Monday, September 24, 2012

UIS hosts Leadership Fair for high school students

College admissions, financial aid, and leadership skills are just some of the things hundreds of local high school students learned at a special event at UIS. The university hosted a leadership fair with help from the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute on Friday, Sept. 21.

The Chicago-based nonprofit is hosting events like this nationwide, and although they target Hispanic students, the events are open for all high school students who feel they need them.

"The thing they want to remember is that it doesn't stop here," event coordinator Vicente Valtierra said. "This is just the start of it. Now they're going to go back to their communities--wherever they reside--and whoever they come in contact with, and share this information and spread the word."

The students spent the day with nationally prominent motivational speakers. They also spent one-on-one time with recruiters from numerous colleges, tech schools, and even the military.

The story was featured by WICS-TV 20 on  September 21, 2012.

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