MyGRIT Course™ College Fair Checklist

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Before you attend the event:

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Watch a 6 minute video of Whova’s user guide for you to easily explore around the conference website.

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Be sure to set up your profile on Whova; update your profile picture, phone number, email address and university/school.

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Pre-engage with other attendees, sponsors/exhibitors and even with speakers on Whova before the actual conference event.

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Check the event agenda on the day(s) you are attending.

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Make a list of any questions you have based on the topic sessions on the event agenda.

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Be mindful of the email address that you give out won’t embarrass you — remember, attendees and college admission officers will see it.

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Make sure to follow discussion topics of your interests on the community board on Whova.

While you're at the event:

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Engage with other attendees

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Visit sponsor booths and ask questions about their services

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Visit HBCU community boards and ask college representatives questions. For example, you can ask, “What kind of student are you looking for?” or “What makes your campus special?”

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Take a minute to jot down any information you think is important before moving on to the next HBCU Spotlight agenda.

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Check out some of the other university spaces when you’re done with the colleges on your list. You may stumble onto a great college you hadn't considered.

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Attend an information session, if any are offered. Typical topics include applications and financial aid. These sessions are good opportunities to get expert advice.

After you attend the event:

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Continue engaging with other attendees, sponsors/exhibitors, and speakers. Remember, you are still able to visit Whova 2 weeks before and 3 days after the event.

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Be sure to save all contact information from whova to your device in case of contacting them in the future.

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Do more research on the colleges you’re thinking about. Explore websites, contact the admission office or plan a campus visit. If you liked what you saw at the fair, it may be time to see the college in person.