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Golden Circle College Fair

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Golden Circle College & Career Fair Details

Sunday, September 24, 2017
12:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Iowa Center for Higher Education
2500 Fleur Drive, Des Moines (map)
(Former AIB Campus Gym)

With more than 130 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.


  • Colleges & Universities. Colleges and universities from around the country attend Golden Circle each fall, bringing the greatest diversity and selection to Iowa students all in one location. Check out who's coming.
  • Career Clusters Representatives. Each of the 16 career clusters will be represented by Iowa businesses, enabling students grades 9-12, as well as current college students, to discuss prospective career pathways with the leaders in those fields. Click here to learn about Career Clusters and see which businesses will represent at Golden Circle.
  • Career Planning Resources. In addition to colleges and universities, Golden Circle has a section of exhibitors that specialize in college planning, college financial aid planning, and career planning.

Break-out Sessions
Several break-out sessions will be held throughout the event on a variety of topics including career planning, the future of Iowa's workforce and the financial aid process. These sessions are free during the fair. Learn about 2017 sessions.

Students - Get Your Barcode
Golden Circle is automated, meaning exhibitors will have scanners to take down prospective student information. Students could register online and bring a barcode to the fair. Any college that piques their interest can scan the barcode directly from a smart phone or from a printed copy you brought to the fair. No more filling out information cards, one scan and the colleges will send you additional information on their institution. Register here.

Directions & Parking

Parking at the Iowa Center for Higher Education is free. Click here for directions.

Additional Resources


Event Sponsors

Iowa College Access Network




Greater Des Moines Partnership





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