U.S. Consulate General holds annual college, career fair Oct 5


United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr James Entwistle.

United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr James Entwistle.

The EducationUSA Advising Center of the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos will hold its 16th Annual College and Career Fair with the theme – Opportunities in Higher Education – at Dansol High School, Agidingbi, Ikeja, and the MUSON Center, both in Lagos, on October 5 and 6 respectively.

A statement by the Consulate General explained that both events are open to all interested persons, especially students with five credits obtained in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASCCE).

The EducationUSA Center provides information to Nigerians who are interested in tertiary education in the United States, and works closely with students who possess the requisite academic qualifications.

The center offers a fee-based membership program that counsels members on appropriate schools for their intended course of study and provides tutorial materials for standardized tests, visa orientations and pre-departure sessions. It also helps undergraduate and graduate students improve their chances of admission to U.S. institutions.  Student members enjoy access to the center’s advisors, library resources, and computers.

EducationUSA also 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.

The fairs have, over the last decade, contributed to a substantial increase in successful, qualified Nigerian applicants to U.S. institutions. The fair is also regarded as 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.



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