and career development fair was held on October 11, 2008
from 11 am to 4 pm at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Edison,
NJ. Attended by 160 students and parents, the education
fair aimed to inform students as well as parents on all
aspects of the education system, from junior high school
know-how to the endeavor of applying to post-graduate institutions.
Morning and afternoon sessions discussed a plethora of topics
while during the lunch break a maze of booths and representatives
were available for perusal and information on specific schools
and their programs.
included sessions on: college application process, how to
gain admission into the best colleges, how to prepare for
college while in high school, and how to get scholarships
and other financial aid for college. Representatives from
various universities were on hand to distribute information
and answer questions.
who attended were impressed by the knowledge of the speakers
and the effort exhibited by the volunteers. Students left
the fair feeling positive and better informed for the next
step in their education.