Classroom to Career Symposium 2022

Friday, April 29, 2022

MSU DENVER

9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

ACCELERATE YOUR PEOPLE SKILLS

Formerly Backpacks to Briefcases, we have renamed the event Classroom to Career Symposium to engage students in fresh, relevant career skills workshops along with a networking and mentorship luncheon.  Students will attend multiple workshops based on the Colorado Graduation Requirements 21st Century people skills before we all come back together for a lunch with speakers and networking with industry professionals. The event exists to help high school students make a graceful transition into the real world of work or continuing education.

  • 9:30 -10:00 a.m.                Students arrive & visit business/organization booths
  • 10:10 a.m.                          Students depart to workshops
  • 10:15-10:55 a.m.                 Workshop #1
  • 11:05-11:45 a.m.                 Workshop #2
  • 11:55 a.m.-12:55 p.m.        Lunch/Speakers
  • 12:55-1:25 p.m.                  Networking 
  • 1:30 p.m.                           Students Depart

TABLE HOST AND SPONSORSHIP

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Registration deadline April 8

Join us a table host and/or sponsor.  You will provide lunch for students and table hosts will model people skills needed as they engage with career relevant discussion with students at their table.  Information coming soon.

STUDENT INFORMATION    

Registration deadline April 18

REGISTRATION CLOSED

List of Workshops

Click Here to View the 2020 Backpacks to Briefcases Resources


This event is a success because of the community support it receives. See how YOU can participate:
EXPAND THE BOXES BELOW TO SEE HOW TO SEE HOW YOU CAN PLAY A ROLE IN PREPARING HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES FOR "WHAT'S NEXT"

Employers across the state tell us that their number one concern with new employees is a lack of soft-skills. In the era of texting and technology, students aren't as equipped to communicate effectively in a business setting. Additionally, many of our students have never experienced a professional setting and lack an understanding of employer expectations, beyond soft skills.

Help promote C2C to your students and give them a leg-up on preparing for life after high school--whether it's their next college interview or applying for a job.

This event is designed to help you navigate life after high school. Let’s face it, how many of us actually know what we need to do to make it in the real world? Participating in the C2C event can help you find your passion, plan your future, learn interview skills and prepare for success.

Plus, you’ll meet business professionals who want to help you get to the next step in your life!
Interested?
Contact your counselor to register for the 2022 Classroom to Career event!  

STUDENT REGISTRATION FORM COMING SOON

Table Host and Sponsor Registration

Business knows better than anyone: high school and college graduates are not entering the workforce prepared. This event presents an opportunity for business to get involved and do something about the skills deficit.
Help students navigate the world of workforce professionalism.

  • Engage with students
  • Help them make decisions about career pathways
  • Share your personal experiences
  • Give students a leg up on their next steps in life. Your participation makes a huge impact.

ACEC is looking for businesses interested in supporting C2C at the event level! Event sponsors allow us to offer the event to more students and provide wider and deeper career development opportunities.

REGISTER TO HOST A TABLE OR SPONSOR EVENT HERE