1 KENT-MERIDIAN HIGH SCHOOL CAREER DAY April 24, 2014 STUDENTS: During your April 22nd HSB time, please read through this program to make informed choices on which 5 speakers you will visit on career day. Make notes on which speakers you will visit and during which session. Keep in mind if you get to your speaker late, the room could be full and closed. Dress for success on Career Day, some of the speakers are looking for employees. Attendance will be taken throughout the day.
2 KM CAREER DAY 2014 Thursday, April 24th HSB 7:35 7:45 (10 min.) Session 1 7:51 8:41 (50 min.) Session 2 8:47 9:37 (50 min.) Session 3 9:43 10:32 (49 min.) Lunches/HSB/Community Service Fair 1st Lunch 10:33 11:03 2nd Lunch 11:08 11:38 3rd Lunch 11:38 12:08 Passing 12:08 12:14 Session 4 12:14 1:00 (46 min.) Session 5 1:06-1:50 (44 min.) HSB - 1:56 2:10 (14 min.) Teachers collect the students evaluations of speakers and turn them into room 103. Task 1 Task 2 Task 3 1st Lunch LUNCH HSB GYM 2nd Lunch GYM LUNCH HSB 3rd Lunch HSB GYM LUNCH Go to lunch at the same time as your HSB teacher. Lunchtime HSB will be an opportunity to discuss and evaluate speakers seen so far and/or make further choices. The gym will house a Community Service Fair where students will be accompanied to the gym by their HSB advisor and sign up for community service hours.
3 CAREER SPEAKERS Career /Company Room# Aerospace Training and Research 150 The Washington Aerospace Training and Research Center is the educational resource for job pathways in the aerospace industry. We provide learning and skills required for high-wage, high-demand aerospace jobs in just 12 weeks. The center offers numerous certificate programs that are designed to get you trained and ready for high-paying jobs. Since June of 2010, over 1,200 of our graduates are currently working in more than 80 Aerospace companies. Come find out how you can get prepared to land a job in one of Washington, State s 1,350 Aerospace companies. Aerospace Apprenticeships 112 AJAC is committed to the development, implementation and maintenance of thriving apprenticeship programs for the purpose of creating the next generation of highly skilled aerospace and advanced manufacturing workers in Washington State. Terry Hegel has over 30 years of aerospace experience in Washington State. Terry s career in machining started at the age of 16 when he worked after school sweeping floors in a local machine shop. In 2005 Terry taught students, ages 15-21, how to operate equipment used in the machining and manufacturing industry. Terry is now a Program Technical Specialist for the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee. Aaron Ferrell, also with AJAC, will discuss his experience as their marketing communications assistant. Aaron has experience with local Radio and TV groups and also created the largest urban music website in the Pacific NW. Airline Pilot/Alaska Air 222 Captain Bill Westcott has been a pilot for Alaska Airlines for 25 years and is currently flying all variations of the Boeing 737 and also flew both the MD-80 and Boeing 727. Prior to that, Captain Westcott was an officer in the United States Air Force and was an Aircraft Commander on a B-52, a Nuclear and Conventionally tasked bomber aircraft, and also dual qualified on the T-38. Bill is also a Community Leader and volunteer who s involvements benefit people around the world. Bill is known as Mr. Kent for chairing Kent Cornucopia Days for over 20 years, resurrecting and chairing the Kent Farmers Market, and establishing and chairing the Kent Winterfest Parade & Tree Lighting event. Stop by and learn what it takes to become an Air Force or Commercial Pilot, or learn about community volunteering and possible careers in community event planning. Attorney 226 Karen Scudder is an attorney at Greaney Law Firm in Kent. She dedicates her practice to the areas of plaintiff personal injury, medical malpractice, and dental malpractice. She has successfully pursued and resolved multiple automobile accident cases, as well as medical and dental malpractice cases involving complex issues and serious injuries. She graduated from the University of Washington in 2000, with a BA in Drama, subsequently earning her J.D., with honors, from Seattle University School of Law. Karen was admitted to the Washington State Bar Association in Prosecuting Attorney 204 Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Caitlin Cushing is a deputy for the King County Prosecuting Attorney s Office. She is currently in the felony domestic violence unit. Ms. Cushing will present information regarding requirements for law school admission, law school, options for a career as an attorney, and specifically a career as a prosecutor. Come to this presentation if you have an interest in the law, and particularly if you have an interest in criminal