THE LA28 CAREER PATHWAYS PRESENTED BY DELOITTE OFFERS PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS FOR CAL STATE UNIVERSITY DOMINGUEZ HILLS STUDENTS
LOS ANGELES, JUNE 29, 2023 – Yesterday, the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games hosted students from Cal State University Dominguez Hills in Carson, Calif., for the LA28 Games Career Pathways, Presented by Deloitte*. This career development seminar featured panel discussions with up-and-coming leaders in the sports and live events industry, alongside LA28 Games Olympian Athlete Fellows.
“Generating skill-building opportunities for student community members through professional development programs is part of the economic empowerment work the LA28 Games are committed to providing on the road to the summer of 2028,” said Erikk Aldridge, Vice President of Impact at the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games. “By harnessing the excitement around sport, we are able to provide opportunities for student Angelenos that will benefit them before, during and long after the Games in 2028.”
The LA28 Career Pathways Presented by Deloitte event kicked off with a panel on Careers in Sports and Live Events, moderated by LA28 Olympian Athlete Fellow Jason Richardson (2012 silver medalist Team USA track and field) with panelists Jarvis Smith, Manager of Festivals at Golden Voice; Barbara Maningat, Director of Creative Services at LA Galaxy; and Abel Sun, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP.
Participants joined Deloitte-led workshops on a variety of topics, alongside LA28 Olympian Athlete Fellows Molly Schaus (2010, 2014 two-time silver medalist Team USA ice hockey), Kamilla Vaksman (2012 silver medalist Team Russia fencing) and Nina Cutro-Kelly (2020 Team USA Judo).
“Deloitte is proud to be a trusted advisor to LA28 and the presenting sponsor of the LA28 Career Pathways event,” said Terry Feit, Deloitte LLP’s LA Managing Partner. “It’s amazing to work with LA28 for many reasons, including our mutual focus on student success in our local community.”
Deloitte entered a seven-year sponsorship with the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2021 to serve as LA28’s Official Professional Services Provider. Deloitte’s services also support the LA28 Games’ overall planning efforts to deliver an innovative and technologically advanced experience for athletes, fans, corporate partners and the community during the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
ABOUT THE LA28 GAMES
The LA28 Games will mark Los Angeles’ third time to host the Olympic Games, previously hosted in 1984 and 1932, and first time to host the Paralympic Games. Los Angeles expects to host 15,000 of the world’s most elite athletes in 2028 as it welcomes Paralympians and Olympians from around the world to compete on the biggest stage in sports.
The LA28 Games are independently operated by a privately funded, non-profit organization with revenue from corporate partners, licensing agreements, hospitality and ticketing programs and a significant contribution from the International Olympic Committee.
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