Businesses and Employers
Sign up runs from Oct. 22 – Nov. 30
Businesses and employers of all sizes and industries can participate by hosting experiences. Together, let’s help our up-and-coming talent soar and launch them into their future careers.
Be the business that provides an experience that will educate, excite and inspire.
New to the world of career curriculum? Don’t fret, check out our Business Resources.
What is Careerockit? And how do I participate?
One week each year, Greater Omaha region businesses meet the challenge of hosting thousands of career experiences to educate, excite and inspire students and young adults. Businesses and employers can participate in three main ways.
- Host an experience
- Be a Business Champion and recruit other businesses to participate
What is an experience and how can my organization host an experience?
Businesses and employers of all sizes and industries can participate by hosting experiences.
Where will experiences take place?
Is there a minimum or maximum number of experiences I have to host?
How long does an experience last?
There is no set duration for experiences. The time allotted for an experience should be dictated by the activities the participants will be doing and school day time constraints. Experiences offered in 2018 ranged from 2 hours to 5 hours.
After a match has been made, a general time frame will be agreed upon by both parties however detailed time information needs to be confirmed by the educator and employer contacts.
What time of day should my experience be offered?
Businesses have the option to host experiences for the time of day this is most convenient for them; however, you will likely want to offer experiences during a time that classrooms/student groups are able to participate. Educators will provide this information when they sign-up their classroom/student group, and you will have access to view this information.
Do we need give away swag?
No, while you have the option to provide swag you are not obligated.
Am I able to recruit interns by participating in Careerockit?
If I host experiences at my business, who pays for transportation?
Ideally the school works out transportation via their busing system, however, businesses have the option to pay for transportation costs. If you are interested in paying for transportation please indicate so when you sign up.
What are the sponsorship opportunities, and how do I sign up to be a sponsor?
There are two sponsorship levels: Launch ($7,500) and Blast Off Sponsor ($2,500). To obtain additional details and sign up, email Patricia Mayorga at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is a Business Champion, and how do I sign up?
Business Champions are volunteers that help promote Careerockit and recruit businesses and employers to host experiences. To sign up, email Patricia Mayorga at email@example.com.