Virtual College & Career Summit

Join NSHSS,, and U.S. News & World Report on Saturday, May 4 for a day of networking, college admissions insider information, informed "AHA" moments, and inspiration! This virtual event is a phenomenal opportunity to hear from and engage with educational resources and industry leaders from across the U.S. who are all vested in your future successes!

You're already a high-performing student on a hopeful path toward a bright future, use this event to get further!

Explore our virtual event space to hear informative & inspiring presentations, visit the exhibit hall to engage with representatives from top colleges and companies, and network with fellow students in the lounge area to broaden your social circle! You won't want to miss "clicking" into this wealth of helpful information from the comfort of your home! Register today! 

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST, May 4, 2024
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Thank you to our collaborating partners!


College & Career Fair Exhibitors

  • NewU University
  • TeenLife Media, LLC
  • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • BETA Camp
  • Baker College
  • Intern Readiness Certificate Program
  • Mount St. Joseph University
  • Department of Nursing
  • Polygence
  • HOSA-Future Health Professionals
  • Junior State of America
  • National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS)
  • CollegeAdvisor
  • and more to be announced soon!

Admissions Insight

Gain exclusive access to invaluable knowledge and firsthand experiences from former Admissions Officers hailing from some of the most prestigious institutions in the United States, including Stanford, Northwestern, and Vanderbilt. This is a fantastic opportunity to connect directly with seasoned professionals who have meticulously reviewed countless applications and understand what it takes to stand out in the highly competitive admissions process. Our team of former AOs is here to provide you with insider tips, personalized guidance, and unparalleled insights to help you navigate the journey to your dream school!

Shannon Kennedy

Former Admissions Officer
Northwestern University

Amber Bisnauth

Former Admissions Officer
Stanford University

Ferrell Armstrong

Former Admissions Officer
Vanderbilt University

Event Agenda

This agenda is subject to change. Final details will be sent to ticket holders 2 days before the event.

Begin to explore this virtual space & feel free to hang out and chat in the Networking Lounge while others get logged in!

Visit the Info Desk in the Main Lobby at any time during the event for assistance.

Visit the Exhibit Hall at any time during the event to chat with representatives from colleges and other educational resources.

Innovative student presentations will be featured in this room during the event.

Welcome to the VCCS Main Stage! Hear a bit of information about the host organizations for VCCS and the vision for this NEW virtual experience.

Join former Stanford University Admissions Officer, Amber, on the main stage to hear about some of her recommended best practices and approaches to navigating college admissions. - 30 min

Main stage - 30 min

Use this time to visit the Exhibit Hall, Project Next Showcase, and explore the Networking Lounge! - 40 min

Join Dr. GP LeBourdais, Head of Strategic Initiatives at Polygence, to hear how you can perform your own independent research project while in high school and how it can greatly impact the strength of your college applications. - 20 min

Join on the Main Stage to hear some helpful tips to ensure your successful completion and submission of college applications. - 30 min

Join NSHSS Collegiate Council on the Main Stage to hear how impactful NSHSS membership can be for high-performing students. - 30 min

Learn more about the process of finding, applying, and winning scholarships as a valuable addition to your college pursuits.  - 30 min

Main stage - 20 min

Main stage - 20 min

Main stage - 20 min

Thank you for joining us and best wishes on your anticipated college & career exploration journies!

Learn how your organization can participate in this event!

Register to exhibit or sponsor! Learn more by viewing our Media Kit.