Pathway to my Future

College & Career Fair Edition
With assistance from Student Intern Garam Kim
A Message From Our Director
Dr. Mariane Doyle
Welcome to the William S. Hart District’s 7th annual College and Career Fair! 

This year, we are so excited to partner with College of the Canyons as our hosts and planning colleagues! With over 100 colleges, universities, trade schools, and educational partners, this fair provides diverse offerings to high school and college transfer students and families. We are so grateful to have such wonderful representation in Santa Clarita and we are thankful to our Corporate Sponsor, SteamWorks, for supporting our event!

Official Corporate Sponsor -
Steamworks Center
Thank you Tania Mulry
of Steamwork Center
for your support!
Steamwork Center is a workspace and resource hub for entrepreneurs in the Santa Clarita Valley. They offer a variety of flexible space arrangements to people who need to host an event, lead a class, have a private client meeting or just a quiet desk for the day. Steamwork Center supports entrepreneurs and connect them to emerging talent in the Santa Clarita Valley from our local schools, colleges, returning graduates and experienced freelancers.

Tania Mulry of Steamwork Center will be at the College & Career Fair offering industry and career advice to students.

College & Career Fair
October 21, 2017
9:00 am to noon
You are invited to attend the William S. Hart Union School District Career & College Readiness College and Career Fair, held in collaboration with College of the Canyons. The event will at College of the Canyons Valencia Campus, Honor Grove, on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9:00 am to Noon.

For additional information, please view our flyers below in both English and Spanish. To print the flyers, please visit our website here.

To register for the College Fair, please click here.
List of Representatives - College Fair
120+ Representatives at the College and Career Fair
There are over 120 in-state, out-of-state Colleges, Universities, Military Academies, Test Preparations, Industry Experts, and College of the Canyons Programs present at the College and Career Fair. We hope you can join us and come see your favorites. To view the complete list of representatives and a map of where they will be located at the College of Canyons Honor Grove, please click on the link below.

Student College Fair Question Checklist
Student Preparation
College Checklist
Do you need tips on the best questions to ask at the College Fair? Check out our Student Checklist. We have sample questions to ask the representatives on admissions, financial aid, classroom size, housing and student life.

Student Career Question Checklist
Helpful Career Oriented Questions
Would you like a list of helpful questions to ask Industry Experts, a Mentor, or Companies you are interested in pursuing an internship, job shadow, or seeking helpful advice? Click on the link below to view the list.

Career and College Exploration Assistance
Who Do You Want 2 Be

The ‘Who Do You Want 2 B’ website includes Information on California High School and Community College courses, career options, and financial assistance. It will help you make decisions about the right courses to take in High School and Community College so that you have the opportunity to turn that passion of yours into a great career and future.

For additional career exploration resources, please click on the link below.

Naviance Career and College Exploration Tool

Naviance is a Career and College Readiness partner providing students with college planning and career assessment tools. The feature includes college research and matching tools, course planning, career assessment, personality tests, and surveys to help students connect what they are doing in school to what they would like to do once they complete their education. 

Naviance also integrates with "The Common Application" platform used for the submission of college applications, as well as online submission of transcripts, school forms, and recommendations. 

Interviews with College/University Representatives
Interview with University of California, Irvine
The University of California, Irvine, is a public research University located in Irvine, California, United States, and one of the 10 campuses in the University of California system.  Let us not forget their Mascot, the Anteater, was voted best College Mascot in 2015!

Interview with Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
FIDM college offers 26 Associate of Arts degree programs; a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management , nine bachelor's degree programs in Professional Studies, including International Manufacturing & Product Development, Textile Production & Development, Entertainment Set Design & Decoration, Film & TV Costume Design, Footwear Design, Digital Media and Menswear .

Interview with
College of the Canyons
College of the Canyons, COC, is a public two-year Community College operating two campuses in our hometown of Santa Clarita providing a wide range of educational opportunities including certificate and degree options, preparation for transfer to a four year institution, a special admissions program for high school juniors and seniors and much more! COC will be presenting many of their academic programs, and information on the First Year Promise and College Now! programs at the College Fair. To read more about COC, please click on the link below.

Interview with Arizona State University - Go Sun Devils!!
Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ is a public research University ranked #1 in the U.S. for innovation, dedicated to accessibility and excellence. It is also one of the largest United States Universities by enrollment.

Interview with Biola University
Biola University is a private, Evangelical Christian University and is located approximately 16 miles from downtown Los Angeles, in La Mirada, California. Founded in 1908, the University has over 40 major academic fields of study in six schools.

Interview with the
University of Alabama
The University of Alabama is a public research University located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and the flagship of the University of Alabama System. Founded in 1820, UA is the oldest and largest of the public Universities in Alabama.

Interview with the
Sheriff's Department
Careers in Law Enforcement
Have you ever considered a career in Law Enforcement or with the Fire Department? Both agencies will be at our College & Career Fair ready to answer your questions.

