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November 16th - 18th, 2021




Live and On-Demand Sessions



Welcome to JA Inspire

What happens when thousands of middle and high school students come together to explore careers in central Maryland? JA Inspire Virtual happens!

JA Inspire Virtual is a one-of-a-kind career exploration experience that helps middle and high school students plan for the future and understand essential skills needed to increase their future employment prospects. This dynamic career development experience gives middle and high school students access to local employers, post-secondary education opportunities, and interactive career activities. Through this experience, students will...

  • Explore careers and skills needed for in-demand jobs in the region
  • Solidify education and coursework choices for high school and beyond
  • Connect first-hand with industry professionals at every level

Program Highlights:

  • Interactive industry and employer showcase
  • Downloadable career information and on-the-job videos
  • Interactive features, such as a live chat and scavenger hunt to increase participant engagement
  • 6-month extended access to featured career and industry information
  • Platform compatibility across multiple technologies

JA Inspire Virtual will connect thousands of teens to companies and industries across Maryland, introducing the next generation to greater economic opportunity and companies to future employees.

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2021-11-18 09:30:00

Life at University of Maryland Baltimore County

Gina King
Associate Director of Admissions, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Choosing college, especially one as prestigious as University of Maryland, Baltimore County, can change your life. This session will share with you why UMBC, a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service, is something worth preparing for. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership.

Title Sponsors

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Industry Exhibit Hall Sponsors

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Frequently Asked Questions

JA Inspire Virtual is an interactive online career fair for middle and high school students made possible through a collaboration of educators, industry leaders, and Junior Achievement. This powerful program will prepare and inspire youth to explore career paths that they never knew were possible. JA Inspire Virtual will:
  • Introduce students to the vast industries and career opportunities available in the region
  • Train students in the soft skills needed to thrive in these careers
  • Educate students on the varied pathways to successfully launch into those careers
JA Inspire helps you learn about careers—ones that you may already be interested in and new ones that you may not even know existed! Explore and learn what careers fit best with your skills and abilities.
  • Explore careers and skills needed for in-demand jobs in the region
  • Solidify education and coursework choices for high school and beyond
  • Connect first-hand with industry professionals at every level
  • View webinars on a variety of topics and ask questions to industry leaders
  • On the day of the event, go to: www.jainspire.vfairs.com
  • Click the orange “Login” button
  • Use the username and password that your teacher provided you to log in.
  • If you have not registered for the event yet, scroll to the top of this page and click the “Register” button.
Upon logging into the event, you will watch a video welcoming you to the event and explaining how the day will go. In the event lobby, you will see all of the different booths that you can virtually visit and also go into the auditorium to listen to webinars and presentations! If you need help while you are in the event, visit an informational booth!.
There will be companies represented from a variety of industries, including:
  • Arts, Media, and Communications
  • Business Management and Finance
  • Construction and Development
  • Consumer Services, Hospitality, and Tourism
  • Education Pathways
  • Environmental, Agriculture, and Natural Resources
  • Health and BioSciences
  • Human Resources and Public Services
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing, Engineering, and Technology
  • Transportation Technology
Head to the informational booth to see a full list of the companies that have booths at the event!
Yes, we encourage you to log back on and look around or talk to an adult or sibling about the jobs that interest you. You have six months from the day of the event to log back on.