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Spring 2015 Open House

Fri, Mar 13, 2015 starting at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

New Majors Fair, Sessions for Older College Students! Plus info on hot careers, scholarships, campus tours, more 

Parkland College's annual Spring Open House will include a new Majors Fair and new presentations for older adult college students. The open house is set for March 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parkland Student Union.

Students of all ages, high school students, counselors, and community members are invited to tour the campus, get questions answered from faculty and staff, and learn about available programs, degrees, and certificates. Information on admissions, financial aid, trending careers, the Parkland Pathway to Illinois, and campus clubs and organizations will be provided.

The new Majors Fair will benefit students who need help selecting an academic discipline in college. Another supplement to this year's event are breakout sessions for the older adult student. These sessions held in room U140 will include the following topics:  
  • Noon           Re-entry Center Welcome with Steps to Re-Admissions
  • 12:20 p.m.  Jay Downey--"What Parkland Means to Me"
  • 12:40 p.m.  Financing Your Degree. Tips and Strategies for Adults
  • 1 p.m.         Job Outlook for Graduates
  • 1:20 p.m.    Online learning-What’s Available and How Does It Work? 
  • 1:40 p.m.    Putting Previously Earned Credits to Work 
Additionally, Parkland's open house will feature sessions on dual credit and finding scholarships for the traditional-aged student:
  • 11 a.m.        Everything You Need to Know About Dual Credit 
  • 11:30 a.m.   Finding Scholarships 
"If a student is undecided about what to do after high school, this is a really worthwhile event to attend," said Mary Kay Smith, Parkland student services advisor. "Parkland College not only allows these students the freedom to explore different career paths but makes such exploration much more affordable than they would experience at a four-year institution without a set career path."

For more information about the campus-wide open house, please contact Admissions at 217/351-2482 or admissions@parkland.edu.

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