College fair returns to the Elmira Elks Lodge for its 11th year
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The College Fair returned to Elmira Elks Lodge for its 11th year, Wednesday evening. People had the opportunity to learn about two-year and four-year schools, in-state and out-of-state schools, technical schools, and the United States Armed Services.
Some people walked into this fair with some anxiety, lots of excitement, and high hopes for their futures. Alexis Collins, a sophomore at Notre Dame High School, wanted to get an early head start on her future. Collins saw fliers decorating the hallways of her school for the college fair and jumped at the opportunity.
“I decided I should probably start now,” she said. “I've just been really interested in trying to figure out what college I want to and why I want to go because I don't know what I want to do yet.”
Christopher Callas helped organize the event and wanted to give people a chance to gain knowledge about different career paths for free.
“It's important if you're looking to better yourself with higher education,” he said. “You don't have to drive all over. You can do it right here.”
Callas said he likes to put on these kinds of events to show the community that their hopes and dreams are supported.
Isabella Mashewske, a sophomore at Notre Dame High School, wanted to get to know her options for a career path -- that she already has in mind. Right now, it's a toss-up between sports medicine or sports management for Mashewske.
“Everybody is so informative,” she said. “I've been looking at the programs I want to be in, and they sound good for me.”
It is still early, but Mashewske said she is leaning towards a future at the University of Pittsburgh. After learning more at the college fair, she feels like their programs and courses would be a perfect fit.
“I'm really excited to see where things go for me in the future,” she said.