LIMA — Students and their parents got a chance Friday to tour the University of Northwestern Ohio to see if the campus is right for them.
This open house was for those interested in learning more about business, health and occupational professions including accounting, business administration, marketing, sport marketing, information technology, medical assisting, health information technology and healthcare administration.
“This is an open house and a scholarship day aimed at not only just for anyone interested in the University of Northwestern Ohio but also high school seniors who are really deep into that process of considering where they want to go to college. We offer them tours of the campus and they get to speak with our faculty,” said Tony Azzarello, director of admissions for the college of business.
There’s also a chance to help defray the cost of college.
“We also have a scholarship test for these high school seniors where they could win scholarship money, anywhere from a few thousand dollars all the way up to a full-tuition scholarship. So many of these students come in with some general knowledge already and this really taps into that and helps them hopefully pay for college,” he said.
Azzarello agrees that both parents and students need to get on campus to look over the offerings at UNOH.
“You can only learn so much from a commercial or information books. You really want to get on to the college campus and really see if it’s a good fit for you or not. You’re never going to know until you walk the halls and you walk the campus and really get a feeling for what we’re about,” he said.
UNOH continues to offer programs that are geared with today’s employers in mind.
“So many of our programs are focused on careers in industry that is still needed. These jobs that we’re training these students for are in demand still so it’s really a good perk for what we offer here. We have everything from associates degrees to bachelors degrees to masters, as well,” he added.
Coming up on Nov. 3 and 4, the college of applied technologies will be hosting an open house. The event runs both days from 9 until 4 p.m.
Another round of open houses will be held in the spring.
Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.