Do Some Research Before the Fair: Find out what colleges/universities will be attending your fair. Poke around on the websites of schools in which you are interested. This exercise is bound to crank your brain gears and produce some questions for the college representatives.
Represent Yourself and Your School Well: Many of the college representatives have come a long way and look forward to meeting bright, eager students. So take the time to shake the representative’s hand, look him/her in the eye, introduce yourself, and ask those brilliant questions that you recently thought up. Remember – there is no such thing as a bad question. You will spend the next four years of your life at this school; you should make the effort to know as much as you can about it.
Make the Experience Count: You put in the time researching and visiting the collegerepresentative, now make sure you get credit for it. Fill out any forms or cards the representative might have on his/her table. Often, these forms/cards will be placed in your admissions file and will be reviewed during the admissions process. Do not miss out on this opportunity to demonstrate interest in each and every school you might be attending in the not-so-distant future.
Dan Weagle ‘08