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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 their questions answered about admissions, financial aid, athletics, academic programs, support services, student clubs, and more. Additionally, students can take a campus tour including a modern style suite in our 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. Most notable of his many talents, he is a stuntman, actor, and magician. He has appeared in film, TV, and video games. His ability to create mesmerizing magic has led him all over the world, establishing him as a consultant for some of TV and film’s top actors and 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 lean into your weird/nerdy/uncool interests, Joseph's show combines self-deprecating humor, outrageous stories of his journey from poor kid in Hollywood to less-poor magician in Hollywood, and incredible magic.

Born and raised in Hollywood, CA, Joseph's personality, and interests were largely shaped 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 developed 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
    • Is the DEC the place for you?
    • Becoming a Registered Nurse
    • What is a Disability Resource Coordinator: Developing Skills to Help Others in Your Community
    • Emotional Intelligence in Effective Leadership
    • Becoming a NYS Police Officer
    • Addiction Studies and Prevention Education
    • Performing Arts in the North Country
    • Finding your Voice
    • Student Panel- Hear from our Students about their JCC Experiences
  • 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!
    • Teacher Education Pathways at Jefferson
    • Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Information Session
    • Student Supports in College: What Are Opportunity Programs and how do I use them?
    • Media Broadcasting with Beth Hall & Makenzie Piatt
    • 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
    • Hot Jobs in our Local Economy
    • How to Market your Small Business
    • Exploring Careers in Law
    • Working in a Daycare Facility
    • The Day in the Life of a Social Worker
    • Sports Broadcasting in your Backyard with Mel Busler
  • 12:15-1:45: Lunch & Internship Expo

McVean Gymnasium - Meet JCC’s Internship & Employer Partners

  • Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce
  • Angel Rock Waterfront Cottages •Antique Boat Museum
  • Atlantic Testing Laboratories
  • Aubertine and Currier Architects, Engineers & Land Surveyors, PLLC
  • Beaver River Central School District
  • Bowers CPA’s & Advisors
  • Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce
  • Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Chimera Integrations
  • City of Fulton Police Department
  • City of Watertown
  • Clayton Island tours
  • Community Bank Systems Inc.
  • Community Broadcasters
  • Constellation Energy
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County
  • Coughlin Printing
  • Credo Community Center for the Treatment of Addictions Inc.
  • CREG Systems
  • Current Applications Inc
  • Davidson Auto Group
  • Fidelis Care
  • Greater Watertown North Country Chamber of Commerce
  • Jefferson County Department of Social Services
  • Jefferson County Economic Development
  • Jefferson County Office for The Aging
  • Jefferson County Public Health Service
  • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
  • New York State Parks and Recreation
  • New York State Police
  • Next Page Education, Inc.
  • North Country CPAs
  • North Country Family Health Center
  • Northern Area Health Education Center
  • Northern Computers
  • Northern Credit Union
  • Northern Regional Center for Independent Living (NRCIL)
  • NYS Department of Corrections
  • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Oswego Health
  • Samaritan Medical Center
  • Secure Treatment and Rehabilitation Center
  • Sherwin Williams
  • St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center – Office of Mental Health
  • Taste NY
  • The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter
  • The Lewis County WorkPlace & Careers Here Internship Program
  • The WorkPlace
  • Thousand Islands Spirits
  • Thousand Islands Winery
  • Tim Wewer, EA, ABA
  • Urban Mission
  • Victims Assistance Center of Jefferson County
  • Watertown Police Department
  • YMCA of Watertown New York


Contact Info:

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