Explore Careers – Experiential Learning Opportunity

Application Deadline: October 9, 2022

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Learn – Network – Explore Career Opportunities

The California Assisted Living Association is pleased to offer selected individuals the 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

Why apply? Hear how Haley’s career journey was impacted by attending the event.

Nurses/Nursing Students: Hear how these nurses have carved out rewarding career paths and are making a difference in residents’ lives every day.
Military Veterans: Not sure where your skills might fit into senior living? Listen to what this military veteran and senior living professional has to share about his career choice.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be:

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

This opportunity includes a full 3-day registration, up to 2 meals/day, and $100/day travel/lodging assistance, and is intended for individuals within or outside of senior living looking to start or advance beyond an entry-level position.

Application Process

2022 Application Deadline: October 9, 2022


“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