College and career fair held Friday

LAUDERDALE CO., Miss. (WTOK) - A College and Career Fair was held at the Tommy Dulaney Center Friday for Lauderdale County School District seniors.

“I hope to learn more about Mississippi State and how I can get in being in the National Guard,” says Reagan Bohl, a student at West Lauderdale High School.

Around 60 different colleges and careers were represented.

“This is a great opportunity for students to be able to talk to multiple colleges at one time,” says Susan White, the counselor at Clarkdale High School. “They can ask about tuition, scholarship opportunities, if they off their programs of study, and hopefully this will help them narrow down their choice.”

Students we spoke to say they already have ideas of what they want to study, but are not sure which schools to choose.

“[What I hope to learn is] which college will be best for me and which programs at different colleges could be better for what I want to do,” says Madelin Threatt, a student at Southeast Lauderdale High School. “I do know I want to go to the medical field, I’m in HOSA at my school and we do a lot different medical things and I really want to know which program would be best at which school.”

For students who are still unsure about their career paths, White says there are still options.

“If students still are unsure about what they want to major in or where they want to go to school, I usually talk to students about taking advantage of the tuition guarantee that is offered through two community colleges in our area; that way they don’t have to spend a lot of money and it could help them narrow down their choices,” White explains.

The district also utilized a website called Flipgrid at the expo. It allows teachers to give topics to students and then the students can record a video response and share it with others.