COVINA, CA – Covina-Valley Unified high school students and families enthusiastically gathered on the District Field to explore their many post-secondary options and help solidify their future plans during the District’s College and Career Fair on Oct. 4.
Students visited information booths and spoke with representatives from more than 50 colleges and universities, trade schools, and the armed forces including USC, Chapman University, Grand Canyon University, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, the U.S. Naval Academy, and more.
Northview High School junior Miranda Saiz attended the College and Career Fair with her friends and said she was excited to begin gathering information about colleges and planning for her future. She received pamphlets, fliers, and swag bags filled with information about different schools and organizations.
“It’s important to explore all of your opportunities as soon as you can,” Saiz said. “It has been super helpful and calming to talk to representatives and start planning where I’m going now, rather than waiting.”
South Hills High School senior Kendall Dorton said she found all of the representatives she talked to very welcoming and that she appreciated having the chance to meet with them in person.
“The representatives I’ve spoken with have all been so helpful and passionate about being a resource to us,” Dorton said. “I am excited to have this chance to connect with so many different colleges to see what programs and opportunities they have to offer.”
The College and Career Fair also offered a Cash for College Workshop, which helped students fill out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid to receive financial assistance for post-secondary education.
“Our high school counseling team did an outstanding job putting on another information-packed College and Career Fair for our students,” Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Eminhizer said. “The event gave students an opportunity to explore options and make important connections that will help them prepare for the next chapter of their lives.”
CVUSD_FAIR1: Covina-Valley Unified students attend the C-VUSD College and Career Fair to learn more about options and opportunities after high school on Oct. 4.
CVUSD_FAIR2: A Covina-Valley Unified student meets with a representative from the U.S. Navy about post-high-school career opportunities during the District’s College and Career Fair on Oct. 4.