The annual Oakland Youth Careers Expo is Oakland’s premier career-education event. In 2016, we welcomed more than 1,000 students from 16 high schools, as well as 100+ exhibitors representing the city’s top employers from every major sector including healthcare, business, technology, advanced manufacturing, construction, clean energy, government and the creative industries. This year, we hope you will join us!
The Expo centers on three goals: introduce high school students to career opportunities and the education needed to pursue good jobs; motivate students to continue their education or career training beyond high school; and connect employers to their future workforce.
Oakland Unified School District invites you to share information about your industry and business with high schools students who are developing the skills and education needed to pursue those career opportunities. This is an excellent way to recruit students for both summer and internship positions, inform them about future job possibilities and showcase your business or organization.
This year's Expo will take place on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Oakland Marriot City Center from 8am-5pm.
Job interviews can be challenging, as we all know. Communicating with confidence takes practice. That’s why mock interviews are one of the annual OUSD Oakland Youth Careers Expo’s most valuable learning opportunities.
Over 100 HR and other industry professionals offer mock interviews for students prior to the students participation at the Career Expo. These volunteers work with students and offer positive, constructive feedback that will help students for their next “real” interview for a job or college admission. Volunteers have also held mini-workshops on effective job interviewing, getting a summer job and how to land a job in an industry specific field.
We are currently seeking professional partners to volunteer for mock interviews and review resumes in order to prepare our 11th grade students for the 2017 Oakland Youth Careers Expo. Mock Interviews will take place at individual school sites throughout the month of February and March.