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Where to Start Your Career and How to Thrive
November 14, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join The Emma Bowen Foundation at the Kapor Center for Social Impact
Monday, November 14th, 2016, 4 PM – 7 PM
Do you want to work in an organization where you feel valued? Can you bring your authentic self to the workplace? Any organization will tell you that people are the most valuable asset they have, and media and technology companies are no exception. Media and tech companies are actively looking for the next wave of diverse talent. Is that you?
This evening event will bring together talented young people of color in high school and college, young media and tech professionals, and established leaders in the field to talk about careers in tech and media, race and identity in the workplace, and more. You’ll also have an opportunity to network with some of the top current and up-and-coming talent in the Bay Area.
High School and College students, are you interested in learning more about careers in media and technology in an engaging and fun environment? Would you like to meet and interact with media and technology executives?
Media Executives, would you like to give back to the industry by spending an evening interacting with students interested in a career in the media and technology industry? Share your insight and career advice while investing in tomorrow’s diverse and dynamic superstars.
The Emma Bowen Fellows Program provides multi-year internships to students of color at media companies across the country. Each student works as a paid summer intern from the summer before their freshman year of college through their college graduation, gaining significant on-the-job training in their field and making connections with colleagues and mentors that last a lifetime. Our fellows graduate with invaluable work experience and a head-start in whichever career they choose.
We work to educate and place our students in all areas of the industry, and focus on three programming tracks – the Business of Media (Sales, Public Relations, Marketing, Human Resources, etc.), Content of Media (News Production, Broadcast Journalism, and Print Journalism), and Innovation of Media (Engineering, Software Development, Digital Marketing, Coding, etc.)
The Kapor Center for Social Impact aims to make the technology ecosystem and entrepreneurship more diverse and inclusive. They are particularly interested in positive social impacts for communities that have historically been on the periphery of access to opportunity, participation, and influence in the United States.