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Career Speaker Series: Student Reflections & Take-Aways

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This event was held virtually. You can watch the video recording here:

We’ve added a bonus session to the Spring 2020 Career Speaker Series! This event will feature Keene State students who attended 75-100% of this semester’s events–both the in-person and the virtual sessions. They will share the main themes they saw running through the various events and the main tips, tools, and advice they took away from their participation in the Career Speaker Series. And, they’ll take your questions.

Come learn from your peers!

Career Speaker Series: David Bonnette ‘93

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This event was held virtually. You can watch the video recording here:

David Bonnette ’93 is a Managing Director at Vista Equity Partners based in Austin, TX. David has had a very successful career leading some of the world’s most innovative and successful software companies. Join us to hear his inspiring story of ongoing personal development leveraging the skills, experiences and a valuable mentor he gained as a Keene State College student.

Career Speaker Series: Job and Internship Search During and After COVID-19

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This event was held virtually via Zoom. Here is the video recording of the event:

We’ve changed plans for this week’s Career Speaker Series event. It is clear from the past few weeks that, while you are finding value in what our panelists have to share, the current health crisis and its impacts on the economy and employment opportunities are at the front of your mind. So, we are pivoting.

This Career Speaker Series event will introduce Keene State College and River Valley Community College students to tips and tools on preparing yourself for hands-on learning opportunities (ie: internships) and, for juniors and seniors, your career launch… within the current and short-term future economic environment.

The panel will feature KSC Career Advisers Beverly Behrmann and Louise Ewing, KSC Internship Coordinator Kristin Brooks ‘11, River Valley Community College’s WorkReadyNH coordinator, Martha Mott, and Jim MacLeod ‘99 who, shortly after graduating with a degree in Graphic Design, was confronted first by the dotcom bubble burst and then the Great Recession.

Career Speaker Series: Careers in Biology

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This was a virtual event hosted on Zoom. Watch the video recording of the event here:

Biology professor Dr. Karen Cangialosi has developed an amazing panel of recent KSC biology graduates each of whom has taken a different career path with their education, skills and passion (some of whom are currently working as medical practitioners on the frontlines of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic). Join us to explore the many ways biology and other STEM studies can serve you well in your career preparation and launch.

Career Speaker Series: Careers in Journalism

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This was a virtual event hosted on Zoom. Watch the video recording here :

Journalism is a highly relevant and much needed career in modern America. The way journalism is practiced has changed dramatically in the last two decades. Hear from current leaders in publishing, broadcast, online, and non-profit journalism about the opportunities for careers in journalism and related fields. Find out what exciting opportunities exist for journalists of the future.

Career Speaker Series: Internships

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This was a virtual event hosted on Zoom.

Here is the recording of the event:

Internships are an increasingly vital part of the college to employment pipeline. They help integrate classroom knowledge and theory with practical application and skills developed in professional or community settings. They help students discover their likes and dislikes within different professional roles. And, internships help expand a student’s personal and professional networks.

Hear from a panel of current students, young alums whose careers were launched with successful internships, and the CEO of a local company who has hosted many KSC interns… several of whom he has hired following their successful internship.