Like a Boss!

Career & Financial Wellness Event

Like A Boss

Join Summer Search Seattle for Like A Boss, our annual Career & Financial Wellness Event! 

We believe everyone deserves access to tools, knowledge, and professional networks that will enable them to be successful in their career and managing their finances.

This event is for all Summer Search participants – high school, post-secondary, and alumni alike!



Registration open to Seattle Summer Search students, alumni, and partners only

Partners & Non-Summer Searchers

Join us for our March 2nd Networking Event at The Mountaineering Club exclusively for Summer Search Post-Sec Participants, Alumni, Community Partners and non-Summer Searchers. Click the button to register 

High School Summer Searchers

High school participants are invited to join us from March 3-4 for our various career and financial wellness  sessions. Click the button to select the sessions you would like to attend on the form 

Post-Secondary & Alumni

Post Secondary and Alumni Participants are invited to join us from March 2-4 for our various career and financial wellness sessions. Click on the button and  select the sessions you would like to attend on the form.


$100 Cash: For the first 40 Summer Searchers / Alumni that register and attend at least 2 sessions.

AMC Ticket (Juniors): For the first 18 high school juniors who register and attend at least 2 sessions.

AMC Ticket (Seniors): For the first 10 high school seniors who register and attend at least 2 sessions.

Kraken Tickets (3/16 game): The first 5 guests who attend the March 2nd event, first come first served.


March 2, 4pm - 7pm @ The Mountaineering Club

Join us for a networking party where Summer Searchers and community partners can connect and take in the amazing views at The Mountaineering Club. Food provided by Dicks burgers. Proof of vaccination required. 

Location Details: The Mountaineering Club @ The Graduate Hotel Seattle. 4507 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Public Transportation: The Hotel is next to the U-district Light rail Station. Station Schedule


March 3, 3pm - 6:50pm @ Zoom (

Exploring, Entering, and Navigating Career Pathways

3:00pm - 3:15pm: WELCOME!

3:20pm - 4:45pm: Career Panels

  • 3:20 - 4:00pm: STEM Panel or Public Service Panel
  • 4:05 - 4:45pm: Healthcare or Business Panel

4:50pm - 5:40pm: Workshop Block A

  • High School Juniors: Career Exploration with Futurescape
  • High School Seniors: LinkedIn for Highschool Seniors
  • Post - Sec & Alumni: Gaining Experience: How to find internships, career coaches, and more

5:50pm - 6:40pm: Workshop Block B  

  • High School: Post-sec and Alumni Panel for High School Participants
  • High School Parent / Family: Pathways and Financial Aid (English & Spanish) 
  • Post - Sec & Alumni: How to Negotiate your Salary

March 4, 3pm - 6:50pm @ Zoom (

Financial Management and Career Preparation

3:00pm - 3:25pm: Keynote: A conversation with Dr. Harden & Councilmember Abdi

Dr. Harden and Councilmember Abdi will discuss their experiences as BIPOC entering, navigating, and succeeding in their fields.

3:30pm - 4:45pm: Money Management with PWC and Summer Search

  •  3:30pm - 4:05pm:
    • High School: Making Informed Career Decisions
    • Post - Sec & Alumni: Home Buying, Preparing to Buy a Home
  • 4:10pm - 4:45pm:
    • All Participants: Saving & Investing, Planning for the Future

4:50pm - 5:40pm: Workshop Block A

  • High School Juniors: Understanding Financial Aid: Types of Aid, FAFSA, WASFA
  • High School Seniors: Understanding Financial Aid: Awards and Pathways
  • Post - Sec & Alumni: Strengthening Your Resume & Cover Letter

5:50pm - 6:40pm: Workshop Block B

  • High School Parent / Family:  Pathways & Financial Aid (English & Spanish)
  • Post - Sec & Alumni: Navigating Workplace Culture

Keynote speakers

Mohamed Abdi

Mohamed Abdi is a Summer Search Alumni and proud Muslim, Somali, African American Leader who was born in a Kenyan refugee camp and raised in Tukwila. He is has been  an advocate for racial and social justice issues since high school, where he served as a board representative for the Tukwila School District. He runs a podcast called “The Refund Podcast” and has served as an organizer with the City of Seattle’s Immigrant Family Institute Advisory Board. A recent graduate from the Community Leadership Institute and an active member in the citiesRISE Seattle Youth Leaders Network and The King County Children and Youth Advisory Board (CYAB).

Dr. Yoshiko Harden

Dr. Yoshiko Harden (she, her) currently serves as the interim president of Seattle Central College. In this role she provides leadership and oversight for all aspects of the college. Prior to this role, Dr. Harden served as the Vice President for Student Services at Central. In this position she led the Student Services division and units such as, Student Development, Student Success, Enrollment and Registration, Guided Pathways and Counseling.  Formerly she served as the Vice President for Diversity/Chief Diversity Officer at Bellevue College. There she led college-wide initiatives to address inequity in recruitment, hiring, professional development for faculty and staff, Title IX/VAWA, and the college’s bias response team. Dr. Harden was formerly the Director of Multicultural Services and Student Development at Highline College. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, San Diego in Communications and Women’s Studies, a M.Ed from Seattle University in Student Development Administration and a doctorate in Education from Northeastern University in Higher Education Policy.  Her research interests and expertise center on Black Males in Community and Technical Colleges, Racial Microaggressions, and Critical Race Theory.  

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