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2020 Virtual College and Career Fair

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Starfish Initiative will host the 2020 Virtual College & Career Fair on Saturday, October 17th.  The 2020 College & Career Fair will provide Scholars, Mentors, and Parents with access to college and university partners, employers, financial literacy resources, educational resources and other resources and services to support college and career planning.

Schedule

· Stage
Check-In and Registration for CCF
Check-in Time for the College and Career
Kimberly Bostic Peng Thang Jessica Ledesma Lena Hill Jasmine Rodriguez Tracey Jackson
· Stage
Welcome and Remarks
Welcome and Remarks for Starfish Scholar Ethan Velasquez and Scholar Alumni Jai Tudor
Kimberly Bostic Jai Tudor
· Stage
Keynote Address
Keynote Address from President & CEO Kimberly Bostic & Better Youth Outcomes with Caroline Abedela with Exploradoor
Jennifer McCloud Caroline Abeleda Kimberly Bostic
· Stage
Teens in 2020: A Conversation with Starfish Scholars
Jasmine Rodriguez, Director of Mentor Engagement, December Tling, Edwin Betancourt, and Ethan Velazquez
December Tling Kimberly Bostic Lena Hill Jasmine Rodriguez
· Stage
Break
10 MINUTE PROGRAM BREAK
· Sessions
Admission 101 (9th & 10th Grade Scholars)
Cariann Freed, University of Indianapolis (9th & 10th Grade Starfish Scholars)
CariAnn Freed
· Networking
Parents Networking Session
Starfish Parents Networking Session - Connect with other Starfish Parents
Kimberly Bostic Peng Thang Jessica Ledesma Lena Hill Jai Tudor Jasmine Rodriguez Tracey Jackson
· Sessions
Mock Interview Prep: You're More Prepared Than You Know! (11th Grade Scholars)
Shermika Duerson
· Sessions
Making Sense of the Money: How to Compare Your Aid Packages (12th Grade Scholars)
Jasmine Rodriguez, Director of Mentor Engagement
Kimberly Bostic Lena Hill Jasmine Rodriguez
· Sessions
21st Century Scholarship in College (12th Grade Scholars)
Jose Medina, Indiana Commission for Higher Education
José Medina
· Sessions
Exploradoor | Better Youth Outcomes (9th & 10th Grade Scholars Invite Only)
Explorador Pilot
Jasmine Rodriguez Peng Thang Jessica Ledesma Lena Hill Jai Tudor Jordan  Coleman Kimberly Bostic Diane Cruz-Burke Caroline Abeleda
· Sessions
Mock Interviews (11th Grade Scholars Only)
Scheduled Mock Interviews for 11th Grade Starfish Scholars
David Garza Jose Lavergne Mitchell Duke Djenaba Ka Jayna Tucker Goodrich Kaviraj Vemuru Belmarie Toro stacie peterson Brooke Kendzicky Naomi Daly Djenaba Ka Haley Thoma Kaviraj Vemuru Max Berger Teresa Rieger Tonya Sanders Anisah Zarif Melaine Moore Mike Sprowl Alli Owen Alekhya Surepeddi
· Sessions
Ladders of Opportunity (Starfish Parents)
Tracey Jackson, Generation+ Consultant and Rachel Henry, InvestEd
Rachel McHenry Tracey Jackson
· Expo
Attend College and Career Fair (GeoNext Students)
Caroline Abeleda Rachel McHenry Van Par Sarah Thurman Donette Cassman Lauren Jay Whitney Ramsay Emi Smith Rachel Loveman Khala Granville Justin Eitniear Dexter Jordan Gabriela Murphy Nyree Modisette Jalysa King Chris Perkins Isabella Burke Tiffany Powell Lisa  Norton Tracey Jackson Tiffany Evans Angela Huffman Candace Pate Nii Kpakpo Abrahams Kyle Marshall CariAnn Freed Summer Gooding Ashley  Bonds Julian Ireland
· Expo
Attend College and Career Fair (9th, 10th and 11th Grade Scholars)
Scholars, Parents, Mentors and Visitors are invited to visit the University and Resource Partner Expo Booths.
Van Par Sarah Thurman Donette Cassman Lauren Jay José Medina Whitney Ramsay Emi Smith Rachel Loveman Khala Granville Justin Eitniear Dexter Jordan Gabriela Murphy Nyree Modisette Jalysa King Caroline Abeleda Chris Perkins Isabella Burke Tiffany Powell Peng Thang Jessica Ledesma Lena Hill Lisa  Norton Tracey Jackson Tiffany Evans Angela Huffman Candace Pate Nii Kpakpo Abrahams Kyle Marshall CariAnn Freed Summer Gooding Ashley  Bonds Julian Ireland Rachel McHenry
· Expo
College and Career Fair (12th Grade Scholars)
Starfish Seniors visit College and University representatives and resource partners in Expo Area
Van Par Sarah Thurman Donette Cassman Lauren Jay Whitney Ramsay Emi Smith Rachel Loveman Khala Granville Justin Eitniear Dexter Jordan Gabriela Murphy Nyree Modisette Jalysa King Caroline Abeleda Chris Perkins Isabella Burke Tiffany Powell Peng Thang Jessica Ledesma Lena Hill Lisa  Norton Tracey Jackson Tiffany Evans Angela Huffman Candace Pate Nii Kpakpo Abrahams Kyle Marshall CariAnn Freed Summer Gooding Ashley  Bonds Julian Ireland
· Sessions
Exploradoor | Better Youth Outcomes (11th Grade Invite Only)
Explorador Pilot
Kimberly Bostic Caroline Abeleda Diane Cruz-Burke
· Sessions
Stop! Collaborate and List It (9th & 10th Scholars)
Scholars take time to meet with Starfish Match Specialists Jess Ledesma and Peng Thang
Kimberly Bostic Lena Hill Peng Thang Jessica Ledesma
· Sessions
Exploradoor | Better Youth Outcomes (12th Grade Scholars Invite Only)
Explorador Pilot
Peng Thang Jessica Ledesma Lena Hill Jai Tudor Kimberly Bostic Diane Cruz-Burke Caroline Abeleda

