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Frequently Asked Questions

Student & Educator FAQ’s

The most unforgettable career exploration event! You will meet with local employers in-person and/or visit virtually to get inspired about your future! You will be able to participate in hands-on demonstrations at the in-person event and watch fun videos in the virtual platform related to local jobs. Enjoy the experience! Ask questions, be curious and HAVE FUN!
• Accessible from any device 24/7
• No downloads required
• Visually appealing virtual environment that mimics the dynamics of a physical live event, including a virtual lobby, information booth, auditorium, exhibit halls with booths and sponsor visibility
• Students, faculty & area parents can revisit the virtual event before or after the live event.
• Materials saved to a virtual backpack can be emailed by students & parents after the event.
Yes! Students can participate in two games - the leaderboard challenge and scavenger hunt!
Scavenger Hunt - students will be asked to find hidden objects throughout the event.
Prizes will be awarded!.

Leaderboard Challenge - Students will be rewarded for being active in the event like attending a webinar or downloading a variety of videos or docs. The more activity and interaction, the more points earned! Includes top prizes valued at $500!
Students will learn about career opportunities in our area by viewing videos and other uploaded content from local employers from diverse industries. The Virtual Career Jam offers a visually appealing virtual environment that mimics the dynamics of a physical live event, including a virtual lobby, information booth, auditorium for presentations, and halls with booths and sponsors.
This portion is a virtual event! Students, educators & parents can securely register & access Career Jam by registering at
Yes! Files that a student saves are stored in their virtual backpack (like an online shopping cart), These files may be sent to their email as well.
Each student will have a unique login for the virtual event. Students will enter their school email address to send downloaded content (videos/docs) to their virtual backpack. All student information is PII protected & EdLaw 2d compliant.
Career Jam is presented with Junior Achievement and it’s JA Inspire program. Career readiness resources can be provided to schools. Downloadable career assessments and other tools to evaluate the students’ interests helps them explore how their interests may relate to different careers & to see what is possible for their future. Educators should contact Joleen Hanlon of Junior Achievement at How do students access the virtual experience? Career Jam™ Explore + JA Inspire will provide registered schools with a registration link to share with students to create their unique login credentials.
Yes. A list of exhibitors can be found on the Career Jam Event page. There will be a diverse range of sizes and industries of employers. It will continue to expand as the event live date draws near so check back!
Check with your school’s technology department for any firewalls that may deny access for students or teachers.
You will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of careers you may never have imagined. You will see some fun skills demonstrations that you could see yourself doing. It will open up ideas to show you how you can do something you dream of to have a good paying job when you’re an adult.
You’ll have access from any electronic device from when your school says it is open and also on your own until June 28th. You can return and view anything you didn’t have time for the first time or anything you want to revisit. Feel free to share this experience with your family!
Once logged in, you can explore the auditorium, participate in a scavenger hunt and leader board for points and prizes! Explore the exhibitor booths where you’ll learn about careers through video and other electronic files. You can download files to your virtual backpack. You can also chat with representatives from local businesses. Ask any questions you have about careers at their place of work or ways kids can learn what is needed to gain experiences related to their jobs.
Click to enter the front door. Watch a welcome video in the auditorium and exhibit hall. Roam around & explore! The virtual experience can be navigated like a website or digital game by clicking images and links. A starting place may be a visit to the JA Inspire Help Desk for a list of career clusters, exhibitors, and Jam Sessions (webinars). Look out for pop up notification boxes telling you about interesting exhibits or contests. The exhibitor booths are found in the Hall. They are able to be accessed by scrolling the Hall left or right or clicking on employer names in a directory. We suggest you visit first the ones matching your interests & even those that may not be obvious matches. Lots of employers need people with skills in a variety of areas to be successful!
There will be no student-to-student chat and all chats will be monitored. Chat questions directed to employers will not be public.
Yes, you can log back in anytime 24/7 to revisit.
We recommend you do more research into careers you may not have considered or to visit those you are already interested in. After the event you can research the company websites, complete the post event projects from Junior Achievement's JA Inspire program if available from your school. Talk to your parents or guardians, teachers, and guidance counselors about fields or skills you found interesting. Find out what courses you should consider that will start your career to build your successful future!
Yes. We hope you’ll have a great time exploring virtual exploration, learning about careers, chatting with company representatives about the careers you’re interested in and participating in the scavenger hunt and leader board. To ensure a thriving and respectful environment for all, we ask that you:
  • Remember you’re representing your school. Chat will be monitored for inappropriate language and conversations. Inappropriate language or questions won’t be tolerated. Chat questions to employers won't be public to other attendees.
  • Keep questions to exhibitors/presenters related to careers at the company or industry you’re visiting. See the Student Code of Conduct for more details.

