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

The 2022 Circle of Change First Generation Student Hybrid Career Leadership Experience has been created by the Circle of Change Leadership Team to provide first generation and culturally diverse students with a 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 career leadership experience that provides first generation and culturally diverse students with a program that will help them attain career leadership success in college and beyond.

Over this three-day hybrid career leadership experience, first generation and culturally diverse students will not only hear from successful first-generation and culturally diverse 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 hybrid career leadership experience for first generation students, check out the video, benefits, schedule, speakers, and testimonials of advisors from past events.

EIGHT INCREDIBLE BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS


Two Days of Valuable Career Readiness and Leadership Training

Networking Opportunities with First Generation Professionals from Top Tier Organizations and Companies

Customized Professional and Leadership Development Sessions with Trained Leadership Coaches

Lifetime Membership into the Circle of Change Emerging Leaders Alumni Group

Access to Virtual Recordings 45 Days After the Conference is Complete

Free Digital Leadership Workbook for Every Participant

Access to Resume Reviewers and Career Coaches Throughout the Conference Experience

Opportunities to Win Financial Scholarships

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

IN-PERSON CONFERENCE SCHEDULE CIRCLE OF CHANGE FIRST GENERATION STUDENT HYBRID CAREER LEADERHIP EXPERIENCE


FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2022

One College Nation

10:00am - 12:00pm

The opening session will be a highly engaging and interactive program that consist of community building exercises, live music, engaging activities, and incredible education all centered around relationship building, leadership, and diversity/inclusion.

This transformational program is designed to help students not only build positive relationships with other conference attendees from diverse backgrounds, but it will also enable them to develop and practice skills that will help them build community, understand cross-cultural relationships, develop intercultural competencies, and create an inclusive community for everyone within their campus community.

Meet & Greet Lunch

12:00pm–1:00pm

During lunch, conference attendees will not only be provided with food and drinks, but they will meet their leadership coaches and other members of their teams at the career leadership experience.

Our trained leadership coaches will lead students through a series of interactive career leadership sessions throughout the career leadership experience that is geared towards developing their leadership and professional skill sets.

Developing Your Career Path for Success

1:00pm – 2:15pm

The first career leadership development session with consist of four to five distinguished speakers/panelists that will help students 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 once they are able to graduate from college.

Leadership Empowerment Session #1

2:30pm – 3:15pm

During the first empowerment session, our trained leadership coaches will lead a group of students through a transformational session that is focused on helping them apply the lessons that were learned in the panel session.

In effect, students will not only engage in a self-awareness exercise with their leadership coaches, but they will help students begin the process of creating a career path that is best for them after graduation.

College to Career

3:30pm – 4:45pm

The second career leadership development session will consist of four to five distinguished speakers/panelists that will help students learn about the next steps to take once they have been clear about the career path that is best for them after graduation.

During this session, the panel will not only talk 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.

Leadership Empowerment Session #2

5:00pm – 6:00pm

During the second empowerment session, our trained leadership coaches will lead a group of students through a transformational session that is focused on helping them apply the lessons that were learned in the panel session.

In effect, students will not only engage in a set of activities focused on preparing themselves for a successful career, but they will develop a career action plan that can be implemented once the conference is complete.

Closing Session

6:00pm – 6:30pm

The closing session will not only be a time where participants will reflect upon the entire day and share the most powerful lessons for the day, but our leadership team will also award a set of scholarships to students that are in attendance at the career leadership experience.

SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2021

Opening Keynote Speaker

9:00am – 10:15am

The opening session will be a highly engaging, interactive, and dynamic keynote presentation that revolves around resiliency.  In essence, the morning speaker on the second day of the conference will provided a powerful and life changing message that is geared towards helping students develop the skills that are needed to become more resilient within their personal, leadership, and professional lives.

Empowerment Connection

10:15am – 10:45am

During this small break between sessions, conference attendees will not only be able to connect with their leadership coaches and team, but it will be a time for them to reflect upon the presentation and engage in motivational activities.

Digital Branding, Networking, Relationship Building & Management

10:45am – 12:00pm

The third career leadership development session will consist of four to five distinguished speakers/panelists that will help students learn how to create a digital brand, network more effectively, navigate Linkedin, and develop and manage positive relationships with others within their sphere of influence better.

Lunch with Leadership Coaches

12:00pm – 1:30pm

During lunch, conference attendees will not only be provided with food and drinks, but they will reflect upon the panel session, talk more about building and managing relationships, and develop a relationship building plan of action after the conference is complete.

Career Resiliency and Leadership Session

1:30pm – 3:00pm

The fourth career leadership development session will consist of four to five distinguished speakers/panelists that will help students develop the resiliency and leadership skills that are needed to thrive and succeed within their area of expertise after graduation.

