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Tri-Valley College and Career Fair is tonight, Sept. 29

Original post made on Oct 1, 2011

High school students and parents are invited to attend the Tri-Valley College and Career Fair tonight from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, at Foothill High School, 4375 Foothill Road. Nearly 100 colleges will be in attendance, along with representatives from UCs, CSUs, private, community colleges, career technical, and military schools. The fair will be held in the gyms. Call 719-3394 or e-mail

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Stoneridge
on Oct 1, 2011 at 3:18 pm

I think it's great that we have such a large college fair for our students. The staff do an excellent job coordinating this event.

One suggestion...I would love to see the Tri-Valley College Fair move to another weeknight. Thursday nights are difficult for students preparing for tests and quizes on Friday. I understand this fair always takes place on a Thursday night. Also, if the fair could start right after school, students could go directly after school before going home to do their homework and study.

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Posted by PUSD staff
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 3, 2011 at 9:34 am

The state sets the date and time of these college fairs to accomodate the reps travel to the locations. Also need to keep in mind that the fair is for parents, who for the majority, need an evening time because of their jobs.

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Posted by Helen
a resident of Del Prado
on Oct 3, 2011 at 5:45 pm

I would prefer having the fair held over the weekend since many students and parents just don't have the flexibility during the school/work week to attend this important fair. My student and I went last year and it definitely increased her awareness of the huge variety of college and some other options that are available for after high school. We were able to talk with college reps and got information about specific campuses easily and efficiently.

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