AMBYESE Annual Educational Conference


The AMBYESE Annual Educational Conference prepares students for college through interaction with professionals from many fields and relevant workshops to help students transition to college. The Conference is free to participating high schools and is held each year at the University of Connecticut, Stamford Campus.


Thank you for your interest in the 2019 Annual Educational Conference.

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Time: 10:00 am registration to 3:00 pm

Registration Deadline: November 4, 2019

About the Conference

2019 conference Journal

2018 conference Journal


The AMBYESE Annual Educational Conference is a college preparatory, educational experience where students interface with professionals from various fields including: medicine/healthcare, engineering, law, finance, marketing,communications and journalism, and science. Additionally, there will be workshops dealing with the process of transiting from high school to college. Including, a special workshop regarding how students who rank in the top 5 to 10 percent of their class can apply for The very highly competitive and world-renowned Pre-College Programs at The University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, IN.

Be among the more than 200 college-bound high school students from New York and Connecticut who will be pre-selected by their respective high schools to participate in this enriching educational event. This Conference is for college-bound freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors; however, sophomores and juniors will benefit most from the program. We can accommodate a total of 15 students from each of our participating high schools. Students will be selected on a first come, first serve basis.

The AMBYESE Annual Educational Conference is open to all students from grades 8th through 12th regardless of sex, race, or religion.

Students who attend the AMBYESE Annual Educational Conference should have an interest in developing careers in business,communications, engineering, math, science, law, and/or information technology. Students must be well disciplined, focused on learning, and able to make the commitment to be at the Conference by 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

Corporate partners like Praxair, Xerox, Stop & Shop Supermarkets, Wells Fargo, Pitney Bowes, PepsiCo, American Express Company, The University of Connecticut and The University of Notre Dame Pre-College Programs will provide the AMBYESE Annual Educational Conference with several of their employees who will serve as role models to the 200+ participating students.

What The Day Will Look Like:

Registration will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the hallway outside of the main auditorium of the UCONN/Stamford campus. A student assembly will follow in the auditorium from 10:30 a.m. until Noon. Lunch will be served from 12:15-12:45 p.m. A career workshop with our professional mentors will take place during the day. Students who do not wish to preregister for a particular workshop will be assigned one. Simultaneous career workshops will be held from 11:45 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. Each workshop will have 12 to 15 students and a team of 2-3 corporate role models who have experience in one of the following disciplines: accounting/finance, communications, marketing, journalism, engineering, operations, research and development, human resources, or information technology.

AMBYESE's Annual Educational Conference will provide students with career handbooks and other instructional materials, corporate sponsors provide free “goodie bags.”

Students will be given a follow up progress reports form, which is required to be turned in before they depart the UCONN campus. AMBYESE staff will follow up with each student and their parent(s) or guardian(s) regarding the possibility of providing a corporate mentor to monitor their progress throughout the academic year.

Participating schools must provide round-trip transportation for their students as well as a school chaperone who will serve as AMBYESE’s contact person throughout the academic year.

Over the last thirty-years, thousands of students from high school students throughout Connecticut and New York have benefited from information gleaned at our Annual Conference.These students have come from various economic and cultural backgrounds as well as from hundreds of different high schools including the following:

  • Academy of Information Technology Engineering

  • Bassick High School

  • Bethel High School

  • Bridgeport International High School Academy

  • Brien McMahon High School

  • Briggs High School

  • Bristol High School

  • Central High School

  • Christian Heritage High School

  • Crosby High School

  • Danbury High School

  • Farmington High School

  • Greenwich High School

  • Hastings High School

  • High School in the Community

  • Hillhouse High School

  • Immaculate High School

  • J.F.K. High School

  • Lincoln High School

  • Masuk High School

  • Mount Vernon High School

  • New Britain High School

  • New Canaan High School

  • New London High School

  • New Rochelle High School

  • Norwalk High School

  • Plainville High School

  • Port Chester High School

  • Southington High School

  • Stamford High School

  • Stamford Public School/School to Career

  • Stratford High School

  • Thornton High School

  • Trinity Catholic High School

  • Trumbull High School

  • Warren Harding High School

  • Weaver High School

  • Westhill High School

  • Wilby High School

  • Woodlands High School

  • Wooster School