On most weekdays, a dedicated and passionate group of young adults fans out across Los Angeles, reporting for service at a few of the city’s most challenged schools. They are some of the City Year corps members in 16 cities nationwide supported by our company this year, enabling them to dedicate a full year of their lives to help at-risk students stay in school and on track to graduate.
Last week, we flipped the tables and hosted a day to serve these very same corps members who give so much to their students.
Through our annual Comcast NBCUniversal Career Day, more than 150 Los Angeles corps members spent a day at the NBCUniversal Lot in University City, Calif. to focus on their own professional development. They received career advice and resume tips, and learned about job search techniques and social media branding from some of the entertainment industry’s most successful leaders, including Jennifer Salke, President of NBC Entertainment, and Donna Langley, Chairman of Universal Pictures.
This unique opportunity is one of many Comcast NBCUniversal Career Days taking place this year, with more than 100 of our employees sharing their advice and expertise in cities across the country, such as Denver, Detroit, Boston and Orlando. This annual tradition, which began in 2005, is one of the ways we partner with City Year. To date we have helped prepare more than 7,000 City Year corps for the next steps in their professional journeys – with another 1,400 attending Career Day this year. I invite you to visit City Year’s blog to read a Q&A with a City Year corps member, Courtney Johnson, and Kevin Riffe, director of technical operations at Comcast, to read their firsthand experience at this year’s Career Day in Boston. Learn about our way of giving back to these young leaders for their steadfast commitment to putting at-risk students on the path to success.