Imperial Valley College expects to host several thousand high school students, their parents, IVC students, and other interested community members for the first Career Fair and College and University Day since 2019 when COVID impacted all campus events.
The 2022 event will be held in the DePaoli Sports Complex from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 29.
The theme of this year’s event is “Expanding Opportunities in Higher Education and Careers.”
The Career Fair is designed to assist students in discovering challenging careers, promote the linkage between educational preparation and employment opportunities, and assist employers in identifying qualified potential job applicants.
Traditionally, College and University Day has been the Valley’s largest single gathering of representatives from public and private colleges and universities. The institutions distribute material regarding admission requirements, financial aid, scholarships, housing, and other crucial information for prospective students.
The Career Fair will feature displays by local and regional employers, such as representatives from the armed forces, Homeland Security, public safety agencies, health care services, retail services, unions, utilities, and environmental/conservation agencies.
Also, for those students planning to begin their college careers at Imperial Valley College, there will be several tables set up with representatives from various instructional divisions on the IVC campus.
Annually, at least half of all graduating seniors from Valley High School begin their college careers at IVC. In some years, up to two-thirds of the graduates have made IVC their first choice to continue their education.