Every year high school students make the journey to visit colleges, but this year the colleges came to the students. On Mon. Oct. 7, Carlsbad High School hosted over 90 college representatives and career experts to inform the students of CHS and Sage Creek about options for after high school.
This was the first time that CHS hosted a college fair since the remodel of the high school. The PTSA brought back the college fair in order to demonstrate to students the variety of options available to students.
“I am unsure of what I’m going to do [after high school] and I though looking at all of these colleges would give me a better idea of what I want,” senior Matt Tomaneng said. “I was very overwhelmed by how many options there were but I got a lot of pamphlets that will hopefully help me make my decision.”
Community, state and private colleges from across the nation held booths at the college fair in addition to career experts in fields ranging from architecture and interior design to business and entrepreneurship. Representatives from the United States Army, Marines and Navy were also there to speak to students, ensuring that there were resources for all types of students. In addition to the information booths, food was provided by local vendors and students were able to participate in raffle for prizes such as free SAT prep courses.
“I think that this is great if you know what you want or even if you don’t,” parent Lorie Phillips said. “You can go around and talk to different specialists in the colleges and see what’s the right fit for you.”