Lincoln-Way Central Hosts Largest College & Career Fair
Friday, March 6, 2015

Lincoln-Way Central High School hosted its largest Knights College & Career Fair Thursday with recruiters from 145 universities, community colleges, trade and technical schools, union apprenticeship programs and military branches.

Approximately 1,650 students attended to collect information about their options after graduation. This marks the first year students from Lincoln-Way West also participated.

Over the past several years, we have more than doubled the size of this fair because we want students to understand there is a path to success for each and every one of them, said Lincoln-Way Central College Counselor Janet Reis, who has been organizing the event for five years.

The more exposure students get to colleges and industry professionals, the easier it will be to make those important decisions, Reis said. Its our hope that this fair will translate into more reflection about the future, more planning, and overall higher academic success.

Lincoln-Way Central junior Destiny Kavanaugh said the fair is helpful because you can find out the course options and requirements for the colleges you want to go to.

This fair is extremely well-organized and I love all of the Lincoln-Way schools, said Gina Williams, a regional recruiter for Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. The kids are prepared and all of the counselors really like working with the Lincoln-Way schools and students.

Students really love the opportunity to meet face to face with college recruiters, ask their questions, and start narrowing down their choices, said Dr. Steve Provis, Principal of Lincoln-Way Central. Students leave the fair feeling excited and hopeful for their future.
The fair gave me a bigger and better view of where I want to go, said Lincoln-Way West junior Shea Soraghan who is considering Illinois State University, Northern Illinois University or the University of Tampa.