On Saturday, March 13, the inaugural class of Esperanza Scholars and their mentors met for their first intensive Career Day in the District of Columbia. Scholars had one-on-one lunches with their mentors, and then attended a two-and-a-half hour career advising meeting with Mr. Clifton Coates, Director of the University of the District of Columbia’s Career & Professional Development Center. Scholars discussed career plans, summer internship opportunities, and interview skills with both Mr. Coates and their mentors during this session. The group ended the day with a delicious dinner at Charlie Chang’s Restaurant.
This session is the first in the Esperanza Fund’s effort to provide its scholars with both the financial resources–and the social and professional networks–that are critical to academic success. If you would like to help our Mentorship Committee, by hosting an event, making contacts for our scholars, or in other ways, contact Alice Yao here.