June 9, 2020


Register for the 2020 Virtual Career Kickstarter

By: AF Editors

How do you land your dream job (or any job) in this “new normal” we live in? 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 right now.

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 Virtual Career Kickstarter.

Due to conditions of the coronavirus pandemic, America’s Future and our friends at The Heritage Foundation and Leadership Institute have shifted our usual “Welcome to Washington” summer event to a virtual three night program. We’re excited – for the first time ever – to expand this event to new graduates and young professionals 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.

Register for one day, all three days, or any combination. AF will be raffling prizes each night, and those who attend all three nights will be entered into a grand prize drawing.

Stay tuned for speakers, panelists and raffle prizes to be announced in the coming days.



Tuesday, June 16 – How to Build Connections and Successfully Network Virtually

6-8pm ET

Networking can be intimidating enough without the added hurdle of doing so in our current socially-distanced reality. This panel discussion will give you the tools and know-how to build genuine professional connections in a digital environment and will be followed by small group breakouts to practice speed networking.


Wednesday, June 17 – Virtual Job Hunting + Interview Tips

6-8pm ET

Are organizations still hiring? You bet they are! This expert-led panel will present what you need to know about the current job market and how to land a new role. A live Q&A will follow the discussion.


Thursday, June 18 – Launching Your Career Quick Lessons

6-8pm ET

You’ve made connections and landed the role, now what? You need to succeed in your work! Four speakers will give short, 10-15 minute TED-style talks to share advice and lessons from their careers. Following the talks, participants will learn of opportunities across the movement during a virtual job fair.