Cardinal College Day brings high schoolers to SVSU

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions hosted its annual SVSU College Day for high school students looking into college options.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 21, faculty and student representatives from all colleges set up booths in Curtiss and the student rotunda to talk to potential students about their major.

During this time, tours showed potential students the dorms and buildings around campus.

Anderson Bearden, the associate director of admissions, coordinates the event. This year, he was unable to attend because of an arm injury.

Remington Bennett, the Club Red tour coordinator, helped lead the event in his absence.

Lauren Rice, a secondary education biology sophomore, led tour groups for people to discover everything on what SVSU has to offer.

“I actually came here as a high school student, and I met with Anderson Bearden,” she said. “He was just like, ‘You’re going to be a tour guide,’ so he kind of introduced me to the idea of it.”

She said she has enjoyed her time as a tour guide.

“It opened up a lot of opportunities to make friends and get involved,” she said.

Rice said being a tour guide is especially useful to because it helps her gain skills for her future career.

“I’m going into education so basically my entire job is going to be talking to people, and that’s all I do as a tour guide,” she said. “So, I talk to a lot of people, and it’s definitely improved my communication skills and just like the way I present myself.”

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