SALCC to Host College/University Showcase Today


The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC) will be hosting a University Fair on the College’s grounds today (Wednesday, February 28) to provide students, alumni, and the wider college community with opportunities to explore various colleges and universities.

As noted in a release, attendees can expect to gather information about participating institutions including details on course offerings, credit transfers, scholarships, and exemptions.

Said SALCC: “This comprehensive insight will empower attendees to make informed decisions about potential future academic pursuits. We extend a warm invitation to our alumni who have yet to pursue a first degree to take advantage of this opportunity. For more information about participating universities and colleges, we encourage interested individuals to visit our website at We look forward to welcoming you to our University Fair and facilitating meaningful connections between our community and esteemed higher education institutions.”

Academy Canada, Business and Hotel Management School (BHMS), Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), CEFAM, Johnson and Wales University, Lycee Nord Caraibe, Midwestern State University, Monroe College, Niagara College, Niagara University College of Education, Nova Scotia Community College, Springfield College, University of Connecticut, University of Guyana, University of the Virgin Islands, Waltham Forest College and Washburn University are all participating in the event.  (The inaugural showcase will be taking place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will be hosted by the Academic Partnership and Internationalisation Unit.)

The importance of college fairs cannot be overstated. In fact, coaching website ‘Leland’ stated, “it’s an opportunity to connect with representatives from colleges and universities all over the world, learn more about their programs and ask any questions that may arise. College fairs also give students a chance to gain insight into the admissions process, including what colleges are looking for in applicants and how to stand out from the crowd.”

Moreover, attending college fairs can also help students discover new and exciting opportunities that they may not have considered before. For example, ‘Leland’ said, “they may learn about unique majors or programs that align with their interests and career goals. Additionally, students can network with other attendees and gain valuable advice from current college students or alumni. Overall, attending college fairs can provide students with a wealth of information and resources to help them make informed decisions about their future education and career paths.”

Researching colleges beforehand will give students a better idea of which colleges to explore during the event, ‘Leland’ noted. The coaching website suggests using online resources to learn about colleges and universities.

“It’s important to know what you want in a college before attending a fair so that you can make the most out of your time there. Another benefit of researching colleges before attending a fair is that it can help you prepare questions to ask representatives from the schools you’re interested in. By having a basic understanding of the college’s programs and offerings, you can ask more specific questions and get a better sense of whether the school is a good fit for you,” said ‘Leland’.

Additionally, researching colleges beforehand “can also help you narrow down your list of potential schools. With so many colleges and universities represented at a fair, it can be overwhelming to try to explore them all. By doing some research beforehand, you can focus your attention on the schools that are the best match for your interests and goals, and make the most out of your time at the fair.”

It’s important for students to follow up with representatives from the colleges they’re interested in, ‘Leland’ stated.

“Send a brief email… reiterating your interest in their school. You may also want to ask any additional questions that you didn’t get to ask at the fair. In addition to sending an email, consider connecting with the college representatives on LinkedIn. This can help you establish a professional relationship and keep you updated on any news or events related to the college.

Another way to follow up is to schedule a campus visit. This will give you the opportunity to see the college in person and meet with representatives one-on-one. Be sure to reach out to the admissions office to schedule your visit and make any necessary arrangements,” ‘Leland’ advised.

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