Exciting Fairbanks, Alaska is located just 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle. Almost 33,000 brave souls call the city home, while another 9,217 enterprising students live at the beautiful University of Alaska at Fairbanks. From this flagship school, students are encouraged to pursue many different degrees, including understanding Arctic animals better with an Arctic biology degree, understanding Arctic building structures better with an Arctic engineering degree, and understanding the original settlers better with a degree in aboriginal studies. This flagship school also offers world-renown programs in geophysics and supercomputing. Located very nearby is the campus of Wayland Baptist University. Enterprising students at the university often work hard to obtain master’s degrees in management or in education in instruction leadership while working nearby.
The widely varied economic base of Fairbanks leads to many exciting opportunities for enterprising residents. Exciting tourism opportunities abound in the city because it is the largest city in Alaska’s interior and draws in about 325,000 visitors each summer. One in three Fairbank residents works for the government. Almost 50,000 residents proudly serve at nearby Fort Wainwright. Fort Knox Gold Mine is the largest gold mine in this lovely state. The enterprising people of Kinross Gold operate this historic mine.