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Fall 2014 Speakers

September 24: Whelen

Employing over 1,100 people, Whelen designs, manufactures and sells public warning systems such as police and ambulance sirens. The company has over 800,000 square feet of manufacturing at its campus in Charlestown, NH and product design operations in Chester, CT. The company is an aggressive adopter of advanced manufacturing technology such as robotics. Come learn more about this exciting company!

October 15: Markem Imaje

Markem–Imaje, based in Switzerland and with a large facility in Keene, is a global designer, manufacturer and supplier of specialized printing systems for industrial applications. These are sophisticated, networked, computer-driven systems that employ a range of printing technologies. The company also develops and manufactures inks that use a variety of chemistries. With sales of over $900 mil, this company sells and supports its systems all over the world. Mike Kowalczyk and Rich Randall will introduce the company and what it does, talk about the skills they need and the opportunities for careers at Markem-Imaje.

October 29: Northeast Delta Dental

Based in Concord, NH, Northeast Delta Dental sells a range of dental insurance plans to companies and individuals in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. The company has strong company values that drive its participation in and support of many benefical projects around the state. Come hear Tom Raffio, President and CEO talk about the company and opportunities there.

November 5: TRC

Based in Lowell, MA, and with offices across the US as well as in London, this large, publicly traded company offers engineering, consulting and construction management services to the energy, environmental and infrastructure markets. John Cowdery (’85), is Senior VP and sector manager of TRC’s environmental services sector. Come learn more about TRC and career opportunities there.

November 12: Avitide

Avitide, a biotech company based in Lebanon, NH, provides a technology platform that discovers and develops high-performance custom affinity purification solutions for the biopharmaceutical industry. Kevin Isett, the CEO, will be here to talk about his company, its technology and markets, and career opportunities there.

November 19: Savings Bank of Walpole and Centrix Bank

Come learn about two very different types of banks – one, Savings Bank of Walpole is local community bank and the second, Centrix, is a commercial lending bank based in Bedford, NH. Greg Tewksbury, President and CEO of Savings Bank of Walpole, and Brian Lavoie A Keene State alumnus!), Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending, will talk about their business and careers in banking.


Spring 2015 Speakers

February 11: C&S Wholesale Grocers

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 6,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 150,000 different products. Come learn more about opportunities at C&S!

February 18: Hitchiner Manufacturing

Come learn more about Hitchiner Manufacturing, a growing and innovative company based in Milford, NH. Many of the things we use on a daily basis are made from casted metal. From cars to computers, many parts are made of cast metal. It’s a centuries old process, but Hitchiner is bringing this process into the 21st century! Tim Sullivan and Scott Biederman of Hitchiner will talk about their business, industries they serve, and career opportunities there.

March 4: General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is part of General Dynamic, a large aerospace and defense company with operations all over the world. General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has operations in Saco, Maine and empowers the U.S. military and its allies with an extensive range of overarching product segments applied across all levels of strategic and tactical operations. Chuck Bates - Manager, Staff Development and Facility Security Officer, Scott Belanger ’88 - Manager, Environmental Health and Safety will be here to talk about their business and opportunities at their operation in Saco, Maine and elsewhere in the General Dynamics world.

March 10: SilverTech

SilverTech is a New England-based, award-winning, national marketing technology company that uses digital marketing, content management systems (CMS), customer relationship management systems (CRM), and marketing automation tools (MA) to design and develop solutions that promote profitable customer relationships. SilverTech overcomes marketing, technology, and operations challenges for businesses by implementing solutions throughout the entire customer lifecycle—from "lead to loyal"—with a strategic combination of engaging user experiences and integrated business intelligence.

Students with a wide range of skills are encouraged to apply for internships, as SilverTech is an active proponent of local education initiatives and hosts interns in all departments, including software engineering, design, digital strategy, and marketing, each semester. Join President & CEO Nick Soggu to learn more about what makes SilverTech successful, and gain his insight into the marketing technology space. Visit SilverTech.com for more information.

