A virtual program for all Missouri students presented by MOACAC and StriveScan

Disclaimer: MOACAC does not support or endorse attendance at any in-person fair in Missouri given the current situation with COVID-19. MOACAC does not assume any liability for attendance at any in-person event that may be listed, or have been previously listed on the MOACAC website.


The registration deadline for the Show-Me My Future college and career exploration program has been extended to August 13th. We invite colleges, career organizations, military branches, skilled trades, fire/police academies and career-training programs to register now.  Additionally, colleges and universities interested in signing up for another institution-specific presentation can do so (max 2 total). As always, colleges and universities can participate in multiple panel presentations.

MOACAC is excited to announce “Show-Me My Future”—a series of virtual college and career events offered this fall for all Missouri students. This 4 week program, in partnership with StriveScan, will offer all Missouri students the opportunity to gain important college and career information and interact with a wide variety of post-secondary options all in a safe, flexible online format.

The program will consist of college and career knowledge panel sessions on topics such as finding a college that fits, essay writing, financial aid, military service, non-university options, and more. Sessions will be presented by college, career, and financial aid experts from Missouri and across the U.S. The program will also feature individual information sessions hosted by a range of colleges and universities. We also hope to have presentations from military branches, skilled trades, first responder academies, and career training programs.

Monday-Thursday Sessions: 4:00 - 9:00 pm CST
Sunday Sessions: 2:00 - 4:00 pm CST and 7:00 - 9:00 pm CST

College Knowledge & Affinity Group Panels 

  • Week 1, Sept. 13 - 17
  • College Knowledge Topics may include, but are not limited to: Finding the Right College Fit, How to Write an Effective College Admission Essay, Navigating Financial Aid and Scholarships, Applying as a First-Generation Student
  • Affinity Groups may include, but are not limited to: Religiously Affiliated Colleges, Rural Institutions–There’s More than Meets the Eye, Community Colleges, Trade and Technical Colleges, the UM System Schools, A Taste of the South
  • College reps will decide on the session name and content, and are responsible for assembling their own participants
  • Institutions and representatives may participate on multiple panels
  • Each institution will receive a list of student registrations and questions after the session

Institution Specific Sessions

  • Week 2, Sept. 21 - 24
  • Week 3, Sept. 27 - Oct. 1
  • Week 4, Oct. 6 - 8
  • Limited to TWO sessions per institution or organization
  • College reps will decide on the session name and content, and are responsible for assembling their own participants
  • Student registrations and questions will be provided after the session for further follow-up

Individual sessions for: Military, Skilled Trades, 1st Responder Academies, Career Training Programs, Non-College Organizations, For-Profit Institutions 

  • Week 4, Oct. 4 - 5
  • Topics may include, but are not limited to: Information on Army Careers, Entering the Police or Fire Academy, Hot Careers that Don’t Require a College Degree, Writing My Resume, Short-term Training Options, Financial Aid/Funding Organizations
  • Organizations will decide on the session name and content, and are responsible for assembling their own participants
  • Student registrations and questions will be provided after the session for further follow-up
Panel Presentations Individual Institution Presentations
45 minutes 45 minutes
$200 per institution $350
Minimum of 3 institutions Limited to TWO individual session
May participate on multiple panels  


Registration will occur on the MOACAC website. MOACAC membership is NOT required to purchase a session, but MOACAC members will be given first priority.  For further information on membership rates starting at $15.00, please visit our membership page. The MOACAC Executive Board reserves the right to make recommendations and adjustments to presentation timing and topics that best serve students and the intended purpose of the program while also respecting the wishes of presenting organizations.

The Show-Me event occurs over a 4 week period. Week 1 is for panels (see above), weeks 2 and 3 are designated for colleges/universities (see above), and week 4 has slots available for organizations outside of the traditional college or university (i.e. trades, military, non-college entities, for-profit institutions, etc.). Please register for a session in the appropriate week based on your organization.    

Members: Opens July 20, 12:00 pm CST
Non-Members: Opens July 27, 12:00 pm CST
Registration Closes: Aug. 13, 12:00 pm CST

Registration fees are non-refundable


Panel Presentation Registration

Individual Institution Registration

Military, Career, and For-Profit Registration 

High School Counselors, Students, Families

  • FREE to counselors, students and families
  • Schedule posted and Student/Counselor registration opens: August 20, 12:00 pm CST and will remain open throughout program
  • Please forward this message to any local organization in your area who might wish to purchase a session to promote their organization, i.e. local trade unions, cosmetology schools, workforce training programs, apprenticeship programs, etc.

Town Hall for Further Information

The MOACAC President and College Fair Co-Chairs hosted a Town Hall meeting with StriveScan on July 14 to provide additional information.  The meeting recording and slides are available below: