College Recruitment Fair

  • Zhou B Art Center 1029 West 35th Street Chicago, IL, 60609 United States

An immensely successful aspect of our Exhibition, the College Fair cultivates conversations with all of our high school art students interested in pursuing post-secondary study in visual art and related disciplines. Students and parents can learn about educational opportunities, admission procedures, financial aid, portfolio reviews, entrance requirements, and much more by developing relationships with representatives from colleges and universities.

A student signs up for info from a college at the 2016 art fair

A student signs up for info from a college at the 2016 art fair

The fair is open to all participating and non-participating high school students.  This is a chance to connect with some of the nation's top art schools, colleges and universities. Initial contact may have been made by email or phone prior to the show in an effort to schedule a meetings early. Be sure to periodically check email and respond to those inquiries in a timely manner.


If you are a student planning to attend the fair, be sure to bring along at least one parent, guardian or other adult to help you ask questions about your future college plans.

Students and parents meet art university representatives

Students and parents meet art university representatives

 

Tips for Students:

Follow these easy tips to make the most effective use of your time at the fair:

  • When you approach recruiting tables, introduce yourself and provide your specific area of interest so representatives can focus on how to best help you in your college search.

  • Speak up! Many folks are talking around you, and it's sometimes hard to hear you.

  • Come with a list of questions to ask recruiters:  When do I apply to your college? What makes your school special?

  • Discuss the cost of education, room and board, and any scholarship opportunities.

  • Bring a bag to take home literature from the college representatives.

  • Bring your portfolio for review and get some feedback on what you can do to increase your chances of earning a scholarship!

Representatives from all over the country meet students from all over Illinois.

Representatives from all over the country meet students from all over Illinois.