College and Career Expo


What's College Like?

Meet faculty who teach in sciences, arts, health care and technology fields.


Have Fun While Learning

Dozens of demonstrations and hands-on activities.


Explore Your Future

Participate in hands-on science, math and engineering activities.

Join Us

800+ parents and kids attended last year's Expo.

Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m. — 1 p.m.

Harper College's sixth College and Career Expo will be held Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Avanté Center for Science, Health Careers and Emerging Technologies (Buildings X, Y, and Z) and other locations throughout campus.

For list of activities and locations, download College and Career Expo Program Guide .PDF

3 Things You Need to Know About College and Career Expo

  1. The Expo is for children in grades 4-8 and their families. The focus is on hands-on experiences and activities with the opportunity to explore future educational and career options.
  2. The Expo is FREE. That's right, there's no charge to attend the Expo. Parking is also free, but be sure to park in a yellow-striped parking space. The most convenient parking for the Expo is in lot 3.
  3. This promises to be the biggest and best Expo yet with many activities already confirmed including:

  • Design your own poster
  • Create Print Palette Cookies
  • Career Discovery
  • Smart Listening
  • IR Camera
  • Paper Airplanes
  • Cosmic Explorers
  • Disease Discovery
  • Yoga and Pilates
  • Cave Paintings
  • Laser Light Room
  • Building Bridges
  • Blowing Up Peeps
  • Make Slime
  • Origami Workshop
  • CSI: What’s in a the liquid
  • Math Discovery Room
  • Pond Life Discovery
  • Zoology Experience
  • DNA Discovery
  • Observatory and Solar Walk
  • Shark Tank

Please note, Expo events will be photographed and videotaped.

2016 College and Career Expo Flyer (English and Spanish) .PDF

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