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Mini college fair

Jasmine Franco
University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Tennessee setting up tables before the start of the mini college fair.

The Royal High School Mini College fair was held during lunch on Wednesday, March 13. This opened up opportunities for students to ask questions and learn information of potential colleges they may wish to attend. Self-discovery, life improvement, and pursuing a passion are the top reasons for attending college. Students may feel confused when trying to decide where they would like to continue their education. There are so many options to choose from such as community college, universities, or private colleges and universities. We can only attempt to choose the one that fits our ideal standards.

College provides an opportunity to grow personally and professionally as you explore your likes and dislikes, gain new skills and knowledge, and be around people from diverse backgrounds. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Tennessee, Cal Lutheran University, and  Iowa State University were a few of the schools that attended our college fair. These schools, along with many others, are great options to continue your education. 

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is among the nation’s top ranked public universities, and is a place where leadership and service are a way of life. It is a campus that thrives on excellence, collaboration, and innovation. University of Tennessee representative Destiny Martinez said, “At the school our 360 undergraduate programs have top ranked areas of study which include nuclear engineering which is what we are best known for.” UT’s main focus for students is their success; they provide a support network and offer support programs through the Division of Student Success. University of Tennessee is a great fit if they want a strong support system. 

Iowa State University has a small feel with a built in social and academic support network that makes your transition easier. Iowa State University representative Abby Welbon stated, “Iowa State University has a college town vibe. We are proudly in the top 40 in the nation for engineering. This university is good and helps aid in your success.” 88% of students who apply get accepted, following with a 80-90% graduation rate.They have many student support services around campus to help guide you throughout your college career. Iowa State University is a great option if you are looking for a reliable campus with a college town vibe. 

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has many resources, faculty and technology, their students collaborate, invent, research, contribute, and succeed throughout their time there. You can create your future at Nebraska whether you want hands-on experiences, developing career skills, expanding your social network, or preparing to attend graduate school. University of Nebraska representative Maddie Wurth said,”Our campus is very welcoming, many students describe it as a home away from home. Our classes are very small, containing around 20-25 students and are very involved.”  The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a great option if you are looking for a home town feeling and involved community. 

Cal Lutheran University is a local campus with small classes filled with open-minded students who grow as people everyday. CLU representative Aly Hernandez said, “Cal Lu is a completely welcoming environment  all around, students and staff are very kind to everyone. Our school has smaller classes which benefits students if they need extra help.” CLU is committed to helping every student pursue their passion. This is a great option if you want a smaller environment, connection with professors, and a welcoming kind environment.

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Jasmine Franco, Reporter
My name is Jasmine Franco and I am a 17 year old senior. This is my first year in journalism, but I have always loved writing. I enjoy walks, painting, volleyball, writing and fashion. When I have freetime I enjoy hanging out with my friend or building legos. After high school I plan on attending Moorpark College for two years then transferring to a UC school.

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