August 31, 2012
Lancaster - The school year just started, but it is already time for high school juniors and seniors to start thinking about where they want to go to college. One of the first opportunities to do that will be held at Ohio University Lancaster September 20.The Lancaster City/Fairfield County College Fair will have representatives from nearly 100 colleges, universities and technical schools to talk to potential students.
"High school students can get a lot of information," said Nate Thomas, Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington admissions representative. "It's an opportunity to talk to someone face-to-face."
The college fair runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Brasee Hall Gymnasium. Thomas said the event gives the students a chance to seek information, but it's not a place where they will start the application process.
"It's not the right time to put pen to paper," said Thomas. "This is a family decision.Financially, academically, there are things to answer before you make that final decision. So, it's a process. It's not just a one night affair."
Schools from all over the state of Ohio will be present, as well as schools from across the U.S. It is great way for students to explore all the options that are open to them. Thomas said even though the admissions representatives want you to come to their school, the night is all about what is best for the student.
"Don't be surprised if a representative from Marietta College comes out from behind her table and takes you down to introduce you to someone at the Ohio Northern table because they have a pharmacy program and Marietta does not," said Thomas. "We're in this to help the student make the right choice for them."
Thomas will be at the fair at the Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington table. He will have information to hand out about the campus and hopes that after the fair students will return to campus to learn more.
"You tell a potential student who you are and what you have to offer and then hopefully bring them back to your campus to see it for themselves," said Thomas.