NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- The College of New Rochelle is set to open its main campus to high school girls for the first Connecting the Dots college and career day event on Feb. 1.
The event is for junior and senior girls from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event is designed to help young women explore career choices and understand the college experience, college representatives said. The career day was created in partnership with the Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, HerHonor Mentoring, Girls Inc., Westchester, and The Young Womens Leadership Schools, "as a way to provide information and resources to female students in the region," representatives said. Students, parents and mentors are all encouraged to attend.
We want young women to understand that their college choices will connect to career success later in life, said Colette Geary, vice president of Student Services. Connecting the Dots gives us an opportunity to shed light on academic choices and the college experience. Students and their families will be able to meet and talk with faculty and college students, as well as career professionals.
Young women will participate in interactive exercises designed to explore their interests and then head into sessions facilitated by College of New Rochelle faculty with focuses in nursing, science and math, human services, communication and fine arts.
Connecting the Dots will take place at the Sweeny Student Center at The College of New Rochelle, 29 Castle Place. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information, students, parents and mentors are asked to call 914-654-5036.
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