Join us for

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


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

College Success


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

Financial Literacy


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

Opening Keynote:

Closing Keynote:
Irene Sanchez, Ph.D.

Workshop Presenters

Rudy Herrera

Move With A Purpose: Networking for Success

Chris-Marcus Kitchings

Budgeting Basics:
How to Manage Your Money

Vida Chechman

Budgeting Basics:
How to Manage Your Money

Michael Benjamin

Debt Free at 23:
How I Paid Off My $30,000 + Student Loans in One Year

Candice Silveira

Boost Your Interviewing Skills

Jennifer Covarrubias

Succeeding With a Healthy Mind

Jesse Enriquez

The First-Gen Counter Narrative:
Reframing the First-generation College Student Experience

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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