‘Wildkats are Going Places’ set for Aug 29

College and career fair will feature options for all students


photo or infographic by WHS College and Career Center

Now that school has started and everyone is worried about what they’re going to wear each day, students are also worrying about their future and what it holds. A college and career fair is just what they need to lay out all their options. 

Taking the place of the college night Willis normally has in October with other schools from Montgomery County, the school is hosting a college and career fair on August 29th from 6-8pm at the Willis High School CTE building. 

“So we have called it ‘Wildkats are Going Places’,” Tricia Neumann said. “It’s essentially an event where we have representatives coming from 4-year colleges, 2-year colleges, trade schools, military and some certification programs. Right now we have over 30 different places represented and they will have tables set up all throughout the CTE building.” 

In the prior years. Willis has partnered with Conroe ISD and Montgomery ISD, but have never been able to be the ones that select the date for the fair. This year the date that was chosen was during WISD’s fall break. 

“We decided to have it so early because we have students filling out applications for college already,” Neumann said.  “We want to catch people early in case they have other people they want to talk to.”

After school activities like athletic events start to gear up once September hits, so it’s hard to find a day with no event on the calendar which opens up more students and families to be able to come.

“Everyone is welcome to attend with their families but it is geared more towards 11th and 12th graders,” Neumann said. “The colleges will be talking about their current admission standards and that’ll most likely stay the same for juniors as it is for seniors right now.”

Figuring out what to do with your future can be difficult and stressful so it’s important that students explore all their choices. 

“I plan on going because I think that it’s very important to do research about different colleges so that you know what college is going to be the best for your future career,” senior Abbie Altenbaumer said. 

This is a great opportunity for students to get an idea of where they want to go to college and to open their minds to different possibilities. 

“Students and families can go through and pick up information, ask questions, and see what it’s all about,” Neumann said. “Hopefully to help narrow down their choices of things they want to do or maybe find something different that they had never thought about doing. So it’s going to be a great event.”