Virtual College Visits / College Fairs

The Northern Virginia  Regional  College Fair Live Virtual Event | Thursday, April 8, 2021         6 – 8 p.m. ET

The Office of Admissions at George Mason University invites students to join us for the annual Northern Virginia Regional College Fair, virtually!  Historically, the Northern Virginia Regional College Fair (NVRCF) helps more than 1,500 students from the Northern Virginia area make connections with institutions across the United States. This year we will have participating institutions from across the globe!

Your students will have the opportunity to visit with over 200 colleges and universities in individual zoom rooms.


As the fair approaches, we will be updating the website with recently added colleges and universities and resources students can use to prepare for the fair. On the day of the fair, participants will have access to a filter feature to assist in navigating the fair and exploring colleges based on characteristics such as size, location, setting, and available majors.

Please visit the Northern Virginia Regional College Fair website to learn more about the event.

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Job-Ready Skills TrainingWe ask companies what skills they’re looking for, then train you in those skills to ensure you’ll land a top job when you graduate. That’s why 90% of our grads are either employed within the profession they studied or in school within four months.

Six-Month Corporate Internship   Your six-month internship is about gaining access, getting your foot in the door, and making connections that count. You’ll receive valuable, hands-on experience working at a major company as you further develop the technical skills you’ve learned.

Coursework Eligible for College Credit   Earn college credit at one of our college partners OR up to 30 ACE college credit recommendations recognized at more than 2000 higher education institutions nationwide, depending on where you train. That’s a boost to both your career and college goals.

Earn While You Learn  Rather than paying, our students actually earn educational stipend payments to offset expenses during their training and internship. Why? Because Year Up is a nonprofit. So, unlike other job training programs, we aren’t in it for money. We’re in it for you.

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The 16th Northern Virginia Transportation Career Fair for high school students is going virtual! The all-online event will be Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


The Alfred Street Baptist Church and The ASBC Foundation present the largest virtual HBCU college fair in the nation, on Saturday,February 20, 2021 from 8:00am-3:30pm EST online at Anticipation and excitement about this one-of-a-kind virtual event continues to spread from coast to coast. Over 70 colleges and universities will be represented virtually. Many will conduct on-site interviews, offer instant admission and waive application fees. There is a $5.00 registration fee to attend;The Alfred Street Baptist Church and The Alfred Street Baptist Church Foundation’s HBCU College Festival/Fair is dedicated to connecting high school students and their parents to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Since 2003, this one-of-a-kind college fair has connected more than 50,000 students and parents to academic institutions. In 2020, OVER $5,400,000 in scholarships were awarded to the 1,766 high school seniors who were in attendance; many of whom were first generation college students.


Join us on March 25th for 6×6 Spring Virtual Catholic Colleges Sessions

 Catholic Colleges Virtual Program

Registration is Open! Thursday, March 25, 20214:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Central Time

Sign up to virtually connect with Catholic colleges and universities from around the country for free.

During the National CCAA’s Catholic Colleges Virtual Program, you will have the chance to learn about many Catholic colleges and universities. You can choose which colleges you want to explore by registering for their sessions. You and your family can ask questions of the college representatives throughout the presentations too! The program will also include a presentation entitled, “Why Catholic Colleges?”, which will cover the value and benefits of Catholic higher education and will feature current Catholic college students sharing their experiences.