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WELCOME TO THE FIRST-GENERATION STUDENT CAREER LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

The 2024 First Generation Student Career Leadership Experience has been created to provide First Generation Students with a career leadership experience that is specifically geared towards helping these incredible students position themselves for career leadership success in college and beyond!

With a lack of career conferences designed specifically to meet the needs of First-Generation Students, this transformational career leadership experience provides First Generation Students with a national conference specifically for them that has been designed to empower them with career awareness, career readiness, and the professional/leadership skills needed to attain career success in college and beyond.

Over this three-days, First Generation Students from across the country will not only network with other First Generation Students, hear from dynamic guest speakers who were First Generation Students, and  learn from highly successful First-Generation Professionals from top tier organizations who have thrived and succeeded within their careers as First Generation Professionals, but more importantly, we every program throughout the conference has been specifically designed to meet the career awareness, readiness, and development needs of First-Generation Students in an engaging, fresh, inspirational, and fun way.

To help you learn more about why people have been so excited about their experience at the First-Generation Student Career Leadership Experience, you can check out the video and career conference information below.

EIGHT INCREDIBLE BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS


Three Days of Valuable Career Readiness, Career Awareness, Professional Development, and Leadership Training for First-Generation Students

Access to the Virtual Recordings of every Keynote and Panel Sessions featured at the conference 60 Days After the First-Generation Student Career Leadership Experience is Complete.

Networking and Mentorship Opportunities with Successful First-Generation Professionals from Top-Tier Organizations and Companies.

Free Career Workbook, Pen, Circle of Change Bag, T-Shirt or Book, and Lunch on Friday and Saturday.

Customized Career, Professional, and Leadership Development Empowerment Workshop Sessions

Cultural Excursion Opportunities for First-Generation Students Within South Florida.

Access to Resume Reviewers, Opportunities to Attain Professional Headshots, and Career Coaching from Top Career Experts.

Lifetime Membership into the Circle of Change Emerging Leaders Alumni Group and Opportunities to Win Financial Scholarships

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

2024 FIRST-GENERATION STUDENT CAREER LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE IN-PERSON SCHEDULE


FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2023

Opening Keynote Speaker

9:00am – 10:30am

The opening keynote speaker will provide First Generation Students with an inspirational and engaging keynote presentation on strategic ways to attain career leadership success after graduation.

This dynamic and engaging session will also provide applicable and practical solutions to some of the greatest career and leadership development challenges facing First-Generation Students and Professionals.

Career and Leadership Breakout Sessions

10:45am – 11:35am

First-Generationstudents will have the opportunity to choose between a set of career leadership breakout sessions focused on empowering them with the professional and leadership skills needed to thrive and succeed within their areas of expertise after graduation.

This interactive and engaging set of career and leadership breakout sessions will be focused on specific areas that will enhance the career and leadership development of every first-generation student that attends this career leadership experience.

Developing Your Career Path

11:45am – 12:45pm

The first career leadership development panel session will consist of distinguished speakers/panelists from top-tier companies and organizations within South Florida.

During this session, First Generation Students will not only increase their self-awareness and develop the knowledge that is needed for them to design and develop a career path that is best for them post-graduation, but they will be able to ask questions, connect, and learn about potential career opportunities with these powerful panelists and speakers.

Lunch

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Lunch will be provided by the Circle of Change Leadership Team!

During this time, First-Generation Student attendees will be intentionally placed in groups to network and connect with others at the conference.

From College to Career

2:00pm – 3:00pm

The second career leadership development panel session will consist of distinguished speakers & panelists from top-tier companies and organizations within South Florida.

During this session, First Generation Students will not only learn about resume writing, job interviews, finding the right job, and internships/volunteer opportunities, but they will talk about negotiation and specific ways that students can position themselves for success during the first 90 days of a new job.

CAREER REFLECTION & SNACK BREAK

3:00pm – 3:30pm

During our first career reflection time, first- generation students will not only have an opportunity to attain a snack, but they will be able to take a break, reflect upon the conference, network with others students/professionals, review the things that they have learned, and prepare themselves for final session of the day.

ONE COLLEGE NATION

3:30pm – 4:30pm

The final session of the day will consist of a high-energy, engaging, and interactive leadership, relationship building, and team-building program that will incorporate an assortment of games and activities that have not only been created to help students network and connect with one another, but it’s been created to help First-Generation Students increase their analytical, critical thinking, communication, problem-solving, collaboration, and teamworking skills.

Integrated with these exciting games and activities will be free prizes and opportunities for First Generation Students to share their experiences with everyone else at the conference.

Explore Miami

5:00pm – 9:00pm

At the end of the day, we encourage students and professionals to explore the amazing cultural excursions that are available throughout South Florida.

Our leadership team will be providing every attendee with a list of restaurants, beaches, cultural experiences, and other fun activities that students and professionals can enjoy while they are attending the First-Generation Student Career Conference in South Florida.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2023

Opening Keynote Speaker

9:00am – 10:30am

The opening session will be a highly engaging, interactive, and dynamic keynote presentation that revolves around Leadership Lessons Learned from a First-Generation Student of Immigrant Parents.

