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Save the date! Open House & Career Expo - Friday, March 22, 2024

Open House & Career Expo

Friday, March 22, 2024

Open House/Career Expo is a day for prospective students and current Jefferson students to get motivated by inspirational speakers, learn how the programs at Jefferson lead to careers, meet with not only faculty at Jefferson from all programs of study but also local employers in the industry to give career guidance and promote employment/ internship opportunities.

At the event prospective students can get your questions answered - whether they are about admissions, financial aid, athletics, academic programs, support services or student clubs. You will also have the opportunity to tour a suite in our modern residence hall.

Current Jefferson students, area high school students, and local community members will come together to learn about leadership in an interactive and educational venue. 

The program will feature a keynote speaker in the morning, career specific breakout sessions and entertainment in the afternoon.

Event Details

Illustration of Joseph Tran wearing "Woke and Broke" t-shirt Joseph Tran
WOKE & BROKE: How to Thrive in a World That's Not Built for You

Joseph Tran has lived a pretty colorful life so far. He’s been a stuntman, he’s an actor who has appeared on film, TV, and video games speaking multiple languages, he travels all over the world with his magic and has won some of magic’s greatest accolades, and he creates & consults magic for some of TV/film’s top actors & directors. He's done all of this while also being an introvert and having stage fright! Somehow, he has found a way to get past that and blow audiences' minds every single time.

Inspired by the life-long experience of learning to brush off haters and lean into your weird/nerdy/uncool interests, Joseph's shows combine self-deprecating humor, outrageous stories of his journey from poor kid in Hollywood to less-poor magician in Hollywood, and incredible magic that only a kid of the 80s/90s could create.

Born and raised in Hollywood, CA, Joseph's personality and interests were largely formed by living in the Entertainment Capital of the World. With ballroom dance teacher parents and a famous magician living just down the street, it surprised no one that Joseph took an interest in the performing arts. When not on the road and living out of a suitcase, Joseph continues to live in Los Angeles and draws inspiration from the city's unique culture and obsession with entertainment.

  • 8:30-8:50: Check-in & Service Fair
  • 9:00-10:00: College Welcome & Keynote Speaker Joseph Tran
  • 10:10-10:40: Breakout Session 1
    • Campus Tour
    • Becoming a Registered Nurse (RN)
    • Is DEC (Environmental Conservation) the place for you?
    • Social Media Branding
    • Emotional Intelligence in Effective Leadership
    • Becoming a NYS Police Officer
    • Addiction Studies & Prevention Education
    • Performing Arts in the North Country
    • Finding Your Voice
    • Student Panel- Athletics & Res Life
  • 10:50-11:20: Breakout Session 2
    • Campus Tour
    • Engineering and How to Get There!
    • How to Catch a Giraffe in 6 Easy steps-Zoo Technology at Jefferson
    • Dream Big! -Entrepreneurship & Leadership
    • How to Get THE Job!
    • Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Information Session
    • Exploring Early Childhood and Childhood Education
    • Local Journalism
    • Communication Skills & Becoming a Mediator
    • Career Direction Connection
  • 11:30-12:00: Breakout Session 3
    • Campus Tour
    • Is there a healthcare career in your future?
    • Careers in Computer Science, Technology, & Systems
    • How to Market your Small Business
    • Hot Jobs in our Local Economy
    • A Day in the Life of a Social Worker
    • Working in a Daycare Facility
    • Broadcasting in Watertown
    • Discovering Your Path
    • Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • 12:15-1:45: Lunch & Internship Expo


Contact Info:

Jules Center, building 6, suite 6-010
(315) 786-2437 or toll free 1-888-435-6522