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Golden Circle College & Career Fair

Students of all ages are encouraged to visit the annual Golden Circle College and Career Fair. Whether you're a freshmen or sophomore just starting to explore career options, or a junior or senior narrowing your list of college choices, Golden Circle College & Career Fair is the perfect opportunity for you to gather knowledge, make connections, and begin to make informed decisions about your future.

2017 Fair:

  • Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017
  • New Location: Iowa Center for Higher Education - 2500 Fleur Drive, Des Moines (map)
  • Time: 12:30 - 3 pm


  • College and University Representation. As the largest college fair in Iowa, Golden Circle offers the most diverse list of exhibiting colleges and universities.
  • Career Cluster Representatives. Learn about emerging career fields and the education required by visiting the NEW Career Cluster booths. Each of the 16 Career Clusters will be represented by Central Iowa business and industry leaders, giving students the opportunity to discuss their career interests while visiting colleges about potential programs and majors.
  • Breakout Sessions. Take the opportunity to listen in a free break-out session on topics like emerging industry, Iowa job growth, career planning, college selection, employer expectations, and the financial aid process.

Event Sponsors

Iowa College Access Network





Greater Des Moines Partnership


2016 Fair Highlights

Nearly 2,000 students and parents attended the 2016 fair with more than 130 colleges and universities from across the country exhibiting.

View photos from the 2016 fair - click here.


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