Students Focus on Future at College and Career Day

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Tallahassee, FL - September 25, 2012

Students from several Panhandle and Big Bend school districts attended the third annual College and Career Day today at Tallahassee Community College. Hosted by the Florida Department of Education in partnership with AT&T, the event provided a setting where students could learn about resources that are available to them throughout their high school and college careers.

“College and Career Day is a great opportunity for students to learn about and plan for their future,” said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. “I applaud our partners from higher education and the business community for making this event possible so students can find out how to pursue their dreams.”

The 2012 College and Career Day showcased information booths and activities designed to help students focus on their career and academic goals after high school graduation. Students spoke with department program experts about financial aid, career and technical education, scholarships, student advising, and advanced coursework programs. In addition, students also had the opportunity to speak directly with college and university recruiters to find out what they can begin doing now to prepare for their postsecondary studies.

Representatives from Tallahassee Community College, Flagler College, Indian River State College, Gulf Coast State College, and Hodges University, as well as Florida A & M University, University of Florida, University of North Florida, University of West Florida, and Florida State University were on hand to provide information about their programs of study and admission policies.

For more information, visit College and Careers.


About the Florida Department of Education: The department’s mission is to increase the proficiency of all students within one seamless, efficient education system by providing them the chance to expand their knowledge and skills through world-class learning opportunities. Serving more than 3.5 million students, 4,200 public schools, 28 colleges, 188,000 teachers, 47,000 college professors and administrators, and 318,000 full-time staff throughout the state, the department enhances the economic self-sufficiency of Floridians through programs and services geared toward college, workforce education, job-specific skills, and career development. Florida ranks first in the nation for teacher quality, first in the nation in advanced placement participation, and first in the southern region for graduation rate and degrees awarded by the Florida College System. For more information, visit

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