During this keynote presentation, students will not only learn how to use their cultural background and experiences as leadership and career assets, but more importantly, they will be provided with some transformational leadership lessons that will empower them to be more resilient, attain career success, and make a positive impact in the world as a leader.

Career and Leadership Breakout Sessions

10:45am – 11:35am

During our third set of career and leadership breakout sessions, first- generation students will have the opportunity to choose between a set of career leadership breakout sessions focused on empowering them with the career leadership skills needed to thrive and succeed within their careers after graduation.

This interactive and engaging set of career and leadership breakout sessions will be focused on specific areas that will enhance the career and leadership development of every first-generation student that participates in this experience.

Building Your Social Capital Through Intentional Relationships

11:45am – 1:00pm

The third career leadership development panel session will consist of distinguished speakers & panelists from top-tier companies and organizations within South Florida.

During this session, First-Generation Students will not only learn how to network, connect, and build positive relationships with others (both in-person and digitally), but more importantly, they will learn about digital branding, how to network and navigate Linkedin, and how to build social capital through intentional relationship building.

Lunch

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Lunch will be provided by the Circle of Change Leadership Team!

During this time, First-Generation Student attendees will be intentionally placed in groups to network and connect with others at the conference.

Integrating Resiliency and Self-Care Practices Into Your Career and Leadership Journey

2:00pm – 3:00pm

The fourth career leadership development panel session will consist of distinguished speakers & panelists from top-tier companies and organizations within South Florida.

During this session, First-Generation Students will not only learn about the importance of integrating self-care into their career and leadership journey, but more importantly, they will walk away with specific ways to be more resilient and practice self-care within their future careers.

CAREER REFLECTION & SNACK BREAK

3:00pm – 3:30pm

During our first career reflection time, first- generation students will not only have an opportunity to attain a snack, but they will be able to take a break, reflect upon the conference, network with others students/professionals, review the things that they have learned, and prepare themselves for final session of the day.

AWARDS CELEBRATION

3:30pm – 4:15pm

The final session of the day will consist of a high-energy, engaging, and interactive, engaging, and awards celebration where the Circle of Change Leadership Team will not only be giving out scholarships and special awards to students within the audience, but we will celebrate advisors and professionals that have been instrumental in making a positive impact in the lives of First-Generation Students.

Integrated with this powerful celebration will be special musical performances as well.

Explore Miami

5:00pm – 9:00pm

At the end of the day, we encourage students and professionals to explore the amazing cultural excursions that are available throughout South Florida.

Our leadership team will be providing every attendee with a list of restaurants, beaches, cultural experiences, and other fun activities that students and professionals can enjoy while they are attending the First-Generation Student Career Conference in South Florida.

SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2023

MIAMI BEACH DAY EXCURSION

10:00am – 4:00am

The final day of the conference will take place at the beach in South Florida.  This causal experience will provide conference participants with the opportunity to network with other students at the conference, engage in the exciting activities that are available at the beach, and have a fun experience on the last day of the conference.

During this time, we will rent a small area right on the beach where our conference DJ will be playing various songs throughout the day.  Participants will be able to enjoy the beach, visit different stores/restaurants, ride bicycles, or engage in other fun activities that are offered at the beach.

HOTEL & TRAVEL INFORMATION


The Courtyard by Marriott Miami Aventura Mall
2825 NE 191st Street, Aventura, FL 33180
Phone Number: 305-937-0805


The Courtyard Marriott is the first hotel that we have reserved for participants who are planning to attend the 2024 First Generation Student Career Leadership Experience.


This hotel is about five to fifteen minutes from the conference location.  Within walking distance of this hotel is a huge shopping mall, tons of restaurants, and a twenty-five-minute drive to the beach in Sunny Isles.


The standard rate for two queen beds or one king bedroom is $239.00 per night for those who are planning to attend the 2024 First Generation Student Career Leadership Experience.


To reserve your rooms at this discounted rate, you can click on the special link that has been provide below.


RESERVE NOW



Hampton Inn Hallandale Beach-Aventura
1000 S Federal Hwy. Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
Phone Number: 954-874-1111


The Hampton Inn is the second hotel that we have reserved for participants who are planning to attend the 2024 First Generation Student Career Leadership Experience.


This hotel is about five to fifteen minutes from the conference location.  Within walking distance of this hotel are tons of restaurants, a nice shopping plaza with things to do at night, and a twenty-minute drive to the beach in Sunny Isles.


The standard rate for two queen beds or one king bedroom is $199.00 per night for those who are planning to attend the 2024 First Generation Student Career Leadership Experience.


To reserve your rooms at this discounted rate, you can click on the special link that has been provide below.


RESERVE NOW


If you have any additional questions related to travel and hotel accommodations, please feel free to email our leadership team anytime at circleofchangeleadconference@gmail.com.

ADVISOR TESTIMONIALS

ABOUT THE CIRCLE OF CHANGE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE


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DR. TYSON BEALE, DEAN OF STUDENTS,

NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

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,

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

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,

NORCO COLLEGE

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!

