Parners In Opportunity – Career Day 2021

Thirty years as Miami’s Opportunity Generator doesn’t happen without good partners. Our 2021 Career Day was a phenomenal success, thanks to our dynamic corporate and community collaborators and the enthusiasm of our Scholars! A highly anticipated part of the summer experience for our 200+ 8th graders, our annual Career Day provides students unique inside looks at industry, inspiring future career paths and building critical skills for their academic and professional lives ahead. 

This year our Scholars were introduced to careers in a broad diversity of fields including health sciences, sports management, engineering, architecture, luxury brand sales and marketing, entrepreneurship, and hospitality.

Aligned with our project-based learning curricular approach, Career Day at Breakthrough Miami offers students engaging, hands-on immersion and purposeful networking with both emerging and experienced professionals. 

Special thanks to our Career Day sponsor Assurant for generously underwriting our transportation, enabling Scholars to access new horizons. 

Read more about this year’s experiences:

Assurant: Inspiring our future leaders to explore careers in the world of science, data, and tech, our partners at Assurant shared the foundations of business to business, business to consumer, and business to business to consumer concepts and all about Product Management. 

CONCACAF: Opening the world of sports management, Scholars had the opportunity to gain the inside perspective on sports leagues and major events from leaders in Development, Football Development, and Corporate Social Responsibility at the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf). Hosted by FIU Athletics and FIU Student Access & Success, Scholars also were introduced to the diversity of careers across the athletics industry, with a special visit to The Collaborative Advanced Rehabilitation/Research & Education Center (CARE Center) at the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences. 

Grant Cardone: Scholars were inspired to recognize the power of a defined dream to achieve success and be prepared to amplify their entrepreneurial effort 10X with Grant Cardone and his team at their headquarters. 

LVMH: Scholars gained an inside look into the luxury brand business with executives and teams at LVMH, from finance, visual merchandising, and marketing to the hands-on analysis of fragrances and job-readiness tutorials.

Miami Dolphins: Scholars caught a behind-the-scenes experience with our hometown NFL team, getting to know the work and impact of a major sports organization off the field with Miami Dolphins SVP, Jason Jenkins and executives from Corporate Communications and Social Media, Human Resources and Governmental Relations and the General Counsel;

Moss: Scholars were introduced to the construction management industry by experts at Moss, gaining real-life application to science and engineering theories. Scholars had the opportunity to be immersed in Visual Design Construction, at The Moss and Associates Built Environment Informatics Lab (BEIL) at the Moss School of Construction Management at FIU. 

Sushi Maki: Scholars learned how to build a thriving hospitality business grounded in values with Abe Ng and his team, including the basics around profit and loss, front of the house/back of the house operations, and the power of marketing and social media.

Synergy Behavior Consulting: Introducing Scholars to entrepreneurial ventures, Synergy Behavior Consulting owner Breanna Kelly shared tools and resources to achieve success as an entrepreneur. Scholars gained an understanding of the value of being resourceful, the power of partnering and connecting, and the importance of inclusion. 

Touzet Architecture: Scholars delved into sustainable design with Jackie and Carlos Touzet and their team, designing solutions to address the needs and aspirations of our communities. 

UM Physical Therapy: Building interests and career pathways to bright futures in health sciences, Dr. Martha Bloyer and her team gave our Scholars extensive hands-on experiences as they showcased how Physical Therapists exercise their expertise with the human movement system. 

UM Sylvester Cancer Center: World-Class researchers and doctors from Sylvester Cancer Center helped open the doors to the world of health sciences for our Scholars during Career Day, providing motivation and inspiration and nurturing a pathway for young women to pursue careers in STEM.

Special thanks to FIU Athletics, FIU College of Engineering & Computing, and FIU Student Access & Success for your collaboration in hosting our Scholars and creating one-of-a-kind experiences as part of our 2021 Career Day. 

Interested in participating in our next Career Day? Contact Chanelle Pough at chanelle@breakthroughmiami.org

Thank you to our Career Day hosts:

Breakthrough Miami Career Day 2021 - Participating Hosts

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Career Day 2021