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Iwork Speaker Series

NC Virtual is now hosting an IworkNCVirtual speaker series to include presentations about career paths and jobs by those working in the field. We feel that it is never too early to start thinking about your future, and we are now providing a platform for our students to gain insight and exposure to potential career paths while still in middle or high school.

Sessions focus on a large variety of careers and jobs, but all sessions will cover the following information:

• Prerequisites & Education: Degrees, Certificates, Trainings, Professional Experience & Resumes
• Getting the Job: Job Search, Interview Process, Internships, Apprenticeships, Climbing the Ladder
• Daily Responsibilities (Micro): Job duties, Location, Market Environment
• Industry Environment (Macro): Industry Trends, Competition

The IworkNCVirtual series will focus on career exploration with guest speakers representing a broad range of career fields in order to inform students of the multitude of career and educational opportunities available to them. Check back after each episode is completed to view the archived episode.


SAVE THE DATE! UPCOMING EPISODES:

Health Care and Social Advocacy
Do you have an interest in healthcare, public health, and advocacy? Join us for a Career Connection with Michael Denning, MBA, MPH. Michael is a medical student at East Carolina University. He will share his mission to serve the underserved, especially rural and minority communities and children.
Date: November 6, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: IworkNCVirtual Zoom
Flyer: Health Care and Social Advocacy

Best Practices in the Workforce
Are you curious about long-range planning, board policy, and strategy support while providing data analysis?
Join us for a Career Connection with Jade Manley, MPA.
Jane is the Director of the NCWorks Local Innovation Committee.
Date: November 9, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: IworkNCVirtual Zoom
Flyer: Best Practices in the Workforce

Home & Hospice Care in North Carolina
Are you interested in learning about home health care options in North Carolina? Join us for a Career Connection with Kathie Smith. Katie has been with the Association for Home and Hospice Care of NC (AHHC of NC) since 2004 and is currently serving as the VP of Home Care and State Relations.
Date: November 12, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: IworkNCVirtual Zoom
Flyer: Home & Hospice Care in North Carolina

Product Brand Strategy
Have you ever thought about the strategies involved in creating a brand? How does a product get on the market? Join us for a Career Connection with Laura Hernandez. Laura is a product brand strategist within the Optum family in Austin, TX.
Date: November 12, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Where: IworkNCVirtual Zoom
Flyer: Product Brand Strategy

Language & Culture – Creating Global Professionals
How can the Russian Flagship Program help students achieve their future professional goals? What advantages do global professionals gain in cultural programs? Join us for a Career Connection with Meredith Doubleday. Meredith is the Assistant Director of the Russian Flagship Program at UNC-Chapel Hill
Date: November 16, 2020
Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: IworkNCVirtual Zoom
Flyer: Language & Culture – Creating Global Professionals

SEARCH & VIEW OUR PREVIOUS EPISODES:

