Career Development Conference

THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2024
MESA CONVENTION CENTER

Join us at the Career Development Conference on April 11th at the Mesa Convention Center, where over 800 students, volunteers, and guests convene for a day filled with workshops, competitive events, and networking during the conference College & Career Expo. Since August, our students have been actively developing essential academic, personal, leadership, and career skills through the JAG program. 
Join us in empowering the next generation of professionals and leaders!
CDC COMPETITION GUIDE
CONFERENCE & AWARDS LUNCHEON SPONSORSHIPS

Elevate your brand and make a meaningful impact by sponsoring the 2024 Career Development Conference. Connect with over 800 students, partners, volunteers, and guests while demonstrating your commitment to education and career advancement. 

Click the Sponsorship Levels PDF button below to learn more.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS PDF

Why Sponsor?

  • Reach a captive audience of motivated students, partners, and professionals;
  • Showcase your organization's commitment to workforce development and community engagement;
  • Align your brand with a respected organization dedicated to empowering Arizona's youth.

Click the Sponsor Event button below to secure your sponsorship today!

SPONSOR EVENT
COLLEGE, CAREER & COMMUNITY EXPO

We invite employer partners, education partners, and community resource partners to showcase their organizations and engage directly with students at the Career Development Conference's College, Career, & Community Expo.

What to Expect:

  • Exposure: Connect with approximately 700 students throughout the morning.
  • Networking: Engage with students interested in exploring career opportunities, further education options, and community resources.
  • Lunch: Enjoy lunch provided for each partner to fuel your networking efforts.

The College, Career & Community Expo (Resource Fair) will serve over 700 students throughout the conference day. Expo partners will provide resources, employment opportunities, and educational services to JAG students throughout the day. 

Click on the Expo Requirements button below for the PDF requirements for partner:

EXPO REQUIREMENTS
EXPO REGISTRATION

Registration Information:

  • Fee: $100 Sponsor Fee per partner table;
  • Spots: Limited availability - secure your spot early!
  • Included: Each partner will receive a dedicated table at the expo to showcase materials and interact with students.
EXPO REGISTRATION2023 Career Development Conference Expo
BE A WORKSHOP PRESENTER

We invite community partners to share their expertise and engage with JAG youth by facilitating workshops at the Career Development Conference. This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the development of our students in key areas such as college and career readiness, character development, mental health, and civic engagement.

Workshop Details:

  • Event Date: April 11, 2024
  • Time: Workshops will be held between 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Number of Workshops: Partners have the opportunity to facilitate 1 to 3 45-minute workshops
  • Location: Room details will be provided closer to the event date
  • Meal: Each workshop presenter will receive one meal per guest
  • Priority: JAG-sponsored companies will have priority, but all interested companies are encouraged to register
Career Development Conference Workshop

Workshop Expectations:

  • Topics: Focus on college and career readiness, character development, mental health, or civic engagement;
  • Registration: Please register below to express your interest in facilitating a workshop. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged;
  • Selection Process: Workshop selection will be based on availability and relevance to our students' needs and interests. If your workshop is not selected, there are other opportunities to volunteer at the conference.

Register is Now CLOSED: Please email kasarah.abdella@jagaz.org to be placed on the waiting list.

Thank you for your interest in supporting the growth and development of JAG youth. We look forward to potentially having you as a workshop presenter at the conference!
BE A PANELIST

We invite professionals to serve as panelists at the Career Development Conference, where you'll have the opportunity to engage with students, share your experiences, and provide valuable insights.

Panel Details:

  • Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Arrival: Please arrive 15 minutes early to register before each round

Panel Topics:

  • Panel 1: Schools
    • Discuss your educational journey, including challenges, successes, and the impact of your schooling on your career path.
  • Panel 2: Career Pathways
    • Share insights into your career path, industry trends, and advice for students interested in pursuing similar paths.
  • Panel 3: Volunteering/Internships
    • Highlight the importance of volunteering and internships, share your experiences, and provide guidance on finding meaningful opportunities.

Panelist Expectations:

  • Engage with students in a dynamic discussion format
  • Share personal experiences and insights related to the panel topic
  • Provide guidance and inspiration to students as they explore their own paths
  • Share your headshot and bio to shontel.dixonmulato@jagaz.org

Register Now: If you're passionate about making a difference in the lives of students and are available to participate as a panelist, please register below.

PANELIST REGISTRATION
BE A COMPETITION JUDGE

We are seeking dedicated individuals to serve as judges for the following competitions at the Career Development Conference. Your expertise and support are essential in ensuring the success of these exciting events.

Competition Details:

  1. UTI Tire Changing Competition: Relay teams will compete to put on and remove tire lugs efficiently.

  2. Mirror Communication Competition: Students will sit back to back and use verbal communication skills to duplicate a drawing.

  3. Team Tower Competition: Teams will collaborate to build the tallest free-standing structure using provided materials.

Volunteer Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate participants based on predetermined criteria
  • Ensure fairness and accuracy in scoring
  • Support the overall success of the competitions
Register Now: If you're interested in volunteering as a judge for any of these competitions, please sign up using the link below.
COMPETITION JUDGE REGISTRATION
BE A VOLUNTEER FLOATER

We are seeking enthusiastic individuals to serve as Volunteer Floaters at the Career Development Conference. As a Floater, you'll play a vital role in ensuring the smooth operation of the event and providing assistance where needed.

Volunteer Floater Responsibilities may include:

  • Support with Set Up
  • Assist with various tasks throughout the conference venue
  • Provide support to workshop presenters, panelists, and exhibitors
  • Help direct attendees and answer questions
  • Ensure the overall success of the event by stepping in wherever assistance is required

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to contribute to the success of the Career Development Conference
  • Gain valuable event management and teamwork experience
  • Interact with students, professionals, and community members
  • Lunch provided for volunteers!
Register Now: If you're eager to lend a helping hand and be part of an impactful event, we invite you to register as a Volunteer Floater. 
VOLUNTEER FLOATER REGISTRATION
CHECK OUT THE 2023 CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO
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