SUNY Fair Gives Future Seniors a Glimpse of College Life

Students were welcomed by SUNY schools and lined up to receive information.  Photo Credit: Victorya Onishchuk

Students were welcomed by SUNY schools and lined up to receive information. Photo Credit: Victorya Onishchuk

By VICTORYA ONISHCHUK 

For juniors, college is right around the corner, and it is time to start figuring out prospective schools. On May 5, at the Armory Track & Field Center in Park Slope, students got the chance to look at 46 possible destinations at the SUNY college fair.

The center quickly filled up with students, and in no time there were already long lines of students lined up next to the schools they wanted to speak to.

Even with so many schools and representatives present, information about each school was easily accessible. Information was offered in many different forms, including brochures, handouts, magazines, and packets, and if the students had the registration barcode with them, it was scanned so emails about the school could be sent to them. 

“I actually got to talk with college reps rather than just skimming through and deleting the mass emails I receive,” said Victoria Bayevskiy ’20.

Being able to speak with representatives face-to-face allowed students to ask questions about available majors, student population, scholarships, and programs being offered. 

“It was very informative,” said Alice Gurevich ’20. “I found some prospective schools that I didn’t think I would want to attend before.” 

Representatives were able to help some  students figure out what major would be a good fit for them based on their skills. 

“It was packed,” said Bayevskiy. “I originally didn’t want to go, but I got information I didn’t know I needed, so it was worth it.”

Gurevich said, “The reps were very respectful and helpful with providing information that will be useful for my college search.”                                                        

On top of providing information specifically about the schools, there were also representatives present to speak about specific programs and financial aid. 

This event, organized by the state universities of New York, was a helpful way for juniors to start thinking about future colleges and different majors they might want to pursue. 

FeaturesCasey Levinson