Call for proposals: 4C

Are you committed to nurturing the next generation of scholars? If so, we invite you to be a presenter and small group facilitator at the 2019 COMMUNITIES of COLOR CAREER CONFERENCE taking place on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at UC Santa Cruz! This year's theme is Resiliency, Skills, & Passion: Banana Slugs Building a Better World.

Formerly known as the Multicultural Career Conference (MCC), the Communities of Color Career Conference has provided students of color and low-income students an opportunity to bridge the gap between the university and careers by connecting with alumni of color. Students establish mentor relationships with alumni who have successfully made it through UC Santa Cruz and into the workplace or graduate school. One of the most striking aspects about the conference is that students network with alumni, in person.

The conference is unique; special efforts are made to reach out to those students who usually have a difficult time getting acclimated to the university. Alumni of color provide genuine support because they too have had similar experiences. Alumni are excellent role models and mentors, and it is not uncommon for students to connect with alumni and develop lasting relationships at this conference.

The program committee is committed to NASPA/ACPA* Competencies (Social Justice and Inclusion; Leadership; Personal and Ethical Foundations; and Values, Philosophy, and History) with the ultimate goal of participants being able to answer these basic questions:
  • How can I best prepare to enter the profession?
  • What knowledge, skills, and abilities do I need to succeed in the profession?
  • What does professional success look like to me?
We invite presenters to submit educational session proposals that are engaging, creative, and provocative to engage the next generation of young leaders. Options include 50-minute concurrent sessions, 50-minute panel discussions, open forums/town halls, and specific affinity group workshops.

We ask presenters to consider what topics and ideas they wish they had heard as students in this critical stage, as well as brainstorm sessions that push the envelope on the historic understanding of various work.

To learn submit a proposal for an educational session, please click the button below.

The deadline to submit your proposal is December 14, 2018.


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