prosecution. Life as a prosecutor is challenging, but this career can open doors to future positions in politics, the Attorney General s Office, federal prosecution, and the judiciary. Bring your questions! AutoDealership/ACURA of Seattle 266 A Kent Meridian Graduate in 2006, Preston Clark is a Sales & Leasing Consultant for Acura Of Seattle. He started his career In 2007 and is now a Certified Acura Top Sales Consultant. Preston is a Recognized Sales Training expert, and Motivational speaker. Biotechnology Lab Specialist E106 Shoreline Community College is the only community college in WA that provides a two year biotechnology lab specialist degree. Students find positions in the Biotech field as Lab Technicians or Research Assistants. Starting salaries for lab technicians in the area make ~$20/hour or $35-$40K a year. This two year program also transfers to any 4 year university, making it a great alternative path. Adrienne Houck, the outreach coordinator for SCC Biotech, has experience in both science education and in local biotech. She will be on hand to show you what this position is like, the different types of research found in the PNW area, and how to plan now to for this career in an exciting growing field.
4 Career Room# Boeing - Office Administration 152 Do you have a talent for finding answers to difficult questions? Do you enjoy helping others? Are you good at time management? Megan Domino is a 2003 Kentridge High School grad and is the Executive Office Administrator to Boeing s Chief Medical Officer. She also attends full time college, is the founder of a local nonprofit and is an active member of the community. How does she do it? Come hear how Motivation, Dedication, Networking and Principles can help you be successful. Boeing Manufacturing Training 155 Enlisted into the Navy right out of high school John Curtis, III then went from Electrical Wire Assembly with Boeing on the 737,777 and 747, to training and development to the NASA Delta Rocket Program and back to Boeing, Mr. Curtis has become a lead trainer in Boeing s lean manufacturing systems. Building Maintenance and Operations/KSD A boiler is a closed vessel in which water or other fluid is heated to provide heat. KM heat comes from a boiler system. Konrad Shaw is the district heating/boiler technician He was in the US NAVY for 20 years working in the boiler field. After retiring from the Navy, Konrad has been working with heating systems for the last 14 years and with the Kent School District for the past 7 years. Bus Drivers/KSD Transportation Department CAREER SPEAKERS Do you like to drive? Are you a safe driver? Would you like to drive a 15 ton vehicle? Would you like to drive that fifteen ton vehicle with 30 to 60 teen age experts sitting behind you while they critique your every move? School transportation can become a life-long richly rewarding career for the right person. Are you one of these? KSD Transportation Specialists Rebeca Benedict and Tim Lash will be your tour guides to a career path that views many aspects of student transportation. It can be a challenging career that is great fun, and even exciting!! Chamber of Commerce Kent 108 Not for profit management is a challenging field that needs individuals passionate about their work and believe in a cause. Jobs in this field range from multi-million dollar international groups to locally focused small groups. Event planning, advocating for issues, policy development, membership drives, fundraisers, budget and human resource management are all part of working in the not for profit arena. The Kent Chamber of Commerce is the second largest Chamber in the South Sound area with over 455 members. The CEO of the Kent Chamber of Commerce, Andrea Keikkala, will dialogue with students about her personal and professional journey, what a day in the life of a Chamber CEO looks like, potential pitfalls and recommendations for students who aspire to a career in not for profit management. Chiropractor- Baldwin Chiropractic 200 Dr. Courtney Bostjancic is a chiropractor who has practiced in Kent Washington since Making her job even more fun is that she gets to work with her husband and father in a group practice. Her focus is on families and she especially enjoys working with kids. With a background in dance, Dr. Courtney really likes to help patients recover from sports injuries. She also focuses on soft injury injuries from car accidents or work injuries. Knowing that 80 million people suffer from back pain, Dr. Courtney has a huge task in helping all those people. Chiropractic offers those people in pain a health care choice for the resolution of their pain. Dr. Courtney states that, Chiropractic care is all about the cause of back pain, not just the symptom. As per Dr. Courtney, Chiropractic was ranked #11 in the best job report in 2012 by the Wall Street