NJSCA Summer College Bus Tour July 9 - 11, 2019


On July 11th our NJSCA coach bus filled with counselors from throughout the state of NJ returned from a three day trip to Connecticut where we toured both private and public colleges including  Western Connecticut State University, Fairfield University, Sacred Heart University, Quinnipiac University, U Conn, and Trinity College.                         

We gathered helpful information, enjoyed good weather (until our arrival back in NJ in a deluge of rain),  formed relationships with other counselors, and had fun. The Admissions Representatives couldn’t have been more hospitable.  A Welcome cocktail party was hosted by Sacred Heart University at our Marriott Hotel, and stand-up comedy was provided by Larry, our comedian.  The colleges provided meaningful presentations, campus tours, and opportunities to interact with students and staff.

Check out this Prezi from Colleen Bodek, Director of Guidance/Testing at Roselle Park School District. She compiled her notes and pictures from the tours!

At the end of the tour the question asked of Carmine Venes, our tour Coordinator was: Where are we going next year?
The answer: Check NJSCA.com in April to find out!


NJSCA Summer College Bus Tour July 2018:  "Get on the bus"

The merry New Jersey School Counselors at Elmira College on the NJSCA 2018 Summer Bus Tour

The merry New Jersey School Counselors at Elmira College on the NJSCA 2018 Summer Bus Tour


The Finger Lakes Region of NY is known for its relaxing summers and wineries.  But this area also has much to offer in the way of colleges and universities.

New Jersey school counselors and their colleagues departed Clark, NJ on July 9, 2018 for the Finger Lakes Region of New York for the NJSCA Summer College Tour Motor Coach. 

For three days they toured:


NJSCA Summer College Bus Tour July 2017:  "Stayin in Jersey"


Summer Bus Tour

NJSCA Summer College Bus Tour July 2017:  "Stayin in Jersey"

Affordable college opportunities right here in New Jersey! This is what twenty-eight school counselors learned as they participated in the 2017 NJSCA Summer College Bus Tour.

On July 10th, the school counselors began their tour of eight NJ state colleges and universities including:

The tour included a variety of familiar college campuses that have been updated by numerous state-of-the-art infrastructures and innovative programming.

In addition to information sessions and campus tours, school counselors relaxed and connected with colleagues during sponsored lunches and dinners at the colleges. Some highlights included a tour of Liberty Hall on the Kean campus and a midway break by NJCU at their harbor-side campus with a reception and dinner overlooking the Hudson River and NY skyline.

From the mountains of Ramapo to the city campus of Rutgers where a revitalization of Camden is in process, school counselors experienced three days of learning, collegiality, and fun! Thanks to all who participated and thank you to Carmine Venes, Summer College Bus Tour Coordinator, for making this an unforgettable experience!

Any questions?  Please contact Carmine Venes NJSCA Summer College Bus Tour Coordinator at: venescarol03@msn.com or 908-233-1086