CSU Super Saturday Encourages Prospective
College Students To Be Better Than the Best
College success is about improving yourself, your family and your community, said T. Fox, director of the Cal State Los Angeles' MESA Center, as he welcomed students and families to the CSU Super Saturday college fair on Aug. 27.
The Super Saturday fair was designed to inspire and empower middle and high school students to aim high and pursue their dreams through higher education.
The annual event, held at CSU Dominguez Hills, attracted approximately 1,700 parents, students and mentors who learned how to best use the middle and high school years to become college ready.
At workshops, parents received advice about how to plan for their children's educational future and about the process of applying and securing money to pay for college. They also learned about the difference between a loan and a grant, and about costs to attend a CSU school.
At the campus booths, attendees had many questions for CSU students and college representatives, who were ready to pitch the benefits of each CSU campus.
"People ask me what's the most popular major in my campus and what's the student-faculty ratio," said Eddie Reyes a student who was staffing the CSU Fullerton booth.
Andrea Palacio, admissions officer at Humboldt State University said that she was taking the names of visitors to her booth to invite them to take a college tour to Humboldt. "Every summer we take two buses full of students from Los Angeles to spend a week on our campus," she said, adding that 30 percent of Humboldt's students come from the Los Angeles area.
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