As seniors continue their quest for the perfect college fit, Paly will host the annual Palo Alto College Fair on Monday Oct. 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Paly Perry center.
The event will consist of 125 colleges and universities, both public and private, and from various places across the country andworld. Representatives from these schools will attend the fair to answer questions from students and help provide further details about their respective school.
The information provided by the college representatives can assist students in making a choice for college as well as giving them an opportunity to gain more information regarding the school.
According to Big Future, an organization who are inspired by the belief that all students deserve access to good guidance, “the representatives usually sit at booths or tables and hand out brochures and cards. They can tell you about everything from academics to campus life at their college, and they can also answer more-general questions about college”.
By taking part in this event, students will gain a first hand description of student life on campus allowing for a bond to form between the students and the school. Many students like to bring notes to jot down general details they find interesting, so that when they get home, they can rule out colleges that don’t appeal to a certain student.
“I think the college fair is a great way to learn information about colleges and helps students get a glimpse into a wide variety of colleges by interacting with them,” senior Kasra Orumchian said. “It also gives students an opportunity to ask questions to people from those college schools, and learn more about type of people who attend.”
A financial aid workshop will also be held at 7:30 p.m. in room 2030 with Carl Gottbrecht, a representative from Stanford University. Gottbrecht will help students navigate the application for financial aide. Students who can’t afford college can apply and be supported through scholarships, grants, loans, student-work programs, and through other methods.
Although the event is intended for Paly and Gunn students, students from any school are welcome to attend.