Scheduled Presentations 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).

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Upcoming Presentations

Growth and Scale at a Local Software Company

Presented by: Jillana Peterson, Engagement Manager, Zendesk


  • Thursday, February 28, 2019 1:30 PM
  • Thursday, February 28, 2019 2:15 PM

Description: Do you think of Wisconsin when you hear the words “tech hub?” Can you see yourself working at a software company? From humble beginnings working as a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Help Desk, Jill Peterson has built a career out of customer service with a move to global software company, Zendesk in the last 6 years, growing the Madison from five to 300. Learn more about the booming tech scene in Madison and what it’s really like to work in an office with snack walls and a yoga studio!

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Criminal Investigator: Who did it?

Presented by: Brian Pittsley, Detective, Village of Waunakee


  • Wednesday, May 8, 2019 1:30 PM

Description: When people think of solving crimes they often compare it to the new hit TV show they recently watched. While those shows are entertaining, there is much more that goes into investigations. Detective Brain Pittsley will walk you through the path he took to becoming a Detective and the opportunities he has had being involved in this line work.

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WICPA - More Than Just the “Tax Guy/Gal”

Presented by: Drew Faust, CPA, Partner/Owner, Simply Balanced Accounting


  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:15 AM

Description: Do you have a knack for numbers and a strong attention to detail? While certified public accountants (CPAs) are often just thought of as the “tax guy/gal”, they routinely play a vital role in the operation of businesses large and small. The CPA credential is highly sought-after and provides a tremendous amount of job security and transferability. Drew Faust will share his background and detail his path to becoming a CPA and small business owner.

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