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College and Career Fair

October 20-21, 2013
William A. Egan Civic and Convention Center


Parents / Students

The College & Career Fair is your opportunity to “window shop” for a college or university. We invite over 600 institutions - public, private, technical, apprenticeship programs and training institutions, both 2 and 4 year programs as well as various support agencies.


In addition to the fair we will be conducting workshops to make you better informed.
They are:

Financial Aid (How to Get Started)
Scholarships (How to Find Them)
College Admissions Process.

These one hour workshops will be held from 2 pm til 5 pm on Sunday and the fair is from 1 pm til 5 pm so there is adequate time to get lots of good information.

BE PREPARED – Here are some thoughts to help you make the most out of your fair experience:

It is a time for both juniors and seniors to explore college options.  You might want to consider printing self-stick labels with your name, address, contact information (phone, cell, email address) and graduation date to stick on college information cards.  Bring a notepad and pen so you are ready to keep track of important information.

Many of the schools attending are WUE eligible.  WUE (pronounced “woo-wee”) is the Western Undergraduate Exchange, a program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Through WUE, students in western states may enroll in more than 140 two-year and four-year college institutions at a reduced tuition level: 150 percent of the institution's regular resident tuition.   WICHE member states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.


Have some questions ready. Parents remember, the questions your student has may be totally different from questions you may have and BOTH are important.  It is important that you explore with your student, not for them.  Student, remember you will be living there, not just attending school. Some examples are:

What are the employment opportunities on or off campus?

How are housing assignments made?  Are the residence halls co-ed?

What kind of social activities are available on campus?

How do you award student aid?

Do they offer your intended major?

What are admission requirements?

What kind of “services” are available on campus – i.e. Career Center, Health Center, Computer labs, Shuttles, Fitness Center


To Be Announced



For more information about the Anchorage College and Career Fair contact Aisha Mered 907-786-6069 or uaa_eoc@uaa.alaska.edu.
The Educational Opportunity Center is a fully funded program of the US Department of Education in the amount of $360,000 annually.
Section 402F Higher Education Act of 1965 Sec.402F U.S.C.1070a-16
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