College and Career Center Events
Upcoming College Fairs
15th Annual SERF College Fair at Lincoln-Sudbury – March 13-18th
The Sudbury Education Resource Fund (SERF) extends its welcome to your high school students to participate in the 2023 SERF College Fair this March 13 - 18th. Attached is a new flyer highlighting the free webinar series as a part of the 15th Annual SERF College and Gap Year Fair week. Registration provides access to the webinars, including on demand access for those who aren't able to participate live.
This link is the attachment to the flyer for registration: https://serfsudbury.org/serf-college-fair-2023/attendees/2023-college-fai…nar-registration/.
NACAC National College Fair – @ the Rhode Island Convention Center on 3/14/23
NACAC has an upcoming National College Fair on Tuesday, March 14 that will take place at the Rhode Island Convention Center. This is a great opportunity for students to connect face-to-face with representatives from hundreds of colleges and universities. All high school students, transfer students, and families are welcome to register for this complimentary event! If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
- Date and Time: Tuesday, March 14 from 5:30pm - 8:30pm ET
- Location: Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903
- Exhibitors: View the list of colleges and universities exhibiting at this event.
- Register now and meet face-to-face with representatives from colleges and universities this weekend.
Gap Year Solutions Webinar: March 15th at 7PM – Wellesley Free Library
Wellesley Free Library on Wednesday, March 15th at 7:00PM: Curious about Gap Years? Ever wondered if taking a Gap Year is right for you? The Gap Year option continues to grow. Students are embracing the opportunity to step off the traditional academic track and engage in experiences which increase confidence, independence, maturity and college readiness. Join Katherine Stievater, Founder of Gap Year Solutions, for a presentation and Q&A about the benefits of Gap time, and how to plan a transformational and purposeful Gap Year on any budget. Registration Link: https://wellesleyfreelibrary.libcal.com/event/9764004
MetroWest College/Career Fair – March 18th from 9am-12pm
The MetroWest College and Career Fair will take place on Saturday, March 18, 2023 from 9:00 – 12:00 pm at the Ashland High School located at 65 E. Union Street in Ashland, MA.The college and career fair is free and open to the public. The fair will give students and parents from MetroWest area high schools the opportunity to speak with representatives from over 100 colleges, universities and gap-year options, as well as provide students with an opportunity to engage with professionals from over 50 unique careers. In addition, there will be ongoing speakers to discuss topics such as the college application process, financial aid and SAT/ACT’s.
March 29th 6-8PM spring college fair at Westwood High School
To give us a better sense of the number of people who plan to attend, and to receive event reminders, please register in advance here. WHAT SCHOOLS WILL BE THERE? You may view a list of attending schools here. Please check back as we update the list weekly. Please email Emily Manz at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.
NACAC Boston Virtual & In-Person College Fairs:
Upcoming Boston In-Person College Fairs -- Learn More HERE!
- Boston National College Fair - Session 1 of 3
Tuesday, May 2, 2023 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT) (More Info)
- Boston National College Fair - Session 2 of 3
Tuesday, May 2, 2023 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT) (More Info)
- Boston National College Fair - Session 3 of 3
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT) (More Info)
Upcoming Virtual College Fairs:
- Virtual College Fair - Mar 19- Sunday, March 19, 2023 - 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT) More Info
- Virtual College Fair - Apr 23- Sunday, April 23, 2023 - 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT) More Info
FHS fall Senior Events - Save the Dates (9/29, 11/15, 11/17)This fall, the School Counseling Dept. will be hosting 3 different informational events for seniors.
Senior Night: The annual Senior Night will take place on Thursday, September 29th from 6:30-8PM in the FHS Auditorium. During this event the Counseling Dept. will discuss what this year will look like for seniors and their families, and the following college admissions officers will talk about the 2 and 4 year college process and do a Q&A:
- University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- Massachusetts College of Health & Pharmacy (MCPHS)
- Framingham State University
- Mass Bay Community College
Alternative Pathways Night: Alternative Pathways Night will take place on Tuesday, November 15th from 6:30-7:30PM in the FHS Auditorium. This event will discuss the process and resources for students interested in trade/vocational programs, gap years, the military, or entering the workforce after high school.
4-Year College Night: 4-Year College Night will take place on Thursday, November 17th from 6:30-7:30PM in the FHS Auditorium. This event is the first of its kind at FHS, and will discuss the four year college application process in detail, college expectations, and FHS specific procedures related to applying to four year colleges.
Take (virtual) college tours
Some colleges have created virtual tours of their campus. YouVisit and CampusTours allow you to search for schools for a virtual tour. Other schools are posting virtual tours on their individual school websites.
Use Khan Academy to practice for the SAT
You can link your PSAT scores to Khan Academy for personalized, free practice.
Explore career options and pathways
Tools to use:
Explore the MassTransfer Program
MassTransfer is the opportunity to start college at one of the 15 approved community colleges in Massachusetts, and upon successful completion of their program, transfer to a state university of one of the University of Massachusetts campuses.
MEFA hosts webinars on all aspects of the financial aid process for college.
There is still time to apply for scholarships!
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