Thursday Nov. 17, 2016 3-5 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center Orlando, Florida

Career Slam Poster

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What is Career Slam?

The IAAPA Career Slam is a program that provides college students with a rare opportunity to network and learn from leaders and veterans of our industries.

Career Slam is not a job fair – it’s a chance to network with managers, executives, and other seasoned amusement industry professionals. Round-table discussions are the heart of the Slam! You will sit elbow-to-elbow with successful industry professionals, and learn about their work, their companies, and the career paths and decisions that have helped them succeed. 

Who Should Attend?
Career Slam is open to current full-time and part-time college students who are interested in pursuing a career in any of the following industries:

Amusement Parks  Resorts
Aquariums Show & Attractions Management
Attraction Industry Design
Theme Parks
Family Entertainment Centers (FEC)
Hospitality Water Parks
 Museums and Science Centers  Zoos and Aquariums

Who Will Attendees Meet?

The IAAPA Human Resources Committee is sponsoring this event and has arranged for professionals from a number of very different companies and representing a range of operational areas to participate. 
Speakers will rotate regularly throughout the session so students will meet several experts and gain a variety of new perspectives and insights into the types of career paths and opportunities our industry creates.

Industry veterans invited for 2016 include:
Museum of Science and Industry - Chicago
    San Diego Zoo
    Morey's Piers, Beachfront Water Parks and Resorts
    Universal Parks and Resorts
    Intamin Rides
    N Kids' - Vietnam
    Management Resources
    Ocean Park, Hong Kong
    Science North
    Thinkwell Group

(Industry guests subject to change.)

Do I Need to Register to Attend?
Yes. Registration is required for this event. There is no fee to attend, however space is limited and registration will fill on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-Registration is available online by completing the registration form below. Once you have registered, simply show up at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. Location TBA.  Suggested attire is business casual.

Download the 2016 Career Slam Poster

We encourage you to share the Career Slam 2016 Poster with your classmates, professors, and others who can help notify students considering a career in this industry about the Career Slam event.
2016 Career Slam Poster.

Career Slam Poster


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Required Information

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Mailing Address
I am most interested in pursuing a career in one of the following industries: (Please select all that apply)
I am most interested in a career in one of the following fields: (Please select all that apply)
Optional Information

Help our Industry Experts Get to Know You in Advance. This section is entirely optional, however your input will help our experts better prepare for this program, which may make the experience more valuable for you!

As a reminder, this is not a career fair and the experts you meet are not representing their companies as employment recruiters for this event. Information you provide below is entirely optional and will be used to better help our experts understand the backgrounds of the students they will meet.

This is your chance to pose questions in advance for our experts, or suggest specific topics and areas of interest that you would most like to see included in the program. We’ll pass this information along for our experts to consider as they prepare this year’s Career Slam.

Would you be interested in joining online networking groups for young professionals in the industry? This may include electronic invitations for future IAAPA events, and Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other online groups. If you respond “yes” your contact information may be shared with other parties.
Prior to this event, had you heard of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)?