Pre-Jam Prep

  • Review employer’s participating at Career Jam™ Explore Live & in-Person @Siena College
  • Prepare students with business etiquette and appropriate behavior
  • Take the 2022 Career Jam Student Survey
  • Ensure that you have photo/video/media releases for all students as there will be media at the event.
  • Should you have students that cannot be photographed, please identify them with event staff on the day of the event
  • Lunch is not provided however if your students need to bring their own bagged lunch we can provide a space.
  • Students should wear comfortable and layered clothing. Be prepared to be inside and outside.
  • NO backpacks are allowed in the venue
  • Wear school colors!
  • Wear closed toed shoes!

During the Jam

  • Teachers! Allow students freedom to explore businesses on their own
  • Navigate the Jam and monitor students
  • Keep to your allotted time
  • Walk please, no running.
  • Complete the Career Jam Scavenger Hunt Card and hand-in to be entered to win prizes!

After the Jam

  • Speak to your guidance counselors and teachers about what booths interest you.
  • Have conversations with your parents about what you learned at Career Jam
  • Log in to the Career Jam virtual experience to “dig deeper” into the careers or employers

Sponsor & Exhibitor FAQ’s

Students, educators & parents can access Career Jam Virtual April - June by logging in at

The In-Person Event will be held on June 9th at Siena College.
Many companies are experiencing a shortage of skilled workers. Career Jam gives students an opportunity to explore careers they may not have considered previously. This helps grow the future workforce pipeline to reduce or eliminate shortages.
Your sponsorship makes this event possible. Your support broadens the horizons of what’s possible for thousands of students across our 11-county region. You’re empowering them to dream bigger!
Career Jam will have thousands of students from all across our 11 county region - both In-Person & Virtually.. Not only will students be able to visit booths, download documents, watch videos and explore careers, but they will be able to return 24/7 from any device through June for repeat visits. This will allow classroom activities, sharing with their friends, parents, and guardians, or to review something in more depth or missed at the event.
This access gives sponsors and exhibitors recognition over the extended term beyond the live event as well.
No. If no one is available, the importance of having pre-recorded videos that will engage the students is even greater. Live representatives will have the ability to monitor and engage in a virtual chat with students interested in their field of work.
Career Jam will send you a link to your booth so that you may access and begin building! We recommend refreshing your video and document content throughout Career Jam as students, educators and parents will revisit. You can always refresh your booth or checkout your booth data at
All photos or graphics can be linked to your company website, YouTube, or any other site that will help you tell your story.
For our previous exhibitors, remember all of the stuff you hauled to Career Jam in-person events in past years, such as construction vehicles, medical dummies, tools, and equipment? You can show students the same things as images hosted at Career Jam Virtual booths. A pdf of a vehicle or medical device should include images with an explanation of how those are used in jobs. Info from your industry that is designed to fascinate students with an explanation of the field advancements or impacts on people it serves. A pdf of a nurse could describe how fulfilling it is to care for others. Whatever you do, keep in mind that the goal is to inspire students to reach for careers that are in demand and they could love.
Students will be able to download any document that you post at your booth. You might want to post a document that gives students information about internships or apprenticeships. You might want to give them the email address of an individual in your HR department if students (or their parents) want to request additional information about internships or careers at your place of work. You might even find that a parent applies for a job!