Blue Jays Speak: College Fairs


Spring is the perfect time to jump-start your college search, and attending a college fair is a great way to connect with admissions professionals from a variety of colleges and universities (oftentimes without leaving your hometown!). Here are some tips from current international students about their experiences with college fairs:

“I left the college fair knowing more about every school I was interested in. The overviews and descriptions about each school’s unique qualities and opportunities gave me a much clearer idea about what I was looking for.” Jeff Peng

“College fairs really helped put me in contact with current students that shared my interests. Not only did the fairs allow for me to build lasting connections and learn about their college experiences, but they also helped me feel better informed when I made my eventual decision.” Tommy Koh

“One thing that attending college fairs really helped me with was the ability to learn more about academic programs. Representatives at the fairs either gave me thorough explanations or they pointed me in the right direction to find someone with the answers to my questions.” Chang Choi

It’s time to get out there and take control of your college options and opportunities (and if you see Hopkins at your fair make sure to stop by and say hi)! We hope to meet you on the road.