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CONNECTING STUDENTS TO REAL-WORLD CAREER PROFESSIONALS.

Career Sparks offers eager young minds the opportunity to hear from real-world career professionals across the country in a Virtual Career Day setting. Join our free 14 day trial today.

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FOSTERING CAREER EXPLORATION

Career Sparks connects students with career professionals in a fun virtual setting called Spark Encounters.   

Teachers and students from all across the nation join in to hear from career heroes like astronauts, doctors, and artists as they share their inspiring stories and educational journeys. On-Demand Spark Encounters are available 24/7 on your schedule!  Join our free 14 day trial to learn more.

 

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""Are there lessons or solutions in video games?""

Sparkler Student Question, 2nd grade
Answered by Graham McNeill, Principal Narrative Writer at Riot Games

"What advice would you give your students when they experience hardship in something they love doing?"

Sparkler Teacher Question, 3rd grade
Answered by Simon T. Bailey, First African American Director of Sales for the Disney Institute

"Who inspired you to do your job and do you travel around the world?"

Sparkler Student Question, 3rd grade
Answered by Norma Rener, Brand Executive and Fashion Powerhouse for the Jessica Simpson Brand

"From the time you create your characters, how long does it take to animate them?"

Sparkler Student Question, 4th grade
Answered by Patrick Murphy, Art Director of Fortnite at Epic Games

"I tried introducing my kids to biographies of inventors and thinkers in hopes of planting seeds, but sadly, these books remained shelved. Two sessions of Career Sparks and my son is talking nonstop about how this person did this and this person thought that. "

Parent Kateri Wang
Mom to 3rd grader and 6th grader

CAREER SPARKS IS IN THE NEWS!

Students, teachers and supporters across the country are becoming Sparklers! Check out what the buzz is all about and why educators are bringing Virtual Career Days to their classrooms. 

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UNIVERSITY LIVE

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2024
10:30AM PT

Throughout the 2023-2024 school year, Sparklers discovered a variety of amazing careers, but to obtain these careers you need to learn about college.  During this Special Spark Encounter you'll have a chance to hear from Yale University and USC and go on virtual tours with students who actually attend these universities!

Teachers and PTAs can now leave the Career Day planning to us with live virtual programming throughout the school year. Each Spark Encounter is supported with custom lesson plans, packed with grade level activities, so teachers can focus on...teaching. Sign up for our FREE 14 day trial by clicking below or if you're already a member, get your class ready today!

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UNIVERISTY LIVE

MAY 29, 2024 10:30 AM (PT)

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- 2023-2024 ACADEMIC SCHOOL YEAR -

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- 2022-2023 ACADEMIC SCHOOL YEAR -

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- 2021-2022 ACADEMIC SCHOOL YEAR -

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- 2020-2021 ACADEMIC SCHOOL YEAR -

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SEE A SPARK ENCOUNTER IN ACTION

NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

Get a sneak-peek into past Spark Encounters and learn what Career Sparks is all about.
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GAMING GIANTS

CAREERS: ART DIRECTOR, WRITER

Innovative video game leaders Patrick Murphy - Art Director for Epic Games (Fortnite Battle Royale) and Graham McNeill - Principal Narrative Writer for Riot Games shared their interests, passions and journeys within one of the world's most popular entertainment activities. 


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BUSINESS INNOVATORS

CAREER: BRAND MANAGER

Featuring two brand thought leaders Simon T. Bailey, the first African American Director of Sales for the Disney Institute, and Norma Rener, brand executive and fashion powerhouse for the Jessica Simpson brand. You'll learn what it takes to develop, build, and manage brands that are known world-wide.

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SPORTS SUPERSTARS

CAREER: SPORTS COMMENTATOR

Professional athletes make sports look easy, like Miami Marlin Matt Joyce and Dodger Legend Ron Cey who share their experiences and journeys through MLB. Lea B. Olsen, an athlete herself will also share what it's like to be a professional sports commentator for FOX Sports and the excitement she gets from interviewing sports stars like Steph Currry!

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TV TITANS

CAREER: ACTOR


When the camera is on, TV Titans perform at their very best! During this Spark Encounter you'll learn just what it takes to bring a character to life by the amazing art of acting. Don't miss this opportunity to learn all about being an actor for the iconic studio Disney and what it feels like to have fans world-wide!

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Bring career heroes virtually into your classroom with consistent, turnkey programming, customizable for small groups or full-class participation.

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Teachers coming from Title 1 Schools receive a 50% Off Savings!  Bring Career Heroes into your classroom today!

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SCHOOL MEMBERSHIP

Sign up multiple teachers so your whole school hears from our Career Heroes as they share their awesome careers and journeys.

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SPARKLER SUPPORTER

Be the spark in young lives by helping students explore their futures! Contribute to building community.

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"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows"

- Sydney J. Harris

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