With college applications opening in November, high school students are eager to see what colleges they will apply to. Fortunately for them, the National College Fair has returned to Miami. Representatives from colleges and universities around the country, with the exception of a few out of country representatives, have come to Miami to advertise their schools and see what kinds of students are interested in joining them. The event took place at the DoubleTree by Hilton convention center: one of the most popular venues in Miami. More than 100 booths were reserved for college representatives throughout the convention center. Although most schools have a college fair held on their own campus, the fair proved useful for attracting students from all over Miami. Because of the immense opportunities that it offers, the college fair had over 3,000 visitors this past Sunday.
Students had the opportunity to sign interest cards so they can receive updates on the school of their choice and found out what it’s like to attend these schools from the representative that was behind the booth. Considering the fact that all the representatives were either professors or students at the college they had to talk about, there was an accurate depiction of the general degrees and lifestyles of the campus community, including their acceptance rates, requirements, room and board options, and campus policies. Overall, the convention proved to be a success with students who missed the opportunity looking forward to next year.
With contributions by: Jose Fernandez