Northern Virginia Community College will host a College & Community Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Alexandria Campus in the cafeteria of the Bisdorf Building, 5000 Dawes Ave., Alexandria, VA 22311. The fair is free and open to all NOVA students and surrounding communities.
The fair will include workshops throughout the day led by different NOVA departments and local nonprofit organizations. NOVA has partnered with a number of organizations to provide information and services to participants including Alexandria City Community & Human Services, Fairfax County Coordinated Services Planning and others. Topics for some of the workshops include financial aid, resume writing, your credit score and achieving financial goals.
NOVA organized the fair to show students and the community that, while the College provides a number of academic programs, NOVA also has other services to help students succeed as they complete their studies.
“The overall concept is to show there is support for students in a more holistic way at NOVA,” said Jennifer Pocai, grants project manager for NOVA’s College Pathway Initiatives. “The resource fair will provide information to students and the community about career readiness, workforce training, financial aid and other areas of their lives where NOVA can be of assistance.”
Pocai said NOVA recognizes that many students have families, jobs, car troubles and other responsibilities and concerns. The College & Community Resource Fair will provide information about services and steps students and the community can take to gain traction, earn a degree and achieve financial stability.
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Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.