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Rasmussen College Hosts College And Career Exploration Event For High School Students

High School Students and Parents are Invited to Tour the Campus, Explore Future Career Opportunities, and Learn About Financial Aid and Scholarships at October 21 Event

October 5, 2010

ROMEOVILLE, Ill., (October 5, 2010) – Rasmussen College Romeoville/Joliet invites area high school students and their parents to attend “College and Career Exploration Night” on October 21 to gain valuable information on Rasmussen degree programs, explore future career opportunities, and learn about financial aid, scholarships, and paying for college. This local offering is part of a system-wide event taking place at all 21 Rasmussen College campuses throughout the Midwest and Florida.

“It is more important than ever for high school students to think about college in terms of their future career and the value that they will receive from the school they choose,” Rasmussen College President Kristi Waite said. “This event is an opportunity for high school students and their parents to better understand their options and to learn about the high demand programs that Rasmussen College offers.”

Rasmussen College faculty and staff will be on hand throughout “College and Career Exploration Night” to provide information about the college’s Bachelor’s degree in Business Management program and the wide variety of Associate’s degree programs offered through the School of Business, School of Technology and Design, School of Justice Studies, School of Education, and School of Allied Health at the local campus, as well as online. Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour the campus, discuss career placements, and learn about recently placed Rasmussen College graduates. Appetizers will also be served throughout the event.

On October 21, the Romeoville/Joliet Campus will also simultaneously host “Lights On Afterschool,” a free nationwide event to promote after school activities for youth of all ages. The event will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and it will offer parents and youth the chance to learn more about local agencies that provide fun and educational opportunities for kids. Participating agencies will include: Kindercare, Boy Scouts of America, DuPage County Area Project (DuCAP), the Romeoville Recreation Center, and more.

College and Career Exploration Night
For High School Students and Their Parents

Thursday, October 21
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Rasmussen College Romeoville/Joliet campus
1400 W. Normantown Road
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 306-2600

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Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation that is dedicated to changing lives through high-demand educational programs and public service. Rasmussen College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate's and Bachelor's degrees online and across its 24 Midwest and Florida campuses in a supportive, student-centered and career-focused environment. Since 1900, Rasmussen College has been dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. As a Benefit Corporation, Rasmussen College is committed to helping change lives through education and making a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit

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