March 11: Triumvirate Environmental

Bennett Evans ‘05 will be here to talk about Triumvirate Environmental, an Environmental consulting firm based in Somerville, MA. Triumvirate is a leading provider of enterprise waste management and environmental services to Healthcare, Education, Life Sciences, and Industrial markets.

March 25: Safran USA

Safran USA is part of Safran Aerospace, a leader aerospace company based in France. At it’s new facility in Rochester, NH, Safran is using state of the art manufacturing technology to make a new generation of ultra-light jet engine turbine blades and housings from carbon fiber. Come learn more about this company and opportunities there!

April 1: Panel Discussion on careers in Property and Casualty Insurance

Many routine personal and businesses activities would pose catastrophic financial risks without insurance! Insurance is much more that our antiquated concept of the door-to-door insurance salesman. Insurance companies hire people from a wide range of backgrounds to analyze data and create insurance policies, design marketing campaigns, apply advanced scientific and engineering tools to analyze the cause of losses, and many other important functions. Insurance representatives from major insurance carriers will be here to explain more about the many functions insurance companies perform and the range of available career and internship opportunities.

April 8: Barton Associates

Barton Associates is a nationwide firm that recruits and places doctors, nurses and other medical care providers with hospitals, clinics and other care centers for "locum tenens" (temporary) positions. Barton Associates established an office in Keene recently and seeks to add roughly 60 new positions there. Jonathan Retchin, Director of Talent acquisition, will be here to talk more about what Barton does and the jobs he wants to fill. If you are a curious and outgoing - regardless of your major - come to this talk and learn about the opportunities at Barton Associates!


Fall 2015 Speakers

September 16, 6 pm in Rhodes S203: Barton Associates

Barton Associates is a nationwide firm with a growing office in Keene that recruits and places doctors, nurses and other medical care providers with hospitals, clinics and other care centers for "locum tenens" (temporary) positions. Jonathan Retchin, Director of Talent acquisition, will be here to talk more about what Barton does and the jobs he wants to fill. If you are a curious and outgoing - regardless of your major - come to this talk and learn about the opportunities at Barton Associates!

September 23, 6 pm in Rhodes S203: Dyn

Based in Manchester, NH, Dyn is a cloud-based Internet Performance company. Dyn helps companies monitor, control, and optimize online infrastructure for an exceptional end-user experience. Through a world-class network and unrivaled, objective intelligence into Internet conditions, Dyn ensures traffic gets delivered, faster, safer, and more reliably than ever. Dyn hires not only computer programmers but other people from a wide range of skills. Come hear Mikel Steadman, Director of Sales Engineering and learn more about career opportunities at this exciting and rapidly growing company.

September 30, 6 pm in Rhodes S203: Hitchiner Manufacturing Company

Headquartered in Milford, NH, Hitchiner is the premier supplier of complete-to-print, high-volume, complex thin-wall investment castings and fully-finished casting-based subassemblies and components to industry. Hitchiner produces castings in hundreds of different alloys for a broad spectrum of global markets and customers that include the leaders in the automotive, aerospace, and other industries. Tim Sullivan and Scott Biederman will share more about the company, its products and technology and opportunities for careers at Hitchiner.

October 6, 2 pm, Centennial Hall (Alumni Center): Property and Casualty Insurance Panel

Many routine personal and businesses activities would pose catastrophic financial risks to companies and individuals without insurance! Insurance companies hire people from a wide range of backgrounds and college majors to analyze data and create insurance policies, design marketing campaigns, apply advanced scientific and engineering tools to analyze the cause of losses, and many other important functions. Using a round table discussion approach and real world examples, experts from a variety of insurance functions will bring to life what a career in insurance is all about.

October 7, 6 pm in Rhodes S203: Adimab

Lebanon, NH-based Adimab’s antibody discovery technology is leading the biopharmaceutical industry with unrivaled quality and speed from target to therapeutic molecule. The company’s goal is to create long-term value with top tier pharmaceutical companies as well as highly innovative biotechnology companies that share Adimab’s passion for bringing best in class molecules to patients quickly! Carl Johnson, Jenn Symonds, and Jarett Miller, all Keene State alumni, will be here to talk about the company, their work and opportunities at Adimab.

