College Fair Recap

Sofia Bratt, Staff Writer

College of Charleston Representative (Not in the Video)

Q: How long have you been working at the College of Charleston? How did you start working?

A: I began working this July, since I recently graduated from the College of Charleston. While I was studying as an undergraduate, I was working part time at the administrations office and the job really interested me. So, after I graduated, I applied for the job and I got it.

Q: What makes this college so unique?

A: The location of the college is perfect since you’re right in the middle of the city. There are also festivals that take place throughout the year, such as the Italian food festival. The overall vibe of the area gives students a unique experience.

Q: What has interested you the most while visiting a high school?

A: Having the opportunity to meet new students, as well as traveling and visiting new places.

Q: What is the campus life like?

A: There is always something going on; you’ll never be bored at the College of Charleston since the campus is very lively.

Q: What makes a student stand out in the application process?

A: When reading the essays on describing yourself in one word, most applicants would write “enthusiastic” or “outgoing”, while others who describe themselves as the color “green” grab our attention more.

CAP Advisor Mrs. Stack 

Q: How did you begin working as a CAP Advisor?

A: My daughter was a student here; so education and everything about getting into college has always been my passion. I was a substitute teacher here, and when I got offered the job as CAP Advisor, I said “yes” and I love it.

Q: What do you enjoy the most about this job?

A: The students; I love talking to all the different students and kids who are interested in all sorts of things. Just the diversity of the student population is amazing.

Q: What is your favorite part about college fair?

A: Meeting all the representatives, and hearing about all the wonderful opportunities for students.

Q: What can you recommend for underclassmen in order to be prepared for college?

A: Start thinking now. Start thinking about what you like, what you don’t like and maybe where you want to live. Just consider your interests. Also, by buying yourself SAT and ACT books, even from 9th grade, taking those practice tests every month is very important.

Q: What can you recommend for upperclassmen in order to be prepared for college?

A: Come and see me!

Junior Gaby Martinez

Q: What was your favorite part during college fair?

A: My favorite part about college fair was being able to see all the colleges, and choosing those that I would really like to get accepted to.

Q: What were you looking forward to at college fair?

A: I was looking forward to seeing the out-of-state schools that I will probably be applying to. Also seeing what I need to do in order to get accepted.

Q: Did it benefit you in any way?

A: It benefited me because it helped me realize that it is not necessarily all about your GPA and standardized testing scores. There are a lot of other factors that play into whether you get admitted or not, and this special interaction with distinct college representatives helped put things into perspective.

Q: What advice would you give to underclassmen?

A: Start getting involved in things early, not just a couple of clubs and a sport, but maybe try a wider impact. Also maintain a relatively high GPA, not necessarily blowing everything off and diving into your studies, but keeping it all in line.