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2017 College and Career Night

College and Career Night Draws a Crowd of Thousands

Students at College and Career Night

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) attracted more than 2,500 attendees to the annual College and Career Night, which was at the OC Fair & Event Center on October 18, 2017.


Students from grades 7-12 and their parents had the opportunity to meet with 200 college representatives from two-year, four-year, and international colleges and universities. In addition, attendees were introduced to nearly 40 interactive career pathway programs from local community colleges and Coastline Regional Occupational Program (ROP).


“This expo-style event is a fantastic way for students and families to become informed and inspired about post-grad options,” said NMUSD Director of College and Career Education Michael Vossen.


Breakout sessions were filled to capacity all evening and included topics such as financial aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. The breakout sessions were offered in both English and Spanish. Outreach organizations also were in attendance providing information about college applications and processes.


College and Career Night was a collaborative effort between NMUSD, Coastline ROP, Harbor Council PTA, Vital Link OC, and the Art Institute of California - Orange County.


2017 College and Career Night photos