Journal, and I am looking forward to the opportunity to discuss a career in chiropractic with you. Congressman Adam Smith/Community Liaison 101 Linh Thai, Community Liaison for Adam Smith US Representative to US Congress of the 9 th Congressional District, is the first - first-generation refugee to serve in this position. The 9 th Congressional district is among the most diverse districts in the country. Among many lifelong interests, Linh is an avid world history reader, traveler, and a martial arts coach. He would like to have a dialogue about his personal and professional journey, potential pitfalls and recommendations for any students who aspire to a career in public service. Cremation Services/Neptune Society 242 Have you ever watched CSI, NCIS, Criminal Minds, Body of Proof or Person of Interest? If so then why not go to higher education for Mortuary Science. If you are interested in learning about the process that we will all go through this degree might be of interest to you. Mr. Ed Sudderth will be talking to you about the education it takes to get your degree as a Licensed Funeral Director in the State of WA. E105 E112
5 CAREER SPEAKERS Career Room # CSI Crime Scene Investigators Seattle 304 Sergeant Brian Stampfl is the supervisor of the Seattle Police Department s CSI Unit. He is an IAI-Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst and a graduate of the National Forensic Academy. Sgt. Stampfl has 22 years in law enforcement, 14 years as a detective, and is one of the founding members of Seattle s CSI Unit. He can tell you everything you need to know about Crime Scene Investigation, being a Detective and a Police Officer, and how you can start now to prepare yourself for a career in this field. Economic Development 243 Doug Lein is currently Manager of Economic Development for the City of Auburn Washington. The City s goals are to develop a vibrant business assistance and retention program, attract new and expanding businesses to the City of Auburn. In the past Doug worked as a commercial Real Estate Broker and then was recruited by the City of Las Vegas to lead the Economic Development Department. Fire Fighters 247 The Fire Service Not Just Firefighting! - From Firefighting to Finance, Human Resources, Logistics, Office of Emergency Management, IT Professionals, Public Relations AND Education, Public Information Officers AND Training the fire service provides a variety of career choices. Captain Kyle Ohashi and Public Education Specialists Melanie Taylor and Kirsti Weaver, will provide a brief description of the various jobs AND what education AND experience is necessary for the positions. Fisherman, Alaska Crab Captain 113 Mr. Steve Davidson started out working as a deckhand on a salmon seiner in Puget Sound. He eventually diversified his skills to be able to fish different methods including, trawling, gill netting, and long line fishing, but spent most of his time pot fishing for crab in the Bering Sea. He accumulated sea time and was able to obtain a USCG captains license. He is now working as a crab captain, fishing in Alaska. Come hear some of his deadliest catch stories. Food Service/KSD Food Services Department 308 Lynne Mayer, Elementary Manager and Alison Landry will represent the Kent School district food program. Lynne supervises the nutrition and management of 20 Elementary schools; manages the fresh fruit and vegetable program, the snack and after school dinner programs; Alison, a registered dietician, has represented school and healthcare food manufacturers as a food broker; and worked in restaurants, catering, and as a private chef. Garden Roofs - Roofing Solutions Jennifer Stone will discuss all aspects of green roofing, solar panels and general commercial roofing. A garden roof, one type of Green Roof System, consists of plants, trees and/or vegetation that are installed on a commercial roof for a natural landscape. Nations Roof, a company that specializes in commercial repair, restoration, replacement and green roofs would be a great company for the environmentally conscious. Green River Community College/Jobs at the College 224 Public Relations & Communications If you enjoy doing a wide range of activities and helping to present something in a positive light, public relations may be a good option for you. Public relations specialists have a role which is pretty well described by the job title their work involves keeping the public and other interested parties informed about their client or employer, and are responsible for building positive and constructive relations between them. Come learn about all the different aspects of public relations and communications from Vickie Sheehan with Green River Community College. Human Resources 244 Johnetta Rowsey began her career at Nordstrom finding a niche in the HR department, was promoted and relocated several times during her 25 years with this exceptional company. Upon retiring from Nordstrom as the Diversity Affairs Director for the NW Region, landed a job with the City of Kent where she has worked both in HR and Human Services. From private to public sector, Ms. Rowsey has tips to share about lessons learned. Most significant growth comes from hard times and how to continue to grow and add value to wherever your employment choice may be. S3
