On Tuesday, October 6th , college representatives arrived at ALJ to provide students with information on some of the top colleges throughout the US. The college fair was open from 4:00pm to 5:30pm, with over one hundred different colleges and universities attending.
Some schools that attended were the University of Delaware, Iona College, Villanova University, the United States Army, and many more including some popular interests at Crusader nation such as Rutgers, Rider and Rowan University.
College reps started filing into ALJ around 3pm to set up their stands with pictures, contact information, fliers, and pamphlets. By the start of the fair, Johnson was starting to get packed with anxious 9th , 10th , 11th , and 12th graders interested in seeing what different colleges and universities could provide for them.
Students expressed that they it was very informative. Sophomore Nikkianne DiCosmo said “This is my first year coming and I think that the college fair was very helpful, and really gave me an idea of what to look for in colleges in the future,” . Many other students agreed. From the looks of it, every stand was getting attention and the students, although slightly overwhelmed, seemed to enjoy getting to know different college representatives and learning more about schools they have been interested in.
The college fair also provided students with a chance to learn about new colleges they may have not heard of or looked into beforehand. “It really opened my eyes to the fact that college isn’t as far away as I thought and that I should probably start looking at more schools,” said Sophomore, Juliana Desantis.