By: Jacqueline Dominguez
The Higher Education Week College Fair took place on Thursday, March 14 during period 3 in the Oakland High gym. Juniors were were presented with opportunities from different colleges that could help their future or get them a head start.
The fair is primarily offered to juniors but any other grades can come along just so they get a head start, said a Future Center employee.
“If you’re not talking to the colleges, you got to think about financials too, especially if you know what you want to major in,” said Derrick Barbosa from Mills Upward Bound.
This was a chance for students to get to know more and seek a perfect college that they might not have been informed of. Not only could they receive good news about how to apply to schools, but they could learn about opportunities around the world, meaning it could be a different preference from what students had in mind before.
“This will have students across the country and state,” said Ziada Keflezighi from the Future Center before the fair.
More importantly if you are looking forward in moving or you don’t see yourself staying in California, there will be a selection of different schools that you can plan to experience for your future.
“It’s still open for every student, opening eyes early for anyone” said Keflezighi.