JA Career Day - Introduce students to the workplace and the career opportunities available to them!


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Wed Mar 21, 2018, 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM


2400 Lisa LnPleasant Hill, CA 94523


JA Career Day introduces elementary students to the workplace and the career opportunities available to them. Although the product developed or service provided differs from business to business, many companies provide similar career opportunities. For example, public relations firms, government agencies, and biotechnology firms all need accountants, project managers, and writers.

The JA Career Day experience inspires students to be entrepreneurial in their approach to work by introducing them to innovative and creative solutions in the workplace. Students learn the basic skills that will make them valuable assets to any employer.

Through a one-time visit to a school, JA Career Day mentors expose students to the specific requirements and challenges of their given field, share their own professional journey, and help students understand the world of work. This program is different than traditional career fair type events. The mentor should attempt to share hands-on demonstrations of what their job entails and minimize lecturing.

JA Career Day Purpose

  • Demonstrate the connection between academics and careers, motivating students to learn by making their class work more relevant.
  • Introduce students to the requirements of professions and industries to help them prepare to join the workforce of the 21st century.
  • Inspire students by introducing them to different careers in the community and instill confidence that they too could have these jobs some day
  • Encourage and enable mentoring between young people and caring adults.

Through brief introductory remarks, guest speakers will:

  • Share their personal and professional journey: Relate personal experiences and background as it relates to accomplishing goals and achieving success in their field, with an emphasis on education.
  • Help students understand the world of work: Provide a general outline of their company’s mission and structure, what it takes to succeed in the workplace, and what opportunities exist within their company and field.
  • Share specific requirements and challenges of their given field: Share tips and anecdotes about the hiring process within their company and what they look for in an employee.
Below are the industries/roles we are currently seeking...

Construction Industry

However, are open to any professionals... but remember, these kids are in elementary school, so make sure your job title is able to be easily explained and comprehended.

Contact Chelsea Latteri at clatteri@janorcal.org for questions and how to participate!


  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Veterinary
  • Search & Rescue
  • Business Development
  • Nursing
  • Customer Service

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Requirements & Commitment

  • 4 hours

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