6 Career Room# Information Technology Andrew Phillips owns his own business as an IT consultant, working in the IT industry for the past 19 years supporting local small businesses, churches. Andrew Phillips has also been a pastor for 20 years, serving first as a youth pastor and currently as the Senior Pastor of Rock View Church. Information Technology/KSD IT Department 303 Kent School District Information Technology is internationally recognized for our systematic implementation of innovative use of technology for teaching and learning. Education leaders and dignitaries from around the world have visited Kent to learn our best practices. Jeff Thungc has worked for the district for 7 years. Over the first 6 years, he managed the District s student technology programs including infinity, STAR, STEP, Tech Expo, and VisFest. As a Creative Technology Services Manager, he now oversees the areas of Application and Web Development and Digital Media. He will explore career opportunities with students in the field of IT by looking at the current and future occupational outlook, salaries, and internship opportunities with the Kent School District Information Technology Department. INVENTING/From Idea to Product KM Teacher, Mr. Vu is wondering have you ever thought of an idea and not know what to do? Ideas and products are being created, patented and marketed each day. Come learn about the in s and out s of inventing a product, marketing it, and finally selling it. This is a great way to get your thoughts into a finished product. This presentation is for the student who is looking for a creative way to get something started. Kent Parks/Recreation and Community Services The world of recreation is more than "just fun and games" you know it's fun, fun, fun and MORE FUN! and a lot of hard work thrown in besides but Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services offers a wide variety of amazing opportunities to be an active part of the community and to contribute to our city and its environment as well. From Parks Planning to Maintenance, Cultural Services to Adaptive Recreation/Youth & Teen Programs, to Youth Sports and Senior activities, there's a whole world of career opportunities to find out more about so come see some of our Recreation Coordinators speak and find out how they got their start in this fun-filled field, find out what some of their first jobs were, and whether or not recreation might just be right for you! Leage of Education Voters CAREER SPEAKERS Have you ever wanted to change something in your community that seemed unfair? Get a new law passed? Or organize a political campaign? Have you ever wanted to know how to turn your activism into political advocacy? The change you want to see in this world starts with you! Come learn how to be an education advocate. Andaiye Qaasim and Joyce Yee of the League of Education Voters will discuss how they mobilize community in Seattle and South King county through taking action during the legislative session; conduct trainings to build awareness in community members on key issues, and host local area events such as community conversations about issues such as disproportionality in school discipline. Librarian/King County Library, Kent 260 Have you heard it s an information age? If you haven t : wake up! It s an information age! Librarians have been working with information since before Julius Caesar accidently burned down the Library at Alexandria. We work with books of course, but also all other media in a changing world of fast acquisition and application of data. Our job is to capture resources and make them available to our customers you. The work we do is constantly evolving with technology and social trends. What will the future hold for you as a librarian go with Rebecca Hershey into the next chapter. Manufacturing Electronics, and Production 162 Kent based Tri-Tec Manufacturing, does their own design, machining, fabrication and assembly. Tri-Tec will be here to talk about a variety of career opportunities available in the light industrial manufacturing industry. In this room, they will feature Cynthia Schleunes, Electronics Assembly; Doug Oakes, Machine Shop Foreman/Production Scheduler; and Mark Haller, President. They will each explain what their job entails, and discuss how their different jobs interact as they work together to make equipment for the ships of the US Navy. They will also discuss the schooling and life experiences that prepared them for their current careers. E108 E107 S1 E110