Speakers

Shermika Duerson

Elanco

Jose Lavergne

Lilly Corp | Mock Interviewer

David Garza

Lilly Corp | Mock Interviewer

Diane Cruz-Burke

Exploradoor | Better Youth Outcomes

Mike Sprowl

Lilly Corp | Mock Interviewer

Melaine Moore

Lilly Corp | Mock Interviewer

Anisah Zarif

Lilly Corp | Mock Interviewer

Alli Owen

Lilly Corp | Mock Interviewer

Tonya Sanders

OneAmerica | Mock Interviewer

Teresa Rieger

Lilly Corp | Mock Interviewer

Max Berger

Lilly Corp | Mock Interviewer

Kaviraj Vemuru

Lilly Corp | Mock Interviewer

Haley Thoma

Lilly Corp | Mock Interviewer

Djenaba Ka

Eli Lilly | Mock Interviewer

Rachel McHenry

InvestEd

Julian Ireland

Oberlin College

Kiahna Davis

Starfish Initiative

Jordan Coleman

Starfish Initiative

Ashley Bonds

Emory University

Summer Gooding

Ivy Tech Community College

CariAnn Freed

University of Indianapolis

Naomi Daly

Lilly Corp

Brooke Kendzicky

Eli Lilly

Kyle Marshall

Conexus

stacie peterson

Eli Lilly

Alekhya Surepeddi

Eli Lilly

Belmarie Toro

Eli Lilly

Kaviraj Vemuru

Eli Lilly

Jayna Tucker Goodrich

TCC

Nii Kpakpo Abrahams

Anderson University

Candace Pate

Martin University

December Tling

Starfish Scholar Speaker

Angela Huffman

Purdue University

Tiffany Evans

GeoNext

Tracey Jackson

Starfish Initiative

Lisa Norton

Rose Hulman - Dean of Admissions

Djenaba Ka

Lilly Corp

Jasmine Rodriguez

Director of Mentor Engagement

Mitchell Duke

Sourcing Associate - Eli Lilly

Jai Tudor

Starfish Initiative

Lena Hill

Starfish Initiative

Jessica Ledesma

Starfish Initiative

Peng Thang

Starfish Initiative

Tiffany Powell

Vincennes University

Isabella Burke

Indiana University - BYO Intern

Chris Perkins

Notre Dame - Senior Associate Director, Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Caroline Abeleda

Better Youth Outcomes

Jalysa King

IUPUI - Senior Admissions Counselor

Nyree Modisette

Freshmen Admission Counselor at Marian University

Gabriela Murphy

VCP Scholar

Dexter Jordan

Rose-Hulman

Justin Eitniear

Ivy Tech

Khala Granville

Indiana University

Rachel Loveman

Co-chair, Voter Service Committee

Emi Smith

Butler University

Whitney Ramsay

Butler University

José Medina

Commission for Higher Education - Outreach Coordinator - Central Region

Lauren Jay

DePauw

Donette Cassman

Sallie Mae

Sarah Thurman

Pepper Construction - HR Generalist

Jennifer McCloud

Starfish Initiative - SVP & Chief Advancement Officer

Van Par

TBD

Kimberly Bostic

President & CEO

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