CHC Hosts Tidewater Independents Career Fair


Photo Credit: Dr. Garran

On Monday, April 8 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. CHC welcomed nearly 180 college representatives to the Sixth Annual Tidewater Independents College Fair, held here this year at Cape Henry in the Alfred T. Taylor Field House. It was an open house-like format, so students could come and go at their convenience.
Many of the representatives traveled hundreds of miles to be with us. Primarily, all sophomore and junior families were encouraged to attend but Monday, all Upper School families were welcome.
Whether you had been to a college fair before or not, students were reminded of a few critical hints and tips for getting the most out of the experience:
  • Do introduce yourself and offer a firm handshake and good eye contact.
  • Do dress in CHC dress code.
  • Do take the lead – be mature and confident.
  • Do get organized and do your research ahead of time – ask thoughtful questions that cannot just be found in a handout or on the opening page of a school’s website.
  • Don’t ask questions that won’t get you helpful answers (“Do you have a good English department?”) or that are easy to find online (“How big is your school?”) or that are conversation fillers (“What major is most popular?”).
  • Don’t let your parents do all the talking.
  • Don’t pick up information from a school’s table only to throw it in the garbage shortly thereafter.
  • Don’t only visit the tables of colleges you know – this is your chance to learn and explore.

Colleges and universities that were scheduled to attend included:

Albright College
American College Dublin
American University
Arizona State University
Auburn University
Barton College
Bates College
Bentley University
Berry College
Bowdoin College
Bridgewater College
Bryant University
Bucknell University
Campbell University
Case Western Reserve University
Catawba College
Christopher Newport University
Clarkson University
Clemson University
Coastal Carolina University
Colgate University
College of Charleston
Davidson College
Dickinson College
Duke Kunshan University
Earlham College
East Carolina University
Eastern University
École hôtelière de Lausanne
Elizabethtown College
Elon University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Emmanuel College
Florence University of the Arts
Florida Southern College
Florida Tech
Fordham University
Franklin University Switzerland
Furman University
George Mason University
Georgia Tech
Gettysburg College
Goucher College
Guilford College
Hampden-Sydney College

Harrisburg University of Science & Technology
High Point University
Hillsdale College
Hollins University
Hood College
Howard University
IE University
Indiana University Bloomington
Jacksonville University
James Madison University
John Cabot University
Johnson & Wales University
Kent State University
Kenyon College
Lafayette College
Liberty University
Longwood University
Loyola University New Orleans
Lynn University
Maine Maritime Academy
Mary Baldwin University
Marymount Manhattan College
Marymount University
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
McDaniel College
MCPHS University (Massachusetts College of
Pharmacy and Health Sciences)
Meredith College
Middlebury College
Mount St. Mary’s University
New England College
North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
Nova Southeastern University
Ohio University
Old Dominion University
Pace University
Pennsylvania State University
Providence College
Queens University of Charlotte
Radford University
Randolph College
Randolph-Macon College
Reed College
Regent University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhodes College
Rice University
Rider University
Roanoke College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Saint Michael’s College
Salve Regina University
Samford University
Seton Hall University
Sewanee: The University of the South
Shenandoah University
Smith College
Southern Methodist University
St. Andrews University
St. Bonaventure University
St. John’s College
St. John’s University
St. Lawrence University
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
SUNY Maritime College
Sweet Briar College
Texas A & M University
Texas Christian University
The American University of Paris
The Catholic University of America
The Citadel
The College of Saint Rose
The George Washington University
The New School
Towson University
Trinity College
Tulane University
United States Military Academy
United States Naval Academy
Unity College
University of Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Chicago
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of Georgia
University of Glasgow
University of Iowa
University of Lynchburg

University of Mary Washington
University of Maryland College Park
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
University of Pittsburgh
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of South Carolina
University of Tennessee
University of Virginia
Ursinus College
Vassar College
Villanova University
Virginia Wesleyan University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Tech
Wagner College
Wake Forest University
Warren Wilson College
Washington and Lee University
Washington College
Washington University in St. Louis
Wesley College
Wesleyan University
West Virginia University
Widener University
Willamette University
William & Mary
Winthrop University
Wofford College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
York College of Pennsylvania