Welcome to the 2021 National Hispanic Institute Virtual College Fair and Expo!

Discover which programs and schools are right for you!

This college fair will allow students and families to:

  • Uncover new college options through a robust search tool
  • Experience virtual campus tours 
  • Watch videos and download materials helpful for in decision process
  • Schedule meetings and interviews with admissions representatives 

No matter where you are in the college search process, you can learn more about your options at the National Hispanic Insitute Virtual College Fair and Expo!

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

10:00 AM
- 11:00 AM

This workshop is intended for NHI partners working in secondary education and will be presented by NHI HQ leadership. For over 40 years, the National Hispanic Institute has actively engaged high ability Latino high school students in program experiences that broaden their leadership capacities. Many NHI students return back to their communities motivated to apply their newfound leadership skills. Learn how schools utilize NHI students on campus to increase student engagement.

This workshop is intended for NHI partners working in higher education. During this session, NHI leadership will provide information and training on issues of the recruitment and retention of Latinx/a/o students. College partners will get to hear from NHI's President and Founder, Ernesto Nieto during this session, as well as other NHI voices. Rather than being instructive with a specific set of steps any institution should take to work to recruit and retain self-identifying Latinx/a/o students, this session aims to share with participants about what NHI has learned over 40 years as an organization in the Latinx community, and the complexities and challenges of this work learned along the way. We hope you will join us for a great discussion. 

3:00 PM
- 4:00 PM

Wondering how to flip the professional switch on social media? Join us for an interactive session on how to best leverage LinkedIn and social media platforms for professional development, internships, and future career opportunities. Hear from an NHI Alum and LinkedIn employee Andrea Medina and college admissions representatives for helpful insights around appropriately navigating these platforms as a young professional.

4:00 PM
- 6:00 PM

During this time, attendees should attend NHI's digital college fair. To navigate to the digital fair, please click on the menu and navigate to the "Live College Fair." 

6:00 PM
- 7:00 PM

This session aims to explore demonstrated interest: what is it and how can it be used to your/your student's advantage in the college admissions process? How has the use of demonstrated interest shifted for colleges and universities since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis? In addition to providing a general overview of demonstrated interest and an insider's view from the perspective of multiple institutions, this workshop will provide attendees with tools, tips, and tricks to use demonstrated interest to their advantage in the admissions and enrollment process. 

This workshop will provide general information about HSIs (Hispanic Serving Institutions), and some perspectives on different HSI institutions who partner with the National Hispanic Institute. Workshop attendees will be able to learn more about this type of higher education option for themselves or their students. There will be time for questions and conversation as part of this workshop. 

7:00 PM
- 8:00 PM

This session will share with participants about the benefits of early applications across a variety of kinds of institutions of higher education. Topics will include evaluating published acceptance rates, financial aid and scholarship consideration for earlier applicants, and will engage participants in critical thought about the nuance of what reported acceptance rates mean. This workshop will also cover the requirements of students who apply under Early Decision and Early Action deadlines and is geared towards high school juniors and underclassmen, and the parents of high school juniors and underclassmen, but all are welcome!

This session will be a 10,000 foot view of the college search process and will cover resources for the college search process, highlight different types of institutions (e.g. research institutions, liberal arts institutions, women's & men's colleges, all undergraduate institutions compared to institutions with graduate & doctoral programs), and navigating through some of the search resources. There will also be time for questions for presenters as part of this workshop. 

Who's Attending:

Please check back for updates, as our partner colleges and universities continue to complete their event registrations!