Online Tuesday to Thursday, October 13-15  • 9 a.m. to noon over three days

The 2020 Your Global Future virtual college and career fair has passed. Check this space in mid-2021 for information about the 2021 Your Global Future program!

Missed the Event? Checkout 2020 Recorded Sessions Here

About the Event

Away from the borders and coasts, Kansas City-area students are often surprised to find just how many international academic and professional opportunities await them after high school. This unique college and career fair brings students to the virtual table, together with dozens of international businesses, organizations, colleges, and universities, in order to show them just how global their future can be.

Previous Your Global Future college and career fairs brought together more than 500 Kansas City–area high school students and their teachers, from around the Kansas City metro region. They interacted with more than 50 businesses, university programs, and community organizations. This year’s three-day digital event – Tuesday to Thursday, October 13-15 – is a college and career fair like no other. Designed to be as flexible as possible, this digital opportunity set will include both synchronous and asynchronous programming options for students, teachers, and organizations to take advantage of, like:

  • Workshops on Resumes, Internships, and Volunteering
  • Featured panels from event sponsors Cerner and the University of Missouri
  • Breakout session opportunities for students to hear from organizations directly, and to practice their interview skills with our global professionals
  • Click here for How Global Is Your Future? A pre-planned exercise teachers can use or adapt to instantly incorporate the event directly into their classroom
  • Here on our virtual Your Global Future exhibit hall, students can access more  information and resources from each participating organization before, during, and after the event
  • Raffle Drawings for Students & Teachers
  • Can’t make every session? No worries! Check back here after the 3-day event for free access to sessions recordings for at least one week following our live programming
  • Want an email notification when recordings are available? Contact Education Outreach Coordinator VISTA Natalie Friend to be put on the list.

Program Schedule

Your Global Future official schedule

2020 Program Sponsors

Thank you for the generous support from our Supporting Sponsors, Cerner and the University of Missouri for their support of this event. For more information about sponsor packages, which support our programming and increase your visibility and impact, please contact Matthew Hughes.

University of Missouri International Opportunities
University of Missouri International OpportunitiesSupporting Sponsor
CernerSupporting Sponsor

With Other Virtual Booths From

  • Baker University
  • Black & Veatch
  • BNIM
  • Burns & McDonnell
  • Cerner
  • Dialogue Institute of Kansas City
  • Ethnic Enrichment Commission
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
  • Global Ties KC
  • Grant Thornton
  • Heart to Heart International
  • InterExchange
  • Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence at KU
  • Jewish Vocational Services (JVS)
  • KC Library Refugee & Immigrant Services (RISE)
  • Linda Hall Library
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • Peace Corps
  • Rise Against Hunger
  • UMKC College of Arts & Sciences and the Department of Foreign Languages
  • University of Central Missouri International Opportunities
  • University of Central Missouri Anthropology/McClure Archives & University Museum
  • University of Kansas Admissions
  • University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies
  • University of Missouri Study Abroad Office
  • U.S. Institute of Peace
  • YMCA

Your Global Future – Virtual Edition FAQs

Virtual booth mini-pages hosted here on our website and available through video conferencing software will include representatives from:

  • Businesses from a range of sectors, including architecture and design, engineering, finance, law, medicine, and technology;
  • Colleges and universities;
  • Ethnic and cultural groups represented in the Kansas City area;
  • Government agencies;
  • Kansas City-based international NGOs;
  • Museums with global connections; and
  • Study-abroad programs

Registration for the 2020 virtual Your Global Future college & career fair can be found here. Teachers, administrators, or other coordinators can register groups of students all at once. Students may also register themselves individually. The deadline to register is Friday, October 9th.

The Your Global Future program is underwritten by support from the participating organizations and generous Kansas City-area donors to ensure that attendance is completely cost-free for teachers and students, every year.

To our exhibitors, we can all benefit from some time together right now. That’s why this year, a one-day standard virtual booth exhibit is complimentary with IRC organizational membership. For more information on IRC organizational membership, please contact Matthew Hughes or visit our pages for businessuniversity, and nonprofit organizational members.

This year’s Your Global Future is designed to be as flexible and fun as possible for all involved.

To our student and educator attendees: we encourage you to attend every single live session if you can! However, you don’t have to. Each day will have a different line up of breakout sessions, featured presentations, and workshops for you to choose from. For those unable to attend the live programming they’d like – don’t worry! Check back here to access session recordings following the event.

To our exhibitors: the standard booth option includes one day of live participation with organizations, with two different breakout sessions with students. Interested in more engagement opportunities with students? Additional booth packages and sponsorship opportunities are available! More information can be found at registration, here.

For more information about sponsor packages, which support our programming and increase your visibility and impact, please contact Matthew Hughes.