Special Events

The Counseling Office receives information about a variety of events throughout the year that students at Kennedy could benefit from. This list is updated upon receipt of new information. Each event varies in date, time, location, etc. Most registrations are done online so links are included.


Eastern Iowa College Fair

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS & SENIORS - Are you interested in attending a College Fair? The Eastern Iowa College Fair will be held Wednesday, September 12 from 9:30 – 11:30 am at Kirkwood Community College in Johnson Hall. This is a GREAT opportunity to learn more from Admissions Representatives representing 75+ different colleges and universities.


Golden Circle College Fair

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Students of all ages are encouraged to visit the annual Golden Circle College and Career Fair. Whether you're a freshmen or sophomore just starting to explore career options, or a junior or senior narrowing your list of college choices, Golden Circle College & Career Fair is the perfect opportunity for you to gather knowledge, make connections, and begin to make informed decisions about your future.

  • Date: Sunday, September 23, 2018
  • New Location: Iowa Center for Higher Education - 2500 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA
  • Time: 12:30 - 3 pm


  • College and University Representation. As the largest college fair in Iowa, Golden Circle offers the most diverse list of exhibiting colleges and universities with over 130 colleges and universities represented at the event.
  • Career Cluster Representatives. Learn about emerging career fields and the education required by visiting the NEW Career Cluster booths. Each of the 16 Career Clusters will be represented by Central Iowa business and industry leaders, giving students the opportunity to discuss their career interests while visiting colleges about potential programs and majors.
  • Breakout Sessions. Take the opportunity to listen in a free break-out session on topics like emerging industry, Iowa job growth, career planning, college selection, employer expectations, and the financial aid process.


College Application Week

Dates at KennedyTBA

Iowa College Aid is pleased to announce October as the month for the Iowa College Application Campaign. Throughout October, high schools across the state will host events to assist students with the college application process. Kennedy will participate in the College Application event, with the goal of ensuring that all students in our senior class apply to at least one college or university this fall.

The goal of Iowa College Application Campaign is to provide an opportunity for all Iowa seniors to complete and file college applications. To us, college means any education program beyond high school including certificate programs, two-year degree programs, and four-year programs. This initiative is so important because research shows that in Iowa, nearly two-thirds of the top 50 fastest growing occupations require some type of formal training program or post-secondary education.

More information is available here: http://kenn.cr.k12.ia.us/academics/college-application-campaign/


UNI Business Day

Friday, November 2 – 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

UNIBusiness Day is a special visit day dedicated to high school students who have an interest and aptitude for business. It is the perfect opportunity for students to learn more about how our nationally recognized program can help make a difference in the world and land the career of their dreams.

UNIBusiness Day will cover:

  • Potential business careers
  • UNIBusiness majors and minors
  • UNIBusiness internship opportunities
  • UNI Student Organizations
  • Low cost study abroad options

Students are encouraged to visit UNI.edu/business to learn more.