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Career Conversations: If you can see it, you can be it.

Posted on 09/25/23

Have you ever wondered what it takes to work in space exploration, wine making, or health and wellness? 

Join us over the next few weeks as we host a series of weekly conversations designed to recognize and celebrate the achievements of African Americans in unique careers. Come learn about our guest speakers’ industries and hear their inspirational stories. Through these conversations, we hope to provide young people, their parents, guardians, and grandparents with information that can prepare them for their possible journey along some of these unfamiliar career paths.

Friday, October 13, noon-1pm
Careers in Space

Interested in the exciting world of space travel and exploration? Join us for a conversation with Julianne Igbokwe, from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, about her work, experiences, and the things that inspire her.

Friday, October 27, noon-1pm
Careers in Health and Wellness

Are you interested in helping people have healthier lives? Join us for a conversation with Nurse Alice about her mission to educate and empower our nation to pursue better health and wellness and how her career path led to her role as a healthcare advocate.

Friday, November 3, noon-1pm
Careers in Wine Making

Cheers! Have you ever wondered how to become a wine maker? Join us for a conversation with the Association of African American Vintners into what it takes to become a vintner, how they got started, and what kind of jobs are available in this field.

This story is provided by AARP California. Visit the AARP California page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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