How to rock a college fair, according to a Dartmouth Admissions Officer
Hello Hello! My name is Ali Duke, and, like Vanessa, I am a new AO in Dartmouth’s office. I am currently writing this post while overlooking the mountains on a beautiful, sunny day here in Denver, Colorado. My travel regions include Dallas/Ft.
- No. 1
Create a list!
There can be hundreds of institutions present at a college fair, so it can be useful to have an idea of schools you want to make sure to hit beforehand. It will help streamline the experience and keep you focused.
- No. 2
Keep an open mind.
This may seem contradictory to no. 1 but the two go hand in hand. While you should have schools in mind, don’t be afraid to learn about somewhere you may never have heard of before. If there is a long line at one table, check out their neighbor!
- No. 3
Have questions prepared to ask each rep.
With such rapid interactions at so many different locations having a standard set of base questions can be useful for comparing schools later on. The list doesn’t have to be extensive, but it should reflect what you feel some of your biggest priorities are in schools.