[BHS Etree] COLLEGE/CAREER: All Grades: College Fair: Apr. 29 (SUN)

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Sat Mar 24 05:17:49 PDT 2018

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News about the 2018 BHS Case Studies and College Fair:

The event will take place Sunday April 29th in the Jacket gym. It is funded by the generous support of the  Berkeley High School Development Group and its donors.

For Juniors Only, Class of 2019:

The Case Studies Workshop or Mock College Admissions Workshop will be held in the C Building classrooms from 10:00 am-11:30 am. It will give students a firsthand understanding of how college admissions officers determine whom they admit.

College admissions counselors will go over several sample college applications to a fictional college.  They will provide an overview of what college admissions officers look for, how they determine entry, and how to present yourself in your own college applications. This free event requires pre-registration by April 13th and is open to BHS juniors accompanied by one adult (space is limited).

Registration is now open for Juniors' Case Studies workshop in this google form<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeCaJV0a44lazhcDUMn6LKxYjpk6URH8JD-FMjnt8zx5UERVw/viewform?c=0&w=1>

The Case Studies materials may be found at :https://tinyurl.com/y9bntblf <https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1MH_bnYHnvXfBZssPlxyrNJdsoCwar-Ca>

or you may pick up printed copies in the CCC after the spring break.

For All Grades:

The College Fair will be held in the Jacket Gym from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm. College representatives from about 50 colleges, universities, and community colleges will be available to answer your questions and provide informational material.  See the list of participating schools so far in the attachment.

BHS Student ID Required!


9:00- 10:00       For Class of 2019 Juniors Only- Doors Open/Check-In  (Milvia & Kittredge Entrance)

10:00-11:30  For Class of 2019 Juniors Only- Case Studies/Mock College Admissions Workshop

11:30–1:00 Lunch - On your own

1:00-3:00  For All Grades- College Fair in the Jacket Gym

If you have any questions, please contact College Advisor, Melanie Aguas, by email or  call the CCC office number (510) 644-4583.

How To Prepare for a College Fair:

Before the Fair:

-Ask yourself “Why do I want to go to college?”

-Consider what you are looking for in a school.

-Make a list of schools that are a “must” to connect with.

-Learn about the colleges you are interested in by checking their websites.

-Talk to at least one college representative from a school you have never heard of.

-Prepare a list of interesting questions for the college reps.

-Make a professional e-mail.

During the Fair:

-Arrive prepared.

-Dress appropriately.

-Please do not use cell phones or headphones during the event.

-Bring a pen and paper for notes.

-Please be patient- you may have to wait in line to talk to a college.

-Ask questions respectfully, allowing time for other students and families waiting in line.  If you have more to ask, return to that college after circulating to other tables.

-Ask for business cards.

-Keep personal comments to yourself as you pass by tables.

After the Fair:

-Organize and sort through all of the material you collected.

-Make notes about schools that stood out to you while it is fresh in your mind.

-Review college websites, catalogs, and view books of the schools that interested you most in order to narrow your choices.

-Write down any additional questions you want to follow up about.

-Follow up with the rep if you have more questions or just want to thank them for their time and show that you are serious about attending the college.

-Talk to your family and counselor about what schools peaked your interest and why.

-Adjust your college list, if necessary.

-Schedule visits to your top schools, if possible.

What Can Parents or Guardians Do:

-Encourage your students to research the schools and evaluate what they want from the college experience.

-Allow your child to take the lead to ask questions and speak with the college representatives.

-Please be mindful of the time you are speaking to reps and if other students are waiting patiently for their time to speak with college reps.

-Attend information sessions, meetings, or workshops at school in in the community. The college admissions officers often have other events in the summer and fall.

-Be ready to discuss post high school options, including expenses and finances for college.

Useful CCC Links:

College &Career Center Resources: http://bhs.berkeleyschools.net/resources/college-career-center/college-career-guide/

College & Career Calendar: http://bhs.berkeleyschools.net/resources/college-career-center/college-and-career-center-calendar/


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