Lit College Tour

Lit College Tour The #1 Career Fair & Mixer for College Students & Young Professionals. Connect to internships, jobs and mentors. LIT COLLEGE TOUR brings together an exciting mix of professionals and entrepreneurs ready to share insights and strategies for bridging the gap between college and the real world.

The mentor-driven career accelerator is designed to inspire student (LIT) #LEADERSHIP, #INNOVATION and #TRANSFORMATION, and fuel change through mentors, internships, jobs, experiential learning and career development. The power-packed one-day boot camps feature 5 learning tracks, 3 keynotes and 2 workshops, and 30+ industry experts, emerging leaders and student influencers from diverse industries including Entrepreneurship, Marketing, STEAM, Media, Entertainment, Law, Finance and related fields. Past speakers include Executive’s of Fortune 500’s, entrepreneurs of industry-leading companies, Emmy-award winning journalists, tech innovators, future astronauts, rising stars, student influencers, recruiters and other thought leaders. LIT College Tour is hosted 5 major markets including LA, NYC, Chicago, Silicon Valley and San Diego, with plans to expand to TX and FL. LIT College Tour is incorporated in the State of California (April 2014) as a Public Benefit Corporation for charitable purposes and is a tax exempt non-profit 501c3 as of December 29, 2016; Federal Tax ID: 46-5081482.

Mission: Empowering college students and young professionals with 21st century skills of today!

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The market is increasingly demanding that colleges and universities move beyond bachelor’s degrees as their primary prod...
01/05/2021

The market is increasingly demanding that colleges and universities move beyond bachelor’s degrees as their primary product, toward more nimble, lower-priced, digital “credentialized packages” of learning and mastery valued by employers.

We often focus on how perfectionism holds people back. But it can also be harnessed to help you create your best work.
01/01/2021
The Upside of Perfectionism? Creativity.

We often focus on how perfectionism holds people back. But it can also be harnessed to help you create your best work.

Sometimes a bit of stubbornness can help you think outside the box.

"High potential" employees get noticed because they show they can do great work on an advanced level. Here's how.
12/22/2020

"High potential" employees get noticed because they show they can do great work on an advanced level. Here's how.

What if we refer to “students” instead as “learners” and give attention to a more inclusive, less time-bound or discipli...
12/18/2020
How A Learners First Approach Can Solve Higher Education’s Greatest Challenges

What if we refer to “students” instead as “learners” and give attention to a more inclusive, less time-bound or discipline-based experience

Learners today are diverse, with a wide range of prior experiences, current obligations and constraints, and future goals. Our nation’s higher education system needs to better reflect the learners who are accessing our programs and institutions.

Progress on funding parity is inching forward at a slow pace, but venture capitalists and founders see signs that the ti...
12/05/2020
Black and Latinx female startups see slow funding gains

Progress on funding parity is inching forward at a slow pace, but venture capitalists and founders see signs that the tide is changing.

Progress on funding parity is inching forward at a slow pace, but venture capitalists and founders see signs that the tide is changing.

A “very large proportion” of university students do not like online learning and “do not wish to ever experience it agai...
12/02/2020
Up to 50% of university students unhappy with online learning, regulator finds

A “very large proportion” of university students do not like online learning and “do not wish to ever experience it again”, according to a wide-ranging report from the higher education regulator.

A “very large proportion” of university students do not like online learning and “do not wish to ever experience it again”, according to a wide-ranging report from the higher education regulator. A review of student feedback has identified remote learning as “a problem” if it continues i...

Many students would rather be outside than stuck on Zoom all day—and most programs can't keep up with the surge in deman...
09/29/2020
College Kids Are Making a Mad Dash for Outdoor Education

Many students would rather be outside than stuck on Zoom all day—and most programs can't keep up with the surge in demand

#outdoor #education

Many students would rather be outside than stuck on Zoom all day—and most programs can't keep up with the surge in demand

With their summer jobs and internships canceled and anxiety about getting Covid-19 — or just succumbing to boredom — col...
08/01/2020
Jobless college students are being given summer jobs to mentor younger peers

With their summer jobs and internships canceled and anxiety about getting Covid-19 — or just succumbing to boredom — college students have found at least one type of work that they largely can do at home this summer: mentoring even younger students.

With their summer jobs and internships canceled and anxiety about getting Covid-19 — or just succumbing to boredom — college students have found one type of work that they largely can do at home this summer: mentoring younger students to prevent “summer melt” and “Covid-19 slide.”

As colleges decide how and whether to reopen in the fall, many campuses have already been hit by the coronavirus.
07/30/2020
More than 6,300 coronavirus cases have been linked to U.S. colleges

As colleges decide how and whether to reopen in the fall, many campuses have already been hit by the coronavirus.

A New York Times survey of every public four-year college in the U.S. and many other top universities revealed at least 6,300 coronavirus cases tied to about 270 colleges over the course of the pandemic.

07/23/2020
Is College Still a Good Investment? | Kiplinger

"Rising college costs and heavy debt have raised doubts about the payoff from a college degree."

