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RCSNC Seniors Participate in College and Career 101 Conference

Updated: May 16, 2019

Over 300 Rutherford County Schools (RCSNC) seniors recently participated in the annual College and Career 101 Conference. The one-day conference is a collaboration between the McNair Educational Foundation, Isothermal Community College (ICC) and Rutherford County Schools.

Through the day seniors attended various interactive sessions providing practical knowledge needed to be successful in college or the workforce. Upon registering for the conference, students indicated interest in attending a two or four-year college or entering the workforce and attended sessions catered specifically to their indicated post-secondary interests.

Brooks Medford selfie with seniors at Finance 101
Brooks Medford, a McNair Foundation staff member, selfies with seniors participating in Finance 101

All students engaged with a myriad of experts on college and career topics. Some of those included representatives from UNC Asheville, State Employees Credit Union, ICC, the McNair Foundation and RCSNC as well as local business leaders and RCSNC alumni who are current undergraduate students.

Financial literacy was a topic covered for students regardless of their post-secondary aspirations. Navigating financial aid, living on or around a college campus, utilizing available resources and opportunities and other similar topics were addressed for those with collegiate interests. Those who indicated career aspirations immediately following high school learned more about navigating workplace situations and had the opportunity discuss their questions and interests directly with a panel of business representatives.

Students play Freshman Frenzy in Advising 110
Seniors participate in “Freshman Frenzy,” a game played in Advising 110 to help students understand the landscape of college life

UNC Asheville reps at Self-Advocacy 121
Students pose with a UNC-Asheville representative after the session Self-Advocacy 121

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