Through its new initiative, Advancing San Diego, San Diego Regional EDC is hosting a FREE virtual industry event that will bring together employers and students of San Diego schools for a day of career exploration, professional industry panels, company information sessions, peer learning, and networking. Open to local high school and college students, the event welcomes those with diverse educational backgrounds and majors to make valuable connections to San Diego companies and learn more about career opportunities in industries that continue to grow despite economic uncertainty.
The virtual conference will feature informational industry panels that are available to stream on-demand for a full 24 hours and a message from Mayor Todd Gloria. We will also have a virtual career fair where students will get to network live with corporate representatives from local companies from 8:30 – 10:45 AM and 4:00 - 5:30 PM.
The world of work has changed overnight, and students who were graduating into the hottest labor market in a generation are now facing record unemployment. However, there are still shortages for in-demand jobs. Join this session to gain insights, network with industry professionals, and interact with San Diego companies still looking to hire local talent.
*Companies participating in the career fair are listed below.
8:30 – 10:45 am
Students connect with recruiters through our virtual career fair platform. This session is open to all students from designated Preferred Provider of Talent programs - afternoon career fair is open to all.
Mayor Todd Gloria will provide students with an uplifting message about career exploration in these economically uncertain times, encouraging the upcoming workforce as they navigate through uncertain times.To join this session, navigate to the auditorium and click the auditorium screen.
In a digital world powered by rapidly evolving technology, securing our information, and protecting our IP, software and cybersecurity are more important than ever. Cybersecurity and software professionals are in high demand in San Diego. During this session, industry representatives will discuss the future of cyber and software, as well as lend advice on how to prepare for a career in this growing field.
These past 19 months have proven the vitality and strength of San Diego's Healthcare and Life Sciences industry. Industry professionals will discuss diverse pathways to a fulfilling career, highlighting the diversity of roles and responsibilities within their businesses, and share their insights on how to navigate career growth in the field.
From cell phone chips to the production of defense products, San Diego's manufacturing and engineering industry covers it all. Industry professionals will share their insight on how to navigate such a broad industry. Covering different roles and responsibilities, and giving testimony of the opportunities that have flourished in the region.
Through these past years, businesses have changed the way they operate, and how they market themselves has been a crucial component to their success. Industry professionals will discuss how they have navigated these changes. They will also provide insight on how to begin a creative career in these areas, and how to leverage your existing skills in a career in the industry.
As talent supply and demand continue to reshuffle and the economy continues to recover, it is important to make sure all job seekers have the necessary tools to succeed. Industry professionals will discuss their experience with recruitment, their insight on important does and don't when applying for jobs, and an overview of the reality of the current job market.
4:00 - 5:30pm
Students connect with recruiters through our virtual career fair platform. This session is open to all attendees.
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