7 Career Room# Manufacturing Engineering and Technical Sales 151 Tri-Tec will also be here to talk about a more technical side to their business. In this room they will feature Mike Pines, Mechanical Engineering Manager; Kyle Ralph, Design Engineer; and Terry Fritz, Technical Sales. They will each explain what their job entails, and discuss how their different jobs interact as they work together to make equipment for the ships of the US Navy. Manufacturing Tool Design 156 Andries Breedt has worked in the manufacturing and engineering environment for more than 30 years. He has been involved in all aspects of the design process and his expertise extends from product design to manufacturing. Andries has special knowledge and experience in tooling and fixtures. Since immigrating from South Africa in 1995, Andries has designed and manufactured production machinery, products and tooling throughout the Northwest. McLendon s Hardware David Murphy has been employed by McLendon Hardware for the past eleven years, He has worked several different positions to include salesclerk, service manager and assistant manager. For the past year he has been in the position of store manager at the Kent store location. Prior to working for Mclendon he served in the military. Music Production, Trackland Entertainment Kyle Townsend is a record producer/composer based in Los Angeles, California. A graduate of Kent-Meridian in 1997, he has composed music for over 90 television shows and events including the 2011 Grammy Awards, MTV Movie Awards, and the new MTV animated series "Good Vibes" which premiered February Along with music in the films "Triple X 2: State of The Union", and "Guess Who", He has produced records for multiple GRAMMY and Academy Award winning artists including Jennifer Hudson, Rome Ramirez (of Sublime), Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole, Sean Kingston, among others. Paralegal 226 Beth Wickersham Whitton is a specialty paralegal, working in the field of personal injury at Greaney Law Firm in Kent. She has ten years of experience in personal injury law which includes medical and dental malpractice, as well as wrongful death matters. Prior to personal injury, Beth worked with firms who practiced criminal defense, bankruptcy, and probate law. Beth graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a BSBA (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration) with a concentration in Marketing. Beth initially worked as a legal assistant and earned her paralegal certification online. Pastors/Ministry 157 Three local pastors and two youth pastors will make a stimulating presentation about pastoral ministry. Topics to be covered will include Call to ministry; Educational requirements; Nature of the work and key responsibilities like preaching, pastoral care, church leadership and administration; etc. Anyone thinking about a career in pastoral ministry should come and learn more about this exciting possibility and how to prepare. Police Officer, KPD 261 Wayne Graff is currently the Police Department s Hiring and Recruiting Officer. He has worked for the city for the past nine (9) years. During that time he has held a variety of positions within the Valley Civil Disturbance Unit (CDU) and is also a firearms coach. A part of his duties also include being a peer support advocate and a mentor to new officers. Prior to his work as a police officer, Officer Graff was in the United States Army working as a combat medic serving for six years, retiring as a E-4. Prison Industries, Correctional Workforce Development 105 When an individual is sentenced and goes to prison, his or her productivity does not have to end there. Correctional Industries (CI), a division of the Department of Corrections, provides offenders with the opportunity to work and build skills while in prison. CI has a braille transcription program; a large, state of the art furniture factory; a food division; an optical lab; recycle centers; and several other businesses. The CI Workforce Development team helps offenders reentering the workforce with mock interviews, resume development, and formalized connections to community partners. Professor, UW CAREER SPEAKERS What is a day in the life of a University Professor? Lori Robins is a Biochemistry Professor at UW-Bothell. She will share with you her path to the University of Washington and her daily activities of teaching students biochemistry, working in the biochemistry lab with undergraduate students and helping develop the growing institution. She will also share with you her passion for science and teaching and what personal traits and requirements are necessary for a job at the University level. E103 PAC E101