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

2024 FIRST-GENERATION STUDENT CAREER CONFERENCE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE


FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2023

Virtual Welcome

11:15am – 11:45am

During the virtual welcome, students and participants will not only have a chance to meet the virtual host for the 2023 Hybrid First Generation Student Career Conference, but they will have opportunity to connect with other attendees before the first career development session.

Developing Your Career Path for Success

11:45am – 12:45pm

The first career leadership development panel session will consist of distinguished speakers/panelists from top-tier companies and organizations within South Florida.

During this session, First Generation Students will not only increase their self-awareness and develop the knowledge that is needed for them to design and develop a career path that is best for them post-graduation, but they will be able to ask questions, connect, and learn about potential career opportunities with these powerful panelists and speakers.

Lunch

12:45pm – 1:45pm

 

 

College to Career

2:00pm – 3:00pm

The second career leadership development panel session will consist of distinguished speakers & panelists from top-tier companies and organizations within South Florida.

During this session, First Generation Students will not only learn about resume writing, job interviews, finding the right job, and internships/volunteer opportunities, but they will talk about negotiation and specific ways that students can position themselves for success during the first 90 days of a new job.

Closing Session

5:15pm – 6:30pm

The closing keynote speaker will not only provide First-Generation Students with an inspirational and engaging presentation on strategic ways to attain career leadership success based on the greatest career readiness needs facing First-Generation Students, but more importantly, this dynamic and engaging session will provide applicable and practical solutions to some of their greatest career and leadership development challenges as a First-Generation Student.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2023

Virtual Welcome

11:15am – 11:45am

During the virtual welcome, students and participants will not only have a chance to meet the virtual host for the 2023 Hybrid First Generation Student Career Conference, but they will have opportunity to connect with other attendees before the first career development session.

Developing Your Professional Brand and Social Capital

11:45am – 12:45pm

The third career leadership development panel session will consist of distinguished speakers & panelists from top-tier companies and organizations within South Florida.

During this session, First-Generation Students will not only learn how to network, connect, and build positive relationships with others (both in-person and digitally), but more importantly, they will learn about digital branding, how to network and navigate Linkedin, and how to build social capital through intentional relationship building.

Lunch

12:45pm – 1:45pm

 

 

Integrating Resiliency and Self-Care Practices Into Your Professional Journey

2:00pm – 3:00pm

The fourth career leadership development panel session will consist of distinguished speakers & panelists from top-tier companies and organizations within South Florida.

During this session, First-Generation Students will not only learn about the importance of integrating self-care into their career and leadership journey, but more importantly, they will walk away with specific ways to be more resilient and practice self-care within their future careers.

Closing Session

5:15pm – 6:30pm

The closing keynote speaker will not only provide First-Generation Students with an inspirational and engaging presentation on strategic ways to attain career leadership success based on the greatest career readiness needs facing First-Generation Students, but more importantly, this dynamic and engaging session will provide applicable and practical solutions to some of their greatest career and leadership development challenges as a First-Generation Student.

L.I.T. PANEL SESSIONS WITH EXECS

Are You Interested in Pursing a Career in Sports/Entertainment?

Are You Interested in Becoming the Tech Industry?

Are You Interested in Becoming an Entrepreneur?

Are You Interested in Pursuing a Career in Entertainment?

Have You Ever Considered Corporate Social Responsibility?

Are You Interested in Pursuing A Career In Business?

SPEAKERS AND PANELIST

Over three-days of transformational programming that revolves around career readiness, professional development, career awareness, and leadership success, First Generation Students from across the country will have the opportunity to learn from incredible keynote speakers and accomplished First Generation professionals from top tier companies and organizations.

Provided below are the names of a few keynote speakers and accomplished First Generation professionals from top tier companies and organizations that impacted the lives of first-generation students during past events.

The speakers and panelist that will be chosen for the 2024 First Generation Student Career Leadership Experience will be released in March of 2024!

In-Person Registration

The registration cost for each student who desires to attend the 2024 First Generation Student Career and Leadership In-Person Conference will be $325.00 per student.

There is an early bird rate of $300.00 for those who register for the conference by February 24, 2024.

Colleges and Universities that register more than 10 students will receive a complimentary registration for their advisor.

Registration includes access to all the events, a workbook, a pen, free Circle of Change Leadership Bag, free T-Shirt or Book, lunch on Friday and Saturday, and access to the beach festivities that will take place on Sunday.

To register for the event, just click on the link that has been provided.

Virtual Registration

The registration cost for each student who desires to attend the 2024 First Generation Virtual Career Leadership Experience will be $175.00 per student.

There is an early bird rate of $150.00 for those who register for the conference by March 25, 2024.

 

Colleges and Universities that register more than 10 students will receive a complimentary registration for their advisor.

Registration includes access to all the virtual events, a digital workbook, recordings of the session 60 days afterwards, and a special digital certificate that will be awarded after the program is complete.

To register for the event, just click on the link that has been provided.