Attend Career Cultivator Sept. 22 & 23 - America's Future Foundation

September 18, 2020

Professional Development

Attend Career Cultivator Sept. 22 & 23

By: AFF Editors

Now a few months into this “new normal,” some offices are reopening and others have switched to fully virtual. 

How do you land your dream job (or any job) in our new environment? Whether you just graduated or are looking to advance in your career, there’s a lot of uncertainty about how to succeed in the workplace and make an impression on hiring managers. 

But don’t worry! You can gain the insight and build the skills you need to launch your career, plus network with leaders at key organizations across the country at the 2020 Fall Virtual Career Kickstarter.

So you can attend from anywhere, America’s Future Foundation and our friends at Hillsdale College: Washington, DC Campus, Talent Market, and Leadership Institute have shifted our usual “Welcome to Washington” fall event to a virtual two night program, much like we did for you this summer. We’re excited to continue expanding this event for students, recent graduates and young professionals both inside and outside the beltway.

You will hear valuable career advice on everything from networking, job seeking, interview tips, professional development, and more – all geared to help you launch a successful career and land your dream job.


Tuesday, Sept. 22, 6:00 – 7:00 pm ET – How to Build Connections and Successfully Network Virtually

Whether your city is open or you’re still quarantining, there’s advantages to expanding your network virtually. Learn the best practices for building an online network and gain insider tips for making the most of an online coffee meeting, cold email or introductions.


-Chris Malagisi, Executive Director of Outreach at Hillsdale College | Washington, D.C. Campus

-Helena Richardson, Heritage, Director of the Young Leaders Program at Heritage 

-Kelsey Mix, Manager of Professional Development at Leadership Institute 

-Pat DiFrancesco, External Relations Manager at Mercatus (Moderator)

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 6:00 – 7:00 pm ET – Virtual Job Hunting + Interview Tips

On the job hunt? We’re bringing the best job search tips to help you land your dream career in these uncertain times. Tune in to learn keys to success, including how to polish your resume, prepare for a virtual interview, and how (and if!) you should follow up.  


-Katy Gambella, Network Engagement Manager at Talent Market

-Claire Aguda, Chief of Staff, Philanthropy, for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute

-Teri Akpovi, Senior Programs Recruiter at Charles Koch Institute

-Patti Rausch, Director of Career Programs at Leadership Institute (Moderator) 

Register for one day, or both days, and stay tuned for more career advice events coming from America’s Future Foundation later this fall.