Scheduled Presentations Browse our schedule of upcoming career presentations. These half-hour sessions feature a live, interactive exchange between professionals and students. It’s a great way for students to get firsthand tips as they explore career options.

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Upcoming Presentations

Owning your own business, is it for you and is it going to suck?

Presented by: Kimberly Zahasky, Entrepreneur, Blue River Chiropractic/ Natural Family Expo/ The Professional Optimist

Date(s):

  • Thursday, October 26, 2017 8:30 AM
  • Thursday, October 26, 2017 9:15 AM

Description: Being an entrepreneur can sound glamorous and free. Very few people know the hard work that goes into it. Yet, for the right person, it may be the key to freedom that you are looking for. In this engaging and candid talk, Kimberly Zahasky will discuss why you might want to chance it all and how to get started. Have an idea that might just change the world? Start with this talk to gain the bravery you will need.

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A “Cheddar” Path: Careers in Cheesemaking

Presented by: Paul Witke, Co-Owner, Zimmerman Cheese

Date(s):

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017 1:30 PM
  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017 2:15 PM

Description: Make what you love, with a career in cheesemaking! Wisconsin’s dairy processing industry holds terrific job opportunities, whether you’re college-bound or ready to go to work. Zimmerman Cheese’s Paul Witke grew up in a cheesemaking family, but invites you, too, to get involved in one of our state’s most beloved traditions. Learn what it’s like to work in a cheese plant, the salaries and benefits workers can expect, and how you can get a foot in the door now!

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Three Little Letters that Bring Countless Opportunities: CPA

Presented by: Lacey Puls, Senior Accountant, Smith & Gesteland LLP

Date(s):

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 8:30 AM
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 9:15 AM

Description: While a career in accounting may not seem the most glamorous of jobs, obtaining your CPA license can provide numerous career opportunities for long-term growth and advancement. Lacey Puls shares her personal experience of obtaining her CPA, while also providing an overview of the various opportunities in the evolving accounting field.

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Pharmacist: More than just Counting Pills

Presented by: Cindy Kissack, Director of Pharmacy, SSM Health St. Clare Hospital

Date(s):

  • Friday, November 10, 2017 1:30 PM

Description: Cindy developed a love of chemistry in high school, but discovered in college that she did not enjoy labwork. Pharmacy was a way to stay involved with chemistry. Having worked as a pharmacist in a number of roles, she will talk about what those roles involved, why she loves what she does, and where the future of pharmacy might lead.

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Being A Nurse: Caring Beyond the Bedside

Presented by: Jeremiah Galvan, Clinical Manager – Critical Care, Gundersen Health System

Date(s):

  • Friday, November 10, 2017 2:15 PM

Description: Healthcare has been a hot topic for many years now. Just do a search of healthcare and you will be inundated with links to articles about policies, markets, and shortages. What you won’t see, unless you dig, are the pieces about the awesome work many healthcare providers are doing to improve the health of their communities. Jeremiah Galvan, the clinical manager of the ICU at a nationally recognized hospital, will discuss what it means to be a nurse, whether that is at the bedside, in a boardroom, or outside the walls of a hospital. He will also share his story as it pertains to the pursuit of becoming a nurse and the transition to practice.

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It’s Hot in Here! Life as a Professional Chef

Presented by: Sean Fogarty, Executive Chef, Discovery Culinary Collaborative

Date(s):

  • Thursday, November 16, 2017 1:30 PM
  • Thursday, November 16, 2017 2:15 PM

Description: From a young age Sean Fogarty was a lover of food and travel; a career as a cook and chef has allowed him to see the world and experience regional differences from the table. Life as a chef has its daily challenges; there are few professions that compare when you consider the combination of physical and mental demand that is required every day to have success in the restaurant industry. There are also few professions that allow you to travel the globe and truly immerse yourself in a regions culture. Not to mention the delicious food.

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