Rising college costs and heavy debt have raised doubts about the payoff from a college degree.

“America’s March Towards Racial Equality Through The Eyes Of International Students”.  Head over to our website to read ...
06/11/2020

“America’s March Towards Racial Equality Through The Eyes Of International Students”. Head over to our website to read an article detailing international students experiences during the Black Lives Matter protests in Los Angeles. #blacklivesmatter #protests #international #students #experience

The cold reality of international students graduating amid a global pandemic. Head over to our website to read this arti...
06/09/2020

The cold reality of international students graduating amid a global pandemic. Head over to our website to read this article discussing the obstacles facing international students in a Covid-19 world. #international #students #graduate #emplyment #litcollegetour

The coronavirus pandemic and fears of recession have pushed the recruitment of graduates and apprentices far down the ma...
06/09/2020
Why brands must not forget young talent during Covid-19

The coronavirus pandemic and fears of recession have pushed the recruitment of graduates and apprentices far down the marketing agenda. But, if brands want to adopt a high-performance mentality they should think twice.

https://www.marketingweek.com/marketers-diverse-talent-apprenticeships/
#covid19 #apprenticeships #jobsearch #litcareers

The coronavirus pandemic and fears of recession have pushed the recruitment of graduates and apprentices far down the marketing agenda. But, if brands want to adopt a high-performance mentality they should think twice.

"The intern experience is all about learning and training under the supervision of professionals in the field, receiving...
05/25/2020
Internship Vs. a Job | America's Job Exchange

"The intern experience is all about learning and training under the supervision of professionals in the field, receiving feedback and constructive criticism along the way. A job may offer a short training period but will typically require you to work independently from that point on."

#jobs #internships #experience

Know more about difference of Internship Vs. a Job for your career search. Also know about various advantages of an Internship.

📣 Recruiters: reach 1600+ 🎯 Motivated, Talented and Diverse Student, Early-career and Experienced Jobseekers across the ...
05/21/2020

📣 Recruiters: reach 1600+ 🎯 Motivated, Talented and Diverse Student, Early-career and Experienced Jobseekers across the country @litcollegetour National Virtual Job Fair on Thursday, June 25, 2020. .
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📣 Recruiters: reach 1600+ 🎯 Motivated, Talented and Diverse Student, Early-career and Experienced Jobseekers across the ...
05/21/2020

📣 Recruiters: reach 1600+ 🎯 Motivated, Talented and Diverse Student, Early-career and Experienced Jobseekers across the country @litcollegetour National Virtual Job Fair on Thursday, June 25, 2020. .
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This year's theme "Reset, Refocus & Reinvent” will provide attendees the insight, tools and practical tips they can implement immediately to find jobs, update skills and thrive while our economy safely reopens.
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📣 Recruiters: reach 1600+ 🎯 Motivated, Talented and Diverse Student, Early-career and Experienced Jobseekers across the ...
05/21/2020

📣 Recruiters: reach 1600+ 🎯 Motivated, Talented and Diverse Student, Early-career and Experienced Jobseekers across the country @litcollegetour National Virtual Job Fair on Thursday, June 25, 2020. .
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📲 Register now!

📣 Recruiters: reach 1600+ 🎯 Motivated, Talented and Diverse Student, Early-career and Experienced Jobseekers across the ...
05/21/2020

📣 Recruiters: reach 1600+ 🎯 Motivated, Talented and Diverse Student, Early-career and Experienced Jobseekers across the country @litcollegetour National Virtual Job Fair on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Virtual recruiter table-tops starting at $199.
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📲 Register now!

Recruiters: reach 📲 Diverse, Talented and Motivated Student, Early-career and Experienced Jobseekers across the country ...
05/19/2020

Recruiters: reach 📲 Diverse, Talented and Motivated Student, Early-career and Experienced Jobseekers across the country @litcollegetour National Virtual Job Fair on Thursday, June 25, 2020.
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Register now. Link in bio.

We’re excited to share 📣 @outco.io is joining us @litcollegetour National #VirtualCareerFair on 6/25! 🙌🏽 ..Outco is a co...
05/16/2020

We’re excited to share 📣 @outco.io is joining us @litcollegetour National #VirtualCareerFair on 6/25! 🙌🏽 .
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Outco is a coaching and skill sharpening service for software engineers. Outco trains software engineers on technical and communication skills that help accelerate their job search and advance their careers.

We’re excited to share 📣 @outco.io is joining us @litcollegetour National #VirtualCareerFair on 6/25! 🙌🏽 ..Outco is a co...
05/16/2020

We’re excited to share 📣 @outco.io is joining us @litcollegetour National #VirtualCareerFair on 6/25! 🙌🏽
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Outco is a coaching and skill sharpening service for software engineers. Outco trains software engineers on technical and communication skills that help accelerate their job search and advance their careers.

🎙️We are accepting speaker submissions for the @litcollegetour National #VirtualCareerFair on Thursday, June 25, 2020. 💁...
05/15/2020

🎙️We are accepting speaker submissions for the @litcollegetour National #VirtualCareerFair on Thursday, June 25, 2020. 💁🏽‍♀️💁🏻‍♂️📈 Link in bio.

