Knowing where you want to go is often easier than knowing how to get there. Do you have a career destination in mind, but have questions if you’re on the right track? What will you encounter when you get into your desired field? Get the answers to these and more questions during the Youth Motivation Task Force program Feb. 23-24.

For many years Xavier and the Office of Career Services have sponsored the YMTF, which is designed to expose students to successful African American professionals from a variety of career fields. This year’s YMTF team will consist of 55 participants, more than half of whom are Xavier alumni. The team will include representatives from private industry, education, state and federal government, the military, the clergy, all the STEM fields, as well as entrepreneurs and CEOs. These professionals can tell you what it’s really like to work (and live) in a particular career, as well as what it takes to succeed and be happy in life.
In addition to taking time away from their work, many YMTF team members pay out of their own pockets to spend three days on Xavier’s campus. They are always excited about sharing their experiences – both good and bad – with future Xavierites to encourage you to pursue your dreams.
On Monday, Feb. 23, a panel of participants, including a chemist, biostatistician, toxicologist and a cytopathologist, will discuss “Careers in Science” at noon in the UC, ballroom A. Later on, you’ll have an opportunity for informal discussions with the consultants at 4 p.m. during “What’s On Your Mind?” Immediately following that activity, the Xavier Young Alumni Association will offer a Networking/Happy Hour from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the UC lobby.

On Tuesday, Feb. 24, the professionals will visit designated classrooms.

Be sure to take advantage of the wealth of expertise, advice and concern these professionals bring directly to you.

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