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Iwork Speaker Series

NC Virtual is now hosting an Iwork@NCVPS 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

Join us in the next Session to start thinking about your future after high school!

The Iwork@NCVPS 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.


POSTPONED Episode 6: Amber Batten – Information Technology

Want to learn more about Information Technology (IT) careers? NC Virtual Lead IT Analyst, Amber Batten, will be joining our Iwork@NCVPS Speaker Series to share some about her work as an IT analyst here at NC Virtual and other areas that you can use Information Technology as a future endeavor. We would love for you to join us as we hear more about the day-to-day work that she does as well as future opportunities!

Resources: See Event Flyer


Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Location: https://ncvps.zoom.us/my/iworkncvps


Episode 5: Marlene 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. 

Date Aired: February 25, 2020

Episode Archive: Episode 5 Archive Link

Episode 4: Herman 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.

Date Aired: February 20, 2020

Episode Archive: Episode 4 Archive Link

Episode 3: Tyler 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 augments 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.

Date Aired: January 30, 2020

Episode Archive: Episode 3 Archive Link

Episode 2: Paying 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.

Date Aired: December 11, 2019

Episode Archive: Episode 2 Archive Link

Episode 1: Finding Yourself and Your Future!

Laura Misner from the College Foundation of North Carolina will kick off the Iwork@NCVPS speaker series with her informative and engaging presentation of career interests and exploration titled, “Finding Yourself and Your Future.” 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.

Date Aired: November 25, 2019

Episode Archive: Episode 1 Archive Link