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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!

Omega Optical

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Science 101

Sponsored by: Mathematics, Physics, Business Management, SPDI, Chemistry

Omega Optical is a designer and manufacturer of optical interference filters based in Brattleboro, VT. Omega’s products are used to characterize our universe, our planet, our cells, our molecules and everything in between. They are integral to communication over long distances and to the operation of autonomous vehicles.

Who should come? All students, all majors and years and especially students in SPDI, Math/Physics, Chemistry, Math and Computer Science.. Faculty from all disciplines are welcome and urged to come.

Chroma Technologies

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Science 101

Sponsored by: Mathematics, Physics, Business Management, SPDI, Chemistry

Researchers and technology developers use optical filters to separate light into specific wavelengths for applications ranging from biotechnology to self-driving cars. Chroma Technologies is a 100% employee owned company in nearby Bellows Falls, VT that designs and manufactures optical filters. Chroma employee owners, including a Keene State alum, will be here to explain more about this fascinating company and opportunities available there .

Who should come? All students, all majors and years and especially students in SPDI, Math/Physics, Chemistry, Math and Computer Science.. Faculty from all disciplines are welcome and urged to come.

Mock Interviews with C&S Wholesale Grocers

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Science 101

Sponsored by: Center for Writing, Communication and Philosophy, Mathematics, Biology, History, English, Business Management, Public Health

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.

Transitioning to Life After College - Panel Discussion

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Science 101

Sponsored by: Center for Writing, Mathematics, Communication and Philosophy, Biology, History, English, Business Management, Public Health

Ok, you’ve found your first job out of college… Exciting! But what about the social and personal part of life after college? What is it like to be on your own, living and working in a town or city? What’s there to do? How do you get involved? How do you find community? A panel of recent grads including some KSC alums will be here to share their experiences and what they have learned about this process. Come and listen - and ask questions!

Who should come? All years and majors but especially seniors!

NovoNordisk

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Science 101

Sponsored by Business Management, SPDI, Public Health, Chemistry

NovoNordisk is a global healthcare company working to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic conditions. At its Lebanon, NH facility, the company produces a global supply of our hemophilia and growth hormone product lines, as well as next generation of cutting-edge medications. Come learn more about this company and opportunities available there.

Who should come? All students, all majors and years and especially students in SPDI, Chemistry, Biology and Computer Science. Faculty from all disciplines are welcome and urged to come.

National Institute of Standards and Technology - NIST

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Science 101

Sponsored by: Mathematics, Biology, Business Management

Keene State alum Ron Boisvert (‘73) is the Chief of the Applied & Computational Mathematics Division at NIST and will be joining us to answer the question: What is it like to work in a research lab in the Federal government? NIST is part of the US Department of Commerce and is the national metrology institute for the U.S. Its mission is to advance the science of measurement in support of both commerce and industrial innovation. This work is quite varied, from helping to define the standard SI units (e.g., the second, meter, kilogram, …) to setting Federal standards for cryptography. Ron will describe the work of NIST and provide examples of how computer scientists and mathematicians contribute to it. In doing so he will provide a glimpse of what such staff members do each day, and what background and training is needed to work there. And, along the way you’ll learn why NIST sells peanut butter, bullets, dust, and urine!

Who should come? All students, all majors and years and especially students in natural sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science. Faculty from all disciplines are welcome and urged to come.