College and Career Fairs

College Fairs provide an opportunity for students to speak with a number of college representatives in a single location and an easy way to get on the mailing lists of colleges you select.  Watch this space for a link to "Getting the Most Out of a College Fair" as we approach dates for scheduled career fairs.

Career Fairs provide an opportunity to learn about a career from people who are working in the career.  You can discover the good things about a career, how you can get started, what the career requires, and even things with which you might have to deal.

College and Career Fairs in the Area

THE PEARL AND IVY EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION 2018 COLLEGE FAIR

Meet with college representatives, attend workshops, and learn about scholarship opportunities, the college application process and how to be successful in college.  Over 50 HBCUs & non-HBCUs, service academies, community colleges, non-traditional colleges, and organizations will be represented.  Advance registration is requested at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/6th-annual-college-fair-student-family-educator-registration-tickets-50106433692.

2018 FCPS COLLEGE FAIR

  • Sunday, 14 October 2018
  • 7:30 - 9:30 pm
  • Fair Oaks Mall

Discover which colleges are coming and register to get a bar code at  https://www.fcps.edu/node/31960.  (Ask a college to scan your bar code and you will be easily added to their mailing list.)

2018 FCPS COLLEGE NIGHT

  • Monday, 15 October 2018
  • 7:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Hayfield Secondary School

Enjoy a college fair and choose from a variety of great workshops.  Discover what workshops are scheduled, which colleges are coming, and register to get a bar code at  https://www.fcps.edu/node/31960.  (Ask a college to scan your bar code and you will be easily added to their mailing list.)

ALCANZA COLLEGE FAIR

  • Wednesday, 17 October 2018
  • 10 am - 12:30 pm
  • Eagle Bank Arena, George Mason University

DC metropolitan area about higher educational opportunities.  Over 150 colleges from all over the nation attend Alcanza.  Students in attendance hear from a keynote speaker and college student panel, as well as have the opportunity to participate in the college fair. Lunch is provided to all the students in attendance. Please see your counselor if you would like to attend.  For more information on the fair, visit https://www2.gmu.edu/admissions-aid/alcanza.

NATIONAL PORTFOLIO DAY
  • 27 October 2018
  • 1:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Richmond, VA
Bring your portfolio and meet one-on-one with top design colleges and universities to receive advice on how to best prepare your portfolio for admission.  Advanced registration is not required, however, portfolio sign-ins begin at 12:00.   For more information and a list of participating schools, visit https://arts.vcu.edu/nationalportfolioday/.

NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR

  • 3 November 2018
  • 2:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center
  • Washington, DC

For a list of participating schools and to register, visit https://www.nacacfairs.org/greater-washington.

PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS COLLEGE FAIR

  • 4 November 2018
  • 1:00 – 3:30 pm
  • Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
  • Washington, DC

For a list of participating schools and to register, visit https://www.nacacfairs.org/pva-washington-dc.

APPRENTICESHIP & SKILLED WORKFORCE CAREER FAIR

  • Friday, 16 November 2018
  • 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • Edison High School Aux Gym
  • 5801 Franconia Re, Entrance #13, Alexandria, VA

Students will have the opportunity to talk to employers and trade schools to get a head start on their careers.  Last year’s career fair can be viewed via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIkqnLchtTo&feature=youtu.be.  The event is mainly focused on jobs that are attainable through industry certifications, one-two-year associate degree programs or certification programs, on-the-job training, and apprenticeships.  The roster of registered exhibitors will be shared once the list has been confirmed (early October).  Students must register (and register early – first come, first serve.).  For Chaperoned Groups, email ecwilliford@fcps.edu.  Individual students who plan to come unchaperoned or with a parent/guardian (not as part of a field trip), are encouraged to register via Google Doc at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfV0daELR21lyjj3_9klwv6SE5xexcNUc0OsHMeuffAt09MyA/viewform .  Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks.  Please email ecwilliford@fcps.edu to volunteer.

MID-ATLANTIC EQUITATION FESTIVAL COLLEGE FAIR

  • 17 November 2018
  • 10 am – 2 pm
  • Concourse Level, The Showplace Arena
  • Prince George’s Equestrian Center
  • 14900 Pennsylvania Ave, Upper Marlboro, MD

All high school students and their families are invited for a meet and greet with schools from all over the country that offer equestrian opportunities.  For more information, visit www.midatlanticeq.com/ . For questions, contact theodhs@gmail.com or 434.242.8937.

NATIONAL PORTFOLIO DAY

  • 17 November 2018
  • 10 am – 2 pm
  • Corcoran School of the Arts & Design
  • Corcoran Flagg Building
  • 500 17th Street, NW
  • Washington, DC 20006

Meet with representatives from art and design schools from across the country to discuss your artwork and learn more about undergraduate programs and professional careers in art, design, and photography.  Bring a portfolio of visual artwork that includes your best and most recent work.  For more information, visit https://corcoran.gwu.edu/national-portfolio-day.

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