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2022 Conference Overview

Wave-Maker students and alumni are invited to join us for the 2022 I Am a Wave-Maker Conference: Building Your Story Through Design and Purpose on Thursday, April 14 and Friday, April 15

The purpose of this virtual conference is to bring together current Wave-Maker students, alumni, and friends of Making Waves to engage in workshops, discussions, and develop action plans to think about how you can design your own life through storytelling.

2022 Conference Workshops

Building Your Story: Leveraging Messaging and Design for Career and Professional Development
Thursday April 14th at 4 PM PST

Hear from and connect with our Making Waves Foundation marketing and storytelling team about practical concepts around personal messaging, storytelling, and design for professional development, including tools that you can use for job interviews, campus, community, or career projects, and more. 

Bonnie
Shea
Presenter
Mercedes Thomas Presenter

Getting a Career Out of It
Thursday April 14th at 5 PM PST

Get the most out of your career development by learning best practices on how to engage with a recruiter through Linkedin tips, resume formatting, and interview advice. 

Ariadna
Diaz
Presenter

Identity as Wellness: The Resilience Episode
Thursday April 14th at 6 PM PST

Participants will engage in live storytelling for their well-being.  Workshop takeaways include active-listening, interaction and learning from other Wave-Makers.

Christina Lambert
Presenter
Ayasha
Tripp Presenter
Felicia
Tripp
Presenter

How Internships Changed my Life
Thursday April 14th at 7 PM PST

Internships can play a key part in your career development.  In this workshop, attendees will get insight on navigating different internship tools as well as  how to make the most out of every experience by being open and advocating for yourself.  

Tamiko
Huey
Presenter

Wave-Maker Panel
Thursday April 14th at 8 PM PST

Hear from fellow Wave-Makers on how to design your life through personal development, as you prepare for your career and graduate school. 

Camryn
Downey
Panelist
Mariana
Duarte
Panelist
Kim
Luong
Panelist
Jesus
Torres
Panelist

Career Development Drop-in Hours: Session 1
Friday April 15th at 10 AM – 12 PM PST

Come to our career development drop-in hours and receive 1:1 support from College Coaches on career topics of your choice. Current CAP students who attend will also get credit for completing their PD portfolio tasks. Examples of topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Resume and Cover Letter Review
  • Mock Interviews
  • LinkedIn Advice…and more!

Career Development Drop-in Hours: Session 2
Friday April 15th at 1 PM – 4 PM PST

Come to our career development drop-in hours and receive 1:1 support from College Coaches on career topics of your choice. Current CAP students who attend will also get credit for completing their PD portfolio tasks. Examples of topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Resume and Cover Letter Review
  • Mock Interviews
  • LinkedIn Advice…and more!

Questions?

If you have questions, please contact Courtney Arguello, lead career and alumni coach, at carguello@making-waves.org.