Explore Careers – Experiential Learning Opportunity

Application Deadlines:

Northern CA (Sacramento): May 5, 2024

Southern CA (Palm Springs): October 6, 2024

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Learn – Network – Explore Career Opportunities

This is your opportunity to explore a career path in senior living by:

  • Attending Elevate: CALA’s Conference & Trade Show at no cost (valued at $1150)
  • Networking with Senior Living professionals
  • Gaining insights from educational sessions
  • Meeting with employers at an “invitation only” event
  • Learning critical career navigation strategies

Eligibility Criteria

This opportunity includes a full 3-day conference registration, plus up to two meals/day and a $300 travel stipend. It is intended for individuals just starting their careers, with an interest in exploring senior living. Individuals already working in senior living are not eligible for this opportunity.

Applicants must be:

  • Enrolled in a course of study, a recent graduate, military veteran, or displaced worker
  • Able to attend the three-day event

Application Process

  1. Complete the application
  2. Attach your resume or detailed LinkedIn profile
  3. Include a letter of recommendation
  4. Email application items to jan@CAassistedliving.org

The Meet & Greet with employers was extremely beneficial in exploring new career opportunities. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to meet and spend time with all of the amazing people I got to know over 3 days, and to hear the experiences of the people directly involved with this wonderful industry.
April Thompson

There were many things that I learned from the sessions that I attended at the CALA Conference and I am so excited to apply what I learned to my career and future. It was so motivating to be surrounded by amazing people who lead in this field and genuinely want you to do well. This is definitely a world that I want to be part of!
Jessica Hong

There is a path for every person in this field regardless of background! After attending I feel more motivated to get involved and make connections with professionals that are passionate about the work they do.
Samuel Leale