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Day 4 - Virtual Career Week (2020)

career exploration Jun 05, 2020

 

In May 2020, during the global pandemic, P4P partnered with the CAPS Network and it's affiliated to bring a 4-day online event to students of ages everywhere.  Virtual Career featured 20+ speakers and drew over 1,600 registered viewers of all ages.

Relive Day 4 of the Virtual Career Week - Originated May 14, 2020

Featuring: Dr. Kirk Suedmeyer, DVM, Kansas City Zoo; Drew Motl, John Deere; Laura Heurung, Wild Isles Swimwear; Jeff Noel, Retired, Walt Disney Co.; Craig Casey, Burns & McDonnell; Zenia Bringhurst, Boston Scientific; Clifton Taulbert, Author/ Speaker

 


My Dream Job at the Zoo

Dr. Kirk Suedmeyer, DVM, Veterinarian. Kansas City Zoo
Dr. Kirk Suedmeyer has been the Director of Animal Health at the Kansas City Zoo since 1992. After graduating from Mizzou in 1987, he briefly worked as a staff veterinarian at the Potawatomi Zoo in South Bend Indiana from 1989-1992. He is board-certified in the American College of Zoological Medicine as well as a being a former president for the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians and the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians. He also has experience as a field veterinarian for the Brown Hyena Project in Namibia. He has written numerous journal articles, conference proceedings, and book chapters. In his free time, Dr. Suedmeyer is a master falconer, a wildlife artist and enjoys going fishing.
 

 My Career Journey in Engineering
Drew Motl, Mechanical Engineer (Engines), John Deere
Drew grew up in the Milwaukee area with multiple engineers in the family, several of which worked on agricultural equipment, construction equipment, and engines. Drew started working at John Deere directly out of college and has been working there for 6 years in various roles on Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine Development. His current position is developing engine calibration to meet emissions regulations and customer needs.
 

What I Learned in My First Year in Business

Laura Heurung, Owner/Founder/ UX Designer, Wild Isles Swimwear
Laura will share her experiences with User Experience (UX) design and what it's like to work at a large ad agency for 10 years. Leaving to then lead her own startup. Laura will provide valuable insight into what she learned from her first year of business.
 

What if Disney Ran Your Life?

Jeff Noel, Retired - Walt Disney Company, Disney Keynote Speaker
Do you have balance in your life? You are in charge of everything in your life as CEO of You, Inc. If Disney ran your life you would have to think differently about everything. What would happen if you applied time tested, world-class Disney business wisdom to your life to create personal vibrancy? 
 

Building a Career Towards Management & Leadership

Craig Casey, Vice-President, Manufacturing, Burns & McDonnell
Through personal stories and experiences, Craig will be giving an in-depth look into management and leadership. 
 

Engineering and Business in Healthcare (STEM)

Zenia Bringhurst, Sales Executive- Cardiovascular Service Line, Boston Scientific
As a Corporate Accounts Manager for Boston Scientific, Zenia has a passion for promoting STEM career opportunities for women. She looks forward to discussing Boston Scientific and its role in the Medical Device Industry. 
 

Discover Your Abundant Talent

Clifton L. Taulbert, Educator/ Author, Global Speaker and Author

As an entrepreneur and writer, Clifton will borrow timeless qualities from the life of a 15th-century renaissance man to challenge his audience to welcome the opportunity to become an outlier who makes a difference in his or her world. 

  



 

Check out the rest of 2020 Virtual Career Week:

Day 1: Annie Vander Werff, GTA Consulting; Latoya Goree, Edgemoor/ Clark/ Weitz/ Clarkson Construction; Dr. Ameer Musa, MD, Rush University Medical; Lauren V. Davis, Lauren Davis Creative; Jordan Gittemeier, RN, Barnes-Jewish Hospital; Tracye Julien Donovan, Donovan-Julien Holdings, Inc.; Sean Putney, Kansas City Zoo

(Originally streamed May 11, 2020)

 

Day 2: Jeremiah Harris, Minneapolis Public School; Adam Kopp, Madak; Darius Lane, John Deere; Dr. Megan Malone, DC, Tri-County...