With so many challenges facing culturally diverse and first-generation professionals within various organizations and companies, this session will provide them with insight and strategies on how to overcome these unique challenges that are faced by many culturally diverse and first-generation professionals.

Leadership Empowerment Session #3

3:00pm – 4:00pm

During the third empowerment session, our trained leadership coaches will lead a group of students through a transformational session that is focused on helping them apply the lessons that were learned in the panel session.

In effect, students will not only engage in a set of activities focused on helping them develop the resilience and leadership skills needed to navigate, thrive, and overcome some of the challenges that many will face once they graduate from college.

Closing Keynote Speaker

4:00pm – 6:00pm

The closing session will consist of a transformational board-breaking experience with our incredible closing keynote speaker.  Students will not only leave inspired, motivated, and empowered by this life changing session, but they will learn how to overcome fear, self-doubt, and imposter syndrome through the breaking of a board.

SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2021

Welcome to the Beach

10:00am–10:30am

The opening session will take place at a beach setting in South Florida near the location of the conference.  Before students engage in their final empowerment break out session, they will be welcomed by our conference emcee and a live DJ.

Leadership Empowerment Session #4

10:30am–11:30am

During the fourth empowerment session, our trained leadership coaches will lead a group of students through a set of reflection exercises on the beach.  This unique experience will be a time where students will self-reflect, share positive experience, and develop an career/leadership action plan for success after the conference has been completed.

Closing Session

11:30am–2:30pm

During the final session, not only will students be inspired by a closing speaker, but they will be able to engage in a celebration on the beach after the career leadership experience has been complete.

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

CIRCLE OF CHANGE FIRST GENERATION STUDENT HYBRID CAREER LEADERHIP EXPERIENCE


FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2022

Virtual Welcome

12:30pm – 1:00pm

Live from Miami, Florida, our virtual emcee will welcome our virtual audience to the 2022 Circle of Change First Generation Career Leadership Experience.  During this time, the virtual emcee will get everyone energized and prepared for a transformational experience.

Developing Your Career Path for Success

1:00pm – 2:15pm

The first career leadership development session with consist of four to five distinguished speakers/panelists that will help students 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 once they are able to graduate from college.

Lunch

2:15pm – 3:30pm

 

 

College to Career

3:30pm – 4:45pm

The second career leadership development session will consist of four to five distinguished speakers/panelists that will help students learn about the next steps to take once they have been clear about the career path that is best for them after graduation.

During this session, the panel will not only talk 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.

Closing Session

5:00pm – 5:30pm

The closing session will not only be a time where participants will reflect upon the entire day and share the most powerful lessons for the day, but emcee will also award scholarships to members of our virtual event that are in attendance at the career leadership experience.

SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2021

Opening Keynote Speaker

9:00am – 10:15am

The opening session will be a highly engaging, interactive, and dynamic keynote presentation that revolves around resiliency.  In essence, the morning speaker on the second day of the conference will provided a powerful and life changing message that is geared towards helping students develop the skills that are needed to become more resilient within their personal, leadership, and professional lives.

Digital Branding, Networking, Relationship Building & Management

10:45am – 12:00pm

The third career leadership development session will consist of four to five distinguished speakers/panelists that will help students learn how to create a digital brand, network more effectively, navigate Linkedin, and develop and manage positive relationships with others within their sphere of influence better.

Lunch

12:00pm – 1:30pm

(Replay Of Opening Keynote Presentation for West Coast)

Career Resiliency and Leadership Session

1:30pm – 3:00pm

The fourth career leadership development session will consist of four to five distinguished speakers/panelists that will help students develop the resiliency and leadership skills that are needed to thrive and succeed within their area of expertise after graduation.

With so many challenges facing culturally diverse and first-generation professionals within various organizations and companies, this session will provide them with insight and strategies on how to overcome these unique challenges that are faced by many culturally diverse and first-generation professionals.

Closing Keynote Speaker

3:00pm – 4:30pm

The closing session will not only consist of self-reflection experiences, sharing of positive experience, and time to develop a career/leadership action plan for success after the conference has been completed, but we will also feature an incredible closing speaker to our virtual audience.

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 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.


In-Person Registration

The registration cost for each student who desires to attend the 2022 Circle of Change First Generation In-Person Career Leadership Experience will be $275.00 per student.

There is an early bird rate of $250.00 that must be purchased by March 1, 2022 to attain this conference rate.

Registration includes access to all the events, customized leadership sessions with trained leadership coaches, a digital workbook, a board for the board breaking experience, lunch on Friday and Saturday, a special certificate, and access to the beach party 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 2022 Circle of Change First Generation Virtual Career Leadership Experience will be $110.00 per student.

There is an early bird rate of $99.00 that must be purchased by March 15, 2022 to attain this conference rate.

 

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

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