This weekend I’ll be participating in the Houston Hispanic Forum’s 26th Annual Career and Education Day by serving as a panelist for the first-of-its-kind Bloggers Panel.  I am a little nervous and very excited about taking part in this event because, on the one hand, I’ve never actually explained what it is that I do to a group of young people exploring career options, and on the other, because it’s very thrilling to me personally to know that blogging and social media are finally being recognized as viable career options for young people.  Who knows what is going to come out of my mouth?

Whatever it is, I hope it makes sense!

Houston Hispanic Forum 26th Annual Career and Education Day

What I do know is that I would like these jovenes and their parents to take away from our panel – I’m amongst great company by the way – that you can definitely achieve great things when you give your personal education and enrichment the commitment it deserves.  If nothing else, my journey is a testament to what a little blind faith can do.  As a kid growing up, and later in college, even at the beginning of my career, years later, I could have never predicted that Juan of Words would become the main outlet for my creative expression.  Much less that it would open up so many doors, including this one to motivate other young people to pursue their higher education goals.

In any event, the free Career Day activities will take place on Saturday, February 25, 2012, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the George R. Brown Convention Center.  I will be speaking from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. if you’re interested in coming by.

Here’s some more information on what you can expect:

– Free admission to attend!

– Meet with college representatives

– Attend student and parent workshops

– Learn about careers

– Apply for Financial Aid

– Apply for college admission

For more information please visit http://hispanic-forum.org/.