by EMILIE KILFOIL '17
Colleges are looking for academic achievement and improvement, hands-on involvement in extra-curriculars, and a strong work ethic. Leadership, our theme for the 2013-2014 school year at St. Ursula, is also a very important quality to admission officers. According to Mrs. Renneker, an important part of surviving the college process is to start thinking about it early. Next year, the guidance department hopes to attract more freshman and sophomores to the Jesuit Excellence Tour and Career Fair.
A key focus of St. Ursula Academy is to prepare every student for college and a career. Events like this help to open our eyes to the many colleges to which we can apply, as well as to the many career possibilities that are open to us. Anna Hopkins, a senior who attended the college and career fair, says that from SUA she has learned a lot about herself. Most of what she has learned has to do with the work environments she does well in and her own decision-making process which has helped her gain an idea of what she wants to do in the future. Even outside of the Jesuit Excellence Tour and Career Fair, SUA students are given advice, support, and guidance through the school community that will help them decide which college and career are the right fit for them.
The Jesuit Excellence Tour and Career Fair provided exciting opportunities for students to meet face to face with admission representatives from a variety of colleges and universities. It also allowed students to interact with occupation representatives from a wide range of fields. All in all, it was a great chance to see what awaits us beyond the doors of St. Ursula Academy.