By Mariana Valdez
On Saturday, October 18, Granada will be hosting its fourth Annual College and Career Fair. There will be around 125 schools visiting the campus.
On the black top behind the gym, there will be representatives from schools like University of California, Berkeley, Hawaii Pacific University, and University of San Diego. Along with colleges, there will be representatives from the United States (U.S.) Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps., Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the City of Los Angeles Fire Department.
There will also be workshops on college information throughout the day. The peer college counselors will be there helping parents and students navigate Naviance, a website that helps students compare and search for colleges.
The Peer College Counselors (PCC) will also help students and parents find possible scholarships and provide information about financial aid. Additionally, there will be an essay contest for middle school and high school students, of which five winners will receive a $100 prize.
“Students should [attend] because it’s much easier to get information from the college representative than by looking online. Plus, you get to take home bags that include pamphlets and more information on the colleges,” senior PCC Tommy Nguyen said.
If you want to take a break from checking out all the schools, The American Red Cross will be in the large gym holding a blood drive.
The college and career office encourages students to take advantage of this opportunity to meet representatives from colleges and ask them questions.