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College Mini-Fairs on campus this week

Posted by Katy Nicketakis on Sep 26, 2017 10:01:59 AM
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On Monday, September 25, Wednesday, September 27, and Thursday, September 28, Thornton Academy juniors and seniors have the opportunity to attend College Mini-Fairs organized by the TA Guidance Department.  These fairs allow students to meet representatives, pick up information, and learn more about colleges, universities, technical programs, and branches of the military.   


The College Mini-Fairs take place in the atrium. 

The TA Guidance department began these fairs three years ago with the hopes of giving a large number of students access to a greater number of schools.  Counselors hope that students are exposed to schools that they hadn't previously considered while missing as little academic class time as possible.  These events also highlight the importance of the post-secondary planning process and the wide variety of options available to high school graduates.  


Keep an open mind and be professional and friendly when talking to college reps.  
Counselor and Fair Organizer Lucy Wallace has this advice for students attending the fairs: 
  • Keep an open mind--you never know if you will like a school until you check them out!
  • Have a conversation with schools that you may not know.
  • Pick up information to look over later.
  • Be friendly and professional - the school representative you meet at the mini-fair may be making admission decisions later on. 
  • Grab the school rep's business card and send an email thank you message.


You never know what school you'll like - talk to as many reps as possible!

Institutions attending the mini-fairs include: 

Monday, September 25: Brandeis University, Bryant University, Elmira College, Emmanuel College, Florida Atlantic University, Johnson & Wales University, Johnson State College, Marietta College, Marist College, New England School of Communications at Husson, Saint Michael's College, Springfield College, Stonehill College, Suffolk University, State University of New York: Geneseo, The Landing School, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, University of Maine, Machias, University of New England (UNE), University of Southern Maine (USM), Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT)
Wednesday, September 27: Assumption College, Castleton State University, Colby College, Colby-Sawyer College, Drew University, Drexel University, Empire Beauty School, Husson University, Merrimack College, Mount Ida College, Nichols College, Roanoke College, Saint Anselm College, Saint Joseph's College, Simmons College, Southern Maine Community College (SMCC), Syracuse University, University of Maine, Orono (UMO), University of Massachusetts, Amherst, University of New Hampshire (UNH), Wheaton College, Worcester State University
Thursday, September 28: Central Maine Community College (CMCC), Clark University, Endicott College, Goucher College, Keene State College, Maine Air National Guard, Maine National Guard, Plymouth State University, Salve Regina University, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), The University of Alabama, Thomas College, Unity College, University of Maine, Presque Isle (UMPI), University of Maine, Farmington (UMF), U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, York County Community College (YCCC)

Connect with your school guidance counselor with any questions about the post-secondary planning process!  

Topics: academics, guidance