Talent Jam - Work it Watauga Recap

Talent Jam - Work it Watauga made its’ first debut on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Ransom in downtown Boone. With approximately 175 attendees and 27 official pitchers the event was a huge success! The event was informative, engaging, fast paced and really fun for attendees.

Talent Jam - Work It Watauga was presented by Silicon Hollar, in partnership with Appalachian State University - Career Development CenterBoone Chamber of CommerceBlowing Rock Chamber of CommerceThe Watauga County Economic Development Commission and NC IDEA Foundation.
Special thanks to our wonderful beer sponsors, Booneshine Brewing Co. & Lost Province Brewing Co. as well as our awesome host, Ransom!

Talent Jam - Work it Watauga authentically connects our local talent and the organizations that need them in ways that traditional networking events or job fairs simply don’t. This was a high-energy, hyperlocal event that featured dueling, open-mic pitches where companies looking for talent, and people that have talent, each deliver alternating 60-second pitches. The event was followed by a casual but impactful networking reception where many connections were made!

A local Photovoice project brought to you by AppHealthCare highlighting the importance of inclusion, specifically employing individuals abilities was also on display at Talent Jam - Work it Watauga.

Stay tuned for more information about the next Talent Jam - Work it Watauga coming this fall!

If you have questions, you can contact Geralyn Mitchell at Appalachian State University Career Development Center at mitchellgb@appstate.edu.

See photos below from Talent Jam - Work it Watauga