Parachute Bus to visit CSUB

April 24, 2007
Kathy Miller, 661/654-2456, or
Michele Newel, 661/654-2720,

The 40-foot long Parachute Bus will visit California State University, Bakersfield on Tuesday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Runner Park as part of the Parachute College Program's spring 2007 tour. This nationwide, peer-driven program is designed to help students take charge of their own career transitions.

The Parachute program helps to transform the complicated process of starting a career into something straightforward and manageable. While at CSUB, the Parachute team will offer insight into the business world that meets students' unique needs and notoriously skeptical tastes. Students can also sign up for a free set of business cards and take part in the "Career Confessional" - a few moments alone on the bus during which they can talk about their hopes for, and anxieties about, the future.

The Parachute program partners with campus career centers to bring the bus to schools across the country. The fully outfitted mobile headquarters boasts a top-notch video and sound system, a makeshift recording studio, and an image of special agent Erin Esurance, the mascot for corporate sponsor, Esurance.

"As young people still experiencing the transition to the professional world, our team members give students up-to-the-minute information on making a safe, secure, and successful transition," said Doug Frazier, Parachute founder and CEO.

For more information, please contact Kim Williamson at (661) 654-3330 or at [ ]