narrow your choices.
- Write down any additional follow up questions.
- Consider sending thank you emails to college representatives. This simple gesture shows admission officials you are serious about wanting to attend their school.
- Talk to your parents and counselor about what schools peaked your interest and why.
- Adjust your college list if necessary.
- Start scheduling visits to your top schools.