Over 30 businesses and organizations made an appearance at the 2020 Haskell Career Fair. The event included raffles, a resume contest, and a best-dressed contest. The booth setups contained a wide variety of occupations and organizations that gained student interest.
One booth had a message that both graduates and undergraduates could appreciate. Kathryn Holler, Ph.D.; Director of Community Engagement and Diversity Outreach for Harvard University, wanted to tell students, “You shouldn’t let your financial situation dictate your dreams.” The lesson is that there is funding to provide education to Native students.
Havard’s endowment income goes directly to student financial aid which can provide a full-ride scholarship, including housing, for Native students accepted to Harvard for their undergraduate in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Harvard offers extensive other financial aid options for Native Students, this also includes a graduate program that pays Native students in Science and Engineering. That’s ”pays students”, not just having tuition paid for! Harvard has also come out with a law school scholarship and many of the other discipline schools offer their own forms of financial assistance.
The career fair offered many options for students to start their next steps or begin dreaming of the future — a future that doesn’t need to be limited to what they can pay for today because there are options out there for them!