The Golden Circle College and Career Fair is this Sunday in Des Moines and if you are a high school student or you're the parent of a high school student you should attend.
College fairs are a chance to start thinking about the future and to explore the vast array of opportunities that exist after high school. The unique thing about Golden Circle is that we include the career side. The trick with picking a college is finding the right college with the right program for your future career. But how do you know what is the right path?
Talking to employers, attending sessions on career planning, and understanding the link between your future career and your selection of college is huge and can really help you avoid mistakes that lead to over-borrowing with student loans, transferring schools, and can even help you avoid changing majors a bunch of times.
Yes college is about exploration, of your self and your options. But you want to have a great first plan so that you can truly explore and avoid mistakes that lead to debt and hardship.
Golden Circle is this Sunday. 16 states are represented by the nearly 110 colleges and universities that are currently registered to exhibit. There are also a dozen different organizations that are ready to talk about career paths, employer expectations, and industry growth and outlook. There are four breakout sessions that will bring focus to the financial aid process, career expectations, college planning, and more. Explore the fair website for more details at www.icansucceed.org/goldencircle.
The fair starts is Sunday at the Prairie Meadows Conference Center next to Adventurland in Altoona. The fair runs from 12:30 to 3 with the first break out session starting at 1 pm. Come spend the afternoon with us. This is the largest fair in Iowa and if you are in high school, it's a great way to explore your future.
Brittania Morey - ICAN Hiawatha Center