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CategoryDateDescriptionPresenterEpisode Recording
Career Exploration11/25/2019Finding Yourself and Your Future!
Laura Misner from the College Foundation of North Carolina will kick off the IworkNCVirtual speaker series with her informative and engaging presentation of career interests and exploration. Topics included: Learn about Yourself, Free interest & personality assessments, See the hottest careers in North Carolina, Understand different types of colleges, Find the RIGHT college for you, Explore programs and major, and Free resources and material on CFNC.
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College Options12/11/2019Paying For College
Understanding financial aid and ways to pay for college. Presented by College Foundation of North Carolina. Helping you plan, apply and pay for college – a free service of the state! Topics included financial aid basic, college costs, applying for financial aid, other ways to pay for college, eligibility for financial aid, scholarships, Grants, Work-Study, Loans, and CFNC tools and materials.
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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math1/30/2020Tyler McGraw – Software Engineer
Tyler has been developing mobile and web applications for ten years, and his resume is impressive! Applications that he’s built include an augmented reality app for the New Orleans Saints, a surfing app that uses wave data from ocean buoys, and a tool library app for a multi-billion dollar construction company. Tyler currently works remotely from home in Winston Salem as a software engineer for a New York-based startup called Extend. He has volunteered for Code.org for over 6 years, and he wants to encourage younger students to get into coding. He never had the chance until he went to college.
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Marketing, Sales and Service1/30/2020Herman Hall – Real Estate Industry
NC Virtual’s own Senor Herman Hall joins us as an entrepreneur and real estate industry career speaker. He shares information on real estate topics, which include tax advantages, cash flow, appreciation, how real estate loans work, and how to analyze real estate deals. See real-world math application skills and how you can use them in this career.
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Marketing, Sales and Service2/25/2020Marlene Mueller – Biotechnology
Do you have an interest in biotechnology and how it can be used? We are excited to have Marlene Mueller present to us about her work as the Commercial Yeast Business Lead for Novozymes North America. Novozymes has a biotech company in Franklinton, NC. You are sure to find out some awesome things in this wonderful presentation.
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Career Exploration4/9/2020Timeka Ruffin – CFNC
As students get ready to take their next steps, it is a great time to learn more about the financial side of education. Join CFNC Representative Timeka Ruffin as she shares some financial tips and ways that you can find funding to make your post-high school education possible.
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College Options4/23/2020Brittany Privott – CFNC
With some time in your week with our Stay at Home learning, you will want to be thinking about how you can prepare for your future educational endeavors. Join CFNC Representative Brittany Privott as she discusses Getting Ready for College, Essay & Application Tips plus how you can prepare for senior year as a freshman, sophomore or junior to take some of the stress away. Preparation is the key, and Ms. Privott shares how you can work toward that goal.
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College Options4/30/2020Amy Denton – CFNC
Wishing you could go on a college tour during Spring 2020? Not happening this spring, but you can do the next best thing – go virtually! Amy Denton, our 252 CFNC Regional Rep, will share how you can take that trip from your couch. Find this great feature at the College Foundation of NC website as well as learn more about the College Redirection Pool, and some Student Enrichment Programs. You are sure to find out some great information!
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Architecture and Construction5/22/2020Architecture and Engineering – The Design of Building
Want to learn more about architecture and design careers? Jeff Roman, Engineer, & Shana Hetherington, Architect, from Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, will join our IworkNCVirtual Speaker Series to share about their work and careers in this field.
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College Options5/26/2020Community College Options with CFNC
Brittany Privott, CFNC Representative, join us once again to look at post-high school two-year community college options for careers as well as transfer tips to a four-year program. She will share timely information for students and their families who are affected by loss of income with COVID-19.
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Government and Public Administration9/4/2020Government and Public Engagement
Are you interested in learning more about government and public engagement? Join us for a Career Connection with Jeremy Collins, Director of Community and Citizen Service for NC Office of the Governor, Roy Cooper.
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College Options9/11/2020NC Community Colleges & How They Work
Are you interested in learning about NC Community Colleges and how they operate? Join us for Career Connection with Matthew Meyer Ph.D., Associate Vice President Business Engagement, National and International Partnerships NC Community College System.
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Information Technology9/14/2020Education and Computer Science
Do you have a passion for education? Are you interested in learning about the importance of computer science and how to serve as a motivational speaker? Join us for a Career Connection with Mary Hemphill Ph.D., the NC Director for K-12 Computer Science.
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Architecture and Construction9/14/2020Engineering – Designing & Building
Do you love designing and building? Are you interested in learning about architecture and engineering? Join us for a Career Connection with Jeff Roman, Partner Little Diversified Architectural Consulting.
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Test Prep, AP Course Information9/15/2020AP Information Session
Join this session with Michelle Lourcey, NCAPP Associate Director, to find out more about the advantages of taking AP classes and how these advanced placement classes can help with College & Career Readiness.
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Career Exploration9/17/2020Career Exploration Tools
Jamie Vaughn, Senior Analyst for Market Intelligence, North Carolina Department of Commerce, and Amy Schroeder, Career Development Consultant with NCDPI, presenting the new NCcareers.org website in Iwork Speaker Series.
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Communications9/22/2020Communication and Public Engagement
Do you ever wonder how communication and public engagement connect? Join us for a Career Connection with Noelle Talley- Deputy Chief of Staff and Matty Lazo-Chadderton- Deputy Director of Outreach for NC Office of the Governor.
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Government and Public Administration9/23/2020Project Management and Policy
Are you interested in learning about project management and public policy? Join us for a Career Connection with Bailey Recktenwald, Special Assistant to Policy Team for the NC Office of the Governor.
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Manufacturing10/13/2020Manufacturing and Energy Efficiency
Are you interested in learning more about manufacturing and energy efficiency? Join us for a Career Connection with Alex Lowrie. Alex serves as Energy Engineer, Center for Building Performance at Little Diversified Architectural Consulting.
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Test Prep, AP Course Information10/13/2020 SAT Preparation and College Search
Is college right around the corner? Are you interested in learning tips/strategies for admittance? Join Michelle Lourcey – Using SAT Preparation and College Search to prepare for your future.
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Human Services10/14/2020 Human Resource (HR) Leaders
Do you want to know how HR leaders make companies succeed and help employees along the way? Join us for a Career Connection with Lori Dorcik, HR Director for the North America Region at Burkert USA Corp.
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Architecture and Construction10/15/2020 Designs, Buildings, & Apprenticeships
Do you love designing and building? Are you interested in learning about apprenticeships that can shape your future? Join us for a Career Connection with Thomas Ray, Apprentice Lead for Groninger USA.
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Manufacturing10/16/2020 Power Systems and Industry
Are you interested in learning about power systems or how various industries use power systems to function? Or how to become the CEO of a large company? Join us for a Career Connection with Arlissa Vaughn, Chief Executive Officer of Aegis Power Systems. Inc.
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College Options10/19/2020 Community College Options
Have you thought about the community college path to find a career or to get your associate’s degree and then transfer to a four-year school? Join us for a Career Connection with RaSheeda Waddell to find out more. RaSheeda serves as a Student Success Advisor at Pitt Community College.
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Manufacturing10/20/2020 Manufacturing: Plastic Use & Distribution in NC
Are you curious about the exciting world of manufacturing and the importance of plastic uses and distribution around North Carolina? Join us for a Career Connection with Josh Cox. Josh serves as the Operations Manager for United Plastics Corporation.
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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math10/21/2020 Morehead Science Planetarium: Diversity & Inclusion
Are you interested in learning about The Morehead Science Planetarium and its diversity and inclusion initiatives? Ms. Crystal Harden oversees programs such as The North Carolina Science Festival, outreach, and onsite programming. Join us for a Career Connection with Crystal Harden-Director of Program and Strategic Partnerships.
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Business, Management and Administration10/23/2020 Business Solutions and Programs
Do you ever wonder how organizations develop solutions and programs that align human capital with business objectives? Join us for a Career Connection with Diana Raygor. Diana is the talent acquisition & development director for Glen Raven, Inc.
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