Alaska College and Career Fair

The 2021 fair is now virtual and statewide!

November 14

  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm AKST
  • Virtual fair info sessions, called "6x6s"

November 15

  • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm AKST
  • Panels + Workshops

Location: Virtual on StriveScan 

 Event Details & Registration

Attendees (Students, College & Career Seekers)

 You’re invited to explore your options with colleges, universities, employers, and educational programs from throughout Alaska and the Lower 48.

  • On Sunday, November 14, you’ll have the chance to meet with representatives in an info session format called a “6x6.”
  • On Monday, November 15, attend panels and workshops on the topics that interest you.

STUDENTS & ATTENDEES REGISTER HERE

Plan to register for every session you're interested in, regardless of whether you can attend them all live.  Registering will put you on the contact list for the presenting exhibitors, and you'll have access to a recording afterward.

HAVING TROUBLE WITH REGISTRATION?  Join our Zoom Help Room up to 1 hour before the fair, or throughout the fair, to get assistance from our staff.

Zoom Help Room

 Don't forget to check out the panel topics below!

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Exhibitors

Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Kenai, Ketchikan, and Mat-Su are collaborating to introduce you to college and career seekers from across Alaska. 

Exhibitor registration is now closed.  Thank you!

If you would like to be added to the exhibitor invitee list for next year's fair, please email uaa_collcareerfair@alaska.edu

  • Payment Information

    6x6 on Sunday, November 14

    • $100 for new exhibitors
    • One [1] FREE 6x6 for exhibitors who registered for the in-person fair

     

    Panel on Monday, November 15

    • $200 per exhibitor

     

    Registration and payment for each of these session types are separate.

    If you need to pay by check, please email us and indicate how many 6x6s and which panels you're interested in.

  • Cancellation and Refund Policy
    Exhibitors who communicate their cancellation via email to uaa_collcareerfair@alaska.edu by October 27, 2021 at 12:00 noon AKDT will be given a full refund.  Cancellations after this date should also be shared via email, but will not be eligible for refund.

 

 

Panel Descriptions

Select each title to read more about the content of Monday's sessions.  Refer to the registration page for start times.

  • Ask Me Anything - Talk to an Admissions Rep

    This is your chance to get your burning college application questions answered by admissions representatives. Come prepared with questions and get the information you need to research and apply to colleges.

    Hosted by Central Washington University, North Dakota State University, Northern Arizona University, and Willamette University.

  • Choosing the Undecided Journey

    Are you wondering what you will major in when you go to college? Do you wonder if you're going to choose the "wrong" degree? Do you feel like you're the only one who doesn't know what they're going to do after college? Good news: You're not alone! Being undecided or unsure of which path to travel when you go to college is very common.

    Hosted by Mat-Su Health Foundation.

  • College Essays 101

    This session will teach students and families how to find and write their best stories for college essays. We’ll explain what admissions officers actually want (and don’t want) to read and teach writing techniques that will help any student write more engaging and effective college essays.

    Hosted by Pacific Lutheran University, Western Washington University, and Whitman College.

  • Community and Technical Colleges: Success Discovered

    Learn about the amazing educational and career programs available at community and technical colleges.

    Hosted by Academy of Interactive Entertainment, Great Lakes Maritime Academy, and the UAA Community and Technical College.

  • Exploring WUE

    Thinking about attending college out of state? In this panel, students will learn what the Western Undergraduate Exchange program is, what schools are included and how it works. Learn about schools where students are eligible for reduced tuition.

    Hosted by The Evergreen State College, Humboldt State University, University of Hawaii at Hilo, and University of Nevada, Reno.

  • Finding a College - Fit and Match

    This panel is designed for the student who is looking to discover the best college for them. How to find a fit?  Fit is not necessarily the best college you get into, but the one with the best programming, size, extracurriculars, and location that will help you excel into your future.

    Hosted by Eastern Oregon University, Eastern Washington University, and University of California, Davis.

  • First-Generation College Students

    Being a first-generation college student means that you are the first person in your immediate family to attend college. Of course, a lot of questions come with being a first-generation college student. Who can help with the college process? Are there are any special resources for first-gen students? Let’s answer those questions, and more!

    Hear why colleges value diverse populations and learn about the range of services (academic, social, and emotional) for first-gen students.

    Hosted by University of Oregon and University of Alaska Southeast.

  • Learn, Grow, and Define Your Future in Alaska

    Learn about the educational opportunities available to you in Alaska. Representatives from UAA, UAF, and UAS will be there to share what programs they have to offer and to answer your questions.

    Hosted by University of Alaska Anchorage.

  • Liberal Arts and Private Universities

    Join representatives from liberal arts and private universities for a discussion on life as a college student, as well as the many benefits and features of a liberal arts education. 

    Hosted by Alaska Pacific University, The Evergreen State College, Hamline University, and Prescott College.

  • Military Programs and Opportunities

    Hear about the programs and opportunities available to students interested in a military career.

    Hosted by Alaska Air National Guard, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and U.S. Military Academy - West Point.

  • Navigating Financial Aid

    Learn about navigating the financial aid maze and resources to help you pay for your college experience.

    Hosted by University of Alaska Anchorage.

  • Preparing for College

    Learn the foundations of how to apply for college in a session led by the UAA admissions team. Topics include how to choose a program, how to build your "Academic Resume," admissions requirements, finding the right fit, application types, as well as cost and affordability. Use these tools to develop an understanding of the admissions process for college to be ready to take the next step in your academic career.

    Hosted by University of Alaska Anchorage.