Friday, May 09, 2014
College Fair in Pasadena
As we walked around the fair, it was clear that the schools at the fair are there recruiting. That is, with minimal exception, these are schools that need more students to apply. There are still so many others out there that either cannot afford to participate, already get so many applicants, or just don't believe in the cattle call. I felt for those students who were there as juniors or seniors and getting their first taste of the craziness.
As an added bonus, my nieces also came with ... one who is now considering going away to school. She may have gotten the most out of the experience at nearly 25 because she knows enough to ask tougher questions. Again, my heart ached for those students with no one to help them through the process. On the other hand, I also spied a mother, with no child in tow, picking up brochures and asking lots of questions... what must it be to have that person in your life?