College & Career Fair, Saturday March 25

College & Career Fair, Saturday March 25
Jessica Villeda

Students will meet representatives from colleges around the country.

Granada Hills Charter (GHC) is teaming up with the Western Assn. for College Admission Counseling (WACAC) to host one of Southern California’s largest college fairs on March 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with more than 100 colleges and universities scheduled to be present and thousands of attendees expected to attend. 

The college fair will be held outside of John Elway Football Stadium. There, attendees will find booths from colleges and universities around the world, as well as special guest GHC alumni from the local business community to provide current students with real-world examples of careers gained from a high-quality, 21st-century education.

“This year’s event is more college and career-focused than in previous years, and workshops will cover topics such as UC/CSU Updates, Resume Building, STEM careers, and How to Select a Major,” said Gina Corpus (Administrative Director, Counseling) regarding what attendees should expect from the fair.

The workshops will run in advance of the fair booths and representatives, beginning at 9 a.m.

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GHC has partnered with WACAC whose mission is, in part, “to support and advance the work of counseling and enrollment professionals from California and Nevada” (

“[The college fair] is such a positive experience because I get to explore a lot of different interests at a college level,” said Zainab Al-Atya, a junior who attended the event last year. “I’m really looking forward to visiting more colleges and meeting representatives from other colleges I didn’t get to connect with last year. It’s such a big event and there is so much to offer!”

Prior to attending the event, students and parents should register at to receive a personalized barcode colleges can easily scan for attendee information and to share details about the college or university. The day after the fair, attendees will receive a report with information on the colleges and universities that scanned their barcodes.

“What this school has always done for the community is to perform above and beyond.” said Victor Berrellez (Class of 1975) who is returning this year in one of the career booths/workshops representing the financial industry. Berrellez is a Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager for U.S. Bank and Board Chair of VICA, the Valley Industry and Commerce Association. “I take great pride in being a Highlander!”

Founded in 1961, Granada Hills Charter opened its doors as an independent public school in 2003 and 20 years later serves nearly 6,000 students in grades TK-12. Named a California Distinguished School based on its outstanding student outcomes, GHC’s student population is one of the most diverse, with more than 40 languages spoken and over 60 nationalities represented. 

Granada Hills Charter’s high school campus is located at 10535 Zelzah Ave.

For more information on GHC’s college fair, contact Jordan Duke at or call (818) 360-2361, ext. 392.