October 21, 6 pm in Rhodes S203: Whelen Engineering Company

Employing over 1,100 people, Whelen designs, manufactures and sells public warning systems such as police and ambulance sirens. The company has over 800,000 square feet of manufacturing at its campus in Charlestown, NH and product design operations in Chester, CT. The company is an aggressive adopter of advanced manufacturing technology such as robotics. John Olson, President, is a passionate advocate for manufacturing and for Whelen. Come learn more about Whelen and careers in the world of modern manufacturing.

October 22,7:00-8:00pm, Student Center Atrium: Employment Opportunities in Higher Education

Are you a campus leader? Or someone who has ever thought of what it’s like to work at a college? Or maybe just want to know about the option of working within one of the largest industries in North America? At this Career Speaker Series, there will be a roundtable discussion about the options and opportunities of working within Higher Education. Areas of discussion will include: Working in Student Life, Being a Member of the Faculty, Graduate School Programs and any other questions you might have!

October 26, 4-5.30 pm, Mountain View Room: Jobs that Make a Difference

Representatives from non-profit organizations will explain their programs and the application process. Q&A session to follow.

October 28, 6 pm in Rhodes S 203: Electronic Imaging Materials

Did you ever wonder how those beautiful labels on gourmet coffee and other high-end products came to be? Electronic Imaging Materials (EIM) in Keene prints these and many other labels for customers in applications ranging from retail to research laboratories to warehousing and distribution in the US and 80 other countries. EIM hires Keene State students as interns 12 months per year, pays them and gives them real jobs and responsibilities. They have hired students from Psychology, Graphic Design, Film Studies, Safety, Management, SPDI, Chemistry and other disciplines. Come hear KSC alum Jason Wilder, Sales and Marketing Manager talk about this company and opportunities there.

November 3rd, 6:30-8:00pm, Thorne Art Gallery: Food, Drink and Sustainable Agriculture

The popularity of working with food has never been higher, which means the opportunities for employment have grown. Come explore options in working with food and drink, with insight from a variety of different speakers. This roundtable will discuss many different options that include possibilities for all majors and interests!

November 18th, 6:00-7:30 pm, Thorne Art Gallery: Working in the Fine and Performing Arts

Are you tired of hearing, "What are you actually going to do with that arts degree?" Well come to this Career Speaker Series to find out! With representatives that work in the field of studio art, theatre, performing arts and dance, as well as arts based management, this roundtable is ready to field your questions and give you new ideas and thoughts to support your passion and drive to work within the Arts!

December 9th, 6 pm, Rhodes S 203: Internships: Learn from KSC students and Alumni

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 current Keene State students and recent graduates talk about their individual experiences interning for a range of organizations including social services, the arts, manufacturing and other businesses.

Spring 2016 Speakers

February 3, 6 pm, Science 101: Triumvirate Environmental

Triumvirate Environmental is an environmental consulting firm based in Sommerville, MA with offices across New England and the Atlantic States providing a range of services including enterprise waste management and environmental services to Healthcare, Education, Life Sciences, and Industrial markets. Come hear Bennett Evans ‘05 talk about Triumvirate and careers in environmental consulting.

February 10, 6 pm, Science 101: Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual is a highly respected life insurance and financial services company based in Wisconsin and operating all over the US. They have well developed internship (to see a great video on Northwestern Mutual’s internship program click here) and career development programs and hire students from a wide range of majors. Come hear Matthew Toepfer talk about careers with Northwestern Mutual. To view the video of this presentation click here.

February 17, 6 pm, Science 101: Sodexo

You know Sodexo as the company that operates food services at Keene State. Based in France, Sodexo not only provides food services around the globe, but a range of services under the banner of quality of life services. The company has a range of internship positions - including on campus - see JobWise - and career opportunities. Come hear representatives talk about this company and the opportunities they offer for Management, Sales, Business Development, Information Technology, Environmental Services, Engineering, Facilities Management, Culinary, Food Management, Registered Dietitians and more. To view the video of this presentation click here.

