Browse our schedule of upcoming career presentations. These half-hour sessions feature a live, interactive exchange between professionals and students. It’s a great way for students to get firsthand tips as they explore career options.
This is a FREE program. Educators, to have your students participate in a LIVE career session, simply click"Enroll Now" to sign up your class today! (Currently limited to Wisconsin schools).
Presented by: Kyle Wege, Owner/Photographer, Crimson Sun Studios
- Wednesday, September 26, 2018 8:30 AM
- Wednesday, September 26, 2018 9:15 AM
Description: When most people think of professional photographers, they think of weddings, senior portraits and family portraits, or editorial pieces for magazines like TIME or National Geographic, but commercial photography holds a large portion of the market for working photographers. Kyle will give you the rundown on how he got into commercial photography, the kind of work that he creates, and client expectations when it comes to advertising. He’ll also get into self-development and working towards the lifestyle you want to live.
Presented by: Candy Phelps, Owner, Bizzy Bizzy
- Tuesday, October 2, 2018 1:30 PM
- Tuesday, October 2, 2018 2:15 PM
Description: Bizzy Bizzy owner and entrepreneur Candy Phelps reveals how she Googled her way into the world of freelance graphic design and web design, quit her job to become a freelancer, and eventually found her calling as an entrepreneur. She’ll discuss the joys and pitfalls of being a freelancer and why she’ll never work for someone else again.
Presented by: Chris Forbes, Production Shift Coordinators, Bell Laboratories, Inc.
- Thursday, October 4, 2018 1:30 PM
- Thursday, October 4, 2018 2:15 PM
Description: Not sure what you want to do after high school? You’re not alone. There is a large array of opportunities for growth and advancement in the manufacturing field. Bell Laboratories offered Chris and Erin an extensive variety of roles where they could continuously develop and learn new skills. With 100+ different positions, Erin and Chris plan to discuss what a handful of those jobs entail, what it’s really like working on the production floor and how high school students can get in to the field.
Presented by: Brandon Hawker, Senior Platform Architect and iOS Developer, Noble Applications
- Tuesday, October 16, 2018 1:30 PM
Description: The days of stereotyping software developers and programmers as anti-social nerds typing away on computers in their basement are over. Today, developers like Brandon participate on and help lead diverse teams in all aspects required to build software, collaborating with co-workers and customers in many different roles from across the US and the world. Brandon explores day-to-day work in the software industry from this perspective, and expands on the variety of skills that are in demand. Interested in a career in the Web and Mobile (User Experience) Design field but not sure what the field UX or usability means? Jennifer has been helping people interact with and easily use websites since 1998. She has a passion for taking something complicated and making it easy to use. She will explain how her path as a Certified Usability Analyst and User Experience Designer has led her to a position helping start-ups and businesses grow their online presence and new ideas. Jennifer will talk through the training she had to have as well as what a typical day is like for her in the business setting.
Presented by: Erin Dammen, Lead Digital Engagement Consultant, Alliant Energy
- Thursday, November 29, 2018 8:30 AM
Description: There’s a misconception that a career needs to follow a single path or stay within a single area. Authentic relationships, recognizing opportunities, a willingness to learn and a blend of personal and organizational skills have allowed Erin Dammen to explore different job positions and keep growing. Spotting the patterns in a “patchwork career” can help identify what really matters to you in any position.