Rose State welcomed over students from the Oklahoma City-metro Friday, as over 300 high school students visited the campus for Senior Preview Day. Senior Preview Day gives high school seniors a chance to see the campus for themselves. The half-day event allows students to learn about the various degree programs offered at Rose State, as well as campus engagement opportunities.
"Preview Day is awesome! Students have the opportunity to come on campus and hear from a variety of different people and campus resources. It's a great way for students to find out how they can get involved when they get to Rose State College," said Paige Stramski, a campus recruiter for Rose State.
Stramski was just one of the many presenters during Preview Day. Students also heard from an academic panel comprised of the deans of each of Rose State's five divisions, as well as an opportunity to meet President Jeanie Webb.
"Coming to Senior Preview days allows students to talk to our current student leaders, and that makes more of an impact than looking at a brochure," said Meagan Bryant, Director of Student Engagement. "Students can look at a look book, or a brochure, and learn about us, but when they step on campus, that's the first time that they get a real feel for Rose State College."
It's not just about Rose State faculty and staff, though. Many of the students from the President's Leadership Class volunteered their time to connect with students and to offer advice and to share their own student experiences.
"High school students get the whole experience," said Esther Sloup, a second-year leadership scholar. "They get to meet and talk with other students. It can be scary coming to college, but talking to other students makes that it more comfortable." Sloup was one of the many students volunteering as table leaders.
The next preview event will be Rose State's Junior Preview Day on February 28, 2020, and will be hosted by the Rose State College Office of Student Engagement.