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Welcome to the Circle of Change First Generation Student Virtual Career Leadership Experience

The Circle of Change First Generation Student Virtual Career Leadership Experience has been created by the Circle of Change Leadership Team to provide first generation students with a virtual career leadership experience that is specifically geared towards helping these incredible students position themselves for career leadership success after graduation.

With a lack of career readiness programs designed specifically for first generation students, the Circle of Change Leadership Team felt inspired and motivated to create a virtual career leadership experience that provides first generation students with a program that has been created to help them attain career leadership success in college and beyond.

Over this two day virtual career leadership experience, first generation students will not only hear from successful first generation professionals from top tier organizations who have thrived and succeeded after graduation, but moreimportantly, we will be providing specific programs that are designed to meet the needs of first generation students and help them increase their leadership and career competencies in an engaging, fresh, and fun way.

SIX INCREDIBLE BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS


Two Days of Valuable Career Readiness and Leadership Training

Access to Recordings of Every Session 45 Days After Conference is Complete

Networking Opportunities with first generation professionals from top tier organizations and companies

Free Digital Leadership Workbook
for Every Participant

Lifetime membership into the Circle of Change Emerging Leaders Alumni Group

Access to Resume Reviewers and Career Coaches Throughout Conference Experience

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Circle of Change First Generation Student Virtual Career Leadership Experience


FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2021

OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER

10:00am - 12.00pm

The opening keynote speaker will not only provide first generation students with an inspirational and engaging keynote presentation on career leadership success, but more importantly, this dynamic and engaging speaker will provide applicable and practical words of wisdom that will empower students with the skills needed to position themselves for career leadership success after graduation.

LUNCH

12:00pm - 2.00pm

DESIGNING YOUR CAREER PATH

2:00pm - 3.00pm

Designing your career path will consist of engaging discussion with four professionals that are skilled at helping students and professionals develop a career plan for success.

During this session, first generation students will not only learn about the key components of an effective professional and digital brand, but more importantly, they will be provided with some valuable insight and practical words of wisdom that can be used to design their future career path.

Included with this session, students will be given a set of questions that first generationstudents can use to design their future career path after graduating from college.

VIRTUAL PARTY WITH LIVE DJ

3:00pm - 3.30pm

Overcoming First Generation Professional Challenges Within The Workplace

3:30pm - 4.30pm

Overcoming First Generation Professional Challenges Within the Workplace will consist of an engaging discussion with four highly successful first generation professionals from top tier organizations and companies.

During this second session, first generation students will not only learn about the challenges that many first generation professionals have to face when they make the transition from college to career, but each of these professionals will share the stories and solutions that they have used to overcome these real challenges that many first generation professionals face after graduation.

CLOSING SESSION

4:30pm - 5.30pm

The closing session will be a time of networking, self-reflection, story-telling, and action planning for every first generation student. Mixed in with this time of self-reflection will be a live DJ and time where prizes will be given as well.

SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 2021

OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER

10:00am - 12.00pm

The opening keynote speaker will not only provide first generation students with an inspirational and engaging keynote presentation on career leadership success, but more importantly, this dynamic and engaging speaker will provide applicable and practical words of wisdom that will empower students with the skills needed to position themselves for career leadership success after graduation.

LUNCH

11:30am - 1.00pm

COLLEGE TO CAREER

1:00pm - 2.00pm

College to Career will consist of an engaging discussion with four successful first generation professionals from top tier organizations and companies who will share some of the lessons
that have enabled them to successfully make the transition from college to career as a first
generation student.

During this session, we will talk about job searching, interviewing, networking, professional associations, attaining a mentor, developing the right professional competencies, and using your experience as a first generation student to share your story and value to a potential organization or companies.

VIRTUAL PARTY WITH LIVE DJ

2:00pm - 2.30pm

ENTRY LEVEL TO C-SUITE EXECUTIVE

2:30pm - 3.30pm

Entry level to C-Suite Executive session will consist of an engaging discussion with four highly successful first generation professionals from top tier organizations and companies that have successfully evolved, grew, and became c-suite executives as first generation professionals.

During this final session, first generation students will not only learn how to position themselves for career leadership success during the first 90 days of beginning a new job or internship, but more importantly, they will learn about the specific things that they can do to position themselves for growth and leadership opportunities within their professional area of expertise.

CLOSING SESSION

3:30pm - 4.30pm

The closing session will be a time of networking, self-reflection, story-telling, and action planning for every first generation student. Mixed in with this time of self-reflection will be a live DJ and time where prizes will be given as well.

ADVISOR TESTIMONIALS

ABOUT THE CIRCLE OF CHANGE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE


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DR. TYSON BEALE, DEAN OF STUDENTS,

The COC Leadership Conference made an incredible impact on our students! Conference speakers and session facilitators were thought – provoking, skilled and provided practical strategies and resources for all attendees. Since our initial partnership with Dr. Fredenburg and his team, our students have enthusiastically shared their COC experiences with others and continue to excel on campus.

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DAMAREA PARKER, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR,

Circle of Change has impacted thousands of first-generation students around the world, and within my years in higher education at CSUSB, CSULA, SJSU, CSUF, and USC, the students come back transformed and with a new mindset focused on making an impact in their communities.

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DR. TRACY PASQUA DEA, SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM STUDENT SERVICES

Circle of Change gave an opportunity for our first gen students to see and hear from leaders who looked like them and had shared experiences as them. COCLC inspired our students that anything is possible and that they have the power within themselves, now, to achieve great things for themselves and for their community to advance positive change.

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DR. MARK HARTLEY, DEAN OF STUDENT LIFE,

Working at a California Community College, I see first-hand the powerful and life-changing difference Circle of Change makes in the lives of my students…especially first-generation college students. These students return empowered, self-confident, and with a plan of action to achieve their career goals. COC is a difference-maker!

SPEAKERS AND PANELIST

Over this two-day virtual career leadership experience, first generation students from all across the country will have the opportunity to learn from incredible keynote speakers and accomplished professionals from top tier companies and organizations. Provided below are the names of a few keynote speakers and accomplished professionals from top tier companies and organizations that have positively impacted the lives of first generation students at past conferences that were hosted by the Circle of Change Leadership Experience.


STUDENT REGISTRATION

The registration cost for each student who desires to attend the Circle of Change First Generation Virtual Career Leadership Experience will be $99.00 before March 1, 2021.

After March 1, 2021, the student registration will be $125.00.

The Circle of Change First Generation Virtual Career Leadership Experience includes access to all the keynote speeches, panel discussions, group/networking activities, and other special events offered at the Circle of Change First Generation Virtual Leadership Experience in the Spring of 2021. To register your students for the Circle of Change First Generation Virtual Career Leadership Experience, you can click on the registration button that has been provided below and you will be able to register your students.