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The Career Speaker Series

Now that you are in college, where do you think your coursework will take you after college? Do you know what options are open to you? Do you feel 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 cultures are, 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!

FBI

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Science 101

The nation’s premier law enforcement organization, the FBI needs no introduction. If you would like to know more about what it might be like to work in an organization that investigates a range of criminal activity including cybercrime, terrorism and drug trafficking, come to this event and hear Darwin Suelen from the FBI talk about this prominent organization and opportunities in law enforcement that may be available to you. To learn more about job and internship programs click here.

Food and Grocery Supply Chains of the Future - C&S Wholesale Grocers Alumni Panel Discussion

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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.

The Global Impact of Artificial Intelligence

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Science 101

Self-driving cars? Automated securities trading? Facial recognition? These are among the applications that are becoming reality due to vastly increased computer processing power that allows computers to mimic human cognitive functions. Dr Sibi Chakkaravarthym, Associate Professor at VIT-AP University in India will be at Keene State to talk about the impact that “AI” is having around the world. His talk will include business applications, the impact on business operations and jobs, ethical considerations and how AI will affect our lives in the future. This is sure to be a fascinating and exciting talk on a topic that will be very much a part of live going forward.

Careers in Data Analytics - Panel Discussion

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Science 101

Universal use of computers has unleashed a vast amount of data that continues to grow every minute. Staff and researchers in academia, government and industry take advantage of data available to them to help them solve problems and identify opportunities. Demand is strong for people who know can use technical tools and analytical skills to uncover and tell the story hidden in the data. A panel of experts in medicine, higher education, manufacturing, logistics and telecommunication will be here to talk about a range of data analytics applications and the kinds of opportunities available in this growing field.

Sustainability in Business

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Science 101

Everyone talks about the need for sustainability. Keene State even has a minor in sustainability. What are businesses doing to help make their businesses, products and our environment more sustainable? What do they mean when they talk about sustainability? How do they measure it? What impact does sustainability have on business operations and decisions? What kinds of jobs are there in sustainability in business? Come hear a panel of people who do this work at companies in New Hampshire discuss what their companies are doing and what they see in the future in this important field.

Careers in BioPharma - EDM Millipore - KSC Alumi Panel

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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 also that it is free of impurities that could harm you. MilliporeSigma, the global Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, with some 850 employees in Jaffrey, NH, manufactures sophisticated filtration systems that remove pathogens from pharmaceutical compounds during the manufacturing process. MilliporeSigma’s customers cover the spectrum of the world’s leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies. A panel of Keene State Alumni who work at MilliporeSigma will be here at Keene State to talk about their job journey, what they do, as well as provide career advice.

Recent KSC Alumnae talk about their Careers

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SCIENCE 101

A panel of recent graduates of KSC will be here to talk about what they do, how they got their jobs, what day-to-day life is like in the working world, how KSC prepared them and things they maybe wish they’d done while still in college! This is a great chance to learn from their experience, ask questions and make connections.

Women in Business - Leaders in their Fields

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Science 101

What’s it take to be successful in business as a woman in today’s world? How do women find balance in their personal and professional lives? What obstacles and what advantages do women have in the workplace and workforce compared to men? And what doe the future look like for women in the workforce? Join a panel of women (including some alumna) from a variety of fields who will share their experience on these and other questions.

Careers in Information Systems Solutions - Red River Computer

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Science 101

The first question you should be asking yourself is, what is Red River? Red River is a technology company that reimagines the possibilities of IT solutions in order to meet their customer’s needs and enable organizations to transform beyond the expected. The second question you should ask is, why would you be interested in learning more about Red River? Come hear a panel of KSC alums who work at Red River answer that question! Based in Claremont, NH, Red River has built a strong reputation as a leading technology provider delivering information technology solutions worldwide to military, government and commercial customers with sales exceeding $700 million annually. Our Sales, Operations and Technical teams all work together with the goal of positively impacting citizens, soldiers, consumers and employees. The company continues to grow (both in revenue and staff) while offering a strong work culture, and is interested in recruiting students from all fields of study. Career Decisions Aren’t Black and White. Think Red!

Government Service and Careers

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Science 101

Governments in one form or another - federal, state and local - affect our lives every day in many ways - the construction and maintenance of roads and schools, providing police and fire departments and the myriad of other governmental services that help make possible the lives we enjoy.. Governments are able to operate because of people - people who either serve in a voluntary capacity - think of our mayors, city councilors and school board members, as well as in a paid professional capacity such as (in mosts state but not NH!) our state legislators and our representatives in congress and other parts of the federal government. What is it like to serve - whether as a volunteer or as a professional - in government? To get answers to these and other questions, come hear a panel of KSC alums talk about their own experience in government.

Contact Corporate Relations

Daniel Henderson
Director of Corporate Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives
dhenderson@keene.edu
603-358-2121