Welcome Activities Leaders: Upon arrival to the event, the student's first stop is the event's welcome area where we house a brief welcome and then release the students to various activities around the room. The welcome area activities are designed to help the eighth graders and community members understand various employability skills (such as teamwork, critical thinking, proper dress, understanding perspectives, and problem solving). As a Welcome Activities Leader, your role will be to lead a hand-ons, engaging activity that will encourage students to be active thinkers and listeners when exploring the event and beyond.
Inspirational Navigators: Some of our students are overwhelmed with the number of exhibitors and opportunities throughout the event and need some one on one attention to help them find an exhibit that interests them. As an inspirational Navigator, your role will be the knowledgeable expert of the exhibitors in your Career Zone. Approach students or groups of students who look hesitant, unengaged, or unsure of where to begin. Ask them questions about their interests, and help them start a conversation with one of the exhibitors.
Rotation Leaders: The students arrive in groups and rotate through career zones in intervals. In this role you will monitor the pathway between career zones, engage students who arrive early in conversation about what they saw, their career interests, and talk to them about your career or college experience until the rotation announcement is made. Then, allow the students to move into the next career zone.
Career Zone Leaders: This group of volunteers are knowledgeable about the schedule for their career zone and provide assistance to exhibitors and school staff regarding the day's schedule, including breaks, lunch time, exhibitor hideaways, restrooms, etc.