On Tuesday, November 27, 2018 the Brothers Achieving Milestones (BAM) and Career and Workforce Programs hosted a Mentor Mixer with local and regional industry professionals. The theme of the mixer was “Navigating the Workplace and Career Strategies as a Male of Color.” Professionals representing the following companies held engaging conversations and interactions with BAM Skyline College students: Baden High School, BAE Systems, Dell EMC, Intel, McCalman Co., PayPal, PG&E, Oath (A Verizon Company) and XOOM.
The Mentor Mixer began with a panel of professionals ranging from software engineers, product risk analysts, creative directors, and a school principal discussing how they entered their professions and advising students on strategies and tips to help them prepare for their future professions. Moreover, they provided mentoring on how to advance once they entered their chosen professions. The panel presentations were followed by table talk where the professionals met with a table of students to personalize the discussion and share insight into how to prepare for their desired careers. Issues regarding the types of credentials required for various jobs through networking opportunities were discussed in detail. Students left the event motivated and assured that their futures were bright and they could accomplish their career goals.
BAM is very grateful for the work of the Andrea Vizenor and her team at the Career and Workforce Programs for collaborating with BAM and organizing this outstanding event.
Article and Photo by Michael Stokes