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College and Career Fair

October 19-20, 2014
William A. Egan Civic and Convention Center




The College and Career Fair is your opportunity to “window shop” for a college, university, or a career related program. We invite over 100 institutions and employers- public, private, technical, apprenticeship programs and training institutions, both 2 and 4 year programs as well as various support and employment agencies.


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

They are:

College Admission Process (How to Get Started)
Financial Aid
(How to Find Them)

Scholarships (How to Find Them)
Student Success- My Major Discovery
(Guide to Selecting a Mjor)

These one hour workshops will be held from 2:00pm til 5:00pm on Sunday, October 19th.  The fair is from 1:00pm until 5:00pm to have adequate time to get lots of good information.


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

Time to explore college and career 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.

Interested in participating in a student exchange program?  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.  For more information, visit the WUE website at www.wiche.edu/wue


Have some questions ready.  For 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.  For student, remember you will be living there, not just attending school.  For all attendees, prepare, ask questions, and evaluate if and how a school can meet your needs.

Examples of questions 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 the admission requirements?

  • What if I decide to transfer schools?
  • What kind of “services” are available on campus? (i.e. Career Center, Health Center, Computer labs, Shuttles, Fitness Center)


Parking is available in the 5th Avenue parking garage, as well as metered street parking.  On weekends, all downtown metered street parking is free.




For more information about the EOC Anchorage College and Career Fair, contact Katherine Pascua at (907) 786-6707 or at ayeoc@uaa.alaska.edu.

The Educational Opportunity Center is a fully funded program of the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $360,000 annually. Sec. 402F Higher Education Act of 1965 Sec. 402F.20 U.S.C. 1070a-16.

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