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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 more importantly, 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.

To learn more about this transformational virtual career leadership experience for first generation students, check out the video, benefits, schedule, speakers, and testimonials of advisors from past events.

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

Morning 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

Developing Your Career Path For Success Panel

2:00pm - 3.00pm

This transformational session with five distinguished speaker/panelist will provide students with an opportunity to not only learn about the key components of creating a career path that leads to career leadership success after graduation, but more importantly, this incredible panel will provide some valuable insight and practical words of wisdom that can be used to design and develop the career that is best for you after graduation.

Included with this session are a set of tips and reflections questions within your digital program that can be used to develop the career path that is best for you.

Afternoon Party with DJ and Emcee

3:00pm - 3.30pm

During the middle of the day, we will be hosting an afternoon party with our live DJ that will feature amazing music and opportunity for you to relax, chill, and listen to amazing music.

Intertwined with this afternoon party will be a special activity, networking opportunities, and a chance to win free prizes.

Developing The Resiliency To Overcome Any Professional Challenge

3:30pm - 4.30pm

This transformational session will feature five incredible speakers/panelists who are not only first generation professionals, but have the knowledge, wisdom,  insight, and experiences that will enable you to develop the resiliency that is needed to attain career leadership success after graduation.

Included with this session are a set of tips and reflections questions within your digital program that can be used to help you develop the resiliency needed to attain leadership and professional success!

A Call to Action Empowerment Session

4:30pm - 5.30pm

The closing session will not only be a time where participants will network with one another, reflect upon the entire day, and develop an action plan for leadership/professional success after graduation, but during this time we will be giving out prizes, hosting various activities, provided someone with a $250.00 scholarship, and hearing powerful words from a life changing speaker.

SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 2021

Morning 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 have enabled him to thrive and succeed as a first generation college student and professional.

LUNCH

11:30am - 1.00pm

COLLEGE TO CAREER

1:00pm - 2.00pm

This transformational session will feature five incredible speakers/panelists who are not only first generation professionals, but have the knowledge, wisdom,  insight, and experiences that will enable you to effectively make the transition from college to career.

Specific things that will be discussed during this session will revolve around resume writing, interviewing, job searching, finding the right job, and ways that you can position yourself for success during the first 90 days.

Included with this session are a set of tips and reflections questions within your digital program that can be used to help you make the smooth transition from college to career.

Afternoon Party with DJ and Emcee

2:00pm - 2.30pm

During the middle of the day, we will be hosting an afternoon party with our live DJ that will feature amazing music and opportunity for you to relax, chill, and listen to amazing music.

Intertwined with this afternoon party will be a special activity, networking opportunities, and a chance to win free prizes.

From Entry Level to C-Suite Executive

2:30pm - 3.30pm

This transformational session will feature five incredible speakers/panelists who are not only first generation professionals, but have the knowledge, wisdom,  insight, and experiences that will enable you to learn what specific things you must do to thrive, succeed, and attain an influential leadership opportunity within your area of expertise.

Included with this session are a set of tips and reflections questions within your digital program that can be used to help you evolve from entry level to c-suite executive.

A Call to Action Empowerment Session

3:30pm - 4.30pm

The closing session will not only be a time where participants will network with one another, reflect upon the entire day, and develop an action plan for leadership/professional success after graduation, but during this will be a time where we will be giving out prizes, hosting various activities, providing someone with a $250.00 scholarship, and hearing powerful words from a life changing speaker.

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 will be impacting the lives of first generation students at this year’s Circle of Change First Generation Students Virtual Career 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 until April 1, 2021.

The Circle of Change Leadership Team has decided to extend the early bird rate so that more first generation students can attend the virtual career leadership experience this April 2021.

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.