Nigeria: US Consulate holds annual college and career fair
The EducationUSA Advising Center of the U.S. Consulate General Lagos will hold its 16th Annual College and Career Fair in Lagos on Monday, October 5, at Dansol High School, Agidingbi, Ikeja, and on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at the MUSON Center.
The event with the theme Exploring Opportunities in Higher Education is open to all interested persons. Students with WAEC results and a minimum of five credits are particularly encouraged to attend.
The EducationUSA Center at the U.S. Consulate General Lagos provides information to residents of Nigeria interested in tertiary study in the United States, and works closely with students who have the requisite academic qualifications.
EducationUSA offers a fee-based membership program that counsels members on appropriate schools for their course of study, and provides tutorial materials for standardized tests, visa orientations, and pre-departure sessions. EducationUSA Advisors help undergraduate and graduate students improve their chances of admission to U.S. institutions. Student members enjoy access to EducationUSA Advisors, library resources, and computers.
EducationUSA proctors the LSAT test, coordinates the Opportunity Grant Program for academically gifted but financially disadvantaged students, supports the Career Connect summer internship program for returning students, and conducts the Annual College and Career Fair and outreach to universities, secondary schools, and American Corners.
Over the last decade, the College and Career Fairs have contributed to a large increase in successful, qualified Nigerian applicants to U.S. institutions. The Fair is a unique opportunity to explore the diversity and vitality of higher education in the United States. Representatives and alumni from U.S. institutions as well as EducationUSA Advisors will be on hand to interact with attendees.