8 CAREER SPEAKERS Career Room# Property Management 264 Looking for a job with CRAZY flexibility? You may not have heard about property management, but everyone has heard of the landlord! Kasey Medina will share why a career managing real estate offers a range of possibilities to fit your personality or living situation. She started her career at the age of 20 while simultaneously attending college and now manages a portfolio of real estate investments around South King County. If you have considered working in real estate but worry about inconsistent paychecks between sales, find out how managing rentals offers stability and a work environment that is NEVER boring! Public Health/Environmental Services 241 Mr. Greg Wilson is a project/program manager for the County Health Department. He is involved in many interesting projects within the Environmental Services Division. Mr Wilson is responsible for the public disclosure of project results. Come hear the many cause and effect stories regarding marijuana, water supply, food supply and resulting waste all while covering how the choices we make choose our journey. Public Health /Teen clinics 249 Are you the kind of person that your friends go to when they need help? Or maybe you like to have current health information and share it with others? Learn about careers in preventing teen pregnancy, as well as working with teens who are pregnant or parenting. You ll learn about the meaningful careers of teen clinic staff, health educators, public health nurses, and social workers. Andrea Gerber has been working in the field of sexuality education for 24 years. She is a long-time sexuality educator, sexual health curriculum author, and trainer. She works for the Public Health Department, and has been working in the Kent area since Puget Sound Energy 245 PSE is one of the largest producers of renewable energy in the Pacific Northwest. Our region has experienced dramatic change during Puget Sound Energy s 135+ year history, but one thing has remained constant: PSE s focus on safe, reliable, low-cost energy service. The company s commitment to serving communities, to helping make them better places to live and work, is as steadfast as ever. We are always looking to bring driven individuals to play an integral role within PSE to help us better serve the environment, our customers and the communities they live in. Come meet Reddy Landon, Bill Farlow and Angela Wingate. Gain the energy to do great things through a career at Puget Sound Energy! Quilter and Quilt Tool Inventor 208 Peggy Schafer is co-developer and former co-owner of Omnigrid Inc., maker of quilting and craft rulers. She has been conducting classes and seminars demonstrating rotary cutting techniques for over 25 years. Her lectures have taken her to quilter's gatherings, both nationally and internationally, including International Quilt Market in Houston; International Quilt Market in Europe; the Folk Art Museum in New York City; Quilter's Heritage Celebration in Lancaster, Pennsylvania; and at Quilt Yokohama, in Japan. There, she enjoyed the coveted honor of being sensei at two of Japan's highly renowned quilting schools. She has won numerous awards with her designs and is sought after for her expertise in design.peggy Schafer is now Proprietor of Fabric D eva in La Conner, WA. Rescue Mission (Christian Social Work ) 205 Seattle s Union Gospel Mission is one of the five largest Rescue Missions in the United States and has a broad spectrum of opportunities ranging from programs addressing homelessness to reducing risks for youth. Hear from Dave Mitchell (Chief Operating Officer), and John Reid (Outreach Program Administration for Youth Services) share their experiences and life journey that led to their current roles. They will also highlight some of the many opportunities there are for service as employees or volunteers to help people in great need in a large non-profit organization. Restaurant Owner and Operator 107 Jim Berrios has owned and operated the Golden Steer Steak and Rib House here in Kent for the past 15 years. He has over 38 years of experience working in all aspects of the Food Service industry to include working for a National Food chainfor 20 years and reaching the position of Vice President of Operations. He has served as Past President of the Kent School District Board of Directors, Chamber of Commerce Board and is now serving on the City of Kent City Council. For the past six years, his Restaurant has been voted The Best Family Restaurant in Kent By the Kent Reporter s readers poll. In 2003 his business was awarded the Business of the Year Award by the Better Business Bureau for Oregon and Western Washington. Jim will be sharing with you from a business owners perspective, tips on how to go about finding a job and what you can do to keep it.