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Day 3 - Virtual Career Week (2020)

career exploration Jun 04, 2020
 
In May 2020, during the global pandemic, P4P partnered with the CAPS Network and it's affiliated to bring a 4-day online event to students of ages everywhere.  Virtual Career featured 20+ speakers and drew over 1,600 registered viewers of all ages.

Relive Day 3 of the Virtual Career Week - Originated May 13, 2020

Featuring: Kelsey Dodson-Smith, Cambria; Marc Reifenrath, Spinutech; David Lantz, Flight Operations, NASA; Curt Hudnutt, Rabobank North America; Raja Chari, Astronaut, NASA; Heather Marquez, Mind Links, ActionCOACH


 Corporate Marketing & Communications

Kelsey Dodson-Smith, Director of Brand Communications, Cambria
Kelsey is an open book! Throughout her career, she has had the pleasure of working for some top-notch Minnesota companies: Caribou Coffee, Sun Country Airlines, and most recently Cambria. Her experiences have encompassed all facets of marketing: brand/campaign positioning and development, general and crisis communications, social media, event/experiential, public relations, content creation, digital media, you name it.
 

 "I Started My Business as a College Student"

Marc Reifenrath, President, Spinutech
Marc is one of the founders and president of Spinutech, an all-digital marketing agency with over 80 experts on staff. Marc went to college to be in marketing and started the business while a Junior at the University of Northern Iowa.
 

Putting a Person Back on the Moon

David Lantz, Group Lead for the Advance Mission Planning Team, NASA - Flight Operations
He does what??? As a member of the Flight Operations team at NASA, David will take you on a journey through his experiences as a Flight Controller in Johnson Space Center Mission Control. Plus hear about his experience with teams that have flown the Space Shuttle, International Space Station (ISS), and Orion spacecraft. Also how he is working to put people back on the moon and then to Mars.
 

The Next Generation in Agriculture

Curt Hudnutt, CEO - Rural Lending North America, Rabobank North America
There is a need for careers in agriculture and more specifically agricultural finance. There is a demand for the next generation of leaders in agriculture, both on the farm and in the sectors supporting the farmer/rancher. During these unprecedented times, it has never been more clear how essential the food and agriculture sector is to the economy. Plus how to safely and securely feeding the world.
 

The Career Journey from Iowa to Space

Raja Chari, Astronaut, NASA - Astronaut Class XXII
Raja Chari was selected by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class. He reported for duty in August 2017, completed the initial astronaut candidate training and is now eligible for a mission assignment. The Waterloo (IA) Columbus Catholic alumni graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1999 with bachelor's degrees in Astronautical Engineering and Engineering Science. He continued on to earn a master's degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and graduated from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School.
 

Using My Experience to Grow Businesses

Heather Marquez, Business Coach, Mind Links ActionCOACH
As a business coach, Heather focuses on providing customized solutions to help business owners and leaders solve their most pressing problems to have a profitable organization with a high performing team. She equips them through educational events and a variety of tools and resources they are able to use throughout their business. Owning a business is more than a job. It requires a diverse set of skills with leadership being the core foundational principle.
 
 


Check out the rest of 2020 Virtual Career Week:

Day 1Annie Vander Werff, GTA Consulting; Latoya Goree, Edgemoor/ Clark/ Weitz/ Clarkson Construction; Dr. Ameer Musa, MD, Rush University Medical; Lauren V. Davis, Lauren Davis Creative; Jordan Gittemeier, RN, Barnes-Jewish Hospital; Tracye Julien Donovan, Donovan-Julien Holdings, Inc.; Sean Putney, Kansas City Zoo
(Originally streamed May 11, 2020)
 
Day 2Jeremiah Harris, Minneapolis Public School; Adam Kopp, Madak; Darius Lane, John Deere; Dr. Megan Malone, DC, Tri-County Wellness...
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Day 2 - Virtual Career Week (2020)

career exploration Jun 03, 2020
 
In May 2020, during the global pandemic, P4P partnered with the CAPS Network and it's affiliated to bring a 4-day online event to students of ages everywhere.  Virtual Career featured 20+ speakers and drew over 1,600 registered viewers of all ages.