📩 Submit proposed activity (panel, workshop, seminar, etc) and link to your EPK, website and list of past speaking engagements.

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#publicspeaker #virtualconference #virtualcareerfair #litcareertour #litcollegetour #ignitingfutures

Looking 👀 for an internship?  Don’t miss the Summer 2020 @litcollegetour #national #virtualcareerfair on Thursday, June ...
05/12/2020

Looking 👀 for an internship? Don’t miss the Summer 2020 @litcollegetour #national #virtualcareerfair on Thursday, June 25, calendar 🗓 10am-2pm PST.

✅ Connect with university recruiters and early-career employers, participate in resume reviews and mock interviews, and build leadership and career readiness skills.

✅ The Virtual Conference will offer Keynotes, Career Readiness Workshops, Mock Interviews, Resume Reviews and resources that will get students informed, inspired and connected to safe employment opportunities.

📲 Register now. Link in bio.

"#Colleges around the U.S. are formulating plans to welcome students back to #campus this fall — afraid they'll be heade...
05/05/2020
Colleges gamble on reopening this fall

"#Colleges around the U.S. are formulating plans to welcome students back to #campus this fall — afraid they'll be headed for financial catastrophe if they remain closed."

Financially, they may have no choice.

“U.S. undergraduates have sued more than 50 schools, demanding partial tuition, room-and-board and fee refunds after the...
05/02/2020
Angry Undergrads Are Suing Colleges for Billions in Refunds

“U.S. undergraduates have sued more than 50 schools, demanding partial tuition, room-and-board and fee refunds after they shut down.”

#collegelife #coronavirus

College students, kicked off campus by the coronavirus, have a new extracurricular activity: litigation.

Meet 👩🏾‍💻👨🏻‍💻 admissions  representatives from @universityofredlands at @litcollegetour 🎓 #virtualcareerfair 5/12. Image...
04/29/2020

Meet 👩🏾‍💻👨🏻‍💻 admissions representatives from @universityofredlands at @litcollegetour 🎓 #virtualcareerfair 5/12. Images 📸 courtesy of @universityofredlands

The University of Redlands is a private, independent liberal arts university committed to providing a personalized education that frees students to make enlightened choices.Redlands emphasizes academic rigor, curricular diversity and innovative teaching. Redlands fosters a community of scholars and encourages a pluralistic notion of values by challenging assumptions and stereotypes in both classes and activities. A Redlands education goes beyond training to embrace a reflective understanding of our world; it proceeds from information to insight, from knowledge to meaning.Welcoming intellectually curious students of diverse religious, ethnic, national and socioeconomic backgrounds, the University seeks to develop responsible citizenship as part of a complete education. Redlands encourages a community atmosphere with exceptional opportunity for student leadership and interaction. For working adults, the University offers innovative academic programs at convenient locations and times.Redlands blends liberal arts and professional programs, applied and theoretical study, traditional majors and self-designed contracts for graduation. Small classes enable each student to participate in class discussion, to work closely with professors, and to receive extensive individual attention. Redlands remains sensitive to contemporary trends in society and challenges students to commit themselves to a lifetime of learning.

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#litcollegetour #college #highschool #admissions #fallsemester2021 #highereducation #goals #careergoals #internship #collegestudent #socal #inlandempire #graduation #redlandsca #mindset #ignitingfutures @ Redlands, California

"Why would students plunge themselves into years of debt for an online education instead of the full college experience ...
04/28/2020
What If Colleges Don’t Reopen Until 2021?

"Why would students plunge themselves into years of debt for an online education instead of the full college experience they signed up for?"

#highereducation #onlinelearning

Millions of families face a question that was once unthinkable.

“Your screen freezes. There’s a weird echo. A dozen heads stare at you.” #videochat  #zoomfatigue
04/27/2020
The reason Zoom calls drain your energy

“Your screen freezes. There’s a weird echo. A dozen heads stare at you.”

#videochat #zoomfatigue

Video chat is helping us stay employed and connected. But what makes it so tiring - and how can we reduce ‘Zoom fatigue’?

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What is LIT? = Leadership. Innovation. Transformation. LIT College Tour is a national initiative designed to empower college students and young professionals with the 21st century skills of today. We serve all students with a special emphasis on first-gen and underrepresented students.

We bridge the gap between college and real world by building collaborative partnerships with business, education, community, government and student leaders who share actionable insights for “Igniting Futures.”

The program is designed to support student success, career exploration, internship and job search, and professional development. Students get a chance to build their leadership skills, meet face-to-face with recruiters, network with potential mentors and gain valuable tips from speakers.

LIT College Tour conferences provide industry-informed curriculum via several learning tracks, keynotes, workshops and panel sessions . The program is presented by professionals, educators and entrepreneurs from diverse industries including STEM, Finance, Communications, Marketing, Medical, Law, Entertainment and other sectors.

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Thrilled to be back in Silicon Valley for an action-packed day of LIT = Leadership. Innovation. Transformation.