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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.


Episode 3: Tyler McCraw – Software Engineer

Tyler McCraw - Software Engineer

Tyler has been developing mobile and web applications for ten years, and his resume is impressive! Here are some of the applications that he’s built:

  • an augments reality app for the New Orleans Saints
  • a surfing app that uses wave data from ocean buoys
  • 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.

Resources: See the event flyer.

Date: January 30, 2020

Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.

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


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: Nov. 25, 2019

Episode Archive: Episode 1 Archive Link