Hillsborough High School to hold annual college and career fair


The School Counseling Department at Hillsborough High School will serve as the host of its 14th annual College and Career Fair on March 20.

The event is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the high school’s gymnasium.

All local and neighboring high school students and their parents and guardians are welcome to attend.

Prior to the College and Career Fair, attendees are invited to learn more about college financial aid at a presentation from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

Kristen Isaksen, Associate Director of Financial Aid at Monmouth University, will discuss the basics of applying for financial aid, the FAFSA process and the various types of aid available to students.

Representatives from over 160 colleges, universities, career/trade programs, and militaryorganizations will be on hand as well to speak with students and parents. Nearby schools such as Rutgers University, Raritan Valley Community College, Penn State University, University of Delaware as well as locations further away such as Virginia Tech, Duke University, University of Arizona and even University College Dublin (Ireland) will be in attendance too.

Also in attendance will be individuals to answer questions regarding apprenticeships and careers in such fields as HVAC, medical/dental assistant, electronic systems technology, massage therapy, and more. A complete list of those attending, as well as some tips on how to get the most out of attending a college and career fair, are available online.

This is a free event and no registration is required. The evening is recommended for all tenth and eleventh grade students who are beginning to explore their options for post high school paths.

Hillsborough High School is located at 466 Raider Blvd., Hillsborough.