Athens State University to Host “CONNECTED” Career Development Event

Founders Hall

The Career Development Center and Office of Student Inclusion are pleased to present “CONNECTED: Providing Career Opportunities Through Diversity & Inclusion,” a networking and career day event for local high school students and parents, Athens State University students, local employers, and community leaders. The multi-part event will take place at Athens State University on April 14.

The day will begin with a Career Development opportunity for high schools students, then move to a Diversity Panel and opportunity to have a professional headshot taken, and then end with an Employer and Community Meet & Mingle event.

The event schedule is as follows:

“Next Steps” – High School Student Career Development Event

Carter Gymnasium from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

“Next Steps” is an interactive event that will assist high school students in preparing for a career after graduation. This event will feature keynote speaker, Mrs. Melva Tate, as she delivers a presentation titled “You’re Next – Planning Career Success in a Global Society.”

Students will also have an opportunity to meet Athens State’s Admissions and Financial Aid Teams, take a selfie with Hebrew the Bear, take a campus tour, attend a FASFA presentation, and visit with college and military recruiters. Lunch will be provided.

For more information about “Next Steps,” please contact Richard Collie at 256-233-8278 or

Diversity Panel featuring Local Leaders

Athens State University Ballroom from 2:00 – 3:00 pm

“CONNECTED” continues with a Diversity, Equity, and InclusionPanel Discussion. This free event will allow attendees an exclusive opportunity to learn about local employers and their diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Headshots and Elevator Pitches with Leadership Greater Huntsville

Athens State University Ballroom from 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Employer and Community Meet & Mingle Event

Athens State University Ballroom from 4:00 – 7:00 pm

“CONNECTED” will conclude with a networking opportunity for local talent and employers. Complimentary beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

For more information or to register for one of the events above, please visit

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