College & Career Fair scheduled Sept. 23 for St. Tammany, Tangipahoa high school students

Monday, September 15, 2014
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – High school students and their parents can learn about career paths and college, as well as valuable information about scholarships, financial aid, and admissions requirements at the Northshore College and Career Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 23.

Not to be confused with Career Fair, Southeastern Louisiana University's Office of Career Services' annual university wide employment recruiting event scheduled Sept. 18, this event caters to high school students. It is one of the largest college fairs in the state with more than 100 participating colleges and universities from throughout the state and nation.

The Northshore College and Career Fair will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Southeastern's Pennington Center, located on the corner of University Avenue and General Pershing Street. Open to all Tangipahoa Parish and St. Tammany Parish high school students and their parents, the event is scheduled in cooperation with the public school systems of both parishes.

Students can pre-register for their own special bar codes at to use at the event. Many vendors will be able to scan the codes to collect the students' contact and interest information, eliminating the need to complete information cards at each table.

"This is the primary event for high school students and their families to learn more about selecting colleges and career options," said Lori Fairburn, Southeastern director of enrollment services. "Students and their parents will be able to browse exhibits offering information on academic and career options, university admissions requirements, the state TOPS scholarship program, as well as other scholarship and financial aid opportunities."

The fair will host college and technical program representatives from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and other states, who will be on hand to inform the students about their respective areas of study. Banks and lenders will also be available to offer information and financial aid options.

For more information on the fair, contact Southeastern Admissions at 985-549-5637 or e-mail Additional information about Southeastern, including admission requirements and scholarship opportunities, is available at

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