The Next Big Thing

Amy Dubois BarnettEastern Iowa Community College’s Next Big Thing events provide high schools seniors with a terrific opportunity to plan for the next big thing in their lives, life after graduation.

More than 1,000 Davenport high school seniors attended the 2013 Next Big Thing which included a full day of sessions devoted to such topics as deciding whether or not college is right for them, completing financial aid applications, the military, applying for jobs and even how having tattoos can impact those job applications.

Keynote speaker for the event was Ebony magazine Editor-in-Chief Amy Dubois Barnett who shared her philosophy on life and her experiences leading up to her current position.

Next Big Thing is a free event. We’ll post more information here as it becomes available. If you have questions contact

The Next Big Thing LogoThe 2013 Sponsors Included:

  • City of Davenport
  • Eastern Iowa Community Colleges
  • EICCD Foundation
  • DHCU Community Credit Union
  • Iowa American Water
  • Mid American Energy
  • St. Ambrose University
  • The Brandt Co.
  • Western Illinois University
  • Upper Iowa University
  • Quad City Federation of Labor AFL-CIO