Lake Land College to host Illinois College Exposition and Career Day
More than 1,500 junior and senior high school students will have the opportunity to meet with more than 35 college representatives this year at the annual Lake Land College Illinois College Exposition and Career Day, held Oct. 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Field House.
This year’s Career Day is once again an Illinois College Exposition (ICE Fair), which means university representatives, as well as career and military representatives, will be in attendance to share information on opportunities in higher education and the armed forces.
"College and career decisions are challenging, but life-changing choices,” said Lisa Shumard-Shelton, director of new student admissions at Lake Land. “The ICE Fair and Career Day provide students with vital information that will help them in the decision-making process."
Additionally, faculty and staff from Lake Land College will be in attendance to offer direction to students interested in the various educational opportunities Lake Land College offers. Participants can attend sessions taught by Lake Land faculty where they will answer questions about their respective fields of study. Participants will have a chance to ask questions about the education needed for a particular career and the work itself.
“Our faculty have many connections within their disciplines and can often offer additional information and contacts so students can gain the necessary information to help guide them on a career path,” said Tina Moore, director of career services.
Shumard-Shelton said the event, which is now more than 30 years old, is designed to educate students in a fun way.
"It’s a fun-filled day full of opportunities for students interested in a variety of options. Students can find out what they want to know about educational and career options," she said.
Shelton encouraged students interested in Career Day to talk to their guidance counselor about attending the event. The ICE Fair portion of the event is free and open to community members to visit during 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Field House.
The following colleges and universities will be present at the event:
Benedictine University at Springfield
Columbia College - Chicago
Eastern Illinois University
Illinois Institute of Art
Illinois State University
Illinois Student Assistant Commission
Illinois Wesleyan University
Indiana State University
Lake Land College
Lakeview College of Nursing
Lincoln Christian University
Lincoln College - Normal
Linn State Technical College
Missouri State University
Northern Illinois University
Olivet Nazarene University
Paul Mitchell the School - Normal
Ranken Technical College
Southeast Missouri State University
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Southwest Baptist University
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
U.S. Military Academy, West Point
United States Air Force ROTC
University of Evansville
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Springfield
University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign
University of Southern Indiana
Western Illinois University
Western State Colorado University
For more information about ICE and Career Day, contact Shumard-Shelton at 217-234-5254.
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