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The Career Speaker Series

Life after college! Feeling prepared and confident? Or unsure how to go about figuring this out?

The Career Speaker Series offers you a terrific way to learn about many types of businesses – what they do, what their culture is, what kinds of internships and careers they offer, and what kinds of skills you might need.

Check out this semester’s events below, as well as the companies’ websites (see hyperlinks below) prior to the presentations, and come prepared with questions! If you are seriously interested in the company, bring your resume!

Spring 2018

All events are Tuesday’s at 6 pm in Science 101.

Career Speaker Series - Mock Interviews with C&S

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Science 101

Sponsored by Economics, Management, Communications and Philosophy, Math, History and The Center for Writing

What is a job interview like? What do they ask me? What should I ask them? How do I prepare? Don’t wait until you have that sought after interview to prepare yourself! Come see senior executives from Keene-based C&S Grocery Wholesalers do mock interviews with Keene State students for entry-level, full-time jobs – the sort of job you might be applying for one day! While the industry segment will be logistics, what you will learn from this event applies to interviews across industry, non-profit and government sectors. Each interview will be followed by a discussion. This will be an excellent, friendly-forum way to learn about the interview process. Come prepared to ask questions!

Who should come? All students, all majors and years. Faculty from all disciplines are welcome and urged to come.

Preparing for Your Career

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Science 101

How do I find a job after college?
What are some of the important things to do while I am still in college to prepare?
What’s the transition like from being a student to being in the working world?
How do I even start to figure all of this out?

A panel of recent KSC graduates from an array of majors working in very different fields will be on hand to share their experiences - what they did right and what they might do differently. This is a great chance to help you wrap your head around these questions, learn about resources here at Keene State and start the process of preparing for life after Keene State.

Who should come? All students, all majors and years. Faculty from all disciplines are welcome and urged to come.

Precitech

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Can you imagine making something that is accurate to within 1/1,000,000 of an inch? Lenses, mirrors and other components made by optics companies for aerospace, defense, space exploration and medical applications demand this level of accuracy and the machines that achieve such demanding levels are designed and made here in Keene at Precitech. Odds are that even the tiny lens on the camera in your smartphone was made using a Precitech diamond-turning machine. Come learn more about this high tech company, its technology and career opportunities there.


Who should come: All years and majors and especially those interested in optics, engineering, software development, safety, marketing and technical sales.

Career Speaker Series - Cirtronics

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Science 101

Sponsored by SPDI

What might a successful manufacturing company started by a woman who majored in sociology look like? Gerardine Ferlins was a sociology major and social worker when she founded Cirtronics in Milford, NH 37 years ago. Her influence on company organization and culture make this company unique and an excellent place to work. Today, Cirtronics is a thriving company that is owned by its employees. The company manufactures a range of products for a variety of industries including medical, aerospace, communications and defense.

Who should come? All students, all majors and years and especially students interested in physics, manufacturing, computer science, management, environment, safety and industrial hygiene. Faculty from all disciplines are welcome and urged to come.

Career Speaker Series - Careers in Professional Sales

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Science 101

Sponsored by Management, Communications and Philosophy, Mathematics and the Center for Writing

One thing all companies need to do to survive is to sell their goods or services. Successful companies such as Apple, Caterpillar and Goldman Sachs have highly skilled people who understand the company, its products or services and are able to work with potential and actual customers to identify customer need and deliver the right company product or service to meet that need. Done properly, professional sales people provide a valuable service to customers and make money for their employer – and themselves. Rodney Erb, a former leading salesman for Medtronic, teaches Professional Sales and Negotiation at Keene State and will help you understand more about careers in professional sales and how you might prepare yourself for a career in this field.

Who should come? All students, all majors and years. Professional sales careers are open to a wide range of majors.

Career Speaker Series - Echo Group

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Science 101

Echo develops, builds and sells America’s coolest electronic medical records software for the behavioral health market. In addition to its headquarters in Conway, NH, Echo also has an office in California and has customers in forty states. Founder and CEO George Epstein is a terrific and inspiring speaker. Regardless of your major, you will enjoy his talk.

Who should come? All students, all majors and years and especially students interested in management, psychology and computer science. Faculty from all disciplines are welcome and urged to come.

Sponsored by Computer Science, Psychology and Management.

Career Speaker Series - Corning Optical

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Science 101

Sponsored by SPDI

You’ve seen the incredible images from outer space. Did you ever wonder about the technology used to capture those images? At its Keene operations, Corning Specialty Materials employs about 140 people and manufactures highly sophisticated optical components and subassemblies used in defense and aerospace, including components in the NASA New Horizons mission that recently travelled past Pluto. Headquartered in New York, employing 40,000 people and with operations around the world, Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. From the original glass encasement for Edison’s lightbulb in 1879 to Gorilla Glass used in the iPhone, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed lives.

Who should come? All students, all majors and years and especially students interested in optics, physics, manufacturing, material sciences, computer science, management, environment, safety and industrial hygiene. Faculty from all disciplines are welcome and urged to come.