FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 16, 2016/College Fair 2016
Colleges and universities make ‘sales pitches’
to more than 2,500 students at College Fair
BEAUFORT – Seventy-five colleges and universities made sales pitches to Beaufort County public and private high school juniors and seniors Friday at a college fair that drew more than 2,500 students to Bluffton High School.
Schools advertising their programs to students ranged from small private colleges to large public universities. Local schools included the University of South Carolina-Beaufort and the Technical College of the Lowcountry, while out-of-state schools included Florida State, Ohio State and Alabama. Students visited booths staffed by college and university representatives who answered students’ questions about academic offerings, tuition costs and scholarship opportunities.
Juniors and seniors from across Beaufort County were transported to Bluffton High in buses. Each high school will be allotted its own time slot with college representatives.
Superintendent Jeff Moss said that the annual college fair focuses students on preparing for new goals after they graduate from high school.
“We know that the best careers for our students will require more education beyond high school,” Moss said. “Our annual college fair points students in that direction, and it’s also exciting for them to see so many colleges and universities competing for their attention.”
For more information about today’s college fair, please contact Director of Academic Initiatives N’kia Campbell at N’kia.Campbell@beaufort.k12.sc.us.