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 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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