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The Golden Circle College and Career Fair is the largest college fair in the state of Iowa, bringing the greatest variety of colleges and universities from across Iowa and the nation for your students to explore.

Who Should Attend?

Encourage any and all of your high school student to attend. With the addition of the Career Clusters, there is something for every high school age, from freshmen to senior. Even current college students will find benefits in discussing employer expectations at the Career Cluster booths.


  • Colleges & Universities
    Colleges and universities from around the country attend Golden Circle each fall, bringing the greatest diversity and selection to Iowa students in one location.
  • Career Clusters - Business & Industry Representatives
    Each of the 16 career clusters will be represented by Iowa businesses, enabling students grades 9-12, to discuss prospective career pathways with the leaders in those fields.
  • Student Services Organizations
    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 2020 sessions.

Promote This Event

Each Iowa high school will receive a promotional packet through either AEA or US mail containing posters for the event. Share event information on your school's bulletin board, social media outlets, and email lists.

Encourage Students to Register Via Smart Phone

Golden Circle is automated, meaning exhibitors can scan a student barcode and take down prospective student information. Students can register online and take their barcode to the fair. Exhibitors can scan a student's barcode directly from their smart phone or from a printed copy of the barcode. No more filling out information cards. Students should register here.

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