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CEO For A Day

CEO for a Day is a community-wide talent initiative aiming to connect Miami’s future leaders with South Florida CEO and C-suite executives for a day of mentorship and shadowing.

Over 70 local CEOs and C-suite executives from both corporate and small businesses, including Florida Blue, the Miami Marlins, Microsoft, and Uber, have volunteered to mentor local talent. Miami Dade County boasts one of the largest educational ecosystems in the United States, with over half a million students attending ALC member institutions.

Students like Miami Dade College's Paul Douillon were matched with influential South Florida CEOs, like Miami Marlins CEO and part-owner, Derek Jeter.


In partnership with the Miami Dade Beacon Council, TDN and CEO for a Day are generously supported by the Helios Education Foundation, AT&T Believe Miami, and the Miami Marlins.

“Believe Miami combines the commitment and compassion of our employees with the strength of AT&T to help empower Florida’s young people with the skills and support they need to thrive,” said AT&T Florida President Joe York. “And through this initiative, AT&T is proud to support the Talent Development Network in their effort to empower more students to reach their highest potential.”

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CEO for A Day is an annual event. If you did not have the opportunity to participate this year, please consider applying to one of our many PAID internships, available here.

CEO for a Day 2020 Kick-Off at Marlins Park

Participating CEOs and students were invited to the CEO for A Day Kick-Off celebration, hosted by Marlins Park, on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. The event welcomed prominent CEOs and community leaders, like Marlins CEO and part-owner Derek Jeter. Throughout the program, students were matched with the CEOs they will shadow for one day during the Spring 2020 semester. Click here to see photos from the event.

CEO for a Day 2020 Recap

Student Participation Breakdown by School

Participating InstitutionNumber of Participating Students
Barry University17
Florida International University18
Florida Memorial University9
Miami Dade College12
Miami Dade County Public Schools3
St. Thomas University1
University of Miami9

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CEO for A Day Sponsors



Thank you to our participating employers!