Students attend college fair at Kennedy Space Center


Atlantis Space Shuttle In the Kennedy Space Center

The College and Career Readiness Event is an annual event held March 15 at the Kennedy Space Center. The event is free to attend, and its goal is to provide high school students an opportunity to speak one-on-one with aerospace and tech industry professionals and university representatives. Students sign up for presentations they want to attend, including those by organizations such as NASA and SpaceX, as well as universities such as UCF and Embry-Riddle. Sophomore Ehab El-Ahmad is seeking a career path in aerospace.

“Even though I had to wake up early to drive there, I had a great time there and found it very informational,” El-Ahmad said. “I definitely recommend that students should attend it, even if they don’t know what they are interested in yet. It gives a powerful insight into the jobs found in their industry.”

Junior Isabella Barnes said she thought it was a great opportunity to make connections.

“Personally, I loved the environment and found it amazing how many people were there,” Barnes said. “I had the chance to meet several college administrators and talk to them about internships and what they look for in students. I was also able to exchange contact information with them, which will come in handy.”


By Shuhuai Xu