Adam Madamba
District Professional Development Conference Chair


HENDERSON, Nevada; August 12th, 2016 — Circle K International (CKI), a community service organization, hosted its first annual professional development conference over the weekend of August 12 – 14 at the JW Marriott Las Vegas with over 100 college students present.

College and universities in attendance included UN Las Vegas, UC Berkeley, UC Los Angeles, UC Riverside, CSU Fullerton, CSU Sacramento, and Orange Coast College.

In today’s workforce, a college degree does not guarantee a job. With this in mind, CKI with the help of Kiwanis put together the District Professional Development Conference (DPDC), a two-day program during which students will network with Kiwanians, attend professionally led workshops about career development and life skills, participate in a career expo, and engage in service.

Featured workshops included Financial Literacy, Resume & Cover Letter Building, and Branding Yourself.

On Saturday morning, August 13, DPDC attendees volunteered in a service project assisting the Opportunity Village, a southern Nevada not-for-profit organization serving children and adults in the southern Nevada community with intellectual disabilities, to enhance their lives and the lives of the families who love them.

“Our members come from different backgrounds and majors, all united by their passion for service. As college students, we’re seeing that taking classes in college isn’t sufficient enough to prepare for post-grad life, and through this event, we hope to encourage college students to start putting themselves out there by building professional networks and learning through new experiences,” said UNLV senior Adam Madamba, who has been in charge of planning and organizing the inaugural event.

The District Professional Development Conference is sponsored by the California-Nevada-Hawaii District of Kiwanis International. Kiwanis is the parent organization to Circle K International, the world’s largest student-led collegiate service organization. Kiwanis, located in over 80 nations, leads with a mission to serve the children of the world.

About Circle K International
Founded in 1934, Circle K International is an international collegiate service organization that aims to promote service, leadership, and fellowship to all communities alike. It currently has over 13,000 members across multiple districts around the globe. The California­-Nevada-­Hawaii District, formed in 1954, consists of over 3,200 members on 56 different college campuses across all three states. For more information on the Cal-­Nev-­Ha District of Circle K International and its events, visit


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