October 1, 2019 Announcements

Sioux City high school students meet with college representatives

East High Students at JOB-FAIR. Photo by Brett Funke KTIV

Juniors and Seniors at East High School got to prepare for life after high school on October 1.

Nearly 150 students filled the high school Media Center to meet with representatives from over 20 colleges.

Students not only learned about their options after high school but also received help with completing college applications and applying for an FSA ID for financial aid.

An organizer with the college fair says these hurdles cause fewer students to continue their education, so getting the chance to meet them one-on-one helps them in the long run.

“It’s just removing one more barrier and ultimately increasing the number of students that are prepared to enter and succeed at post-secondary,” said Amber Kilburn, Gear Up Grant Coordinator.

College representatives weren’t the only ones looking to recruit students.

Members of the military were also on hand to give students more options post-high school.

One East High student says she was able to talk to officials from her dream school – Drake University and learn the status of her application while looking at other schools.

“I’m really glad that they are here so we can all get together at one time, and I can start making decisions and knowing my plans,” said Nyamal Thol, East High Senior.

The career fair moved to West High School Monday afternoon, and students at North High will have the chance to talk with the college representatives on October 10.

View the full coverage by Brett Funke on KTIV.