Relive Day 2 of the Virtual Career Week - Originated May 12, 2020

Featuring: Jeremiah Harris, Minneapolis Public School; Adam Kopp, Madak; Darius Lane, John Deere; Dr. Megan Malone, DC, Tri-County Wellness Clinic; Jennifer Lindsey, Corbion; Matt Opheim, US Bank


 Seeing the World Through Different Lenses

Jeremiah Harris, The Non-Traditional Educator; Gear Up: Minneapolis Public School
Education is Jeremiah's dream field. Go on a journey through Jeremiah's life as he shares how finding passion and accepting his calling has informed his ability to impact the lives in the communities that he serves.
 

What it's Like to Market with Obsession

Adam Kopp, CEO, Madak
What are the core elements of a marketing agency? What is it like to work for an agency? An overview of a boutique marketing agency where brand development and storytelling is their obsession.
 

To Stretch in Your Journey, Never Box Yourself In

Darius T. Lane, Marketing Specialist, John Deere
"The best way to describe me is an escape artist." - Darius Lane.
This session's focus is on advertising and marketing. BUT, that's where the "escape artist" comes into play. Learn why to never box yourself in and to continue to stretch in your journey.

Finding Hope, Health & Happiness Naturally

Dr. Megan Malone, Chiropractor & Nutritionist, Tri-County Wellness Clinic
Dr. Malone provides natural healthcare options for those seeking to take control of their health. Most of her patients suffer from debilitating autoimmune and hormonal imbalances. She loves to help people find hope, health and happiness from all-natural sources.
 

 How Will We Feed 9-Billion by 2050?

Jennifer Lindsey, Food Scientist and Strategic Marketer, Corbion
If you like to play with food AND understand science - does Jennifer have a career option for you! EVERYONE eats, every culture/region/country MUST eat to live. How we have a safe, enjoyable, and fun food chain is not something the Keebler elves make in the magical oak tree, a Food Scientist is a force behind everything you eat!
 

Careers in Banking & Finance

Matt Opheim, Vice-President, Commercial Banking, US Bank
Matthew will provide insight into relationship management, portfolio management, business development, credit administration and new client onboarding in the banking and finance industry.
 
 


Check out the rest of 2020 Virtual Career Week:

Day 1Annie Vander Werff, GTA Consulting; Latoya Goree, Edgemoor/ Clark/ Weitz/ Clarkson Construction; Dr. Ameer Musa, MD, Rush University Medical; Lauren V. Davis, Lauren Davis Creative; Jordan Gittemeier, RN, Barnes-Jewish Hospital; Tracye Julien Donovan, Donovan-Julien Holdings, Inc.; Sean Putney, Kansas City Zoo
(Originally streamed May 11, 2020)
 
Day 2Jeremiah Harris, Minneapolis Public School; Adam Kopp, Madak; Darius Lane, John Deere; Dr. Megan Malone, DC, Tri-County Wellness Clinic; Jennifer Lindsey, Corbion; Matt Opheim, US Bank
(Originally streamed May 12, 2020)
 
Day 3: Kelsey Dodson-Smith, Cambria; Marc Reifenrath, Spinutech; David Lantz, Flight Operations, NASA; Curt Hudnutt, Rabobank North America; Raja Chari, Astronaut, NASA; Heather Marquez, Mind Links, ActionCOACH
(Originally streamed May 13, 2020)
 
Day 4: Dr. Kirk Suedmeyer, DVM, Kansas City Zoo; Drew Motl, John Deere; Laura Heurung, Wild Isles Swimwear; Jeff Noel, Retired, Walt Disney Co.; Craig Casey, Burns & McDonnell; Zenia Bringhurst, Boston Scientific; Clifton Taulbert, Author/ Speaker
(Originally streamed May 14, 2020)
 
2020 Career Week was presented by the CAPS Network in partnership with Cedar Valley CAPS, MADAK and P4P.
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Day 1 - Virtual Career Week (2020)

career exploration Jun 02, 2020
 
In May 2020, during the global pandemic, P4P partnered with the CAPS Network and it's affiliated to bring a 4-day online event to students of ages everywhere.  Virtual Career featured 20+ speakers and drew over 1,600 registered viewers of all ages.

