ERIC Number: ED120661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
BBCCS (B'nai B'rith Career and Counseling Services) College Caravans.
Goldberg, Joel H.
In recent years many communities, under the sponsorship of the B'nai B'rith Career and Counseling Services, are offering an alternative to the college visit by individual students and their parents. This alternative is the college caravan. By definition, a college caravan is an organized, guided inspection of a selected number of college campuses by a group of interested high school students. The tour includes an introduction to the academic program of the college, its philosophical apProach, the educational approach, the faculty and administration, and the physical and geograPhical layout. Living facilities, costs involved, the make-up of the student body, general educational and total atmosphere, and other facets of college life are also revealed to the prospective student. At best, a college caravan may serve as a preliminary orientation to college life. In addition, it may serve as an impetus for the development of an effective set of criteria for college selection by the Prospective student. This report discusses the advantages of using this type of group visitations to provide the student an opportunity to investigate a prospective college in some depth. It includes a "College Evaluation Checklist" to act as a standard by which the student can judge the institutions. The active and organized approach to college visitations has applicability to all prospective college students. (Author/SJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: B'nai B'rith, Washington, DC. Career and Counseling Services.