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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!

Fall 2018 Events

MilliporeSigma

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Science 101

When you pick up a prescription at the pharmacy, you assume that the medicine is not only going to help you but that it is free of impurities that could harm you. MilliporeSigma, part of a global company with over 900 employees in Jaffrey, NH, designs and makes sophisticated filtration systems that remove any pathogens from pharmaceutical compounds during the manufacturing process. Their customers include all of the well-known companies such as Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer and others. A panel of Keene State Alumni who work at Millipore will be here at Keene State to talk about what they do, how they got their jobs and share advice about how to plan for a career.

Internship Panel

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Science 101

What do interns do? Why should I do an internship? How will it help me? How do I find one? How do I prepare? Come hear a panel of Keene State students talk about their individual experiences interning for a range of organizations including social services, the arts, manufacturing and other businesses.

C&S Wholesale Grocers

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Science 101

When you go to the grocery store, do you ever stop to think about how those groceries all got from where they were produced to the store shelf? The business of moving huge quantities of groceries from production to retail shelf quickly, accurately, and inexpensively is a huge and sophisticated business of logistics. It also turns out that the largest company in this business is privately-owned C&S Wholesale Grocers, based here in Keene and with over $25 billion in sales. Keene State and C&S work together to create opportunities for aspiring students. Come hear a panel of current students and recent graduates talk about their experience of interning and working at C&S.

Who should come? All students, all majors and years. C&S hires people from all fields of study and is especially interested in Keene State students for paid internships and full time jobs after graduation. Faculty from all disciplines are welcome and urged to come.

BAE Systems

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Science 101

From microelectronics to tanks, BAE Systems is the third largest defense contractor in the world and one of the largest employers in New Hampshire. Based in London with operations in the Nashua, NH area, BAE is growing and hiring people, including three Keene State students who had paid internships at BAE this summer. This presentation is a chance to learn about the range of products and technologies BAE creates and whether there may be opportunities there for you.

Red River Computer

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Science 101

Careers at Non-profits

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Science 101

Do you like to idea of working for a company that has a mission in social services, the arts, health care or some other way of doing good in the world? Liz LaRose, president of the Monadnock United Way, will talk about the world of non-profits and moderate a panel of representatives from a variety of non-profit organizations around the region. Come learn about what non-profits do, how they operate and what kinds of careers they offer.