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Planning on going to college? Need help getting started? Come to the library's first college fair on Saturday October, 27. Visit with admission representatives from 12 different Illinois universities and colleges between 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Several relevant presentations on topics like financial aid, job searching, and more will also be offered throughout the day. Presentations are drop-in with limited seating. We'll have giveaways and a drawing for a college prize pack. Please contact the library @ 630-685-4176 or 630-685-4199 for more information.


Meeting Room A

Services for Non-Traditional Students
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Angela Nackovic, M. S., College of DuPage Adult Admissions Representative
The presentation will focus on non-traditional age students and the class formats, services, scholarships and federal retraining programs out there to accommodate this population. Perfect for all non-traditional students: first-time adult college students; career changers; those who have been downsized due to the economy and those just looking to enhance their existing job skills.

What Does it Mean to be College Ready?
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Kristy Goodwin, Governors State University Director of Recruitment & Outreach
When in high school there are wonderful experiences that will last a lifetime, but guess what? College life is even better! This session will collaboratively discuss what it means to prepare your mind and life for the best 4 years in your young adult life. We will discuss:
• When to start thinking about college
• Are you college material? Options to look at
• Importance on building the right relationships while in high school
• Basic College Admission process
• Time Management

Making Sense of Financial Aid
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Stephanie Carreno, Aurora University Assistant Director of Financial Aid
What happens after you file the FAFSA? Making Sense of Financial Aid will provide both an overview of the financial aid process and more detailed information about aid programs, outside scholarship searches, comparing financial aid award letters between schools, and what you can do now to get a head start on the financial aid process.

Filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
3:30-4:30 p.m. 
Stephanie Carreno, Aurora University Assistant Director of Financial Aid
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is the application for all state and federal financial aid. This session will offer step-by-step instructions for filing the FAFSA, clarify common misconceptions/mistakes, and offer an opportunity to ask questions.

Meeting Room B

Job Searching in 2012: The Internet Alone Just Won’t Do
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Layton Cooper, Joliet Junior College Employer Relations Coordinator, Career Services
This presentation will discuss strategies and suggestions for effectively conducting a job search, marketing your skills sets, networking, interviewing and landing the job.

Learning How to Find the Right Fit for College
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Eric Ruiz, University of St. Francis Associate Director of Admissions & Coordinator of Multi-Cultural Initiatives
What should you consider? What's important and what's not so important? When should you start thinking about college and how can you narrow down your search? What do colleges consider and how can you make yourself stand out to them. How can you find out what the Right Fit is for you?


Phone: 630-759-2102

M-Th: 9 AM - 9 PM
F & Sa: 9 AM - 6 PM
Su: 12 PM - 6 PM


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