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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Golden Circle College & Career Fair

Golden Circle College & Career Fair
Remember! Golden Circle College Fair is Sept. 24

Encourage your students to attend the annual Golden Circle College & Career Fair later this month or consider organizing a school group to take part.
With more than 150 exhibiting colleges, universities, business and industry leaders, career, and student service organizations, the Golden Circle College and Career Fair provides a full spectrum of planning tools, resources, and institutions for any prospective or current college student.
27th Annual Golden Circle College & Career Fair
Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017
12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Iowa Center for Higher Education
2500 Fleur Drive - Des Moines, Iowa
Spread the Word
As host of the Golden Circle College and Career Fair, the Iowa College Access Network® (ICAN) provides promotional materials including email templates for families and a promotional flier you can download, print and distribute. Click here to visit the Golden Circle toolkit.
Students Need Barcodes 
Let your students spend more time talking with the college and less time filling out paperwork by getting personalized barcodes. Colleges will be equipped with scanners at the fair to quickly gather student information so they can spend more time answering questions and less time gathering contact information. To Get Your Student Barcode - click here.
Breakout Sessions
Several breakout sessions will be held throughout the event on a variety of topics including career planning, the future of Iowa's workforce, employer expectations in interviews, and the financial aid process. These sessions are free during the fair with additional sessions from ACT and Hy-Vee also planned.
Central Iowa – Top in the Nation for Career Outlook
Presented by Greater Des Moines Partnership
From Forbes’ #1 Best Cities for Young Professionals and #2 Best Cities for Jobs to NBC News’ #3 Top 10 U.S. Cities land Work, our many national rankings mean one thing – Greater Des Moines is thriving with opportunities for young adults. Learn why the metro area has become the fastest growing Midwestern city in the past decade and what is the outlook for the future. From great jobs to an exceptional quality of life, Central Iowa has it all for you, but will you have what Central Iowa needs?
How to Pay for College: Understanding the Financial Aid Process Presented by: Iowa College Access Network
Does the thought of college tuition have you worried? The financial aid process can seem daunting, especially to first-time students and parents. Learn about the process of applying for financial aid and scholarships, effective tools for college cost comparisons, and learn how they can access additional help. The following topics are covered during the presentation.
  • Financial Aid Process
  • Understanding Your FAFSA Results
  • Understanding Costs - College Comparisons
  • Aid Options
  • Scholarship Process
  • Where to Go for Help
Contact ICAN at ICAN@ICANsucceed.org or (877) 272-4692 with any questions or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.