In collaboration with HHHS Alumni Association, the Guidance Department at the High School organized and hosted its first alumni college fair on Saturday, February 1. More than 65 alumni volunteers from 7 different universities across Lebanon and from various majors participated in the college fair. HHHS Alumni shared their own studying and living experiences with interested students and school seniors who were enthusiastic to have a chance to meet so many university representatives in one location and obtain first-hand information about universities, academic programs, campus life and campus safety. What an admission office representative might not be able to convey or state explicitly is what alumni students did cohesively and brilliantly.
In what follows is a sample of what students and alumni students said when asked about their opinions and insights regarding college in general and the event in particular:
“This event turned out to be a major hit. It showed students somehow the big responsibility they’ll be facing in a year or two from now and it at least puts them under the reality that their college life depends on what and how they could make the best from what they have now.” Kareem Hakawati, HHHS Alumni and AUB student.
“Being introduced to college is such an important step towards building your future. Entering a college is a first major step in creating your future.” Zeina Maatouk, HHHS Alumni and USJ student.
“In college one becomes a totally different person. No one is there after you telling you to study or taking care of you. You’re now considered to be a grown up, responsible of your actions and decisions, and mature enough to drive your own life.” Leen Naffaa, HHHS Alumni and LAU student.
“When you decide the major that you’ll be studying, you need to ask yourself one thing: “Will I be able to wake up every day and do the same thing for the rest of my life?””Afif Charif, HHHS Alumni and AUB student.
“Admission officers will tell you so little of what you’ll see in universities, but we are telling you 100% true experience that we wish someone has told us about.” Tala Baasiri, HHHS Alumni and BAU student.
“If this were to happen when I was back in school I would’ve saved a lot of time choosing my major.” Ahmad Fawaz, HHHS Alumni and RHU student.
“It was an eye opening experience, so beneficial that I started thinking seriously about university.” Daoud Zoya, Grade 10 student
“They were all so helpful and I felt like I’ve know them for so long. It was an event that bought together the 1st generation of the school with the upcoming junior ones, making us one HHHS family.” Marwa Bawji, Grade 10 student.
“The alumni fair gave us, students, the chance to explore all of our options in order to choose the best career, major and college that suit us and our personality. It was a great opportunity to be able to learn these things from people who have graduated from our school and have passed the same things and feelings we are passing.”- Jana Abdul Jawad, Grade 11 student.
HHHS Press Team