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THRIVE

The 4th Annual THRIVE Student Conference and Opportunity Fair 

FREE Event | 02.25.2023 |  10 AM to 4 PM

How to
TO ATTEND

REGISTRATION PROCESS

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THRIVE 2023

ABOUT
THE EVENT

Become part of one of NJ’s largest networks of students.

The 4th Annual THRIVE Student Conference and Opportunity Fair will take place in person on Saturday, February 25th, 2023, at Middlesex College in Edison, back to where this fantastic event began in 2020. It is simply inspiring to see the power that college students and young people have to advocate for and create change. 

01

Register!

Choose to RSVP either as a Student or Professional.

Ensure your email address is correct in order to receive instructions on Steps 2 & 3.

02

Information on Themes will be received.

Students: Decide on a Theme or Presentation

Professionals: Decide on your Topic for Engaging with Students at the Opportunity Fair

03

Students: Submit your Conference Presentation Proposal 

Professionals: Propose Your Topic for Engaging With Students at the Opportunity Fair

Await an official approval from our team at Engage NJ.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: FEB. 6, 2023
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The THRIVE student conference features a wide range of opportunities for students to connect and learn from one another about their experiences with engaging in communities through research, volunteering, community-engaged or service learning, civic leadership, environmental clubs, voter campaigns, and more… but we go one step further…the Opportunity Fair provides an interactive space for students to learn from and work with professionals to develop your skills, interests, and pathways to meaningful careers. 


Despite the numerous priorities and challenges students face, we are inspired to see students acting to preserve our democracy, advocating for the rights of young people and future generations to a healthy environment in which to live, and working together against inequality and injustice in communities across the state, across the world. Engage NJ (formerly New Jersey Campus Compact) is building a STUDENT CIVIC NETWORK TO THRIVE, in partnership with all the colleges and universities in New Jersey and across the region. This will include several exciting awards and fellowship opportunities we are launching at the conference.

WE CAN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU!

Engage NJ to Thrive in Life and Work!

THEMES & TOPICS

WHY SHOULD
YOU ATTEND?

Learn how you can stand out from other applicants in NJ and increase your chances of standing out in grad school applications as a change maker.

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THEMES TO BE ADDRESSED AT THE STUDENT CONFERENCE
  1. DIVERSITY: Increasing diversity in community engagement

  2. CULTURAL COMPETENCY: Understanding others

  3. ADVOCACY: How and why to advocate

  4. DIGITAL DISINFORMATION: How to critique digital information

  5. PRESERVING DEMOCRACY: The daily fight to preserve American democracy

  6. CLIMATE CHANGE: Awareness, responsibility, and accountability

  7. FOOD AND HOUSING INSECURITY: Another huge issue on campuses and in communities

  8. Any other topic you don’t see listed but want to present on

THEMES TO BE ADDRESSED AT THE OPPORTUNITY FAIR

These opportunities will take place in zones as outlined below – the Work Zone & Opportunity Zone - with each Zone catering to a particular area of networking or upskilling and will be available throughout the day.

OPPORTUNITY FAIR - WORK ZONE

  1. How to frame experiences to market yourself using the buzz words related to transferable competencies for a 21st-century workplace – workshop your elevator pitch, resume, interview responses

  2. Learn about the process and value of professional networking, appropriate dress, and manner, and managing your social media accounts so that they reflect you in a professional and positive light

OPPORTUNITY FAIR - OPPORTUNITY ZONE

  1. Learn about the Engage NJ database of opportunities called “Student Opportunities for Success (SOS)”

  2.  Learn about how various professionals have allowed themselves to be patient and flexible in exploring different pathways and experiences to find the job they love

  3. Learn about actual opportunities for different fields that align with non-profit vs. corporate pathways, loan forgiveness programs, how to find happiness in non-profit vs. corporate such as public interest work through the law, medicine, public health, and more

  4. Learn about service career pathways and education awards – with AmeriCorps, VISTA, Engage NJ ENGAGECorps, Engage NJ Changebuilders, and PeaceCorps

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This Conference is FREE to attend,
and we are working to provide bus transportation if needed.

REGISTER NOW

SEE YOU THERE!
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This event was made possible with the generous support
of our funder.

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