ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Over four hundred high school juniors and seniors from 14 area high schools visited the Zane State College campus this morning.
While on campus, the students got the opportunity to learn different careers and programs that are being offered by the college. Students get to choose their top three programs that peak their interest and then sit in the classroom of a Professor who discusses the program. The event is made for students to catch a sight of life as a college student as well as broadening their potential degree options. Zane State faculty make connections with the students and answer any career questions.
“They could explore some different programs at Zane State College. They had three opportunities of different programs that they can view to get an idea of what the curriculum is, what the program consists of, and future careers in those programs,” said Maysville High School Counselor, Samantha Mitts.
“I heard about it last year as a Junior, we came here and visited and I really liked it. Our teachers were like ‘yeah, it’s a really good program and you should get into it.’ So, I did research and this best fit me,” said Buckeye Career Center student, Joshua Shaffer.
In addition to featuring the programs and career opportunities Zane State College has to offer, the college is giving away $250 scholarships to one student from each of the area high schools.
“This is a conditional scholarship so once they enroll here we can work with them and find out how that money will be used, and how to best serve the students,” mentioned Zane State College Director of Marketing, Jenn Folden.
Zane State College Tour ran from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The scholarship recipients were announced at the end of the event.