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Nearly 4,000 Eighth-Grade Students to Interview College and Career Representatives

Nov. 6, 2017

Contact: Jessie Smiley, Media Relations,

Students to gain valuable information from businesses, colleges and high schools

Denver – On Tuesday, Nov. 7, thousands of eighth-grade students will meet face-to-face with representatives from approximately 90 companies, 20 postsecondary institutions and 35 high schools throughout Colorado at the annual Denver Public Schools (DPS) Eighth-Grade Career Fair.

Industry professionals and educators will host booths to help these young learners begin to envision and pursue their own personalized college and career pathways. Eighth-graders, dressed in business-casual attire, will question business leaders and education professionals about what next steps students should take for success in college and career.

The event helps ensure that students are ready for college and career, which is a DPS strategic Denver Plan 2020 goal, and exposes them to careers early on. The Fair is an important link between students’ ICAP (Individual Career and Academic Plans) activities that start in the sixth grade and lead to more structured guidance in high school.

Interview opportunities available.

DPS 8th Grade Career Fair gives thousands of students a face-to-face opportunity with business professionals to explore potential career paths.

Nearly 4,000 eighth-grade DPS students will interview representatives from more than 150 companies, higher education and high school partners to learn what steps they need to take in order to reach their college and career goals.

Tuesday, Nov. 7
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
8:35 a.m.: Welcoming words from Board of Education member Lisa Flores, DPS’ executive director of the Office of College and Career Readiness Kim Poast, executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education Dr. Kim Hunter Reed and DPS student Carlos Montoya

National Western Complex
4655 Humboldt St.