Join us for
LEVEL UP 2019

Saturday, June 29, 2019
9:30 AM- 3:00 PM
University of San Diego
Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

The LEVEL UP Conference is a day-long gathering that brings together professionals and Reality Changers’ college and high school students through a series of skill-building sessions. Student participants will connect with community leaders to strengthen their professional development.

Agenda will include: Keynote speaker, professional development workshops, career fair, and networking opportunities.

Get Involved

The LEVEL UP Conference organizing committee is seeking workshop presenters who are interested in presenting at our professional development conference. Presenters will be expected to be role models and offer practical information to support predominantly first-generation rising high school seniors, college students, and college graduates increase their understanding, knowledge, and skills in the areas below. We ask that presentations be interactive by offering hands-on activities while providing tangible takeaways.

Career Readiness

Topics

• The power of your story
• Mock interviews with role-play scenarios
• Hands-on resume and cover letter writing

College Success

TOPICS

• Navigating your first-generation college experience
• Graduate school preparation
• Leadership and Confidence building

Financial Literacy

Topics

• Understanding college loans and re-payment strategies
• Money management

Details for Presenters

•  Sessions are 60 minutes in length
•  Session Times are available at 10:50 AM or 1:00 PM
•  Presenters are responsible for their own travel expenses
•  Presenters can expect 20-30 students in their workshop
•  Rooms will be equipped with screen, projector, and audio
•  Presenters may submit multiple workshop proposals
•  Presenters will be provided with a complimentary lunch

Testimonials

“After attending the Level Up conference, I learned how significant it is to learn how to network. There are many opportunities out there for students and all it takes is one conversation to make a difference. My favorite part of the Level Up conference was seeing other alumni and hearing all about their great accomplishments and successful outcomes."

Stephanie Palafox
Reality Changers Class of 2014
University of California, Irvine Class of 2020

"What I enjoyed the most about the Level Up conference was the bridge that was created between the audience and the professional presenters. Often when being a low-income first-generation college student there is a lack of guidance towards our professional field of interest. In the Level Up conference, I was able to connect with a Finacial advisor who willingly informed and helped me understand wealth management. With time, we stayed connected and developed a friendship that has shaped me in many ways. She introduces me to other professional individuals that become my mentors. The Level Up conference is a space where professionals volunteer to genuinely make an impact on someone's life. I believe the Level Up conference actually allowed me to Level Up my professional development."

Jonathan Bojorquez
Reality Changers Class of 2018
Grossmont College

"What I enjoyed the most about the Level Up conference was the bridge that was created between the audience and the professional presenters. Often when being a low-income first-generation college student there is a lack of guidance towards our professional field of interest. In the Level Up conference, I was able to connect with a Finacial advisor who willingly informed and helped me understand wealth management. With time, we stayed connected and developed a friendship that has shaped me in many ways. She introduces me to other professional individuals that become my mentors. The Level Up conference is a space where professionals volunteer to genuinely make an impact on someone's life. I believe the Level Up conference actually allowed me to Level Up my professional development."

Arlene Guerra
Reality Changers Class of 2015
Point Loma Nazarene University Class of 2019

Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor

We want our 100 conference attendees to make a deeper connection with your brand! Join us as a sponsor or exhibitor for meaningful engagement with Reality Changers students and alumni in addition to exclusive opportunities for on-the-spot interviewing, resume review, or company with our top college students.

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