West G Hosts CLEast College and Career Fair

College and Career Professionals Congregate at West Geauga


Nick Res, Staff Writer

West Geauga High School (in collaboration with Orange and Beachwood) hosted the Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC) CLEast College and Career Fair, on March 14, 2023, introducing students from all over Northeast Ohio to representatives from colleges and universities nationwide. Students from over 20 local districts attended and over 80 college and 35 career representatives were at the fair, which was produced using the Holland Code Assessment.

Holland Code is relevant and useful because it provides an opportunity for students to do an Interest Finder. This feature asks questions about a student’s interests and personality, and then it generates a code, based on those results, which can potentially identify different careers that might be in the student’s interest. 

The CLEast College and Career Fair is a yearly convention for colleges, students, and parents to get to know each other, in an informal setting, prior to the registration and application processes beginning “for real.” Students are given the opportunity to make an early impression on representatives from participating colleges, who offer information, recommendations, and assistance to inquiring parents and potential applicants. 

The cafeteria at West Geauga was packed full of poster boards and other display materials, containing pictures and statistics for student applicants to mull over as the dreaded college application process drew closer and closer. 

Students were briefed on the countless options available to them and received firsthand accounts of student life, academics, and extracurricular options, as well as any other areas of inquiry that they or their parents could come up with. 

Information taken from the West Geauga High School website contributed to this article.