February 24, 6 pm, Science 101: Bank W Holdings

Bank W Holdings is a group of staffing services companies that focus in several distinct areas: financial services, sales, information technology, human resources and administration. One of the co-founders of Bank W, Jason Alexander, is a KSC alum! Beth Apt, Corporate Talent manager, will talk about Bank W’s business and careers in staffing companies. Bank W recruits its employees from a wide range of majors. To view the video of this presentation click here.

March 2, 6 pm, Science 101: C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

Based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 6,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 150,000 different products. Come learn more about opportunities at C&S! To view the video of this presentation click here.

March 23, 6 pm, Science 101: TD Bank NH

TD Bank, one of the 10 largest banks in the US, is part of The Toronto-Dominion Bank based in Toronto, Canada. TD Bank plays an integral role in the regional economy as well as up and down the eastern US seaboard through products and services that help families buy houses and help companies build factories and purchase or lease equipment. Ben Wheeler, Regional Vice President for Western-Central NH will be here to talk more about the bank and internship and career opportunities it offers.

March 30, 6 pm, Mountain View Room: Panel Discussion on careers in Property and Casualty Insurance

Many routine personal and businesses activities would pose catastrophic financial risks without insurance! Insurance is much more that our antiquated concept of the door-to-door insurance salesman. Insurance companies hire people from a wide range of backgrounds to analyze data and create insurance policies, design marketing campaigns, apply advanced scientific and engineering tools to analyze the cause of losses, and many other important functions. Insurance representatives from major insurance carriers will be here to explain more about the many functions insurance companies perform and the range of available career and internship opportunities.

April 6, 6 pm, Science 101: Echo Group

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. Come learn about Echo and opportunities it offers!

April 13, 6 pm, Science 101: David Bonnette ‘92, CEO of Lanyon Solutions, Inc.

David was a management major at Keene State who took an entry level sales job at Oracle right out of Keene State. From Oracle he has gone on to become CEO of Big Machines (which Oracle bought) and now Lanyon. David will tell his story about how Keene State helped him, and what it took to launch his career. He will also talk about Lanyon (software for event marketing, strategic meetings management and corporate travel) and opportunities there and elsewhere in the world of software.

Fall 2016 Speakers

September 14, 6 pm, Science 101: Careers in Professional Sales

Every business endeavor - whether a global enterprise such as Apple, a regional manufacturer or an aspiring artist - depends on sales of its products and services to survive and grow. Even if we are not directly involved in product sales, we all need to be able to persuade those with whom we work of the value of our ideas and proposals. What’s it take to be successful in sales? Is it for you? How can you prepare yourself to start such a career? Come find out from the expert! Bob Nadeau created and leads the highly acclaimed professional sales program at Plymouth State University, where his students are recruited by companies large and small across the country. Come join us for what promises to be an excellent and thought provoking event.

October 12, 6 pm, Science 101: SilverTech

Join SilverTech President and CEO, Nick Soggu on Wednesday, October 12th, to hear more about what he is looking for in job candidate. Nick will discuss his journey from student to CEO of an award-winning digital firm, as well as review how the job market has changed, and what students can do today to prepare for being the ‘tech-savvy marketers’ that many businesses are looking for today.

SilverTech is a New England-based, award-winning, digital marketing and technology company that specializes in website design and development, marketing automation and Salesforce.com integration and development. Through their proven methodology of Lead to Loyal™, SilverTech overcomes marketing, technology, and operations challenges for businesses by implementing solutions throughout the entire customer lifecycle with a strategic combination of engaging user experiences and integrated business intelligence.

SilverTech is an active proponent of local education initiatives, such as STEAM Ahead NH. Students with a wide range of skills are encouraged to apply for internships, as SilverTech hosts interns in all departments, including software engineering, design, digital strategy, and marketing, each semester. Join President & CEO Nick Soggu to learn more about what makes SilverTech successful, and gain his insight into the marketing technology space. Please visit SilverTech.com for more information.