Relive Day 1 of the Virtual Career Week - Originated May 11, 2020

Featuring: Annie Vander Werff, GTA Consulting; Latoya Goree, Edgemoor/ Clark/ Weitz/ Clarkson Construction; Dr. Ameer Musa, MD, Rush University Medical; Lauren V. Davis, Lauren Davis Creative; Jordan Gittemeier, RN, Barnes-Jewish Hospital; Tracye Julien Donovan, Donovan-Julien Holdings, Inc.; Sean Putney, Kansas City Zoo


A Career That Makes a Difference

Annie Vander Werff, World Changer & Nonprofit Director, GTA Consulting
Do you have the heart to work with people in need or to save the whales? Then a unique opportunity to work in the nonprofit sector awaits you.
 
 

Succeed in a New Industry with Your Skillsets 

Latoya Goree, Executive Director - Terminal Workforce Enhancement, Edgemoor/ Clark/ Weitz/ Clarkson Construction
Through networking and slowly building her company, Latoya fully transitioned out of the nonprofit world to learn the construction industry. Latoya will focus on career transition, utilizing prior skillsets and successes to support a new industry, and how taking chances in your career can open new opportunities. 
 

Pathway to Becoming a Cardiologist

 
Dr. Ameer Musa, Cardiology Fellow, Rush University Medical Center

 


Leverage Your Personal Brand as a Student

Lauren V. Davis, Personal Branding Consultant, Lauren Davis Creative
Everyone has a personal brand, even students. Learn how to level up your personal brand as a student to get better jobs and become more well-known for the great things you are doing.
 

Something Different in the Emergency Department

 
Jordan Gittemeier, Registered Nurse, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Going on four years now, Jordan has been an RN in the emergency department of Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Through photos of various injuries and first-hand accounts, Jordan will take you on a personal tour of the ED including Level 1 traumas (most severe) and how these patients are worked once they come into the department. She is looking forward to your questions!
 

Humans Make Companies Perform

Tracye Julien Donovan, Owner, Donavan-Julien Holdings, Inc.
Why a career as a Human Resource Strategist? Companies hire Tracye and people with her background to develop and implement strategies to improve their organizational performance.
 

A Career as a Zookeeper

 

Sean Putney, Chief Zoological Officer, Kansas City Zoo
As the Chief Zoological Officer for the Kansas City Zoo, Sean Putney gets to oversee all of the living collections and animal health. Learn about his career path as well as how the zoo works in regard to the animal's health and safety. 
 


Check out the rest of 2020 Virtual Career Week:

Day 1Annie Vander Werff, GTA Consulting; Latoya Goree, Edgemoor/ Clark/ Weitz/ Clarkson Construction; Dr. Ameer Musa, MD, Rush University Medical; Lauren V. Davis, Lauren Davis Creative; Jordan Gittemeier, RN, Barnes-Jewish Hospital; Tracye Julien Donovan, Donovan-Julien Holdings, Inc.; Sean Putney, Kansas City Zoo
(Originally streamed May 11, 2020)
 
Day 2Jeremiah Harris, Minneapolis Public School; Adam Kopp, Madak; Darius Lane, John Deere; Dr. Megan Malone, DC, Tri-County Wellness Clinic; Jennifer Lindsey, Corbion; Matt Opheim, US Bank
(Originally streamed May 12, 2020)
 
Day 3: Kelsey Dodson-Smith, Cambria; Marc Reifenrath, Spinutech; David Lantz, Flight Operations, NASA; Curt Hudnutt, Rabobank North America; Raja Chari, Astronaut, NASA; Heather Marquez, Mind Links, ActionCOACH
(Originally streamed May 13, 2020)
 
Day 4: Dr. Kirk Suedmeyer, DVM, Kansas City Zoo; Drew Motl, John Deere; Laura Heurung, Wild Isles Swimwear; Jeff Noel, Retired, Walt Disney Co.; Craig Casey, Burns & McDonnell; Zenia Bringhurst, Boston Scientific; Clifton Taulbert, Author/ Speaker
(Originally streamed May 14,...
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