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32nd Annual College Fair

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The Ann Arbor Public School’s Counseling Outreach Series presents it’s 32nd annual College Fair on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Pioneer High School from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The Fair is open to students from Ann Arbor and the surrounding area. 

Each year, approximately 1,000 people attend the Ann Arbor Public School’s College Fair to explore both educational and training opportunities from over 120 visiting colleges and universities.

This year, in coordination with the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (MACRAO), students attending the Fair have the opportunity to pre-register to utilize an electronic lead service.  Pre-registered students receive a personalized barcode that can be printed out or displayed on a cell phone.  College admissions representatives scan the barcode and the students profile data is automatically sent to the college in an electronic format.  To use the service, participants may register at

Registering is not required to attend this event.

Please contact Gretchen Eby at or (734) 994-2027 for additional information.

Breakout Sessions Announced for Ann Arbor's 32nd Annual College Fair

As part of this year's fair, The AAPS Counseling Outreach Series is sponsoring breakout sessions during the fair to help families with college financial and academic questions. The sessions will be held in the Pioneer High School Career Center adjacent to the Fair.
6:00-6:30  How Do We Pay for College?     -Kristen M. Roy and Tricia M. Nelson
Kristen M. Roy and Tricia M. Nelson are both CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioners with Nelson, Kellmann, Roy & Associates in Ann Arbor.   Both have a passion for working with families in the community assisting with planning for retirement, education and other goals while balancing the day to day needs of cash flow management, understanding employee benefits and protecting families from the unexpected.  You can learn more about Kristen, Tricia and the team by visiting:
6:30-7:00  What is "Pre-Med" Really?     -Jennifer Nemecek
For the past 25 years, Jennifer Nemecek has worked in various positions in university advising and administration at Georgetown and Brandeis Universities, University of Notre Dame and the University of Michigan. She has worked as an international admissions counselor, study abroad advisor and director, an Assistant Dean and pre-health advisor. At Notre Dame. Jennifer served as the major advisor for all arts and letters pre-health majors, advised students on course selection, wrote comprehensive university committee letters to medical schools, advised students on medical school selection, and advised students on how to articulate their talents and motivation for medicine on their medical school application. Jennifer now owns Newport Premedical Consulting, LLC and provides customized application support for medical school applicants no matter what stage they are in the process. Her website contains hundreds of links and resources for premeds:
7:00-7:30  What is "Pre-Law" Really?           -Kadija Deen
UM J.D. Grad and Pre-Law Advisor, Kadija Deen's advising philosophy empowers students to make informed decisions about their academic and professional goals. She believes it is also important to provide students with complete information about the professional market, particularly those considering investing in a legal education.  After surviving the Hunger Games (some prefer the term "law school"), she clerked for a year at the University of Michigan's Student Legal Services. She served as the coordinating assistant for the 2014 CSP Summer Bridge Program. and later joined Newnan as a pre-law advisor. Her homepage in LSA is:
In addition to these breakout sessions, information from local teen service agencies and pre-college services will also be available.