College fair, Workshops at Queens Library soon

Queens Library is hosting a college and higher education fair in an effort to make a life-altering decision a little easier.

The library will host the fair where potential students and families can meet with representatives of over 35 colleges, universities and trade schools. Parents and students can have face-to-face conversations with recruiters to help steer their choices and maximize the chances for acceptance into the right program.

Admission is free and the event will take place on Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. After that, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., workshops on financial aid, test preparation and writing admissions essays will take place. All sessions will be held at Queens Library at Langston Hughes, 100-01 Northern Boulevard in Corona.

For further information or travel and transit directions, please call 718-651-1100.

“It is hard to make the time to visit more than two or three universities. If they are flops then you really are limited with what you can do. This idea sounds great to me and my daughter, we will not even have to leave Queens,” said Kim Paul, 43, a mother of a junior in Christ the King High School.

Those attending the event can expect to meet representatives from programs as diverse as Hampton University, Howard University, Columbia University, CUNY and SUNY colleges, Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, St. John’s University, the Public Service Corps and many more. There are at least 35 schools expected to be at the fair, though the exact number is not finalized, according to Queens Library spokesperson Joanne King.

For more information about programs, services, locations, events and news, visit the Queens Library web site at www.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-0700.


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