On Wednesday, May 16, over 35 business professionals will fill the large gymnasium at the Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield for the 2nd annual Future Leaders Career Fair, an impressive networking event. The event will take place from 7pm-9pm and is open to all students in 8th - 12th grade. The Career Fair, planned by the Ridgefield Keystone Club (the Club’s nationally award winning high school character and leadership program) and the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, will introduce teenagers to a wide variety of careers and connect them with local professionals in those industries.
Attendees should come dressed to impress (business casual) and can use the one-on-one opportunity with experienced professionals to discuss career paths, practice networking skills, and gain exposure to the working world. The Conference will open with a panel discussion of professionals from the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce sharing stories about their own career choices, while offering words of wisdom and inspiration to the young adults in attendance. After, attendees will have the opportunity to peruse the Career Fair, which will be set up like a College Fair, and gain insight on all careers displayed. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided, and attendees can collect community service hours for attending the event.