Representatives from 118 colleges stationed themselves in the E Gym in preparation for this year’s College Day. This day is a long awaited opportunity for students in grades 8-12 to engage with and ask questions of representatives from universities across the country.
In anticipation of this day, the Office of College Guidance met with students to discuss how to navigate the fair. Students were given the list of colleges in advance and asked to conduct research on which school reps they wanted to visit with during College Day. In addition, they were encouraged to visit with schools they knew little or nothing about to discover something about those schools that might possibly be a great fit.
According to Director of College Guidance Paige Goodson, “It is very rare for college recruiters to attend private school college fairs. Most participate in large evening fairs to accommodate a larger number of students from different schools. We are very fortunate to have a great reputation with all of these colleges. They look forward to our College Day each year.”
Caroline Carlyle ’20 serves as the Key Club Program Chairman. The chairman, with the help of Key Club members, is in charge of organizing food donations for the college representatives to experience a nice lunch after the fair. According to Carlyle, “My biggest takeaway from College Day as I look into the college application process is that the college reps really have your best interest at heart. They are all kind and helpful and love their respective schools.”
According to the representative from Samford University, "Second Baptist School College Day is the highlight of the college fair season. As a representative, I feel so cared for. SBS students are delightful and engaging."