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On the Road Again: SVC Fall Travel!

Monday, September 15th, 2014 by Jeremy Gibbons

On September 10 and 11, I had the opportunity to represent Southern Vermont College at the NEACAC College Fair in Burlington, VT.  Over 200 colleges and universities from across the Country and Canada were there.  In the world of college admissions, this was the start of my fall travel season.  I enjoyed meeting many prospective students, parents, and school counselors from across Vermont. It was exciting and rewarding to speak with them about the opportunities offered at SVC.  I met students from over 20 high schools, from as far north as Newport and as far south as Manchester (and I must mention I had the pleasure of meeting students from the high school from which I graduated – Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans).

While I was in VT, you may have met or visited with other admissions staff that was out and about. Brya was attending college fairs in Connecticut and Rhode Island, Stephanie was visiting high schools in Maine, and Sharief was representing SVC in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. Over the months of September, October, and November, my team and I will be visiting over 440 high schools and attending more than 150 college fairs, much like the one I described.  We will log over 35 weeks on the road, and have 5 rental cars racking up the miles.  That’s a lot of stops for coffee and quick meals on the go, but for many reasons, meeting with prospective students out in their environment is our favorite time of year!

Whether you’re a student starting your college search, a parent supporting your child in this process, or you are a school counselor, we look forward to meeting you somewhere this fall! We wish you the best of luck as you begin to navigate the many great choices and find the college that will be the best fit for you.

Take good care,
Jeremy

PS: If you see SVC on the road, send me an e-mail, and I’ll mail you an SVC t-shirt!