To read further on a career with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, please click here.
Interview with Counselor Suzanne Van Amberg
Tips to Prepare for the College Fair
Suzanne Van Amberg, Head Counselor at West Ranch High School, shares her tips on how to prepare for the College Fair.

  • Write down questions before you come.
  • Please visit Naviance and take the career interest survey and the personality test.

For more tips, please click on the link below.

Student Made College Fair Advertisements
Drake Walker, 2016 West Ranch High School Alumni, gives a 'Shout Out' for the College Fair while he is attending the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Drake was a Business Career Pathway Award recipient and two time winner of the prestigious Wharton International Financial Investment Competition.
Sam Hassanzadeh, 2016 West Ranch High School Alumni, gives another 'Shout Out' for the College Fair while attending the University of California, Irvine.

Sam was also a Business Career Pathway Award recipient and two time winner of the prestigious Wharton International Financial Investment Competition.
Student Produced
College and Career Fair
Video for School Advertising

Thank you West Ranch TV and Mrs. Overdevest for making the College and Career Fair a great promotional video to show at all the schools and on social media! We just love student hands-on learning!
Tristan Esquivez, 2016 West Ranch High School Alumni, gives another 'Shout Out' for the College Fair while attending College of the Canyons.

Tristan was also a Business Career Pathway Award recipient and two time winner of the prestigious Wharton International Financial Investment Competition.
Event Calendar:
Attend the Green STEM Fair 11/4/2017
Find Your Green Path -
Green STEM Summit
November 4, 2017
You are invited to participate in the Green STEM Summit organized by the Santa Clarita Environmental Education Consortium (SCEEC). High school (grades 9 – 12) and community college students will learn to chart their green career pathway through an exciting and interactive speed mentoring format where students speak with dozens of environmental and sustainability professionals from industry, government and academia.

This event is free, but registration will be required at —

For more information and a list of participants, please click below.

Event Calendar:
Attend the Advanced Technology/Product Development Careers Speaker Panel
Thursday, 10/12/2017 6-8 PM
Students, parents and the public are invited to attend a speaker panel and displays on careers in advanced technologies on Thursday, October 12, from 6 – 8 pm at the Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons (COC). This event highlights  “Careers in the Making… design, engineering, fabrication, and more…”  Admission and parking are free, but reserve seats are required at .

Celebrity host  Titan Gilroy  will be the keynote speaker. Gilroy is the owner of TITANS of CNC, an elite aerospace CNC Machine shop in Northern California, and the  Executive Producer and Star of the television series, TITANS of CNC ( formerly TITAN American Built). Representatives from local advanced technology companies will discuss career paths in manufacturing and advanced technologies, along with displays and activities explaining opportunities in design, engineering, fabrication, robotics, and distribution.
Find the Pathway to YOUR Future
Find the Pathway to YOUR Future by contacting your Hart District Career & College Readiness Specialist, Counselor, Career Coach, or Counselors at College of the Canyons.
College Fair Workshops
Educational Workshops at the College & Career Fair
Please come attend our educational workshops at the College & Career Fair.

Select from:
  • Understanding the Financial Aid Process
  • Community College Programs and Transfer
  • College Now! COC's special admission and waived tuition program.
  • Exploring Careers

For a complete list of workshop descriptions, locations, presenters, and times, please click here.
California's Four Systems of
Higher Education
What are the Four System of Higher Education?
For a helpful chart outlining the California Four Systems of Higher Education, please click here .
Register for the College Fair!
Please help us in our planning and register for the College & Career Fair. Thank you!
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Career & College Readiness Department
Contact Information
Mariane Doyle, Ph.D.
Director of Career Technical and Adult Education
661-259-0033 x233

Nadia Cotti
CCR Program Specialist
661-259-0033 x228

Sue Reynolds
Career Development Coordinator
661-259-0033 x232

Linda Cox
CCR Strategic Projects
661-259-0033 x223

Denise Miller
Administrative Assistant
661-259-0033 x242

Dan Sopher
Data Technician
661-259-0033 x234

Suzette Davis
College & Career Fair Interim Advisor
661-259-0033 x434
Career & College Readiness
School Site Specialists
For information on Career Pathways and our Extended Day Classes available both daytime and after hours, contact the CCR Specialist at your school site listed below.

Academy of the Canyons/ Learning Post
Jillian Edmonson

Bowman High School
Lisa James

Canyon High School
Syreeta Brown

Golden Valley High School
Holli Kalaleh

Hart High School
Donna Washington

Saugus High School
Kari Dahlquist

Valencia High School
Tina Olinger

West Ranch High School
Melissa Jenkins

For information on all the programs and services that the Hart District's Career & College Readiness Department provided or to join us as a valued Business Partner, go to our website,
Hart District | Career & College Readiness | 661.259.0033 x 242 |