Providing All Students Access to Opportunities
That Help Them Reach Their Full Potential

College and Career Fair 2023

  • Date: Wednesday, September 27th, 2023
  • Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
  • Location: Harper College- 1200 West Algonquin Rd., Palatine, IL 60067

Event Details and Itinerary for Directions College and Career Fair 2023

  • Parking Location:            Park in Lot 14 using the Roselle Road Entrance to campus
  • 5:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.     Student/Parent Registration (Wojcik Conference Center, Building W)
  • 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.     Keynote Panel (Wojcik Conference Center, Building W)
  • 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.    College & Career Fair- Building A (2nd Floor Entrance)
Volunteers will help guide guests to the fair following the keynote. Link to Harper's Campus Directions Page   

DIRECTIONS Keynote Speaker Panel for 2023

  • Harper College- Apprenticeship Programs
    • Besa Sadiku, Manager of Workforce Initiatives
  • Elmhurst University- Elmhurst Learning & Success Academy (ELSA)
    • Tim Ahlberg, Associate Director for Affinity Population
  • Loras College
    • Dr. Lynn Gallagher, Director of Lynch Disability Resource & Cultural Center

What is the Directions College and Career Fair?

The goal is to provide every student access to an academic and/or a career-oriented opportunity after high school and equip every student with the knowledge they need to succeed after graduation.

Our consortium of school administrators, school counselors, and special educators include representatives from Barrington Community Unit School District 220, Township High School District 211, High School District 214, St. Viator High School, and Harper College.

Combined, our schools serve more than 3,000 students who receive special education or Section 504 services. This event is intended to reach hundreds of potential future students.

Equipping all students with the knowledge they need
for success after high school.

Days until this year's Directions fair...

Thank you to Northwest Educational Council for Student Success (NECSS)