Anchorage Alaska College and Career Fair

Join over 3,000 students and job seekers at the Anchorage Alaska College & Career Fair to connect with nearly 100 colleges, universities, agencies, and organizations and explore the variety of postsecondary education and career opportunities available. The Anchorage Alaska College & Career Fair is a FREE two-day public event. Workshops will be hosted on Sunday, October 13 featuring topics of college admission and financial aid. The fair includes exhibitors from 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.

38th Annual Anchorage Alaska College and Career Fair

Dates

  • Sunday, October 13
    1pm-4pm
  • Monday, October 14
    9am-12pm

Location

  • Alaska Airlines Center - 3550 Providence Drive

Workshop Schedules

Sunday, October 13, meet in the Alaska Airlines center for two different workshops about college admissions and financial aid.

Admissions

  • Learn the Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How about college admissions and enrollment.
  • 1:30pm and 2:30 pm on Sunday, October 13 in the Alaska Airlines Center

Financial Aid

  • Discover the different types of financial aid and its processes including but not limited to scholarships, grants, loans, FAFSA, and work study programs. 
  • 1:30pm and 2:30 pm on Sunday, October 13 in the Alaska Airlines Center

Attendees

  • Be Prepared

    Be Prepared

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

    • Time to explore college and career options!
      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 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.
    • Prepare a few questions ahead of time.  
      For parents, remember the questions your student has may be totally different from questions you may have; both are important. Explore with your student, not for them. For students, 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.

    Example questions:

    • 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)
  • Free Parking

    Free Parking

    Alaska Airline Center- Parking: 3550 Providence Drive Anchorage, AK 99508 (907) 786-7850

    There is parking on the South side of the venue, please see parking map for more details. Additional overflow parking is located in the Providence garages marked PS2 and PS3 and on the North Side of Providence Street near the UAA/APU Consortium Library and the Arts and Science Building. Parking in Providence surface parking lots is not permitted and cars will be towed or ticketed.

Exhibitors

Reserve a Booth Today

Registration closes on Monday, September 30, 2019 at 5 pm.

Space is limited. Booth space is not guaranteed on the day of the Fair for walk-ins.

Early registration is encouraged. Registration will occur on a first come first serve basis. Exhibitors 1 through 85 will receive a booth placement on the main arena floor. Booths 86 and above will be on the pavilion level. Booths with the electricity option will be on the main arena floor regardless of the time of registration and may affect your booth location. Please refer to the tentative Alaska Airlines Center exhibitor booth layout for reference (Disclaimer: this is not a finalized copy of the Alaska Airlines Center booth layout.)

Booth Registration

Pricing

  • EARLY BIRD Price: $400 without electricity | Ends Saturday, June 30, 2019
  • GENERAL Price: $500 without electricity | Begins Sunday, July 1, 2019
  • Electricity: additional $30/booth | May be added at check-out
  • Walk in Price : General Price + $75 walk-in fee = $575 | October 13 through October 14, 2019

Booth Information

  • Booth size on the main arena level is 10' x 10' and includes a skirted table with 2 chairs.
  • Booth size on the pavilion level is 8'x6' and includes a skirted table with 2 chairs. 
  • Payment

    Payment can be made online at the time of registration via the following credit card options:  Visa | MasterCard | Discover | DinaCard | BCcard | AmEx | DinersClub | ChinaUnionPay |JCB

    If you are unable to pay by credit card, there is the option to pay by check or purchase order. You will need to fill out an alternative registration form. Please email anchoragecollegecareerfair@alaska.edu for more information.

    For military institutions that are unable to register before the EARLY BIRD Price deadline (June 30) because of government funding structure, there is the option to complete an alternative booth registration at the EARLY BIRD price (if registration occurs before June 30). Please email anchoragecollegecareerfair@alaska.edu for more information.

  • Waitlist

    If all booth spaces have been sold before the official closing date of the Anchorage Alaska College & Career Fair (September 30, 2019), a waitlist will be created and available online. In the event that booth space becomes available, pending exhibitors on the waitlist will be notified in order of the time they were put on the waitlist. After notification, pending exhibitors will have three business days to respond. In the case of no response, the pending exhibitor will be put at the bottom of the list and the next pending exhibitor will be notified.

  • Cancellation and Refund

    Refunds are permitted for cancellations based on the following guidelines:

    • 100% is refundable through Sunday, June 30, 2019
    • 50% for Monday, July 1 - Monday, September 30, 2019
    • No refund for cancellations made between Tuesday, October 1 - Monday, October 14, 2019
  • Shipment of Material

    If you wish to ship your materials prior to the Fair, please fill out the Alaska Event Services Equipment Rental Form (AES). The ship-to address and information is provided on the form. Remember to confirm shipping deadlines with Alaska Event Services to ensure delivery and availability of your materials on the day of the Fair. Contact AES for all questions/inquiries at (907) 345-8789 or email info@alaskaeventservices.com.