The McDonald’s Education Fair took place on Oct. 15 at the Administrative Services Center building (ASC) on 9050 Viscount Blvd. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Future student, Jacob De Santiago, (left) and William Kraften
The event consisted of a series of conferences that provided prospective students and their families with general information for college access.
These conferences were presented in English and Spanish.
The conferences went over three main topics: general college knowledge, financial aid and career planning.
Although the event was focused on high school students, anyone interested was welcome to attend the event.
McDonald’s served biscuits during the morning for all people that registered and attended the event.
“We will be showcasing key information on going to college, financing college, and career planning options.
Whether you are planning to attend our local institutions or attending out of state, we are happy to provide prospective students and their families with the guidance they need,” said Marisa Pierce, Executive Director of Outreach and Transition Services.
The event counted with the participation of approximately 15 represented colleges and universities such as: New Mexico State University, Sul Ross State University, University of Texas at El Paso, University of Phoenix, Grand Canyon University, Texas A&M, among many others.
“They start as guides to get people interested in a certain major,” said Pierce referring to the college representatives.
They will help the students with any questions they might have, regarding programs available, as well as information about attending college .
In addition, EPCC also had representatives of various programs such as: Pharmacy Technology, Fire Technology, Engineering, Criminal Justice, Mass Communication and Culinary Arts, as well as many others.
Interested students were provided with general information about the college, such as size and location, in addition they were encouraged to fill out their financial aid applications.
Said colleges were represented with people that can help the students in their career plans as well as with information about academic plans.
“We know that information can sometimes be limited as well as complex to parents and extended family members. This event is an excellent opportunity to gather important information about the college going process from experts in the field,” added Pierce.