9 Career Room# School Superintendent/ KSD (sessions 1 only!) 203 Dr. Edward Lee Vargas, Superintendent of the Kent School District, is the Chief Executive Officer overseeing the 4 th largest and most diverse school district in Washington State with 138 languages spoken. The Kent School District is the second largest employer in the area (second to Boeing). Dr. Vargas has served as superintendent in large urban school districts in California, New Mexico, Texas, and Washington. He will share his personal and professional experiences that became his pathway to become a superintendent of schools. Small Business Owner Jeff Heiss, owner of Jeff Heiss Painting (1983 graduate of KM) will tell us why owning your own business might just be the toughest job you ll ever love. Many people begin their own business with a dream of growing their passion into a thriving money-maker and are then surprised to find there s more to it than having a great product, idea or service. Though you may not see yourself owning a painting company, if you re considering starting your own business, you ll want to come gain some insight into what it s like to be a small business owner. Social Worker CAREER SPEAKERS Tiari DeGraw is a Case Manager and Client Event Coordinator at Auburn Youth Resources (AYR). She is a graduate of the Social Welfare Program and the University of Washington Tacoma campus. With a career in social services one can work in a variety of settings and constantly learn from many diverse beliefs and values encountered. Career opportunities are abundant and provide an ever changing look at the human condition. If you like people, working in the social services field can be a rewarding experience. Software Engineering 166 Lou Piloco is a Systems Engineering Manager for DRVision Technologies and has been involved with designing both hardware and software systems for a variety of industrial-inspection and bio-medical products. Mr. Piloco was part of a team that developed the world s first Automated Cancer Screening Microscope (AutoPap 300) capable of detecting cervical cancer. Throughout his engineering career, Lou has been involved in developing products that utilize images or video to achieve some useful objective such as detecting defects in semi-conductors images or identifying cancer cells in images containing thousands of normal cells. If your curious about engineering, software or hardware, and wonder what an engineer does on any given day to earn a living then stop on by, listen in, and ask some questions. S2 E102 Trade Show Exhibits 246 After teaching for 3 years Hayden McManus decided to go into a new field. She is working for Area Design and Build, a company that manufactures and sells exhibits that companies use to display their information at conventions and trade shows. Check out their website at Ms. McManus will talk about being a salesperson and how those skills benefit many areas of life. Transportation & Logistics :Air, Ocean and Ground Freight 202 Dennis Bishop is the Chief Executive Officer at WPX Delivery Solutions. With over 25 years of logistics and transportation experience, he will be able to share the wide variety of different job and career opportunities in the transportation field. With the ever expanding demand on shipping of goods in the United States and World Wide. The transportation and logistics field is one of the fasting growing employment sectors. With the rapid growth of online and TV sales of consumer goods, the need to distribute products from same day to overnight is evolving at an accelerated pace that requires out of the box thinking and engineering. We will hire nearly 2 million people in transportation in 2015 and 30% of the hiring will be from the following areas; Information System analyst, Information Technology Technicians, Data Base Architects/Engineers. Dennis will share his career path from dock worker to CEO and Owner of a multi-million dollar company. He will also discuss the type of education and degrees his company looks for or requires when hiring. There is a constant need for skilled and educated employees in the field, and Dennis will answer all your questions about the industry. TV Commercial Production 110 Doug Basler, President of The Broadcast Professionals Group inc. and EZTVspots.com has been working in broadcasting since 1990 and working in digital TV production since In this session you will learn how to really succeed in TV and video production, what employers are looking for and how to have a great career doing what you really love, making videos!
10 CAREER SPEAKERS Career Room# Wedding and Event Planner 240 Have you enjoyed planning parties or school events? Do you think you might have the natural talent to be your own boss and plan weddings or events for a living? Have you watched all the Hollywood movies about weddings? The owner of Simply Celebrations & Events, Nancy Skipton, will share with you a realistic picture of the skills and qualities you will need to be a professional wedding and event planner. Nancy has been planning weddings and other events since You might be surprised what this career is really all about from a day to day perspective. Come find out! Welder/Plumber/Pipefitter United Association Local 32 Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 32 provides union apprenticeship opportunities in Plumbing, Pipefitting, HVAC-R, and Welding Industries for both construction and service. We will be discussing pathways to construction and service apprenticeship and other career opportunities in the piping trades. We represent thousands of members who work for over 200 contractors in the greater Seattle area. S7 World Relief 206 Do you like meeting new people and learning new things from other cultures around the world? World Relief Seattle is a non-profit, humanitarian organization that assists refugees and immigrants as they are starting their lives over in our community. We are privileged to welcome and walk alongside families and individuals as they are learning a new language, looking for a new job and learning about a new culture. Staff from our office will share about their passion and experience, and how you can get more involved. For photos and stories of our work, check out our website or Facebook page: worldreliefseattle.org facebook.com/worldreliefseattle ***************************************** Students, your time with these speakers should be very respectful. They have given up a full day of their work to come to talk with you about your future. If you are using Career Day to fulfill the Career Interview/Job Shadow portion of the culminating project, ask your HSB teacher for the correct form to use. Take the completed form to the librarian.
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