Presented by; The Inspire Foundation
May 20, 2015
Salem Convention Center
8:00am – 12:00pm
Career Connections is a lively and educational event to benefit our youth, who are the future workforce! It is an opportunity for more than 900 Salem-Keizer high school students to engage with future employers and improve their interviewing skills.
Career Connections May 21st, 2014 Recap
We provided over 1,000 high school students with mock interviews this year. These are record breaking numbers with students were from West, North, South, McKay, McNary, Sprague, Roberts, Early College, Cascade, Silverton, and Blanchet high schools.
Over 200 community volunteers conducted interviews and 28 businesses or organizations participated in the Resource Fair.
Every hour students could do work site tours that gave them a behind the scenes look at the Grand Hotel, Bentley’s Grill and The Salem Convention Center.
We have heard of about a dozen students who gained employment through Career Connections this year.
Here are a few testimonials:
From a high school student;
First, I would like to thank the Salem Chamber for hosting the Career Connection program, it gives students like us many new experiences that we would need later in life. Also, thank you for personally attending the program and giving me much valued feed backs from the interview. I am very interested in the Chamber and the programs it host, and I hope to be attending more in the near future. I hope to meet you again maybe in one of those programs. Once again thanks for the interview.
From a Mock Interviewer;
Wow!! What a terrific resource for students! The students were engaged, interesting, and exciting to speak with. Fantastic event, which we look forward to attending again next year. Thank you for considering us!
Associate Director & Multicultural Recruitment Coordinator
Check out last year’s event!
Be a mock interviewer: We need more than 300 volunteer mock interviewers to help students improve their interviewing skills and review their resume to get them prepared for the real world experience of college and job interviews. All interview questions and student evaluation forms will be provided to you.
Register now: Mock Interviewer registration
Be a Vendor:
Businesses and organizations interested in sharing information with students are invited to register for the resource fair to provide information about volunteering, student internships, current or future employment, training programs, and educational opportunities. This is a great way for you to promote and inform students about the possibilities within your organization.
- 2-3 mock interviews with feedback from a pool of 300+ local business people and potential employers
- Tour the Resource Fair to talk with 50 employers, trades associations, higher education, volunteer and training programs
- Tour the Grand Hotel and Salem Convention Center behind the scenes to learn about hospitality careers