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College Fair for area high school students and parents set for Sept. 19

September 14, 2018 | Filed in Archive

The annual Tri-County Counselors Association College Fair is set for Wednesday, Sept. 19 in the Fulton-Montgomery Community College Physical Education Building.

During the free event, high school students and parents and will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from more than 70 colleges and universities. The event will also feature a workshop regarding career opportunities for community college graduates and a panel discussion with local parents who have had children recently attend college.

The College Fair will run from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 6 to 7:30 p.m. During the morning and evening sessions, colleges and universities will have informational tables available, and students and parents will be free to speak with admission counselors at their own pace. The optional workshops will be held in the evening only.

Workshop topics

From 6 to 6:45 p.m., an F-MCC career counselor and professors will discuss “Career Opportunities after Community College.” The presenters will discuss job opportunities for community college graduates, the benefits of a community college education, the role internships play in preparing students for the workforce, the job skills gap in the local area and more.

From 6:45 to 7 p.m., a group of local parents will provide “A Parent Perspective of the College Process.” The discussion will cover the transition from high school to college, the impact of “College in the High School” programs, the transfer process from community colleges to four-year institutions and issues pertaining to students with IEPs or 504 plans.

The event is open to the public, and students and parents are encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact HFM Career and Technical Center School Counselor Kathy Daley at (518) 736-4330 ext. 4626 or via email at

College and universities to be represented

Albany College of Pharmacy
Alfred University
Allegheny College
American International College
Bay Path University
Castleton University
Cazenovia College
Clarkson University
College of Mount Saint Vincent
College of St. Rose
Daemen College
Endicott College – morning session only
Florida Institute of Technology
Franklin Pierce College
Hartwick College
Hilbert College
Houghton College
Husson University
Ithaca College
Johnson and Wales University
Keuka College – morning session only
King’s College
Lawrence Technological University
LeMoyne College
Maria College
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Mildred Elley College
New England Culinary Institute
Niagara University
Paul Smith’s College
Plymouth State University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Sacred Heart University
Sage Colleges
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
Southern Vermont College
St. Elizabeth College of Nursing
St. John Fisher College
SUNY Adirondack
SUNY Albany
SUNY Alfred State
SUNY Brockport – morning session only
SUNY Buffalo – morning session only
SUNY Canton
SUNY Cobleskill
SUNY Cortland
SUNY Delhi
SUNY Empire State College
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
SUNY Fredonia
SUNY Fulton Montgomery Community College
SUNY Geneseo
SUNY Herkimer County Community College
SUNY Hudson Valley Community College
SUNY Mohawk Valley Community College
SUNY Morrisville State College
SUNY New Paltz
SUNY North Country Community College
SUNY Oneonta
SUNY Oswego
SUNY Plattsburgh
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
SUNY Potsdam
SUNY Schenectady County Community College
SUNY Tompkins Cortland Community College
University of Connecticut
University of Hartford
University of New England – morning session only
University of New Haven
Utica College
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Western Connecticut State University