October 19, 6 pm, Science 101: Dyn

Internet Performance. Delivered. Based in Manchester, N.H., Dyn is a cloud-based Internet Performance Management (IPM) company that provides unrivaled visibility and control into cloud and public Internet resources. Dyn’s platform monitors, controls and optimizes applications and infrastructure through Data, Analytics, and Traffic Steering, ensuring traffic gets delivered faster, safer, and more reliably than ever. Dyn hires not only computer programmers but other people from a wide range of skills. Come hear Sales & Solutions Leader Mikel Steadman, and learn more about career opportunities at this exciting and rapidly growing company.

October 26, 6 pm, Science 101: 21st Century Manufacturing

Mike Reopel recently retired from Deloitte Consulting, a global consulting business, where he was a principal of the firm and co-leader of the Deloitte’s North American manufacturing consulting practice. He has worked with many large businesses such as Raytheon and United Technologies to help them define and execute manufacturing strategies that are right for their businesses. With the advent of low-cost, networked sensors, computerized and automated manufacturing equipment, and vast pools of digital manufacturing data, factories are shifting away from models driven by low wages to knowledge-driven models of manufacturing. Come hear real world examples of this exciting development and what it might mean for you, your education and career options.

November 9, 6 pm, Science 101:Markem-Imaje

Markem–Imaje, based in Switzerland and with a large facility in Keene, is a global designer, manufacturer and supplier of specialized printing systems for industrial applications. These are sophisticated, networked, computer-driven systems that employ a range of printing technologies. The company also develops and manufactures inks that use a variety of chemistries. With sales of over $900 mil, this company sells and supports its systems all over the world. Mike Garcia will introduce the company and what it does, talk about the skills they need and the opportunities for careers at Markem-Imaje.

November 16, 6 pm, Science 101: C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

Based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 6,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 150,000 different products.

November 30, 6 pm, Science 101: Hitchiner Manufacturing Company

Headquartered in Milford, NH, Hitchiner is the premier supplier of complete-to-print, high-volume, complex thin-wall investment castings and fully-finished casting-based subassemblies and components to industry. Hitchiner produces castings in hundreds of different alloys for a broad spectrum of global markets and customers that include the leaders in the automotive, aerospace, and other industries. Tim Sullivan and Scott Biederman will share more about the company, its products and technology and opportunities for careers at Hitchiner.

Spring 2017 Speakers

Tuesday, Feb 21, 6 pm Rhodes S203:National Institute of Standards and Technology - NIST

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 interested in the math, computer science, chemistry, physics and manufacturing. Faculty from all disciplines are welcome and urged to come.

Wednesday, March 1, 5-7 pm Science 101 & Lobby: Internship Showcase and Reception hosted by Academic and Career Advising

Why should I do an internship? How do I find one? How do I prepare?

Please join us to talk with students and employers about their interesting and varied internship experiences. This event will include a panel discussion, as well as a poster session and reception. Open to all students, faculty, employers, and the community.

Tuesday, March 21, 6 pm Rhodes S203: Corning Specialty Materials

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. 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.

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.

Tuesday, March 28, 6 pm Rhodes S203: Echo Group

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.

Tuesday, April 4, 6 pm Rhodes S203: Biotech Day!

New Hampshire is home to a number of exciting and successful biotech companies, many of which have come out of the Dartmouth Medical and Engineering schools and are based in Lebanon, NH. Senior representatives of Adimab, Avitide, Celdara Medical and ImmuNext will be here to talk about their businesses and biotechnology in NH. These are cutting-edge companies engaged in intellectually stimulating and exciting biomedical applications. Several Keene State biology alumni work at Adimab and have distinguished themselves (and Keene State) in their work.

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

Tuesday, April 11, 6 pm Rhodes S203:Cirtronics

Cirtronics is an employee-owned contract manufacturing company based in Milford, NH. Gerardine Ferlins was a sociology major and social worker when she founded the company 37 years ago. Her influence on company organization and culture make this company unique and an excellent place to work. Cirtronics 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.