6th Annual LC College Fair

October 19th marked Lowell Catholic’s 6th and largest college fair!  53 colleges and universities were on hand to answer questions from our eager students.

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Seniors, juniors, and even some sophomores spoke to admissions reps from schools such as Providence College, University of New England, Catholic University of America, and Sacred Heart University.

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The college fair is a unique opportunity for our students because they are able to get some one on one time with the representatives.  Wentworth Institute of Technology, Lasell  College, Emmanuel College, and Bryant University spoke to the students about different programs, what to expect on campus, and how to apply.

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The goal of this college fair is to give our students time to think ahead regarding college plans, learn about a school or program they may have not been familiar with, or to connect one more time with a school they are interested in.  We have found that the growth of the college fair over the past six years demonstrates the success of this day.  We look forward to seeing how it will grow for our 7th year!

Summer Plans?

It’s 30 degrees in Lowell.  Sounds like a good time to start thinking about summer plans, right?!

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Our students may have noticed that for a few days in January, the counseling department gained a member.  Tim LaBranche, a 2012 LC grad and a current senior at Endicott College, was completing an internship and learning about becoming a guidance counselor.  One of the things Tim helped out with was updating out enrichment program Google document.  That information is always accessible by clicking on the “Enrichment Program” tab of this blog, but can also be found here.

Enrichment programs are a great way to learn more about a subject you are passionate about.  When they take place on a college campus, they can give students a taste of what college life will be like.  If you have any questions about a program, please see your counselor!

Lowell Catholic’s 5th Annual College Fair

This year marked Lowell Catholic’s 5th Annual College Fair, held on October 14th.  When we held our first one, we had only 13 schools.  This year, we had 49 participate!  

The college fair is a great opportunity for seniors to learn about colleges they may have not considered, hear about various programs, and make connections with admission representatives.  About 60% of the senior class came to hear more about various schools.  If a senior did not attend, he or she was on a college campus touring.

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Since juniors will be ready to apply before they know it, they attend the college fair as well.  Following the completion of the PSAT exam, juniors had the same opportunity to learn more about schools, the programs they offer, and talk with admission representatives.  This is a great opportunity for them to get a head start on researching schools.  Sophomores have the option to attend the fair following the PSAT exam.

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Colleges and universities that attended this year include Western New England University, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Colby-Sawyer College, Northeast Catholic College, Johnson and Wales University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of New England, Endicott College, Pine Manor College, Assumption College, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Springfield College, Bridgewater State University, Albertus Magnus College, Worcester State University, Ave Maria College, and Lasell College.

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Emmanuel College, Boston University, Plymouth State University, Southern New Hampshire University, Bay State College, Anna Maria College, and University of Massachusetts Lowell, Saint Michael’s College, Framingham State University, Saint Joseph’s college, Elms College, Quinnipiac University, Northern Essex Community College, Daniel Webster College, Westfield State University, and Bryant University also joined.

Last, but not least, Curry College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Suffolk University, Franklin Pierce University, Salve Regina University, eastern Nazarene College, Middlesex Community College, Lesley University, University of Massachusetts Boston, Rivier University, Providence College, college of Mount Saint Vincent, Merrimack College, and Stonehill College were all on hand to talk to our students.

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As always, we want to thank all of the colleges and universities who joined our fair this year!  The guidance department looks forward to next year  with hopes of expanding it more!