MyGRIT Course™ College Fair Checklist
Before you attend the event:
Be sure to set up your profile on Whova; update your profile picture, phone number, email address and university/school.
Pre-engage with other attendees, sponsors/exhibitors and even with speakers on Whova before the actual conference event.
Check the event agenda on the day(s) you are attending.
Make a list of any questions you have based on the topic sessions on the event agenda.
Be mindful of the email address that you give out won’t embarrass you — remember, attendees and college admission officers will see it.
Make sure to follow discussion topics of your interests on the community board on Whova.
While you're at the event:
Engage with other attendees
Visit sponsor booths and ask questions about their services
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?”
Take a minute to jot down any information you think is important before moving on to the next HBCU Spotlight agenda.
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.
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:
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.
Be sure to save all contact information from whova to your device in case of contacting them in the future.
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.