YARD CON is a digital conference for black college students at HBCUs and PWIs looking to get a jumpstart on their careers. From hands-on skills for creators to internships and tips on building their portfolios, YARD CON is built to prepare students for life after graduation.
Powered by Watch the Yard and Advertising Week, YARD CON will bring students together for an interactive experience February 22nd-27th. The event will feature:
· One-to-one and group mentoring
· A career fair with with companies who are hiring
· Hands-on workshops for creators
· …and more
YARD CON will help students navigate the working world, build their resumes, and learn job skills in real time.
Volunteer 2 hours of time the week of February 22nd and provide your personal and professional advice to students interested in the creative industries.
Share your organization’s values and your career opportunities with the next generation of creative talent and access a pipeline for your recruiting needs.
Invest in the future by co-branding the event, hosting networking events for students and mentors, presenting workshops, commissioning research and more.